My husband was very keen to do this trip but I was a bit more hesitant as I thought I would be too scared. I'm glad I went though because it was incredible. We decided on the overnight trip even though we had already paid for our accommodation at Port Vila that night and it was definitely worth it. With the overnight trip you get to see the volcano during the day and at night and it was most spectacular at night. It was handy getting there during daylight though as you get views of the ash fields and surrounds and can familarise yourself with the area before it gets dark. The trip across on the plane from Port Vila was only an hour and although a very small plane was quite smooth. You have time once you land and get taken to your resort (Tanna Lodge in our case) to get changed and have something to eat. I would recommend taking food and water with you as lunch is not provided and dinner is after the tour at approx 8 - 8.30. The trip up to the volcano took about 1.5 hours and wasn't as rough as I had expected from previous reviews. Our driver advised that small sections of the road have been sealed in the last few years. Thanks to previous reviews we wore long pants and closed shoes and had a light jacket for up on the volcano which were much appreciated. We also took face masks and head torches. It was quite windy when we were up on the rim so the jackets came in handy but the face masks weren't required as the wind was going the 'right' way. The head torches were great as it is dark when you make your way down and there is no lighting. The volcano itself was absolutely awesome. After the first 5 minutes or so I wasn't scared anymore and the hour or so we were up there seemed to pass in minutes. It was very impressive and well worth the price. Doesn't seem to make much difference whether you go with Unity or Air Taxi as we all stayed and travelled up to the volcano together. In hindsight I would have liked to have stayed on Tanna for a few more days. It seemed really lovely and our resort was great. Oh well next time!
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