Mount Yasur, Tanna Island

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Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Yasur, an active volcano on Tanna Island that has been erupting continuously for 800 years. Mild eruptions still occur several times an hour. Despite its activity, visitors can approach this attraction safely according to strict government guidelines. Consider visiting late in the day so you can view the eruptions during both daylight and nighttime. Access involves a bumpy ride on rough roads and a short hike to the viewing point. When you go, keep in mind Captain James Cook himself was once drawn to the island by the volcano's glowing light and tried to climb the attraction before villagers stopped him, saying the volcano was sacred. Arrange your visit to Mount Yasur and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tanna Island using our Tanna Island day trip planning tool .
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  • From White Grass until the volcano has been a long road, but approach, this enabled us to see the volcano remotely, with its plume of smoke. On-site organization was perfect. We especially enjoyed the friendliness of our guide Daniel. The show at the top is extraordinary. Arrived at the edge of the crater around 16:30 we were able to attend a splendid sunset on the mountains around. Nightfall the volcano show filled us with emotion. It really is a site not to be missed :-)
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  • Most people, us included, went to Tanna to see the volcano and I don't think anyone was disappointed, the volcano was really a unique experience. How many volcanos are there where you can walk up to t...  more »
  • My whole reason for visiting Vanuatu on this trip was to see Mt Yasur volcano on Tanna Island at night. My expectations were far exceeded. Where else in the world can you ascend an active volcano and ...  more »
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  • The volcano is amazing. A moderate walk, steep in parts, but it's worth it. Amazing views of an actively erupting volcano. Sulfur, ash fall, steam, explosions, noise and drama. It's all right in front of you. Guides are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Wear sturdy shoes with ankle support and closed toes for the hike, and consider bringing a bandanna in case the wind blows gasses or ash in your direction. BRING YOUR CAMERA.
  • Very yummy volcano. I rate it 4 out of 5. Too hot. It was so hot it sent me to the hospital with burns.
  • Real chance to see active volcano. Moderate walk uphill after car parking.
  • I love it but it doesnt support the blacks
  • Dangerous .April fools 😄
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