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Address: , Tanna Island, Vanuatu
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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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An active volcano close up

This is a unique and stunning experience. We were a group of 6 who chartered a flight with Unity Airlines from Port Vila for a day trip. We had lunch the drove to the volcano and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a unique and stunning experience. We were a group of 6 who chartered a flight with Unity Airlines from Port Vila for a day trip. We had lunch the drove to the volcano and walked up to the rim. Amazing loud explosions, shaking ground and erupting lava! Then at twilight a fly around the crater ( several times)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Watching the eruptions for sunset and sunrise was truly incredible. Witnessing Mother Nature in full effect. When we arrived for the sunset it was very cloudy therefore hard to see eruptions, but we got very lucky when the wind cleared everything. The sunrise allowed better luminosity and visibility, and there are also way less people (just me and my guide!).... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A must see! Beyond words the most amazing life changing experience standing so close to nature's destructive marvel. I myself was nervous of the noise and was content at the start of the tour however my adrenaline jubky partner was so taken away with the trail further up! The natural symphony of explosions is like nothing else! Amazing

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Took the trip to Mt Yasur mainly to please the family geologist, but we were all spellbound by Tanna and the volcano. We took the day trip with an afternoon visit to the volcano and a twilight flyover. Our key tips: 1) If you tend to get airsick, you will not enjoy the flyover. 2) Pack a jersey, for goodness... More 

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Winters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our family just spent five days in the island of Tanna and it turned out to be one of our most magical experiences. A night on Yasur volcano, an afternoon diving into their Blue Cave, being invited to take part private village ceremonies, a morning hike to an idyllic water fall and swimming with turtles all gave us memories of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Did the evening tour & this one's the one! Not the fly by, the day time or any other option even if it's half the price & comes with a full refund. Arrive with just enough light to get some perspective & stay for the show. Honestly, it's even better than my dream about the long weekend with Miranda Kerr,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went on this tour from Whitegrass Ocean Resort. It is around a two hour drive from there on rough roads, although the journey is pretty interesting as you get to see local life unspoiled by tourism. I have wanted to visit here forever as had seen pictures but purposely didn't watch any videos or read reviews in too much... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The reason we visited Tanna and easily the best experience of our whole holiday! AMAZING! The noise and the eruptions were spectacular. We wished we had stayed closer to the volcano so that we could have spent more time there after dark which is easily the best time to view.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An experience of a lifetime. I left speechless. This was unbelievable and to date the most amazing thing I have seen. This active volcano is bubbling away and spitting out lava constantly so keep that in mind when you go as we had some pretty impressive loud shows of lava. From the moment you step out of the car you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What can be said that hasn't already been said. We just returned from Vanuatu and we booked the overnight Mt Yasur tour through Air Taxi Vanuatu. Although not cheap, this was the cheapest overnight option and included a flyover of the volcano as we arrived at Tanna Island. Some advice I can give, if you go with Air Taxi, be... More 

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