Exclusive to Unity Airlines
This one hour addition to the Volcano Day Tour will have you spell bound as you watch young men perform their traditional warrior dance. Local women will show you long held secrets of basket weaving and custom food preparation. Have a small taste of the local food before having a western style lunch on the beach. Then it's off to the volcano to witness the awesome power of Yasur Volcano. After an exciting 4x4 safari ride through jungles and passing by local villages you'll be standing on Yasur's crater's edge!
The Village story
Located in the middle of a forest clearing at Isangel, on west Tanna, this cultural experience is a grass-roots youth project, started and operated by local youth. It was more than ten years in the making and they have worked extra hard after cyclone Pam. It is now ready for you!
Their aim is to sustain the traditions of their ancestors and share their culture with people from all over the world. They are also making a difference in their community by helping to support the education of their young people.
Volcano Day Tour
Our Yasur Volcano Day Tour departs Port Vila airport at approx 08:30am and arrives back in Port Vila at 5:00 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 9:30 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 local 4WD safari staff and taken to Isangel village to see the fantastic cultural tour. At approx 11:30am 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 1:00pm you will reach the 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 volcanos. Mt Yasur also boasts the world's only Volcano Postbox - 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 to Tanna, Eco-Cultural Tour, drive to and from the volcano passing by local villages, volcano entrance fee, a nice lunch, the volcano tour, airport transfers, landing fees, as well as pick-up and return transfer to your 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 booking early 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.
ONLY Unity Airlines gives you guaranteed twin engine safety on every tour
45-50 minutes each way
- Airport Transfers in Vila and Tanna
- Return flights Vila-Tanna
- Greetings at Tanna Airport
- Eco-Cultural Tour
- 4x4 safari to Yasur Volcano
- Volcano entrance fee
- Drive by local villages
0715-745: Hotel Pickup
0800: Arrive at Airport
0830: Depart Port Vila
0930: Arrive in Tanna
1000: Eco-Cultural Tour
1130: 4x4 Safari to Volcano
1300: Arrive at Mt Yasur
1400: Leave Mt Yasur
1600: Depart Tanna
1700: Arrival in Vila