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Volcanoes and Spices
17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera
Diese Reise in das sehr wenig bekannte Gebiet hat mich extrem begeistert.
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Eruption from Ibu volcano
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Lokon volcano

Volcanoes and Spices

17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera
Trekking: aktive Vulkane - Natur & Kultur - Fotografie
Gruppengröße: 3-6
17 Tage / 16 Nächte
8.-24. Jul 2024
2.-18. Sep 2024
7.-23. Okt 2024
4.-20. Nov 2024
Preis pro Person
3570 € $£¥
The legendary Molucca Sea, known for its precious spices that attracted early traders from Europe, is not only one of Indonesia's most interesting and beautiful areas. It also has the largest density of active volcanoes of any region in Indonesia, thanks to a very complex and unique tectonic setting.
Two active subduction zones to the west and east have consumed a small oceanic microplate, the Molucca Sea plate, producing two active volcanic arcs in North Sulawesi and in Halmahera. On this tour we visit no less than 5 of the most active volcanoes in the world, two of which - Dukono and Ibu - have been in near permanent activity for years while the others, Lokon, Soputan and Karangetang erupt frequently.
Each of the volcanoes is completely different in character and provides a great adventure to explore. The tour for a small group is an immersion into colorful cultures and an intense meeting with its very friendly people. Last but not least, the delicious, spicy cuisine of the region will enchant you.
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  • All major active volcanoes of North Sulawesi: Lokon, Soputan, Karangetang
  • Ibu and Dukono on Halmahera: two of the world's most active volcanoes
  • Ternate with its colonial charm and gemstone trade
  • Delicious food
  • Very small group
  • Very colorful and friendly culture
  • Great mix of adventure, physical effort and relaxation
  • Excellent opportunity to combine volcanoes with world-class diving experiences
  • Experienced tour leader from the VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia team

N-Sulawesi - Karangetang - Halmahera

Tag 1: Arrival & meeting in Manado - transfer to Tomohon
Pick-up from Manado airport and transfer to Tomohon where we will stay the next nights in beautiful bungalows.
Tomohon is renowed for its local products and crafts. The town is located in the notably cooler highland at about 700 m altitude, between Mahawu and Lokon volcanoes, and has a perfect climate.
If your arrival is early, you have time to either explore Tomohon and its markets.
Tag 2: Lokon volcano
Besteigung des Vulkans Lokon
Tag 3: Mahawu volcano - Tondano lake
In the morning, we drive to the trailhead at the foot of Mahawu crater, from where it is an easy, 1-hr hike to its spectacular crater rim, with great views on the surrounding volcanic landscape and into its crater with small colored ponds. After a lunch at the beautiful nearby lake Tondano, we have time to visit local markets, the lake or other interesting sights.
Tag 4: Soputan volcano
Trek to Soputan's caldera rim, camp.
Tag 5: Back to Tomohon / Manado or extra day at Soputan volcano
Spare day - either spent at Soputan (if active) or return to Manado / Tomohon for spontaneous activites.
Tag 6: Sail to Siau island
Sail from Manado to Siau (overnight)
Tag 7: Karangetang volcano – Mahoro island
Climb Karangetang volcano (conditions permitting). Sail to unspoilt uninhabited Mahoro island to relax (beach camp).
Tag 8: Sail back to Manado
Depending on the boat schedules, we sail back to Manado during the day or over night.
Tag 9: Manado–Ternate–Ibu
Flug nach Ternate, Transfer mit dem Schnellboot nach Jailolo auf Halmahera und Fahrt zum Fuß vom Ibu Vulkan (Duono Dorf).
Tag 10: Vulkan Ibu
Aufstieg zum Vulkan Ibu (ungefähr. 5-6 Stunden), Zelten am Kraterrand.
Tag 11: Rückkehr vom Vulkan Ibu, Weiterfahrt nach Jailolo
Rückkehr nach Duono, Weiterfahrt nach Jailolo. Auf der Fahrt besuchen wir heiße Quellen.
Tag 12: Vulkanobservatorium von den Vulkanen Tobelo & Dukono
Transfer nach Tobelo. Besuch des vulkanologischen Observatoriums des Vulkans Dukono. Vorbereitung der Ausrüstung für das kommenden Vulkan-Abenteuer.
Tag 13: Aufstieg zum Vulkan Dukono
Optional haben Sie die Möglichkeit, den lokalen Markt zu besuchen. Trekking zum Vulkan Dukono(ungefähr. 3 Stunden).
Tag 14: Auf- und Abstieg zum Krater des Dukono, Rückkehr nach Tobelo
Steigen Sie an den Kraterrand, um die Aktivität des Vulkans zu sehen (Ascheeruptionen, sofern der Zustand dies zulässt). Abstieg zurück, Transfer nach Tobelo.
Tag 15: Rückkehr nach Ternate - Edelsteinmarkt
Rückkehr nach Ternate. Besuch eines lokalen Edelsteinmarktes. Freier Nachmittag.
Tag 16: Ternate – Manado - Tomohon
Fly to Manado, transfer to Tomohon. Free afternoon.
Tag 17: Departure or extension program
The tour ends with transfer to Manado and the airport at the time you need it.
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The tour starts and ends in North Sulawesi's capital Manado (airport code MDO) which can be reached from many of the larger Indonesian airports, but also through Singapore and other regional cities.
If you need connecting flights within Indonesia, we can provide these for you (approx. 100-150 EUR typically for one leg, e.g. Jakarta-Manado or back).


Die Tour wird vor Ort von einem unserer professionellen lokalen Führer in Indonesien geführt, in der Regel von den bekannten und sehr beliebten erfahrenen Vulkanführern Andi oder Galih.
Sie verfügen neben reichlicher Vulkankenntnis nicht nur über höchstes Organisations- und Improvisationstalent, sondern haben auch umfangreiches Wissen über ihr Land, Kultur und Leute, das sie gerne mit Ihnen teilen.
Alle unsere Guides sprechen Englisch und Indonesisch, manche auch Französisch.
Andi Rosadi, unser berühmter Vulkan-Expeditionsleiter in Indonesien, am Dukono

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Körperliche Voraussetzungen

The hikes in the program range from fairly easy to challenging (up to 1200 m climbing and 10 km distance, total duration max. 6-8 hours) for everybody with good normal fitness. You should, however, be prepared for hot and humid climate typical for any tropical country.

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