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Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea

- 15 days volcano and photo expedition to Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes, Vanuatu -

Dates StatusPrice p.p. (€)SRS (*)participants
20 May - 3 Jun 2018booked out3290 €  ? 225 €  ? 4-8 Booking inquiry
22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018guaranteed3290 €  ? 225 €  ? 4-8 Booking inquiry
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018space available3290 €  ? 225 €  ? 4-8 Booking inquiry
29 May - 12 Jun 2019space available3450 €  ? 260 €  ? 4-8 Booking inquiry
(*) Single room supplement

Prices for private tours at custom dates: on request

Included:

  • All transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Charter flight Port Vila to Ambrym with scenic rounds over Lopevi and Ambrym volcanoes (great for aerial shots!) (min 4 participants)
  • Domestic flights between Efate, Ambrym and Tanna
  • Full board on Vanuatu (including table water) except a few meals as specified
  • Accommodation in guesthouses, hotels and camping
  • Porters, camp hands and local guides
  • Camp kitchen
  • Volcanologist guide / expedition organizer (Yashmin Chebli)

Not included:

  • Travel to and from Vaunatu
  • Mandatory personal trip cancellation / medical insurance
  • Extra drinks and few meals (3x lunch)
  • Tents (you can borrow one from us at extra cost)
  • Personal camping equipment: sleeping bag & sleeping mattress
  • Tips for local staff

Discounts:

Returning customers receive 5% (or 8% - if you have been on at least 3 trips with us) discount on the base tour price.
Group booking discount: If at least 4 people together book this trip, 5% (additional) discount is given, combineable to a maximum of 10%.

Important note:

Early booking essential: Due to the limited availability of flights and numerous logistic challenges involved in this expedition, you should sign up at least 6 months in advance. This is also normally the date when we need to decide whether or not a tour can run.
If you sign up at least 9 months in advance, you receive 100 EUR early booking discount.

Additional info:

Physical requirements:

The climb up to and down to the Ambrym caldera is strenuous and takes about 4-6 hours in often hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. Inside the caldera, the hikes from the base camp to the volcanoes take about 1-2 hours.
Camping inside the caldera is adventurous, and will not offer much comfort, but the experience will be rewarding! No special skills are required to descent on the first terrace of Bembow volcano (-180m).
Hiking up Yasur Volcano is easy and takes about 1 hour.

Arrival info:

The tour starts and ends in the capital Port Vila on Efate Island where international flights arrive (usually from Brisbane or Sydney in Australia or via Aukland New Zealand). Participants normally arrange their own flight tickets, but on request we can help with that.
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