John Tasso, Chief Guide


John grew up in Port Vatu and considers the ash plains of the great volcanos his second home. He is one of the most experienced volcano guides in Ambrym, and has made the trek to Mt. Marum hundreds of times. Since 2006, he has guided tours for people all over the world, including celebrities Brad Pitt and Gandolf. John speaks Bislama (the traditional language), French, and English.

John and his family will host meals and activities during your stay.  His home is near the guesthouse, where he lives where he lives with his wife, Sessie, four children, and five nephews.

The Port Vatu Guide Team

Three other guides help John for larger groups or busy weeks.  All grew up in Ambrym, and have many years experience trekking to Marum and Benbow.

George Erick

Adam Masengkon


Dick Zulu


Other Ambrym Guides

John knows guides from villages all over Ambrym, so if you want to visit or hike North or East Ambrym, contact him and he can help arrange your adventure.