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Guaranteed tours:
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
12-20 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
19-27 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
9-17 Jun 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
12-14 Jul 2018: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
15-31 Jul 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
22-27 Jul 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
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Why visit volcanoes?

Volcanism is the most fascinating force of the planet. Volcanic areas are among the most interesting and beautiful in the world: think of Italy, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia and many others.
So why not go on an adventure and visit an active volcano?

We are a leading volcano tour specialist. Our professional team of volcanologists, photographers and tour guides offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
We focus on small groups and offer both scheduled group tour dates and custom dates arranged on request.
Whether you are passionate about volcanoes or want to enjoy a different vacation, you have found the right place. Have a look inside or read what clients have said about us!.

About our tours

  • Expert guides with hands-on experience and scientific knowledge
  • Adventure: active volcanoes from close!
  • Small international groups
  • Personalized service and attention to each guest
  • Good balance between physical effort and relaxing
  • Authentic accommodation & tasty local food
  • Sustainable tourism principle
  • High standards of logistics on location
  • Fascinating landscapes
  • Get to know intriguing cultures and people
  • Archaeology and history and their connection to volcanoes
  • Last, but not least: fun and holiday memories!

News


Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
See two of the world's most active volcanoes from close: join our volcano special tour to Ibu+Dukono on Halmahera, Indonesia. [more]

Friday, Apr 06, 2018
A set of pictures showing typical sluggish pahoehoe lava flows active near Pulama Pali in mid March, taken by Dr. Ingrid Smet during an exploration on 16 Mar 2018. [more]
View into the caldera of Santorini
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018
Geological tour with an experienced volcanologist to visit the most important geological sites. On this tour you will learn a lot of one of the most important volcanoes of the world. It was erupting around 1613 B.C. and had an intense impact on the prehistoric cultures of Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea. [more]

Monday, Mar 05, 2018
We have many years of experience with both photography AND all aspects of organizing expeditions and tours. We know our house specialty volcano, adventure, landscape and travel photography, and can share with you the techniques required for each. Most important of all, we know the right places to be at the right time, the people and infrastructure in each location. When you are ready to set off on a photography expedition again, you will be perfectly placed with VolcanoDiscovery for your needs. [more]

Monday, Feb 19, 2018
We organised a privately guided 3 days geology tour on the island of Santorini from 8 to 10 February 2018 of which tour guide and geologist Dr Ingrid Smet compiled this selection of photographs. [more]

Featured available group tours:

Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture
Milos Island (Greece): Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos
(6-days geologic walking and study tour to Milos Island, Greece)
6 days / 5 nights - Easy-Moderate
1190 €  ? 
28 Apr - 3 May 2018
23-28 Sep 2018
22-27 Apr 2019

(10-days volcano expedition to Ambrym - individual departures & group tours)
10 days - Moderate
2640 €  ? 
26 Jul - 5 Aug 2018
30 Sep - 10 Oct 2018
29 May - 8 Jun 2019

Volcano Special: expedition to Ibu, Dukono, Lokon
(14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera)
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
2670 €  ? 
1-14 Sep 2018

Nyiragongo's lava lake and the mountain gorillas: expedition
(8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park)
8 days / 7 nights - Moderate-Challenging
$ 3950  ? 
26 May - 2 Jun 2018
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018
22-29 Jul 2018

Fascination Volcano - geologic walking & study tour on Santorini Island, Greece
Santorini Island (Greece): Fascination Volcano
(8 (9) days study and walking tour on Santorini, Greece)
8 / 9 days - Moderate
1450 €  ? 
30 Sep - 7 Oct 2018
4-11(12) May 2019

Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes
Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Desert, salt and volcanoes
(expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
$ 4530  ? 
17-30 Nov 2018
8-21 Dec 2018
9-22 Feb 2019

Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini!
Santorini Island, Greece: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini
(8 days walking and study tour on Santorini, Greece)
7 nights / 8 days - Easy-Moderate
1250 €  ? 
22-29 Sep 2018
6-13 Oct 2018
6-13 Apr 2019
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