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Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon
14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera
Night time eruption at Ibu volcano
Night time eruption at Ibu volcano
Day time eruption at Ibu
Day time eruption at Ibu

Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon

14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera
Tour type
Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - nature & culture - photography
Group size: 2-6
14 days / 13 nights
no scheduled dates at present
Price per person
3190 € $£¥
This tour gives you the chance to see some of Indonesia's most active, but rarely visited volcanoes from close: In particular, Ibu and Dukono volcanoes have been in constant, often spectacular activity for years. A visit of frequently active Lokon volcano near Manado rounds out the tour.
If you are into volcano photography or filming, and don't mind the physical challenge (up to 5-6 hrs on steep trail to reach Ibu), this tour is an adventure you will never forget! On Ibu and Dukono, we camp multiple nights in order to maximize observation time and chances to see spectacular eruptions in good weather.
Furthermore, this part of Indonesia is among the least crowded and least visited. The people of Halmahera are very friendly and welcoming to foreigners. As always on our small group tours in Indonesia, it is an occasion to fully immerse into the colorful local culture.
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  • Some of the most active volcanoes in the world: Ibu, Dukono, Lokon
  • 3 days at Ibu and Dukono
  • Volcanic activity from close
  • 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

Ibu and Dukono volcano expedition

Day 1: Arrival and meeting in Manado, N-Sulawesi
Pick-up from airport, transfer to Manado. Group dinner.
Day 2: Manado – Ternate – Ibu
Fly to Ternate, transfer by speed boat to Jailolo on Halmahera and drive to the foot of Ibu volcano (Duono village).
Day 3: Ibu volcano
Climb Ibu volcano (approx. 5-6 hrs), camp on crater rim.
Day 4: Extra day at Ibu volcano
A full day in the camp on Ibu's crater rim for observation of the volcanic activity.
Day 5: Return from Ibu, continue to Jailolo
Return to Duono, continue to Jailolo. En route visit a hot spring.
Day 6: Tobelo & Dukono volcano observatory
Transfer to Tobelo. Visit the Dukono volcano observatory and prepare the logistics of the coming adventure.
Day 7: Climb Dukono volcano
Optional visit of the local market, trek to Dukono volcano (approx. 3 h).
Day 8-9: 2 full days at Dukono volcano
Two full days at Dukono volcano. The crater rim is only about 1.5 hrs easy hike away from the base camp (which already has great views of the volcano).
If weather and eruptive conditions allow, we will try approach the crater rim repeatedly, either for sunrise and/or in the evening, in order to see the spectacular, near-continuous strombolian eruptions at Dukono from close.
Day 10: Climb crater of Dukono, return to Tobelo
Climb to the rim to see the activity of the volcano (ash eruptions, if condition allowing). Descend back, transfer to Tobelo.
Day 11: Return to Ternate - gemstone market
Return to Ternate. Visit of a local gem market. Free afternoon.
Day 12: Return to Manado
Flight back to Manado and transfer to Tomohon city, facing the often active Lokon volcano.
Day 13: Lokon volcano
Climb Lokon volcano
Day 14: Transfer to airport
Transfer to the airport and end of service.
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Tour guide

The tour will be accompanied / guided on location by one of our professional local guides in Indonesia, typically Andi or Galih. They have extensive knowledge not only about the volcanoes, but also about their country and culture.
Our guides all speak English and Indonesian, some also French.
Andi Rosadi, our famous head expedition leader in Indonesia

Additional info

Physical requirements

The hikes in the program range from moderate (Dukono, Lokon) to challenging (about 1200 m climbing, 5-6 hours), but are accessible 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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