Active Volcano Experience – Helicopter
Flight and tour time Approx. 2.5hrs
This would have to be one of the most spectacular day trips you could do in the world. Where else can you stand of the rim of a volcano and look down into the belly of the earth to the bubbling lava below? The helicopter flight from Port Vila to the island of Ambrym is spectacular enough in itself: flying over stunning reefs and past tropical white sand beaches. You will pass the remote islands of Emae, Epi, Makira and Paama before reaching Ambrym.
The 2 volcanoes, Mt Marum and Mt Benbow, dominate the centre of the island. The caldera and ash fields cover 100 square kilometers. The helicopter will take you right up to the rim giving you a view right into the depths of these active volcanoes. The helicopter then sets down on the ash plain and you will be guided to the edge of a 400m cliff. Don’t worry, we take safety seriously and you will be wearing a harness tied off to a fixed anchor point. So you can peer over the edge, right into the volcano and see the boiling magma below. Do not miss this trip of a lifetime!
Sometimes due to the activity on the volcano this tour may not be available.