The Best Group Tours for Visiting Volcanoes Around the World

The volcanic island of Quattrocchi near Lipari, off the coast of Sicily
The volcanic island of Quattrocchi near Lipari, off the coast of Sicily
Mandi Keighran

Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Mount Etna – book one of these Culture Trip adventures and join like-minded travellers on an adventure filled with adrenaline and awe.

Ever wanted to visit a volcano? These mighty forces of nature not only offer spectacular displays when active but have given rise to some of the most unusual landscapes on earth. Read on to discover our pick of the world’s best volcano tours — think spotting monkeys and jaguars in the lush jungles that surround Arenal in Costa Rica, encounters with smoking volcanoes and hot springs on Sicily’s Aeolian islands and scuba diving around an extinct volcano in the Galápagos.

Costa Rica misty mountain with forest in foreground

Costa Rica to discover Arenal, an active volcano in Alajuela

Arenal is Costa Rica’s best-known volcano — a towering presence in the country’s northern lowlands. Until 2010, when it entered a resting phase, it was also the most active volcano in the country, regularly spewing lava and ash into the skies. While the explosive eruptions are on pause for now, it’s still a spectacular destination, with plenty of activities in the surrounding area. Join this Culture Trip eight-day Costa Rica group trip and you’ll even get the opportunity to sleep in a luxury lodge in the small town of La Fortuna at the base of Arenal. The following day, you’ll head out on a wildlife safari through hanging bridges and the lush forests of Arenal, keeping a keen eye out for capuchin monkeys and jaguars.

From US$2403

Next available from 10th Aug 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

San Jose, Costa Rica

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ENDS AT

Tamarindo, Provincia De Guanacaste

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Cotopaxi Volcano at dusk, Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador

Ecuador to travel through the Avenue of Volcanoes

Ecuador is home to some seriously impressive volcanic terrain — think the emerald-green Quilotoa crater lake and the Avenue of Volcanoes, a long stretch of landscape south of Quito that is home to towering geothermally active peaks, including the 20,565ft (6,268m) Chimborazo. Hike through this incredible landscape on this Culture Trip eight-day loop around Ecuador, which starts in Quito and heads south to the Cotopaxi National Park through the Avenue of Volcanoes before finishing up in the mountain village of Papallacta, where you can relax in natural hot springs. You’ll also get the chance to explore the Amazon and learn how natural essential oils are extracted for medicines and aromatherapy.

From US$1649

Next available from 24th Aug 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Quito, Ecuador

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ENDS AT

Quito, Ecuador

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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