YASUR VOLCANO DAY TOUR
Our Yasur Volcano Day Tour departs Port Vila airport at approx. 9.00 am and arrives back in Port Vila at 3.30 pm. The scenic one-hour flight to Tanna takes in the spectacular views of Port Vila Harbour, South Efate, Erromango and its beautiful coastline (weather permitting). Arrival time in Tanna is 10.00 am. On the approach to White Grass Airport, you will have a great view of the magnificent landscape of Tanna Island.
You will be met by friendly 4WD Safari Staff and taken to Tanna Evergreen Resort for refreshments. At approx 11.00 am the Volcano Tour begins. You will travel in a 4WD across the island, passing local custom villages, dense native bush, stunning views and passing over volcanic ash plains as you approach Yasur Volcano.
At approximately 12.30 am you will be reaching the top of the summit. From the parking area you will have a short 10 minute uphill walk to the rim of the crater, where you will experience the awesome power of one of the World's most accessible, active volcanoes. Mt. Yasur also boast the world's only Volcano Post - so take some post cards with you for sending with the unique postmark of Yasur Volcano.
Don't forget to take your camera with you!
Price includes return airfare, refreshments, drive to and from the volcano through custom villages, volcano entrance fee, a nice lunch, the volcano tour, airport transfers, landing fees, government tax as well as pick-up and re-delivery to your resort/hotel in Port Vila (metropolitan area only). There is an additional 200 Vatu departure tax payable at each airport - as ATMs are not available on Tanna Island, please ensure you carry cash for this tax and any purchases.
Wear Closed shoes
Bring a bottle of water and your favourite snacks
Bring camera and tripod
Bring mosquito repellent
Flights fill up fast, so early booking is recommended
Mt Yasur, the most accessible, active volcano in the world. This ancient volcano is conspicuously located in one of the most pristine, unspoiled corners of the globe. The Island of Tanna is itself a beautiful, natural paradise with so much to see and do. As such, Tanna is a favourite destination for volcanologists, adventure travellers and tourists the world over.
In the local native dialect, Yasur means 'Old Man'. This Vanuatu volcano is 361 meters above sea level. The crater itself is 300 meters wide and 100 meters deep. You can be driven to within 150 meters of the craters edge and even walk around the entire perimeter. Evening tours enable you to see the volcano during daylight and then the magnificent displays of molten magma in darkness.
Visiting Mount Yasur is a 'once in a lifetime' experience. This is your opportunity to watch nature at work. Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display as you listen to the deep groans and roars coming from within. See and hear explosions of rock and ash thrown high into the sky and then thud back into the crater. Feel the earth tremble beneath your feet.
* Note: itinerary and trip times are approximate and may be subject to change.
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Duration*: 6-7 hrs
Flight Time: 80-120 mins
Airport Transfers in Vila and Tanna
Greetings at Tanna Airport
4x4 safari to Mt Yasur Volcano
Volcano entrance fee
Drive by local villages
0730: Hotel Pickup
0800: Arrive at Airport
0900: Depart Port Vila
1000: Arrive in Tanna
1100: 4x4 Safari to Volcano
1230: Arrive at Mt Yasur
1330: Leave Mt Yasur
1430: Depart Tanna
1530: Return to Vila