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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 Jul - 5 Aug 2018: The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse - Vanuatu (South Sea)
30 Jul - 13 Aug 2018: Colors of Iceland: Fire, Earth, Ice and Water - Iceland
10-15 Aug 2018: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
15-31 Aug 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
2-20 Sep 2018: Kamchatka - Mountains of Fire & Ice - Kamchatka peninsula (Russia)
14-29 Sep 2018: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
26 Sep - 1 Oct 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
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

Nighttime observation of Erta Ale's active lava lake under the stars and red glow (Tom Pfeiffer)
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Although visitor numbers increased significantly over the past years, the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano and unique colourful scenery of Dallol’s hydrothermal fields remained more risky travel destinations due to their proximity to Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea. The decades long violent conflict between the two countries included the killing of 5 and kidnapping of 2 tourists visiting Erta Ale in January 2012. Following this deadly incident new safety measures involved military presence at all times on Erta Ale’s summit as well as armed Afar escorts for anyone traveling in these parts of the Danakil depression. Increased security made adventure travellers return to this one-off destination which recently saw a large increase in visitors as well as documentary coverage. The region will undoubtedly become even more popular now that the 8 July 2018 peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea unexpectedly made an end to one of Africa’s longest running conflicts. ... [more]
Eruption on Anak Krakatau
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
A new eruptive phase is in progress at on of our favorite volcanoes, Anak Krakatau. We now offer a second eruption special tour for a small group of 6 people from 10-15 August. ... [more]

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
While the date for the pilot tour is booked out with one possible waiting place, we offer a second expedition for the dates 15-29 Aug. [more]
Many travelers hiked to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano from where one can look down on the world’s largest active lava lake (image: Ingrid Smet)
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
Virunga National Park authorities announced that the park, recently closed after a serious security incident, will not re-open before 2019. VolcanoAdventures can therefore not offer any expeditions to Nyiragongo volcano and its lava lake until further notice. ... [more]
Two young maintain gorillas playing in Virunga NP (photo: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Due to a security incident within the boundaries of Virunga National Park, the park is now temporarily closed until 4 June 2018. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
A last minute spot is now again available for this year's Kamchatka volcano expedition! [more]

Featured available group tours:

From Krakatau to Bali tour
Java (Indonesia): From Krakatau to Bali
(16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
16 days / 15 nights - Easy-Moderate
3690 €  ? 
Custom and group dates
14-29 Sep 2018
6-21 Oct 2018
1-16 Nov 2018

Volcano Special: expedition to Ibu, Dukono, Lokon
(14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera)
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
3190 €  ? 
1-14 Sep 2018
13-29 Nov 2018

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 €  ? 
23-28 Sep 2018
22-27 Apr 2019

Expedition to active Anak Krakatau volcano
Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait: Krakatau Volcano Special
(expedition to study & observe Anak Krakatau volcano and its activity)
7 days - Easy
see details
Custom and group dates
when erupting (unknown!)
10-15 Aug 2018

Volcanoes in the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu
(15 days volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu)
14-20 days - Moderate
3950 €  ? 
22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018
29 May - 12 Jun 2019

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

Volcanoes in the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu
(expedition to Yasur volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu)
variable: 5 days - Easy
1590 €  ? 
22-27 Jul 2018
26 Sep - 1 Oct 2018
7-12 Jun 2019
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