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Sinabung Volcano Special

5 days volcano expedition to Sinabung volcano, Sumatra

Group observing Sinabung at night
Group observing Sinabung at night
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung
Seismic recordings at the volcano observatory
Seismic recordings at the volcano observatory
View of the volcano from our hotel
View of the volcano from our hotel
Sinabung volcano on Sumatra has been in eruption since late 2013 and been regularly producing spectacular pyroclastic flows, as viscous lava continues to accumulate as a lava dome and regularly collapses.
Sinabung's eruption is also a text-book example of an erupting subduction zone volcano causing an ongoing crisis, which local people and authorities have learned to live with on a daily basis.
There is no fixed itinerary - we will move around the volcano as a function of weather, activity, the group's main interests and other factors. This tour is mainly intended for those eager to watch, learn about, photograph or film an active volcano, the processes behind, its monitoring and its impacts on human and nature.
  • observe an active growing lava dome
  • chances to see pyroclastic flows from safe vantage points
  • study the effects of an unusually long ongoing eruption on people and landscape
  • learn about how people live and manage a volcanic crisis
  • small groups
  • experienced guide from our Indonesia team
  • accompanying volcanologist from our team (if groups of 4 or more)

Sinabung volcano expedition (5 days / 4 nights)

Day 1-5: Sinabung Special 4 nights
Day 1: Meeting in Medan airport by noon, transfer to hotel near Sinabung volcano
Days 2-4: 3 full days / 4 nights for observation of pyroclastic flows and the effects of the eruption on the surroundings
Day 5: transfer back to Medan airport

Arrival info:

The expedition starts and ends in the Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) near Medan city on Sumatra, which can be easily reached from other cities in the region (e.g. Singapore, Jakarta, Bali). On request, we can provide domestic flights to/from Medan for you. The transfer to and from Sinabung will take about 4 hours.

Tour type: Volcano expedition: photography - geology & volcanism - adventure
Difficulty: Easy
Group size: 2-6
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights


Custom and group dates

Price (per person): 1490 € $£¥


  • Accommodation in hotel
  • Full board with soft drinks and table water
  • All transfers from/to Medan airport, private minibus at disposal
  • Accompanying volcanologist from our team

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
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