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Wildcrafted Traveller

Vanuatu

Remote Volcano Hiking

Learn about local spirits from people who live at the foot of this remote volcano. This hiking adventure is for the fitter traveller and those who want a particularly remote island adventure.
From: £925
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Key Activities Include:
  • Hike an active volcano

  • River kayaking

  • Stay ina remote village homestay

  • A waterfall walk

Landing on a grass runway on a tiny, palm filled island with volcanoes on the distant horizon, made us feel like we we on another planet. The village was pristine and quaint, a secret well worth keeping!
Sanna Whittner June 8, 2015
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
Taste Of The Island

Vanuatu is speckled with passionate foodies. Melanesian food with a strong French influence give a great foundation for food lovers to enjoy this tropical paradise.

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 03/04/2017
    £925
    Available
  • 01/05/2017
    £925
    Available
  • 05/06/2017
    £925
    Available
  • 03/07/2017
    £925
    Available
  • 07/08/2017
    £925
    Available
  • 04/09/2017
    £925
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • River kayaking
  • Camping on the ash plains of an active volcano
  • A remote, traditional village homestay
  • A personal show of the native dance and tour of hunting practices
  • Waterfall walk
  • Half day trip into Port vila to visit the local tropical market and French cafes
  • Cycle hire
Excluded:
  • Domestic flights
Accommodation Details

From the eco lodge owner:

“Melanesian food, custom dances, kava tasting or visit of the various museums: take advantage of your stop in Port-Vila to learn more and therefore decrypt what you will see during your stay. We are working on an “initiation to custom” formula, in the meantime, we can guide you in your discoveries: history, plants & flowers, art & customs. We will advise you for the “must go-to” places and key people.”

Village life

Village life is simple and remote, let go off all your technology and absorb this traditional and unique experience. We have met these lovely people personally so we know they will welcome you like old friends. All you need is a smile and open heart, not just a cliche, its so surprising how far it reaches.

Activities
Detailed Itinerary

Monday

Starting in Port Vila, you will be taken to a cascading waterfall where you’ll taker a meandering   and relaxing walk up river. A beautiful way to start your trip.

Tuesday

Pascal or one of his dedicated team will take you on a relaxing river kayaking excursion where you will be briefed about your forthcoming adventure while learning about the local eco system.

Wednesday

Take a one hour flight from Port Vila to the volcanic island where your specialist, local guide will meet you. A four wheel truck will take you to the start of your six hour, easy, meandering trek to the volcano. Here you will settle in your camp located on the ash plain, a safe distance from the volcano but close enough to feel its magic!

Thursday

Today your trek takes you to the caldera where you will be able to marvel at the force and size of this active volcano. Then on, over ash tundra and through lowland river beds to the forest which winds up and down to the coast and then on to your remote village homestay where you will be warmly welcomed by Walter and his loving family.

Friday

Spend the day relaxing and take a cultural tour with Richard. You will see ceremonial dancing; ‘kastom’ medicine plants; black magic; local traps; carvings and the ancient craft of sand drawing.

Saturday

Visit the beach, help make ‘laplap’ for dinner and try their traditional root drink kava. This is a time to relax and take in the special experience and share stories with your new village friends.

Sunday

Travel by open 4 wheel drive truck to the airport through forest and past tribal villages to take a morning flight to Port Vila where you can extend on for some surfing, island tours, horse riding, diving or relaxing in paradise. Just let us know and we will help you plan your stay.

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