Trip 5 : Mt Yasur Blue-Cave.
Tour, Walk, Meal, and Accommodation Inclusions.
Day 1 - Giant Banyan, West Coast, Blackmantown.
The Giant Banyan, West Coast and Blackmantown tour provides a snapshot of life along the more populated West coast of Tanna Island, with a wide variety of scenery, island commerce, and community life manifesting itself. Features include:
An Ancient Giant Banyan Tree.
Scenic Coastal Fringe Excursion.
Tanna's Central Marketplace.
Day 1 - Classic Mt Yasur Tour.
Seeing Mt Yasur Volcano is definitely a highlight of visiting Tanna Island, and the volcano rarely disappoints, revealing itself with a fiery display of flying Magma, thunderous noise, and flashes of exploding light. The dusk tour provides exception viewing:
Tanna Island Views.
Traverse the Ash Plain.
Being at the Volcano Rim.
An Evening Spectacle.
Day 2 - Blue Cave Tour
The Blue Cave explores the isolated North-eastern coastline and investigates the significant cathedral cavern that has formed at its nothern point. Entry to the Blue Cave is through a opening in its coral sea wall, and once inside visitors experience the silence and solitude often found in churches. Depending on cloud cover, and time of day a light-shaft provides a surreal atmosphere. Highlights include :
Northern Coastline Traverse .
Blue Cave Experience.
Snorkelling (weather & time permitting).
Day 3 - Middlebush Kastom Walk and Black Magic.
Kastom trails are an important part of Tannese life and remain the principal means of interaction between villages. Most visitors are unaware of their existence along with their cultural significance and a guided walk provides travellers with glimpses of village life while ensuring Tannese kastom protocols are observed.
Tannese Kastom Trails.
Black Magic Show.
Meals During Stay - Rachel's Restaurant
Rachel's Restaurant is a pivotal part of the Tanna-Adventures tourism facility located in the Middlebush Highlands, situated on a gental escarpment overlooking the East coast. As well as amazing views, Rachel's meals are complimented on by visitors:
Plat Du Jour Meals.
Fantastic East Coast Views.
Situated in a Rural Setting.
Accommodation Option 1 - Muma's Nima.
Muma's Nima is the foremost accommodation at Tanna-Adventures and is situated on an exquisite site with unobstructed views of surrounding landscapes, including Mt Yasur Volcano.
A Panoramic Vista.
Comfortable Queen Bed.
Sleeps up to four (4) people.
Accommodation Option 2 - Jack's Nima.
Jacks's Nima provides economical accommodation at Tanna-Adventures and is situated on an sublime site with awesome views, including that of Mt Yasur Volcano.
Large Covered Deck.
Comfortable Queen Bed.
Sleeps up to three (3) people.
Trip Information : Yasur Big-Day Blue-Cave
|Price Details||Muma's Nima|
|AUD 190||AUD 190||AUD 290|
|AUD 45||AUD 45||AUD 45|
|AUD 120||AUD 120||AUD 120|
|min 1 pax||min 1 pax||Nil|
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off.
See & Do Trips are tailored for guest pick-up and drop-off at Tanna airport located on the whitegrass coast. Pick-up and drop-off from other locations is available (please inquire as a transfer charge may apply).
Fitness and Health Levels.
The tour is designed for people in relatively good health and fitness, and who can swim. Specific information on each tour or walk is detailed on their respective web-pages.
The Trip includes all transport, accommodation, meals, entrance fees, guides and drivers for the itinerary included in the Trip. While unlikely, anything requested outside of the detailed Trip may incur a supplementry charge.
What to Bring.
Specific information on each tour or walk is detailed on its respective Tour information page.
Participants should dress to suit the weather and an information sheet is provided subsequent to making a booking. While tramping boots are not required for either the Mt Yasur visit or the walks, closed-in footwear that is robust should be included within participants luggage. Similar to most Vanuatu islands, the coastal reaches have a multitude of coral formations, while Mt Yasur is strewn with rugged lava shapes and boulders. Sturdy flip-flops are also a must with semi-closed in crocs being popular when walking along beaches and through streams. It is also recommended that sunscreen is taken along with a cap or hat.
Participants should bring suitable flasks so that they are able to carry sufficient water for each day. Boiled springwater is available from Rachel's restaurant. A small carry-all travel pack per couple (or every two people) is advisable to hold any spare clothes, water, sun-screen, and camera's as required.
TRIP 6 - Blue Cave Tour does not operate on a Saturday.
The owners of the Blue Cave are SDA church and as a consequence prohibit the operation of the Blue Cave Tour on a Saturday. Therefore when this happens, the walk on Day 3 and the Blue Cave on Day 2 will be swapped to suit.
All See & Do Trips require a minimum number of two(2) people for them to proceed.
Single travellers are able to be a part of tours that are proceeding, or where more than one single shows interest for a specific date, then we are able to make up minimum numbers accordingly. Single travellers should contact us directly through our inquiry form to organise.
Booking Cut-Off Period.
Online bookings are accepted up to 36 hours prior to the scheduled trip date under consideration. For example, a cut-off of online bookings occurs at midnight on Wednesday night for a trip commencing at lunchtime on the following Friday.
Where bookings are wanted to be made closer than 36 hours to the scheduled tour, these should be requested through our inquiry form. Such late bookings may or may not be possible and are dependent on communications on the island amongst other factors.
Bookings : Deposits and Final Payments.
All bookings can be confirmed with the payment of a booking Deposit or alternatively bookings can be paid in Full. Payments can be made by Bank Transfer (cleared funds) or Credit Card.
On payment of a deposit customers receive a booking acknowledgement, including a booking statement of all payments made and due. The remaining Final Payment shall be received no later than fourteen(14) days prior to the day of the booking. Once the Final Payment is received, customers are sent their Formal Documents in respect to their bookings
Alternatively, customers can choose to make Full Payment at the time of booking, and will be issued their Formal Documents immediately.
Prices are Contingent on Entrance Fees at 1st April.
Our Prices are made up from a number of items, attraction entrance fees included.
In recent years, the Mt Yasur Volcano administration has taken to increase entrance fees at extremely short notice, effective at 1st April year to year. Other Kastom owned attractions have subsequently followed suit, including the Blue Cave, and its associated boat trip. Consequently, our costs are "Contingent", and any differential in entrance fees + boat trip, either side of 1st April are payable as an extra to the booking.
Increases due to "Contingent" entrance fees affect very few people, and are only relevant to bookings that are made prior to 1st April for a scheduled date occurring after 1st April. The majority of bookings are made after 1st April and are not affected in any way.
Full Terms and Conditions of Making a Booking.
Full Terms and Conditions regarding making a booking with Vanuatu Traveller are available here and all customers should take the time read and be comfortable with them. Should you have any questions please contact us via the contact form.