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First I have to say that is very difficult to answer your question, because is near impossible to say "hey, this volcano will be launching lava on this dates". If you remove Hawaii from your list, I believe the only places you can see lava are: Mount Erebus: Antarctica, not very easy to reach and really difficult to climb. Has a lava lake. Erta Ale: ...


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I would work this out strategically, and look up lists like The Ten Most Active Volcanoes in the World. There are approximately 1,500 active volcanoes in the world today and 75 percent of them are located in the "Pacific Ring of Fire." On average, 50-70 volcanoes erupt every year. As the article text below provides descriptions, I've included photos along ...


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I would also recommend Pacaya in Guatemala, it is easy to get to and you can stand pretty much next to the lava, even though many people have melt their shoes while doing this. The main reason why I would recommend Guatemala is that there are several other smoking volcanos in the area. My highlight in Guatemala though was watching an erupting volcano from ...


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I went to Cotopaxi, several hours south of Quito: Image source: Peter Hahndorf It is not active and you can go all the to the top. I know people who did this themselves but it is recommended to do it with a tour. Most people however just drive up to a parking lot and then walk about an hour to a mountain refuge. From there it is another 30 minutes to ...


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(Image credit: Connie Lianto) Mount Merapi is an active volcano in central Java, Indonesia and most recently erupted in 2010. Visitors typically make the town of Yogyakarta a base from where there are organised tours which ascend part of the mountain by car and then begin ascent on foot past/around midnight to summit before dawn. If I recollect correctly ...


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You should be able to observe the blue flame each night, as it's the temperature of the flame and the substances burning. However, this is nature, nothing is guaranteed. Saying that, it is reliable enough that there are tours built around it. For example, the Paket Kawah Igen Blue Fire Tour. It's in Indonesia, but running it through Google Translate, ...


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Yes, it's possible, people even camp there specially for the starlight. These images are by the way the 4th hit on Google search for "aogashima". This tiny map which somehow disappeared from the official website of Aogashima also indicates where the path is to reach the center.


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There are probably two acceptable answers here: Pacaya - an active volcano in Guatemala, it's erupted 23 times since the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. It then erupted in 1965 and has been erupting basically continuously since then. Santa Maria - also in Guatemala (which makes it easy for you), which appears on this list of 10 most active volcanoes ...


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You typically want to enter (yes, there is a kind of park entrance) Kawa Ijen as early as possible in order to avoid the dozens of people arriving by organized tours. I entered at 1am & it felt just fine. The best way to visit this amazing place is to do it on your own. You can then start as early as possible and take as much time as you like to enjoy ...


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Sightseeing flights are available (e.g. Mýflug) and cost around 300 euros per person. However, there is currently no way for tourists to approach the eruption on land due to the extremely hazardous conditions on the ground. [...] due to the volcanic eruption in the area north of Vatnajökull glacier, the highland north of Vatnajökull glacier is closed ...


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After Etna and Vesuvius, Stromboli is one of the most famous. Its altitude is only 924m though, below your 1500m requirement.


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If you are traveling to Puerto Princesa, it would wise to plan to go to Mayon Volcano before you go Puerta Princesa . Mayon Is Located on the same Island Manila is assuming your port of entry is Manila! Mayon is about a 10-15 hour car trip south. You could Fly into Legaspi City. the nearest domestic airport to Mayon. Mayo is showing activity and is currently ...


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If you are searching for volcanoes, this map can be useful for you: http://earthquakes.volcanodiscovery.com/ As you can see, the Mayon volcano is really the nearest one to the Puerto Princesa. But I think that more interesting variant is to go to the Manado, from it you can travel to 4 different volcanoes: Karangetang Lokon-Empung Ibu Ducono ...


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I've been to Mount Bromo and Ijen crater many times. If you want to get a good view and landscape then better you go to Mount Bromo, take the picture on Penanjakan viewpoint, you'll get the picture: But if you want to see the big crater with toxic water and sulfur (and blue fire at night) with the chance of getting closer to the crater, then better to ...


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Due to a lack of answer here I can tell you what I figured out. Apparently it is better to stay in Malang rather than Surabaya. From there I saw that there is a Bromo & Ijen tour (together). From Malang, Batu Secret Zoo is also much closer.


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I'd suggest Volcán de Fuego near Antigua in Guatemala. It's active all the time but only at a low level -- great if you want to reliably check out some lava flows without making the evening news. It's just outside of town too, very easy to get to from Antigua which is a great place to visit. Volcán de Agua is also very near by but it's been inactive since ...



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