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Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon

- 14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera -

Night time eruption at Ibu volcano
Night time eruption at Ibu volcano
Day time eruption at Ibu
Day time eruption at Ibu
Eruption from Ibu's active dome
Eruption from Ibu's active dome
Panorama at the rim of Ibu volcano (photo: Gian Schachenmann)
Panorama at the rim of Ibu volcano (photo: Gian Schachenmann)
At the volcano observatory of Dukono
At the volcano observatory of Dukono
View of Dukono from the camp
View of Dukono from the camp
On the rim of Dukono volcano (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
On the rim of Dukono volcano (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Strombolian activity at Dukono (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Strombolian activity at Dukono (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Open truck transfer for part of the way to Dukono
Open truck transfer for part of the way to Dukono
Trekking towards Dukono volcano
Trekking towards Dukono volcano
Camp at Dukono
Camp at Dukono
Eruption of Dukono at night
Eruption of Dukono at night
Lokon volcano seen from Tomohon
Lokon volcano seen from Tomohon
View into the crater of Lokon (photo: Thomas Spinner)
View into the crater of Lokon (photo: Thomas Spinner)
This tour gives you the chance to see some of Indonesia's most active, but rarely visited volcanoes from close: In particular, Ibu and Dukono volcanoes have been in constant, often spectacular activity for years. A visit of frequently active Lokon volcano near Manado rounds out the tour.
If you are into volcano photography or filming, and don't mind the physical challenge (up to 5-6 hrs on steep trail to reach Ibu), this tour is an adventure you will never forget! On Ibu and Dukono, we camp multiple nights in order to maximize observation time and chances to see spectacular eruptions in good weather.
Furthermore, this part of Indonesia is among the least crowded and least visited. The people of Halmahera are very friendly and welcoming to foreigners. As always on our small group tours in Indonesia, it is an occasion to fully immerse into the colorful local culture.
  • Some of the most active volcanoes in the world: Ibu, Dukono, Lokon
  • 3 days at Ibu and Dukono
  • Volcanic activity from close
  • Ternate with its colonial charm and gemstone trade
  • Delicious food
  • Very small group
  • Very colorful and friendly culture
  • Great mix of adventure, physical effort and relaxation
  • Excellent opportunity to combine volcanoes with world-class diving experiences
  • Experienced tour leader from the VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia team

Ibu and Dukono volcano expedition

Dag 1: Arrival and meeting in Manado, N-Sulawesi
Pick-up from airport, transfer to Manado. Group dinner.
Acc.: good mid-class hotel in Manado (D)
Dag 2: Manado – Ternate – Ibu
Fly to Ternate, transfer by speed boat to Jailolo on Halmahera and drive to the foot of Ibu volcano (Duono village).
Acc.: local house (B, L, D)
Dag 3: Ibu volcano
Climb Ibu volcano (approx. 5-6 hrs), camp on crater rim.
Acc.: camp (B, L, D)
Dag 4: Extra day at Ibu volcano
A full day in the camp on Ibu's crater rim for observation of the volcanic activity.
Acc.: camp (B, L, D)
Dag 5: Return from Ibu, continue to Jailolo
Return to Duono, continue to Jailolo. En route visit a hot spring.
Acc.: small hotel (B, L, D)
Dag 6: Tobelo & Dukono volcano observatory
Transfer to Tobelo. Visit the Dukono volcano observatory and prepare the logistics of the coming adventure.
Acc.: good small hotel (B, L, D)
Dag 7: Climb Dukono volcano
Optional visit of the local market, trek to Dukono volcano (approx. 3 h).
Acc.: camp (B, L, D)
Dag 8-9: 2 full days at Dukono volcano
Two full days at Dukono volcano. The crater rim is only about 1.5 hrs easy hike away from the base camp (which already has great views of the volcano).
If weather and eruptive conditions allow, we will try approach the crater rim repeatedly, either for sunrise and/or in the evening, in order to see the spectacular, near-continuous strombolian eruptions at Dukono from close.
Acc.: camp (B, L, D)
Dag 10: Climb crater of Dukono, return to Tobelo
Climb to the rim to see the activity of the volcano (ash eruptions, if condition allowing). Descend back, transfer to Tobelo.
Acc.: hotel (B, L, D)
Dag 11: Return to Ternate - gemstone market
Return to Ternate. Visit of a local gem market. Free afternoon.
Acc.: upscale hotel (B, L, D)
Dag 12: Return to Manado
Flight back to Manado and transfer to Tomohon city, facing the often active Lokon volcano.
Acc.: mid-class hotel in Tomohon (B, L, D)
Dag 13: Lokon volcano
Climb Lokon volcano
Acc.: as before (Tomohon) (B, L, D)
Dag 14: Transfer to airport
Transfer to the airport and end of service.
Acc.: none (B)
Tour code: IND_IDL
Soort reis: Vulkaan expeditie: actieve vulkanen - natuur - fotografie
Moeilijkheidsgraad: Matige
Group size: 2-6
Duur: 14 days / 13 nights

Datums:

on request

Prijs (pp): 3190 €  ? 

Inbegrepen:

  • All accommodation in double rooms / tents
  • Full board with drinks (excl. alcoholic drinks) as specified in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All ground, sea and air transfers as described in the program
  • Airport transfers from and to Manado airport
  • Entry fees, visits to parks and sites etc. as described by the program
  • Local guides, cooks and porters
  • VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia tour guide (normally Andi)

Tour guide:

The tour will be accompanied / guided on location by one of our professional local guides in Indonesia, typically Andi or Galih. They have extensive knowledge not only about the volcanoes, but also about their country and culture.
Our guides all speak English and Indonesian, some also French.
Andi Rosadi, our famous head expedition leader in Indonesia
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