Nearly 2000 kilometers from the east coast of Australia lies the nation of Vanuatu, a string of islands of incomparable beauty. Accessible only by plane or boat, the islands are home to rainforests, volcanoes, crystal blue bays and towering mountains. There are plenty of land tours of the islands, but nothing can compare to seeing the landscape from the air. Tourists can take advantage of scenic flights that offer a birds-eye view of the islands that can’t be equaled from the land.
The largest of the nearly 82 islands of Vanuatu archipelago is Espiritu Santo. Scenic flights over Espiritu Santo include incredible views of the mountain range that hugs the west coast of the island. The four highest peaks in Vanuatu, including Mt. Tabwemasana and Mt. Kotamtam, are all found here. Scenic flights take passengers soaring over the mountains and down into ravines filled with cascading waterfalls. The beauty of the land will leave visitors speechless.
Tanna Island, also called the Island of Fire, is home to Mt. Yasur. This is the most active accessible volcano in the world. Tourists will be in awe when their scenic tour flies directly over the crater and they can peer down into the churning cauldron. Five other active volcanoes are also found in Vanuatu and can be seen from any of a number of scenic air tours. Scenic tours originating near Port Vila, the capital city on the island of Efate, often include Lopevi Island with its active volcano that rises 4700 feet directly out of the ocean. Night tours over volcanoes offer exciting views of glowing red magma against a midnight blue sky.
From deep green jungles to deep blue bays, air tours of Vanuatu are a feast for the eyes. The islands seem to be sprinkled across the sparkling Coral Sea like blue-green jewels. Visit between May and October, when the weather is picture-perfect, and delight in breathtaking scenery that dazzles the senses. Scenic air tours range from short trips that give the visitor a quick view of the area to day-long tours that bring guests to one beautiful location after another. Flights can include stopovers for romantic picnics on secluded beaches or a swim in Maewo’s cascading waterfalls.
There are many unique and exciting air tours available in Vanuatu. Each one is more exciting than the next, and all offer the visitor an opportunity to see this beautiful nation from the best vantage point imaginable. Come to Vanuatu and experience the wonder and glory of the islands from the air. It is an experience you will never forget.