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Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel

- expedition to Yasur volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu -

Tanna Island & Yasur volcano

This sample itinerary corresponds to the second half of the Volcanoes in the South Sea and is only an indication for the planned program. Changes due to unexpected events, volcanic activity, weather etc. are possible. Customized versions can be offered on request.

Day 1: Arrival on Vanuatu (Port Vila, Efate Island)

You are picked up and welcomed at the airport and transferred to the hotel in Port Vila, where the group meets. The afternoon / evening is free to relax, and perhaps to stock up snacks at the supermarkets in Port Vila (there are Western choices like musli bars, etc.).
Unless you prefer to get an early sleep, it's nice to spend the evening at the idyllic waterfront in a sea-side restaurant and bar to enjoy the refreshing breeze of the trade winds (dinner not included).
Acc.: mid-class hotel in Port Vila

Day 2: Flight to Tanna - Transfer to Yasur volcano

Watching Yasur volcano at night
Watching Yasur volcano at night
In the morning, we fly to Tanna island. A 4WD pick-up brings us accross the island to a simple, but charming guesthouse directly at the feet of Mt. Yasur volcano. After lunch, we drive and hike to Yasur volcano to enjoy its spectacular volcanic activity from close, as long as we wish...
Acc.: guesthouse on Tanna (B, L, D)

Day 3: Day-trip to Port Resolution beach & Yasur volcano

Relaxing beach break
Relaxing beach break
Optional early morning / sunrise trip to Yasur volcano for best light conditions for volcano photography.
After breakfast at the Jungle Oasis we take a side-trip to Port resolution to swim and relax on a gorgeous white sand beach and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from a skillful cook at the beach...
We return to Yasur volcano for another ascent to Yasur Volcano in the afternoon. If the situation permits, we might be able to hike around the crater (1 hour) and descent onto the ash plane in the dark. Hike back to our "Jungle Oasis" and dinner.
Acc.: as before (guesthouse) (B, L, D)

Day 4: Hike to the village of John Frum & local village celebration

Greeting at John Frum's village
Greeting at John Frum's village
The chief of the village of John Frum
The chief of the village of John Frum
Back to Yasur at night...
Back to Yasur at night...
We hike to the traditional "village of John Frum" (1,5 hours) - a tribe which prays to the Americans as a god, and who can talk to the volcano.
Near the village, we can swim in hot volcanic springs. At sundown, the men are allowed to take part in a traditional Kava ceremony, a special plant root the tribal elders use to be able to talk to the spirits. The women will stay with the local women behind and prepare the most special of local meals: a pig.
A night, there is dance and singing with the glow of Yasur volcano behind the village. The villagers honor their god and dance all night long. We have the option to overnight in the village, or otherwise to hike back across the ash plane to the bungalows of the Jungle Oasis. Lunch and Dinner in the village.
Acc.: as before (Jungle Oasis) (B, L, D)

Day 5: Flight Tanna - Port Vila, free afternoon

Optional morning visit to Yasur volcano.
Transfer to airport, flight Tanna - Port Vila. Transfer to the hotel, free lunch & afternoon. Farewell dinner at the seafront (not included).
Acc.: hotel in Port Vila as on D1 (B)

Day 6: End of tour

Transfer to airport or own extension (recommended: 1-day tour on Efate).
Acc.: none (B)
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