Volcano Adventure Travel 2015 - John Seach
27 years of volcano travel (1988-2015)

Adventure travel to the most exciting destination on earth!


John's volcano adventure services have been used by Discovery Channel, BBC TV,
National Geographic, Japanese TV, and Land Rover.

yasur volcano, vanuatu
Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Short Notice Trips to New Exciting Eruptions

John specialises in reaching global eruptions at short notice. One quarter of all new eruptions finish in a week, so quick travel is essential. John is regularly the first on the scene at new eruptions. Contact John for details about these exciting adventure trips.
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Safety Note: Volcanic activity can change without warning. In the interests of personal safety trip details may change at short notice due to volcanic activity, weather, or request from local authorities. People with asthma and other respiratory diseases should not travel to areas with high gas emissions due to the potentially harmful effects of volcanic gases. Participants travel at their own risk. All reasonable care is taken on tours, but volcanic activity is unpredictable, and no guarantee can be made about safety on an active volcano. We have never had an accident in 27 years of conducting tours.

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Note: Adventure tours subject to availability and volcanic safety considerations.

Volcano Tours 2015

 Trip Length, Rating
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Yasur Volcano (Vanuatu)
Yasur is one of the world's great erupting volcanoes. It has been in almost continuous eruption for hundreds of years. This exciting 3 day trip will take you close to the active crater where spectacular lava eruptions are visible. The volcano is noted for spectacular Strombolian eruptions which ejects glowing lava up to 350 m high. This tour also visits Melanesian villages where you see traditional customs. The tour combines spectacular volcanic scenery with fascinating Melanesia culture. A real South Pacific adventure. The tour departs from Tanna Island, Vanuatu every day.
Tours to Yasur volcano since 1998.

3 days

Easy

Ambrym Volcano (Vanuatu)
This expedition to Ambrym Volcano has been rated as one of the best walks in the South Pacific. The tour will visit the large and impressive volcanic caldera and summit craters at Ambrym. The expedition will set up camp on the summit caldera, and make daily hikes to the craters. Lava lakes are regularly present in the craters. In 2005 Ambrym volcano was the world's greatest producer of sulphur dioxide, indicating the large amount of magma under the volcano. Tour departs from Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Trip is rated expedition level, suitable for people who are prepared to experienced challenging conditions. The rewards are great - this is a chance to see one of the world's most impressive landscapes. The tour departs from Ambrym Island, Vanuatu every week.
Tours to Ambrym volcano since 1998.

8 days

Expedition

Krakatau (Indonesia)
Everyone has heard of Krakatoa. Now you can visit this legendary volcano on an adventure tour. The trip will involve a 75 km boat trip from the west coast of Java, followed by a landing on the volcano. Participants camp on Anak Krakatau or neighbouring island and explore the fascinating Krakatau caldera.

6 days

Easy

Chaiten Volcano (Chile)
In May 2008 Chaitén volcano produced the largest eruption on earth in the past 17 years. Take this unique tour to Chaitén town and the volcano. We are the only company in the world offering tours to Chaitén volcano.

7 days

Moderate to difficult

Rabaul Volcano (Papua New Guinea)
Rabaul Volcano is located on the beautiful Gazelle Peninsula. The 5 day trip will visit the fascinating caldera which contains many eruptions sites, and the location of the world's largest eruption in 2006.

5 days

Easy

Talang Volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia)
Talang is a little visited volcano in west Sumatra. The volcano reactivated after the great 2004 earthquake. This rewarding climb will take you through incredible jungle, with pandanus palms at 8000 ft elevation, and a unique fissure running through a craterless summit.

3 days

Moderate

Marapi Volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia)
Marapi is the most active volcano in sumatra. Climb through beautiful jungle on this exciting volcano trip. On clear days breathtaking views of west Sumatra are visible from the summit.

3 days

Moderate

Tinakula Volcano (Solomon Islands)
We are the only company offering tours to Tinakula Volcano!
Tinakula is a remote active volcano located in the south west Pacific. The island is uninhabited and rarely visited. This is an exciting adventure trip which will involve taking a motorised canoe across open ocean followed by a daring landing on the exposed shore of the volcano. An add on tour is possible to the beautiful Reef Islands. The Reef Islands are located 50 km NE of Tinakula and are a series of beautiful coral atolls inhabited by seafaring Polynesians and Melanesians. The islands are the South Pacific at its best. Blue lagoons fringed by coconut palms and dazzling white sandy beaches.
Tours to Tinakula volcano since 1989.

8 days

Moderate

Lopevi Volcano (Vanuatu)
Lopevi is the most beautifully shaped volcano in Vanuatu. This tour will take a motorised canoe across to the island. We will land on the volcano and survey this fascinating, but little visited active volcano. The volcano has been erupting in 2007, so this is a great chance to see the volcano is its active state.

3-4 days

Moderate

Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii)
Kilauea is one the world's most active and spectacular volcanoes. This trip will include viewing the lava flows at the coast, and hiking along the east rift zone to Pu'u O'o crater, the source of the lava flows. Conditions for viewing lava flows at Kilauea volcano in 2007 are the best in years. This is a great chance to see one of the world's most active volcanoes.

5 days

Moderate

Mayon Volcano (Philippines)
Mayon volcano has the world's most perfect shape. This trip will visit the impressive Albay region in the Philippines and explore the beautiful volcano. Trip involves hiking to the lava flows from 2006 eruption, which were the longest in the history of the volcano. The tour departs from Legazpi city, Philippines.

3 days

Easy

Ambae Volcano (Vanuatu)
Ambae is one of the least visited active volcanoes in Vanuatu. In 2005 there were a series of spectacular eruptions from a summit crater lake. In 2006 lake Vui turned red. This was a very rare and fascinating development. This tour will hike to the crater lake to view the eruption site and see the coloured lakes.

8 days

Moderate/
Expedition

Gaua Volcano (Vanuatu)
The beautiful caldera lake at Gaua volcano is one of the largest lakes in the Pacific. This tours will involve hiking to the summit caldera lake followed by a canoe crossing if possible. The tip involves long days of hiking and sleeping in tents.

5 days

Moderate

Garbuna (Papua New Guinea)
In October 2005, Garbuna volcano erupted after being dormant for 1700 years. This trip will involve hiking to the summit region of the volcano to survey the new vents. The region also contains some of the world's richest coral reefs. We also see the fascinating geothermal region of the talasea peninsula. Join this trip and be surprised at the rich volcanic diversity of a region dominated by impressive volcanic cones, untouched jungle, and the richest coral reefs in the world. Trip departs from Kimbe, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

 

5 Days

Moderate

Manam (Papua New Guinea)
Manam volcano was the site of the world's largest eruption in 2004. The volcanic island is located on the north coast of New Guinea, at the western end of a 1000 km long volcanic arc. The volcano is one of the most active in Papua New Guinea. Manam Island is noted for its unique culture which is distinct from the mainland only 15 km away. Join us on an exciting trip to one of the least visited active volcanoes in the world. Trip begins at Madang, Papua New Guinea.

7 Days

Moderate

Semeru Volcano (Indonesia)
Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. This trip will involve expedition level hiking to the summit region. We hike through the beautiful forests of the national park which takes two days to reach the base camp. On day 3 we start before sunrise to make a summit attempt of the spectacular volcano. The summit area is exposed and close to the active vents. This is an exciting and unique trip not to be missed by adventurers.

8 days

Expedition

Merapi and Dieng (Indonesia)
Merapi and Dieng volcanoes are located in the cultural centre of Java, Indonesia. In 2006 spectacular lava eruptions were visible at Merapi and thousands of residents were evacuated. The trip will also tour the fascinating Dieng plateau region which periodically erupts.

5 days

Easy/Moderate

Ijen Volcano (Indonesia)
Ijen volcano is a unique active volcano which sometimes erupts molten sulphur. The caldera is the site of sulphur mining. We will visit the active crater and see one of the world's most acidic hot lakes.

 3 days

Moderate

 

Please contact John for adventure travel to other volcano destinations.