VolcanoDiscovery walking & study tours: volcano classics

Group on Anak Krakatau volcano
Group on Anak Krakatau volcano
Boat tour in the Santorini caldera
Boat tour in the Santorini caldera
Our signature tours for small groups - discover volcanoes and volcanic areas from close with an expert in their field! these tours have been the backbone of VolcanoDiscovery (the earlier name of our company) since 2004 or even before (Santorini: since 1997!). They are guided by our team volcanologists, many of them by founder volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer. These tours are our most popular and have a broad mix of activities and interests from photography, walking, study travel, nature & culture.

Our classic tours:

Santorini Island, Greece: Fascination Volcano
(8 (9) days study and walking tour on Santorini, Greece)
Fascination Volcano - geologic walking & study tour on Santorini Island, Greece
Duración: 8 / 9 días Tipo de viaje:Caminando: Geología - nature & culture - archaeology Dificultad Moderada
Price p.p.: 1050 EUR (8d.) / 1175 EUR (9d.)
Fechas:
no scheduled dates at present
This walking tour for a small group (6-12 participants) explores the fascinating natural and cultural history of the volcanic island of Santorini. The program is a series of excursions with focus on Santorini's outstanding, text-book quality volcanic and geologic features, as well as its natural beauty and cultural history. ...información de MS

Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy): From Stromboli to Etna
(9-days walking & study tour to Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna with a volcanologist)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna
Duración: 9 days / 8 nights Tipo de viaje:Caminando: active volcanoes - Geología - nature & culture Dificultad FCIL de moderado
Price p.p.: 2780 €  ? 
Fechas:
11-19 abr 2020
2-10 may 2020
9-17 may 2020
Together with one of our expert volcanologists you will discover some of Italy's most famous and active volcanoes: Mt Etna on Sicily and the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano, Lipari and Stromboli. This itinerary combines exciting hikes, interesting excursions and island relaxation with excellent Mediterranean food and charming accommodation. ...información de MS

Gulf of Naples, Eolian Islands + Etna (Italy): Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour
(15-days study & walking tour from Vesuvius to Etna)
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour: explore the active volcanic regions of Southern Italy
Duración: 15 days (14 nights) Tipo de viaje:Caminando: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology Dificultad FCIL de moderado
Price p.p.: 3590 €  ? 
Fechas:
29 may - 12 jun 2020
9-23 oct 2020
Southern Italy is the birthplace of the relatively young science of volcanology and a place where volcanoes are deeply rooted in history and culture. Guided by our volcanologist expert of Southern Italy you will visit Vesuvius and the Phlegrean fields as well as Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Eolian Islands of Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari and thoroughly explore Mt Etna. Easy to moderate hikes and excursions by land and see bring you face to face with Europe's most fascinating volcanoes! ...información de MS

Big Island, Hawaiʻi: Kilauea Volcano Special
(tour de 4 días para descubrir el volcán Kilauea, Hawai)
Kilauea Volcano Special - 4 days geologic tour to observe and understand Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i
Duración: 5 days / 4 nights Tipo de viaje:Expedición volcán: active volcanoes - Geología Dificultad Personalizado (variable)
Price p.p.: $ 2950  ? 
Fechas:
Fechas personalizadas y en grupos

El propósito principal de esta expedición es permitir que un pequeño grupo pasar varios días en y cerca del volcán activo de Kilauea, Hawai, para observar la actividad volcánica y estudiar características volcánicas / geológicas para los propósitos de la fotografía, la comprensión y el disfrute de la naturaleza en un entorno único. ...información de MS

Java (Indonesia): From Krakatau to Bali
(16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
From Krakatau to Bali tour
Duración: 16 days / 15 nights Tipo de viaje:Tour de fotografía: active volcanoes - nature & culture Dificultad FCIL de moderado
Price p.p.: 3690 €  ? 
Fechas:
Fechas personalizadas y en grupos
4-19 may 2020
8-23 jun 2020
2-17 jul 2020
The 2-weeks easy tour crosses Java from West to East and ends on Bali. Its itinerary and focus are optimized in order to provide excellent conditions and locations for photography. Your guide is one of the best available in Indonesia with excellent knowledge of locations, people and photographer's needs. If you are new to photography of volcanoes and landscapes, this is the chance to learn and improve your own photography!

The program allows generously for sufficient time to explore the most interesting landscapes of Java and its volcanoes in depth: Krakatoa and Papandayan in West Java, Merapi in Central Java, and the Tengger caldera, Bromo, Semeru and Ijen volcanoes in East Java.

Even if you are not a photographer, you will get an unforgettable and competent introduction to Java's multicolored landscapes, people and their culture.

This tour combines easy to moderate excursions with a portion of luxury. You travel to some of Java’s most fascinating landscapes and meet its friendly people and their colorful culture.

Last but not least, an adventurous camp on Krakatau's tropical beach, as well as Indonesia’s delicious cuisine will round out the trip. ...información de MS

Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Desert, salt and volcanoes
(14 days expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes
Duración: 14 days / 13 nights Tipo de viaje:Expedition: active volcanoes - fotografía - adventure Dificultad Moderada
Price p.p.: $ 4530  ? 
Fechas:
17-30 nov 2019
22 dic 19 - 4 ene 2020
24 ene - 7 feb 2020
Experience one of the geologically most active areas on the planet! The Danakil desert is famous for Erta Ale, one of the world´s few active volcanoes constantly hosting a boiling lava lake and the surreal landscapes of colors, salt, geysers andsprings at the hydrothermal fields of Dallol.

See the dramatic change of environment when the jeep expedition starts in Addis Ababa (at 2355 m), and gradually descents into the Danakil depression, passing through Awash National Park before reaching the banks of Afrera salt lake (at - 100 m). The journey continues as we climb Erta Ale shield volcano and spend 3 full days and nights exploring the volcano´s caldera. We then set up camp at the Afar village of Hamed Ela and have 2 full days to discover the hydrothermal area of Dallol and Assale salt lake, including the centuries-old ritual of salt cutting. Finally explore the UNESCO world heritage site of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.

We have been organising tours to the Danakil since early 2007 and hence have expertise in arranging such expeditions. Our highly competent Ethiopian main guide and volcanologist Enku and his friendly team will safely take you through the desert in 4x4 jeeps. The sometimes Spartan character of living conditions in the Danakil are partially compensated by the large variety of meals freshly prepared by our cook! ...información de MS

(8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park)
Nyiragongo's lava lake and the mountain gorillas: expedition
Duración: 8 days / 7 nights Tipo de viaje:Expedición volcán: adventure - fotografía - wildlife Dificultad Desafiando moderada
Price p.p.: $ 3950  ? 
Fechas:
15-22 feb 2020
1-8 jun 2020
1 jul 2020
An adventurous trip to The Virunga National Park, DR Congo with a special deal to spend 2 NIGHTS on the crater rim of Nyiragongo volcano (normally, only one is allowed!)! In addition, the lava lake has been particular active with frequent, dramatic overflows lately, so it's a great time to visit!
The heart of this adventurous expedition is two nights camping on the rim of the giant summit caldera of Nyiragongo volcano, above its violently active lava lake which is the word´s largest!
Second highlight is a trek through dense rainforest to observe a family of mountain gorillas, endangered primates which found a safe heaven in Virunga National Park.
The itinerary furthermore includes a visit of the volcano observatory and Goma city, where life goes on from the ashes of the destruction caused by Nyiragongo´s 2002 eruption, and beautiful and varied scenery during the drives through western Rwanda and to the start of the volcano hike and gorilla tracking.
An excellent local guide who gladly provides insight into the regions history and local culture, the company of a Goma observatory volcanologist during the time spent on Nyiragongo, friendly people, good accommodation and tasty food make this trip complete! ...información de MS
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