Actually 44,000 is very good value, especialy that you are paying the same as half of a twin or double room booking!
The standard return flight by Air Vanuatu is 27,580. A volcano tour is 8,900, totaling 36,480. So for the balance of 7,520 you have accommodation, transfers, b/fast and Dinner....that's a great deal.
This is what you get:
- Airport/Resort transfers (within Port Vila)
- Return flight to Tanna
- 4WD adventure tour to Volcano (inc entry fee of 3,800)
- Accommodation at Tanna Evergreen Resort
- Dinner & Breakfast
Booking tours direct from operators or hotels will more often be the same price. If the tour desk of a hotel sells the tour, the tour operator will pay the hotel a commission on the tour, hence have less profit from his tour.
Note: tour operators, like hotels with travel agents do not like to pay commissions for the second party representation & distribution. So as hotels have cut out the travel agents by taking direct bookings via their websites, tour operators want their customers to buy direct from them also.
Where you buy your tours is your choice, but now you know the dynamics at play.