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 Volcanoes

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.

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Active Volcano Experience – Helicopter


A$1590.00 per person

Minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 4 per booking.

Tour Duration:                

2.5 Hours Flight

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What to Bring:

  • Camera – you will have some wonderful opportunities to get great shots!
  • Bring an extra warm layer of clothing for when you are on top of the volcano

Tour Inclusions:

  • Glass Bottom Boat transfer from Office to helipad
  • Communications system to talk to you pilot and other passengers
  • Commentary from the pilot.

Additional Info:

  • All our flights have a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 3. If you have a group of 4 or more please emails us on
  • Flight times and routes may vary due to weather.
  • Vanuatu Helicopter fly  two helicopters: A R44 Clipper II, and a Robinson R66.
  • We abide by the Vanuatu Civil Aviation Authority, which has the same regulations as New Zealand Civil Aviation
  • All pilots are from New Zealand and hold New Zealand Helicopter pilot licenses.
  • The helicopters have a seat restriction of 130kg per seat.
  • There are no special dress requirements, but everyone must were shirts and shoes.
  • There are no age restrictions.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years old.

Located next to the Nambawan Cafe on the Seawall, Port Vila. Vanuatu Helicopters depart from the Cafe, so just make your way down there and Check-In at the Helicopter Counter.