Volcano Tours

Witnessing a volcanic eruption is one of the most awe-inspiring displays in nature.On certain tours, we try to see lava and ash from close and safe distance. On Hawai'i, we can sometimes approach and even touch red lava!
These tours offer great chances to see volcanic activity from up-close:

Duration Tour
Price per person
Tour character / Difficulty
Volcanoes in the South Sea - Expedition to Vanuatu
July 2024 (exact dates soon)
15 days / 14 nights Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea
(Volcano expedition: photography - active volcanoes - nature & culture)
4150 € $£¥
Expedition character: partly long, strenous hikes in rainforest & wet climate, spartanic improvised living conditions, very simple or no facilities
Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes
no scheduled dates at present
14 days / 13 nights Desert, salt and volcanoes
(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Expedition character: long jeep transfers, some on bumpy 4x4 off road tracks, (extremely) hot temperatures in the desert, intense exposure to sun, salt, sand and dust, very basic sleeping and washing conditions outside established towns.
DR Congo
Nyiragongo's lava lake and the mountain gorillas: expedition
no scheduled dates at present
8 days / 7 nights Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - wildlife)
$ 3950 €£¥
Expedition character: ca. 500 km transfers in comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles, climb 1400 m to Nyiarogongo´s summit, camp 3 nights at 3400 m a.s.l. on top of Nyiragongo, hike across farmland and through rain forest to track gorillas.
Big Island, Hawaiʻi (USA)
Kilauea Volcano Special - 4-6 days geologic tour to observe and understand Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i Custom and group dates
5-7 days / 4-6 nights Kilauea Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism)
Hikes of varying difficulty to approach active lava if present - could range from 1-4 hours one way over uneven, but generally relatively easy barren lava terrain (no shade!) or through dense rainforest. Transfers by rental cars and minibus. Helicopter rides available as options.
Halmahera (Indonesia)
Volcano Special: expedition to Ibu, Dukono, Lokon
no scheduled dates at present
14 days / 13 nights Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon
(Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - nature & culture - photography)
3190 € $£¥
Very mixed character: Easy to challenging hikes (up to 4-6 hrs, up to approx. 1200 m climbing). transfers by plane, speed boats, minibuses, cars, trucks. Comfortable to spartan camping conditions, accommodation in local houses and hotels of varying standards.
Sulawesi/Halmahera (Indonesia)
Volcanoes of North Sulawesi - walking tour to discover Lokon, Mahawu and Soputan volcanoes
5-21 Jun 2023
2-18 Jul 2023
17 days / 16 nights Volcanoes and Spices
(Trekking: active volcanoes - nature & culture - photography)
3570 € $£¥
Easy to challenging hikes (up to 4-6 hrs, up to approx. 1200 m climbing). transfers by plane, speed boats, minibuses, cars, trucks. Comfortable to spartan camping conditions, accommodation in local houses and hotels of varying standards.
Java (Indonesia)
From Krakatau to Bali tour Custom and group dates
12-27 Jun 2023
3-18 Jul 2023
16 days / 15 nights From Krakatau to Bali
(Photography tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
3180 € $£¥
Easy to moderate hikes and excursions, comfortable hotels and guesthouses, 1-2 nights in camps (on Krakatau)
Java (Indonesia)
Volcanoes of Java: 18 days trekking tour
1-17 Aug 2023
3-20 Sep 2023
17 days / 16 nights Volcanoes of Java
(Trekking: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
2950 € $£¥
Easy to challenging hikes and trekking (up to 3 days), camping, simple guesthouses and comfortable hotels where available.
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Sinabung Volcano Special Custom and group dates
5 days / 4 nights Sinabung Volcano Special
(Volcano expedition: photography - geology & volcanism - adventure)
1490 € $£¥
Day- and night time observations of Sinabung's activity (safe viewpoints) and the affected areas around the volcano. Transfers by private car w/ driver, only short walks, no significant physical effort.
Eolian Islands (Italy)
Climbs to Stromboli volcano Custom and group dates
Any day between 15 Mar - 1 Nov
5-7 hours (afternoon / evening) Stromboli Trekking
(Short tours and excursions: active volcanoes)
from 40 EUR p.p.
climb and descend 900 m (3000 ft); 5-7 hrs excursion in the afternoon.
Sicily and Eolian Islands (Italy)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna
30 Sep - 8 Oct 2023
4-12 May 2024
9 days / 8 nights From Stromboli to Etna
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
2950 € $£¥
Full day and half-day hikes (varying from easy to moderately challenging), boat trips, introduction into volcanology, excellent food, great accommodation, beautiful landscapes
Naples, Eolian Islands, Etna (Italy)
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour: explore the active volcanic regions of Southern Italy
6-20 Oct 2023
15 days (14 nights) Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
3890 € $£¥
Hikes (varying from easy to moderate), boat trips and excursions, excellent accommodation and delicious food
14-days study trip and expedition to the active volcanoes of Guatemala
no scheduled dates at present
15 days / 14 nights Volcanoes in the land of the Maya
(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - adventure)
$ 3900 €£¥
Medium hikes and excursions including two more challenging hikes (climbing to Santa Maria and Acatenango involves ca. 1200 m climbing to ca. 3600 m altitude, but on easy trails), boat excursions, lots of volcano viewing at night possible
Round the world
Who has not dreamt of travelling around the world? Volcano Discovery makes this dream come true. You'll follow a knowledgeable, enthusiastic volcanologist on an "ever westward journey" to explore some of the most exciting volcanoes of the planet. Custom and group dates
25-28 days Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour
(Volcano expedition: adventure - photography - active volcanoes)
on request
Mix of easy to medium excursions by land and sea, mostly short hikes, expert guiding by a volcanologist and team members, good to excellent accommodation, adventurous camping on Krakatau, delicious local food.
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