Essential Information: Tour Guides & Volcano Safety
Adventure Tourism always has an element of risk, that’s why it’s called “Adventure” tourism. Risks are managed through a comprehensive assessment process to ensure they remain at an acceptable level. Your safety is important to us so we provide specific information on each of our adventure activities. These include health and fitness requirements, what to bring, and general information. This information is with your booking itinerary or request at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is recommended you regularly monitor the current geological conditions on Ambrym via the Vanuatu Geo-hazards Department website. Ambrym volcanoes are active volcanoes and subject to change with very little notice. We recommend you get full cancellation insurance in case the the volcano alert level raises to unsafe levels and you need to cancel your trip. Please see below the link to this valuable information.
The Alert Level for Ambrym Volcano remains at Level 2.
This means that its volcanic activity is in the major unrest stage. At this Alert Level, the volcanic activity is likely to remain at the same level for a while or decrease at any time but this volcano activity could also increase from any of the active craters of Benbow and Marum (including Maben-Mbwelesu, Niri-Mbwelesu and Mbwelesu). The area of risk remains in the caldera.
The permanent Exclusion Zone at Benbow and the Danger Zone A at Marum are closed (Shouldn’t be Access) and the Danger Zone B is opened (Could be Access) (See photo below).
This is another reminder to all visitors to observe this volcano away from the Exclusion Zone which is about 1 Km radius from Benbow and Danger Zone A about 2.7 Km radius from Marum to avoid volcanic projectiles, gases, ashes and any other volcano activity related incidents. Volcanic gas and ashes can also affect villages that are exposed to trade winds.
See the safety map and visitors Fact-Sheet of Ambrym volcano at the Vanuatu Geohazards website:
All communities, villages, visitors and travel agencies have to seriously consider this information.
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department will continue to closely monitor this volcano activity. More information will be provided accordingly when necessary.
Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department
National Geohazards Observatory
Telephone: (678) 24686, Fax: (678) 22310
Ambrym Volcano Alert Bulletin N°04, 19th April 2017