Mt Yasur Volcano Overnight Tour
Tanna Island, to the South of Efate (the main island of Vanuatu) is sometimes referred to as the
Island of Fire, so called for its most awesome feature, 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 favorite destination for volcanologists, adventure travelers 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.
Our Overnight Volcano Tour involves an overnight stay at one of the local resorts of your choice on Tanna. The flight departs Port Vila airport at approximately 1200 noon. Upon arrival you will be taken by 4x4 to your resort for refreshments and relaxation before the evening Volcano Safari, which starts at between 3:00 (summer) and 3:30pm (winter). On the way to the volcano, you will pass by custom villages, travel through the beautiful Tanna landscape and have the opportunity to take photos from the spectacular Loanialu lookout. From there you’ll drive up across the ash plains and up the side of the volcano.
By just before dusk, after a short 10 minute walk, you should be standing at the rim of the crater! You will have plenty of time to take in the natural fireworks display and take those once-in-a-lifetime photos before heading back to freshen up before dinner. After a good night's sleep, you will enjoy a tropical breakfast at 7.00am before heading out to the airport. Leaving Tanna at 8.00 am, you will arrive back in Port Vila by around 9.00 am and be returned to your hotel/resort. If you have alternative requirements, please contact us to see if we can adjust our schedule to help you!
Please note that the price of this tour depends on the accommodation you choose. There are three resorts to choose from:
Tanna Evergreen Resort
Whitegrass Ocean Resort
Price includes return airfare, refreshments, volcano entrance fee, drive through local villages, sunset on the volcano rim accommodation, dinner (where noted), breakfast, the volcano tour, airport transfers, landing fees, and government tax. It also includes pick-up and re-delivery to your resort/hotel in Port Vila (metropolitan area only). There is an additional 200 Vatu ($2) 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.
In winter bring a sweater and jeans
Bring your camera and a tripod
Wear Closed shoes
Bring mosquito repellent
Bring a large bottle of water
Bring a Towel
Bring some swimwear
Bring a change of clothes
Bring a torch or flash light
Flights fill up fast so early booking is recommended
* Note that itinerary and trip times are approximate and may be subject to change.
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Tour Duration*: approx 22 hrs
Flight Time: 80-120 mins
Airport Transfers in Vila and Tanna
Scenic Flights to and from Tanna
Greetings at Tanna Airport
4x4 safari to Mt Yasur Volcano
Sunset and Night veiw of Mt Yasur
Local Dinner (Evergreen and Tanna Lodge)
Volcano entrance fee
Drive through local villages
1030: Hotel Pickup
1100: Arrive at Airport
1200: Depart Port Vila
1300: Arrive in Tanna
1530: 4x4 Safari to Mt Yasur
1700: Arrive at Mt Yasur
1900: Leave Mt Yasur
0800: Depart Tanna
0900: Arrive Port Vila