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Mount Yasur

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Address: Tanna Island, Vanuatu
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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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I cannot put into words how incredible it was to see the volcano. I was nervous that there may be cloud cover and I wouldn't see it at all but, on my two nights it did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a long bumpy ride from the airport, but a must-see when you visit Vanuatu. The flight from Port Vila was short, maybe only 30 minutes or so. Entry to the volcano was roughly $30 USD, the ride over there will probably cost you more. You actually get to stand directly on the rim of the crater and walk around.... More 

Thank shakas
Doha, Qatar
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531 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot put into words how incredible it was to see the volcano. I was nervous that there may be cloud cover and I wouldn't see it at all but, on my two nights it did not disappoint. I would stay closer so that you can walk up-about 45 mins if you're reasonably fit- as that's an experience too. It... More 

Thank jmm73
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'Stunning, life changing', that's what they said. Not sure it was life changing, but it was wonderful and something I will never forget. You can see sound waves! Amazing place and Nancy our guide was great - follow her instructions! Magical, scary and thrilling.

Thank CarolineJ22
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The volcano is a must-see, once in a lifetime experience. The walk up is worth the awe of seeing an active volcano in real life up close. Would recommend seeing the volcano in the late afternoon and staying till night. The volcano is best at night. Best experience in Vanuatu by far!

Thank tiarelupton96
Bern, Switzerland
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we were there the volcano was very active so we saw lots of lava. A bit an adventure experience and a bit scarry too but one of the best things we have ever done. Take a torch and a warm jacket with you and good walking shoes.

Thank dave303
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Mt Yasur is a once in a lifetime experience. The best thing to do is to go up in the afternoon and stay until after dark. It is an easy and enjoyable walk from the accommodations in the Mt Yasur area but there is little to no lighting, so I would recommend that you arrange for transportation back to... More 

Thank Nancymoo
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words and pictures really can't do this experience justice. You truly have to be there to understand the awesome power this natural wonder has. The pressure wave hits you as it erupts, blasting heat, sound and molten lava everywhere. Truly incredible. This was without a doubt the highlight of our trip - magnificent! I see a few other reviewers were... More 

Thank Tom M
New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been raining in Tanna for a few days before our arrival and our accommodation provider put pressure on us to go to the volcano the night we arrived assuring us that we could still see the volcano even though we couldn't see the mountain range through the fog, our original tour was booked for two days later. The... More 

Thank Jodie M
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience wasn't exactly the best. after paying a lot of money to be on Tana island where this volcano is, we went on a long drive and hike up the volcano, it was stinking hot and so windy. no one told us to bring sunglasses, and the ash was flying everywhere, so much we couldn't open our eyes, if... More 

Thank Aussie_Blonde_Abroad
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Lava and molten rocks exploded and flying out of the volcano every few minutes. It was spectacular to watch the explosion at night.

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