See volcanoes in Indonesia with Audley

Mount Krakatau

In an almost prehistoric scene, a Komodo dragon walks along an Indonesian beach while in the background smoke rises from Anak Krakatau

If you’ve been watching the current Volcano Live on BBC2 you might be thinking to yourself, where’s the best place to go to see one of these awe-inspiring sights: Italy, Iceland perhaps? Well, we think we can do better than that.

Caroline, one of our Southeast Asia specialists, explains why Indonesia could be the perfect place for you to see not one, but numerous volcanoes live.

If you are looking for a trekking adventure then look no further than Indonesia in South East Asia. This is a country that really does have it all, from wild beasts such as the famous Komodo dragons and the endangered Orang-utan, to the pristine white beaches lined with coconut trees, historic temples and of course the diversity of the landscape.

Indonesia is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and is home to over 100 currently active volcanoes. You will have heard of some of the more famous ones that have a place in history such at Krakatau, Mount Tambora and the super volcanic eruption that formed Lake Toba thousands of years ago; but many more have their own unique story.

Many of the volcanoes in Indonesia can be visited and climbed safely, depending on their activity level. Audley regularly organises trips for our clients to the most famous and also many more. The most popular volcanoes to see include Anak Krakatau (meaning “Child of Krakatoa”), Mount Bromo, Lake Toba, Mount Sinabung, Mount Rinjani, Ijen and Kelimutu and of course one of the most active volcanoes in the world Mount Merapi on Java (Fire Mountain). Many of these volcanoes have erupted in the last decade and continue to smoulder and smoke.

If you are interested in discussing a volcano focussed itinerary then why not have a chat to Caroline who has a highly fuelled passion for the subject. In fact she just come back from climbing Indonesia’s second highest volcano, Mount Rinjani on Lombok.

Note, the final episode of Volcano Live is tonight at 8pm on BBC2.

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