Guides

John Tasso, Chief Guide

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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

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

James Melip

James-Melip

DaLisa Tomo

DaLisa-Tomo

Adam Masengkon

Adam-Masengkon

Dick Zulu

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.