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Address: Tanna Island, Vanuatu
Activities: Hiking
Description: This relatively short volcano (360 meters above sea level) is regularly...
This relatively short volcano (360 meters above sea level) is regularly active.
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Wow, if ever in Vanuatu, you must do this, it is a great day trip. Starting with the flight, to the bumpy 4 wheel drive to get there and what you see along the way, to the climb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wow, if ever in Vanuatu, you must do this, it is a great day trip. Starting with the flight, to the bumpy 4 wheel drive to get there and what you see along the way, to the climb up, and to what you see, hear, smell and experience at the top looking down is simply amazing!! We visited Vanuatu in... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's the most easier active volcano to visit all over the world. We saw something like 40/50 explosions in 1h! It's just unbelievable

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Mount Yasur is an obliging volcano in that it explodes about every thirty seconds so you get used to the very loud shock waves and lava bombs as you approach the rim. We visited in the day so the red hot lava bombs were dull in the tropical sun. Be sure and take some video clips to record the sound.... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Exhilarating. This cinder cone that constantly erupts was a new experience for me (compared to the other active volcanos in Indonesia). I hadn't heard the 'boom' a volcano makes when it decides to throw up some lava! To me it felt quite precarious, standing on the cusp of the crater - but as it happens we were very safe.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you never feel the teluric forces before, this is the place to. This adventure and remote place is a unique and wonderful place when you can share tradition, rituals and learn a different way to understand life. This vulcano is a sacred place for locals, respect the place and feel

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amazing and for thrill seekers and not for people under 7 I would say. I had a great time and it was very active. I very strongly recommend this place. Ashlee age 10 Visited July 2014

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A trip to Mt Yasur is one big adventure for the entire family - it's something they will never forget. Not only is the volcano extremely impressive, getting there is pretty awesome too; across 4WD country with spectacular views all the way and happy locals who wave and stop to chat. As the most accessible active volcano in the Southern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Is one of the most amazing experiences I´ve lived. Being in front of an active volcano is just something I will never forget! you can get very close to the crater, you can see lava, right there, so close! Its activity is constant, is always in action! I am sure you will love the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our trip included an exhilerating journey across the volanic plains and past the red lava rocks.the last climb is quite steep but short. Tye lava display incredible. But this not a disney ride , there are no safety barriers . Molten red lava does fly up and out towards and over the head of visiting tourists. People do get burnt.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have traveled a lot and have been to several volcanoes, recently in Kona but I have to admit Mt. Yasur was one of my favorite experiences. The drive out is jarring with poor roads but it is worth the trip. January is a good time to go as the eruptions are more frequent. You walk right up to the... More 

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