Lonely Planet review
Mt Yasur dominates the landscape as you travel east across the ash plains. There are many tours up to see the old man; arrange them through your host in Tanna or through a Port Vila tour operator.
Take a horse ride up the volcano. Horses are available at Mountain Brezze, or simply walk, listening to the rumble as you go.
Don’t go up to the rim when the volcano is reaching levels three and four, and make sure you buy some special singed cards to post at Volcano Post (www.vanuatupost.vu), the world’s only postbox on top of a volcano. It’s possible (and very enjoyable) to walk up to the rim from the main road; it takes around 45 minutes.