Hike an active volcano
Stay ina remote village homestay
A waterfall walk
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.