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Vanuatu Discover the Paradise Iles

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Vanuatu!

Arrival in Port Vila international airport. Meet and greet, then transfer to your accommodation.

Visited:
Port Vila
Accomodation
Fatumaru Lodge (Port Vila)

Day 2: Efate’s Round Island Tour

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Departure from your hotel by the South for an Efate’s round island tour. The first stop will be the Iarofa traditional village. Visit and experience our traditional practices and skills, and be mesmerised by custom dancing and an amazing fire-walking display! Then enjoy morning refreshment with local fresh fruits at Blue Lagoon with the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the blue hole. Visit Eton Village and its Primary School. You are welcome to participate to the life of this school by bringing some stationery for the Kids. At Pang Pang village a small bush walk will make you discover the Big banyan Trees and listen to some Ni-Vanuatu’s stories around these magnificent trees. Lots of villages still continue using dances to celebrate different level of human lives. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant - Try the local food with this fabulous Melanesian Buffet Lunch.

Enjoy a short walk on the white sandy beach or a swim in the turquoise lagoon. On the way back to your hotel, stop at the old American airstrip and at the Second World War Museum where Ernest will share with you his passion for this historic period. Continuing your journey, the tour ends with an afternoon tea at the Havannah Harbour. Return to your hotel.

Visited:
Port Vila
Accomodation
Fatumaru Lodge (Port Vila)

Day 3: Congoola Cruise

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Pick up at the hotel between 8.00 – 8.20am you’ll have a 35/40 min scenic drive through the green jungle clad backdrops to join Port Havannah Harbour on the North West of Efate where starts the cruise. You cruise the tranquil waters of the Harbour, across to Tranquillity Island Resort to visit the Turtle Conservation Rookery  –  Enquire about  sponsoring a Baby Turtle! Afterwards, onto  the beautiful white sandy beach of one of the secluded coves of our “Sun and Moon Bay” which is part of the wilderness area of Tranquillity Island Resor. Enjoy a dip in the clear crystal water, snorkel the reef, savour our delicious Beach Barbecue, feed the tame fish, or simply experience toes in the sand and relax in the shade or soak up the sun with a cool drink or two.

Later in the afternoon it is back on board Coongoola for afternoon tea. Winds permitting, the sails go up for a quiet sail, then we head back in to Havannah Harbour to see our dolphin friends before going heading back to our mooring. Then it is back to the other world again. Dinner on own arrangements and overnight in your hotel.

Visited:
Port Vila
Accomodation
Fatumaru Lodge (Port Vila)

Day 4: Transfer to Tanna

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Transfer to Port Vila domestic airport and take off for Tanna Island. Arrive and meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Departure for the excursion to the Yasur volcano. This tour brings you through the sumptuous plains of White Grass where live wild horses. You will pass coffee plantations and villages until the Mount Loanialu culminating at 552 meters. After the lunar landscape in the Isiwi region, you will reach the top of the Mount Yasur. A 15 minutes walk brings you at the edge of the crater where you will appreciate the amazing power of nature. Return to the hotel in the evening - We advise you to book your dinner before leaving the hotel.

Visited:
Port Vila Tanna
Accomodation
Whitegrass Resort (Tanna)

Day 5: Visit of a traditional village

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Discover a truly local village where custom is more than alive! The village is in the middle of a tropical forest and the inhabitants are almost self sufficient. This is one of the last villages where the way of life did not change since many years. Their language is different from Bishlama, women were only a topless and men wear nambas penis purse and neonos. People still live like their ancestors used to. Children learn this way of life and all the customs to the school in the village. Lunch at leisure.

Visited:
Tanna
Accomodation
Whitegrass Resort (Tanna)

Day 6: Optional Activities in Tanna

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel.

Optional tours (80 AUD per person, per tour): Black Magic and Kava Tasting Tour Experience the rituals of Black Magic practiced by a Warrior Tribe in the
highlands of Tanna which are still used today on rival villages. See the art of ambush in action, traditional weapons and the traditional way of preparing Kava before tasting it. Louniel Surf Beach and Waterfall Safari Experience a magnificent 40m waterfall where you can swim beneath its
cascading waters. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the spectacular black sand surf beach on the east coast of Tanna before a swim or surf on body boards provided.

Visited:
Tanna
Accomodation
Whitegrass Resort (Tanna)

Day 7: Santo by Plane

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Transfer to Tanna domestic airport. Arrival in Port Vila for your connecting flight to Santo. Arrival, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Visited:
Tanna Port Vila Santo

Day 8: Champagne Beach and Blue Hole

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Departure for your full day excursion to Champagne Beach and the Blue Hole. This day combines beautiful natural landscapes and relaxing time. Drive to the north east coast of Santo island up to Champagne beach, a magnificent white sand beach. Take some time for snorkelling. Lunch included at Lonnoc Beach.
Continuation to Nanda Blue Hole where its cool crystal blue water pool lying amidst the natural green forest. It is a forty minutes drive from Luganville town to shark bay on the eastern side of Santo. Dinner on own arrangements and overnight in your hotel.

Visited:
Santo

Day 9: Day at leisure in Santo

Breakfasts at the restaurant of your hotel. Days and meals at leisure in Santo. Overnights in your hotel.

Visited:
Santo

Day 10: Free day

Breakfasts at the restaurant of your hotel. Days and meals at leisure in Santo. Overnights in your hotel.

Visited:
Santo

Day 11: Departure

Breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Day and lunch at leisure until your transfer to Santo airport for your international flight via Vila.

Visited:
Santo Port Vila Brisbane

Port Vila Tanna Santo Brisbane

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,840 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person £1,840

Included in price:

  • Accommodation: as mentioned above
  • Meals and Tours: as mentioned above
  • Domestic Flights Vila / Tanna / Santo / Vila
  • Taxes: VAT

Not included in price:

  • International airfares and their airport taxes, departure taxes in domestic airports
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature such as mini-bar, beverages, hotel porterage,laundry service, room service, telephone calls, etc
  • Any Government taxes or duties that may be introduced

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