Volcano Travel Rating | John Seach


Not sure which volcano trip to take?

The ratings below will give an indication of the difficulty of each of the volcano trips. It is important that you choose a trip that is suited to your abilities. Email John if you require more information about the degree of difficulty of the trips.



These trips are suitable for a wide variety of people. They require no special climbing or hiking skills. Active volcanoes may emit large quantities of gas making breathing difficult. People with respiratory conditions or pregnant women are not advised to travel to areas with high gas content.


Moderate difficulty trips require a higher degree of fitness for the participants. Hiking experience is recommended as well as a good level of health and physical fitness. A person with a sedentary lifestyle might struggle with some of the walks. For example the climb of Merapi volcano in Indonesia takes about 10 hours in total and begins at midnight. Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania is a very difficult one day climb.


These are expedition level trips. They require participants who are used to hiking over difficult terrain, and under less than ideal conditions. The trips may experience severe weather, such as heavy rain, strong winds, and extreme temperatures, uncomfortable living conditions or extended periods of walking. For those who are prepared to put in the effort, the rewards are great. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the world's most exciting places.

Volcano Trip

Suitable for wide variety of people. No strenuous walks.

Some climbing and/ or long walks required.

Strenuous - 8 hours or more walking on multiple days. Difficult conditions.

Ambae, Vanuatu  
Ambrym, Vanuatu    
Gaua, Vanuatu  
Lopevi, Vanuatu
Yasur, Vanuatu
Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania  
ChaitÚn, Chile
Tinakula, Solomon Islands  
Manam, Papua New Guinea
Garbuna, Papua New Guinea  
Kilauea, Hawaii
Mayon, Philippines
Vesuvius, Italy
Stromboli, Italy  
Dieng, Indonesia
Krakatau, Indonesia
Merapi, Java, Indonesia  
Marapi, Sumatra, Indonesia  
Semeru, Indonesia    
Talang, Indonesia  
Kerinci, Indonesia    
Nyiragongo, DRC