Tanna Island is about 1 hour's flight south of Efate Island by twin Otter. A visit to Tanna is a must - here you will see the famous attraction of Mount Yasur volcano, considered to be the safest and most easily accessed volcano in the world. Like all the outer islands, tradition on Tanna is still very strong. To really appreciate this island, especially the volcano, you can stay overnight on Tanna, but we really suggest 2 to 3 nights..
Tanna is also home to the John Frumms. It's certainly an eye opener, seeing an entire culture base its belief system around the Gods living in the U.S.A. who are responsible for the 'magical' manufacturing of such goods as radios and jeeps, fridges and just about every other manufactured item that can not be fashioned from the jungle or the sea.
We recommend when visiting the volcano to wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. Yasur volcano is quite small and the bus or pickup will drop you within 5-6 minutes walk of the crater's lip. At night, guides provide torches and night time is, of course, the most spectacular for the fiery display of erupting lava. Whilst Yasur is considered very safe and is constantly monitored, it is a live volcano. There are no hand or safety rails and although no-one has fallen in, three people have been killed over the years because they wandered to lower, unsafe areas 'downwind' of spurting lava. On some occasions, generally after particularly wet Wet seasons the very lip of the main vent is closed to the public as lava rocks bigger than Buicks are spurting higher than the rim and may fall in unexpected places. It is, however, equally spectacular from a distance.
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