Tanna – Mt Yasur Volcano Day Tour

Mt Yasur Volcano fireworks up close and personal

Vanuatu Volcano Day Tour from Port Vila to Tanna Island’s Mt Yasur Volcano

Tanna – Mt Yasur Volcano Day Tour

A tour to Tanna Island to view Vanuatu’s famous Mt Yasur Volcano is an experience of a lifetime. Mt Yasur Volcano, on the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna, is probably the archipelago’s most iconic landmark, and justly so. The locals cannot remember a time when Tanna Volcano wasn’t coughing up its blazing entrails, shooting lava bombs and a volcanic ash cloud hundreds of meters into the air, every few minutes. Leaving Vanuatu without having witnessed ‘up close and personal’ the Mt Yasur Volcano fireworks phenomena is akin to not seeing the Eiffel Tower when visiting Paris!

Resort/hotel pick up and transfers to Port Vila Domestic Airport (within Port Vila)

Return scenic flight to Tanna (does not include a scenic flight over the volcano itself)

4WD safari adventure across Tanna Island

Mt Yasur Volcano entry fee

Guided Tour of Mt Yasur Volcano

Picnic Lunch on the volcano

Are You Ready For a Real Adventure?

One of the world’s most amazing day trips

Soon after arrival at Port Vila Airport and a simple check-in process, you will meet your Air Taxi Pilot and board your aircraft; it is a friendly and informal affair. After approximately one hour flying over the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, you’ll touch down at Tanna’s White Grass Airport. Here, you will be met by your friendly Mt Yasur Volcano Safari staff. The Tanna Volcano 4 wheel drive safari takes you through lush rain forest, past coffee plantations, native villages, over rugged mountain passes and across Mt Yasur Volcano’s moon like ash plain, to the world’s most active and accessible volcano.

A ten minute ash dune climb will see you at the crater’s edge where one of the most breath taking natural experiences of your life awaits. Once the photography is over and you’ve had your picnic lunch, it’s time to head back to Tanna Airport for the return flight back to Port Vila.

In addition to a Day Tour to Tanna Volcano, we also offer Overnight and Best of Tanna Tours. These options are slightly more expensive but the Mt Yasur Volcano fireworks display is all the more impressive when it gets dark.

Tour Details

Flight time: 2 hours return

Price: Adults: Vt 59,000 pp (AUD conversion)
Children: Vt 39,000 (under 12 years)

Tour duration: All Day (Pick-up at 0715, drop-off at 1630)

Days available: Every day, on demand


0715  Pick-up from your resort
0800  Check-in
0900  Take off from Port Vila
1000  Arrive at Tanna Airport
1130  Arrive at Mt Yasur Volcano
1245  Picnic Lunch
1315  Leave Mt Yasur Volcano
1445  Take-off from Tanna
1545  Arrive in Port Vila
1630  Drop off at your resort

times subject to variation

Price Beat Guarantee

While we believe we offer the best prices for tours to Tanna Volcano, if you are quoted a better price from another operator for a similar Tour to Tanna, we will happily beat it!

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Alice M
Alice M
Easy, reliable access to the Torres Islands, Vanuatu. Ayden made our Christmas Day absolutely wonderful! He is a very diligent and capable pilot. He was responsible for our flight from checking in to leaving. He was so great with the kids and made the trip really fun for all of us. We could not have been happier to share our first family Christmas Day in Torres with him. Customer service at Air Taxi Vanuatu was nambawan. Ayden’s knowledge and respect of melanesian culture enriched our experience. Thankyu tumas Ayden - hopefully you have encouraged two young niVans to become pilots.
A must do in Vanuatu My sister and I decided to do the overnight tour to Mt Yasur with AirTaxi and we are so grateful we did! If you come to Vanuatu this has to be Number 1 on your list. A scenic flight to Tanna Island, including flying over the volcano. A scenic drive to the volcano through the island in the back of the Ute with locals saying hello to you. A very fun bumpy drive up to the volcano through its ash and valleys. A very fun and thrilling walk upto the volcano's crater and a very beautiful sunset to accompany us with the volcanoes exploding lava. A drive back to the hotel in pitch black darkness (a lot of fun) and a beautiful hotel (whitegrass) with breakfast to wake up in all for $940 AUD. Loved the people who interacted with us and provided their services. From Meliana on the emails, phones and payments. To Josh our pilot, Our local driver to the volcano and back who let me play some reggaeton music as per his genre request and our local guides, Ben (& can't remember the other guy's name) upto the mountain who were super helpful, fun and patient. Also to the lovely local people at the stopover in the mini museum before driving up to the volcano, Thank you.Thank you Air Taxi.
Tanna Overnight We had a wonderful time on the overnight tour to Tanna. Matt is an excellent pilot and a lovely guy. He is very professional and also fun. Meliana was very good with bookings and communication and the transfer team were great as well. My niece and I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks!
Amazing experience I had Such a good time, Ken was kind and polite ! His ability to circle the fiery abyss of the tanna volcano made the whole flight amazing. Fantastic experience Thank you air taxi and pilot Ken will for sure be recommend.
Smooth Flight, knowledgeable staff We used air taxi to fly Vila to Tanna and were not disappointed! Our pilot Oliver was exceptional in his knowledge of the islands and provided a relaxing and smooth trip with stunning views. Once in a life time experience!
Pierre-Luc C
Pierre-Luc C
Smooth Ride We had to organise a last minute trip to the banks and Air Taxi was able to accommodate us without a problem. Olivier flew us from Vila to Gaua, Vanuatu Lava and back in a day with the smoothest landings.
Saved the day Our main reason for visiting Vanuatu was Yasur volcano and we almost missed it after Air Vanuatu cancelled our flights to Tanna twice. Thankfully Air Taxi has this overnight package which includes flying over the volcano and staying 2-3 hours at sunset on the volcano. Everything worked out smoothly as included in their program. They were 8 of us and Oliver the pilot on the plane and had a very smooth flight to and from Tanna on their 10 seater planes. Overall a very good experience with Air Taxi.
Dedication to the industry! I have only ever heard good things about Airtaxi; but from the very first encounter, the friendly Steven was there to check in the whole retinue, promptly weighing and sorting all the luggage. During the wait for the preparation of the flight, he was busy filing the required paperwork, sorting out the weather and organising the logistical airside operations for the plane. In my opinion, I believe Airtaxi would just be another charter company without the dedication and love towards aviation that was shown in my recent and continued encounters.
AMAZING! Saved the day when we were ditched by Air Vanuatu When Air Vanuatu left us stranded at the airport and at risk of missing out on Tanna Island and the Volcano Air Taxi were more than happy to help. They charged a very fair price for 2 seats on a charter plane and offered to store our luggage for free. Josh the Pilot was awesome! He helped us out by arranging us a car to get to the Volcano because the airport was empty on arrival. The flight was directly over the volcano and you could see pools of lava below. Could not recommend this service more.
Melville S
Melville S
Amazing We (two couples one from France, other from Italy and I from Australia) had a memorable overnight trip to Mt Yasur, Tanna with AirTaxi. Meliana at AirTaxi, Port Vila was very helpful. Even though we flew out of Port Vila in the rain our pilot Aiden did a great job in keeping us informed and calm all the way (he did not over promise). We were picked up from Tanna airport by the four-wheel drive crew (Richard and his father-in-law) and driven part way up Mt Yasur. The drive was through rough terrain, but the drivers were very skilled. Mt Yasur put on a spectacular display after sunset. Because of cloud cover Aiden was not able to fly over the volcano the evening we arrived in Tanna, but he made up for it on our return trip the following morning. Pilot Aiden is such a professional that we were able peak into the bowels of the bubbling volcano. Thank you, Aiden.

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Photo of tour guide at the lip of Mt Yasur volcano


  • Strictest safety standards. Safety and customer comfort is at the forefront of our operation.
  • All our aircraft are high-wing, to ensure the best views of the sights below.
  • Small passenger numbers means personal attention to each & every customer.
  • The convenience of not having to wait around for a scheduled flight service.
  • No aisle seats.
  • No arduous check-in formalities.
  • Price beat guarantee.


  • Tours operate on demand.
  • Flights fill up fast so early booking is recommended.
  • Closed shoes recommended.
  • We would also like to remind ALL customers to bring sunglasses (or some form of eye protection) and a scarf, mask or other face covering option to help protect against volcanic ash.
  • Bring your favourite snacks.
  • Pack sunscreen.
  • In winter, bring a warm top.
  • Bring a tripod if you’re a keen photographer.
  • 5kg bag limit per person (in soft bags).
  • Airport taxes (Vt400 per person) not included.
  • Bring a suitable amount of cash for postcards & souvenirs.
  • Surcharge for passengers 115kgs+, maximum weight 130kgs.
  • Does not include a scenic flight over the volcano itself
Photo of people at the edge of Mt Yasur live volcano


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