Orchidee (Santorin/GR)
Orchidee (Santorin/GR)

Gruppe auf einem Vulkan (Santorin/GR)
Gruppe auf einem Vulkan (Santorin/GR)

Epidaurus im Frühling
Epidaurus im Frühling

Walking and study tours in small groups

The little thermal bay at the volcano island Nea Kameni/Satorini (c) Tobias Schorr
The little thermal bay at the volcano island Nea Kameni/Satorini (c) Tobias Schorr
We present you a growing selection of walking, study and photography tours to destinations we know particularly well, such as Greece, Italy, the Canary Islands, Indonesia and others. NatureDiscovery tours are offered by VolcanoDiscovery as tour operator, but have a more general and wider focus on geology, nature and culture.

These tours can be done also as private tours on request!

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Our next tours:

Dates Price p.p. Tour Difficulty
Sep Volcano tour to Kamchatka 1-19 Sep 2019 4350 €  ?  Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 21-28 Sep 2019 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Oct Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour: explore the active volcanic regions of Southern Italy 11-25 Oct 2019 3590 €  ?  Gulf of Naples, Eolian Islands + Etna (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 12-20 Oct 2019 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 19-26 Oct 2019 1360 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Nov 7-16 Nov 2019 $ 4100  ?  Crater Highlands & Rift Valley (Tanzania)(Trekking safari: nature & culture - wildlife - photography)
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 17-30 Nov 2019 $ 4530  ?  Danakil desert (Ethiopia)(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Dec Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 22 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020 $ 4530  ?  Danakil desert (Ethiopia)(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 28 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020 1360 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Jan 2020 Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes Nov 2020 $ 4530  ?  Danakil desert (Ethiopia)(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Feb Tour to the Canary Islands 1-14 Feb 2020 3400 €  ?  Canary Islands(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 23 Feb - 7 Mar 2020 $ 4530  ?  Danakil desert (Ethiopia)(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Mar Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes 15-28 Mar 2020 $ 4530  ?  Danakil desert (Ethiopia)(Expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 21-28 Mar 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 28 Mar - 4 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Apr Visit the Methana peninsula! 4-11 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 11-18 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 11-18 Apr 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 11-19 Apr 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 18-25 Apr 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Discover the beautiful volcanic island of Nisyros 25 Apr - 2 May 2020 1460 €  ?  Nisyros Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
May Visit the Methana peninsula! 2-9 May 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 2-10 May 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
2-10 May 2020 1760 €  ?  Two volcanic islands of the Aegean Sea(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - photography)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 9-16 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 9-17 May 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 16-23 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 16-24 May 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
21-30 May 2020 $ 4100  ?  Crater Highlands & Rift Valley (Tanzania)(Trekking safari: nature & culture - wildlife - photography)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 23-30 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 23-31 May 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour: explore the active volcanic regions of Southern Italy 29 May - 12 Jun 2020 3590 €  ?  Gulf of Naples, Eolian Islands + Etna (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 30 May - 6 Jun 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Europe's Largest Volcano - 8-days hiking tour on Etna volcano, Italy 30 May - 6 Jun 2020 2190 €  ?  Etna volcano (Italy)(Trekking: active volcanoes - nature & culture)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 30 May - 7 Jun 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Jun Visit the Methana peninsula! 6-13 Jun 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mountains of Fire - From Stromboli to Etna 13-21 Jun 2020 2780 €  ?  Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - nature & culture)
Aug Volcano tour to Kamchatka 11-29 Aug 2020 4350 €  ?  Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 29 Aug - 5 Sep 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 31 Aug - 18 Sep 2020 4350 €  ?  Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Sep Visit the Methana peninsula! 12-19 Sep 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 19-26 Sep 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Oct Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 3-10 Oct 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour: explore the active volcanic regions of Southern Italy 9-23 Oct 2020 3590 €  ?  Gulf of Naples, Eolian Islands + Etna (Italy)(Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - nature & culture - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 10-17 Oct 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the beautiful volcanic island of Nisyros 17-24 Oct 2020 1460 €  ?  Nisyros Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 24-31 Oct 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Dec Visit the Methana peninsula! 26 Dec 20 - 2 Jan 2021 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Latest News:

Sat, 16 Dec 2017, 09:13
Observers at the edge of Erta Ale´s summit lava lake around dawn, November 2015 (photo: Ingrid Smet - VolcanoAdventures)
Our Danakil expedition organiser and tour guide Enku has returned from a short visit to Erta Ale and informed us about both the security situation on the volcano as its activity at the summit. ...more [read all]
Wed, 6 Dec 2017, 12:23
Very sad news arrives from the Danakil desert where last Sunday 3 December a German tourist died and his Ethiopian guide got injured while they were climbing Erta Ale. The two were part of a larger tourist group which had traveled from Mekele and was making their way up to the summit of the volcano. ...more [read all]
Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 11:33
Ivana who took part in our recent tour to Krakatau to Bali presents us a selection of her great pictures.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 09:08
A first selection of images and impressions from our pilot tour to Kamchatka this year: we cannot wait to be back next year!!
Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 06:40
This photo diary is a compilation of images from different participants on our 12 - 18 April 2017 Kilauea Volcano Special guided by geologist Ingrid Smet. It also includes photographic documentation of the unofficial ´pilot´ extension that the small group undertook afterwards to explore the other sites, nature, wildlife, scenery and gastronomy of the Big Island.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 11:07
We now offer a second date for the volcano special tour to Ibu+Dukono on Halmahera, Indonesia (with a possible short side trip to Lokon).
Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 07:51
Nyiragongo's lava lake in June 2017 (photo: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
For those of you already looking ahead to next year, we are happy to present our NEW 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE: a colorful palette of tours to volcanic destinations in Greece and Italy, the African Rift Valley, Indonesia, Kamchatka, Vanuatu and Hawai'i. Although always focused on the region´s active volcanoes, each itinerary is unique as we also take along the local culture, wildlife, history and gastronomy. ...more [read all]
Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 17:31
Ingrid Smet´s photo diary of our 4-11 June 2017 Nyiragongo lava lake and mountain gorillas expedition in Rwanda and DR Congo, as well as some safari images of the 2 days extension she afterwards undertook in Akagera National Park.
Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 16:09
As Ibu and Dukono remain highly active, we propose a new Volcano Special from 5-18 Aug 2017: join us in a small group on an adventurous expedition in order to spend multiple days for close observation of Ibu and Dukono!
Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 06:49
A selection of images showing the new flank eruption and active summit lava lake at Erta Ale as seen during our tour in Feb 2017 and Dallol, by Stefan Tommasini - Fotografie mit Seele (website).

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