Essential Vanuatu

6 Days of Unforgettable Adventure

Climbing a volcano included!

The Vacation

Highlights

This vacation package includes:
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Port Vila (3) and Tanna (2)
  • Full day tour of Port Vila & Efate
  • Safari on Tanna including climb to the top of Yasur Volcano
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations' complimentary Travel Protection Plan for US residents

 

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO VANUATU!

This is not only one of the amazing places on the planet, it is home to the happiest people on earth! Vanuatu has 83 islands boasting strong tribal communities, resorts, beaches, and geography from accessible volcanoes to underwater paradises.

Summer is from November to March, the average temperature is 82F and it can be hot, wet and humid. Winter is from April to October with the temperature averaging 73F. Sea temperature varies from 72 to 82F degrees making swimming enjoyable all year round.

 
THE HAVANNAH

4 nights WATERFRONT VILLA Including Breakfast
The Havannah, Vanuatu is your superbly appointed boutique retreat just 30 minutes from Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Havannah combines a breathtaking beachfront location with luxurious comfort to create a romantic and luxurious resort experience for the ultimate Vanuatu holiday.

DAY TWO - PRIVATE TOURING - CHIEF ROI MATA'S DOMAIN TOUR

The Lelepa region communities have only recently developed this fascinating full day tour to Artok or Hat Island, the revered mass burial site of Chief Roi Mata and the fifty or more individuals who accompanied him to the afterlife. Immediately after Roi Mata’s burial, around 400 years ago, a prohibition was imposed on the island preventing people from residing there. The maintenance of this prohibition over four centuries has led to the development of a unique biodiversity on the island, where a number of rare and endemic plant and animal species have found refuge. Visitors will be treated to an exclusive adventure that will provide people with an appreciation of the World Heritage values of this spectacular island and its rich cultural and environmental history.

Highlights include: The breath-taking beauty of Artok’s rich cultural landscape, protected by custom law for over 400 years, the mass burial site of the great Chief Roi Mata, buried with over 50 members of his family and court, a guided tour through an ancient rainforest, unique to Vanuatu, Fels cave – Where the great chief took his last breath, and ancient rock paintings, picturesque afternoon tea/coffee at one of the secluded sandy beaches, scenic boat trips to and from the World Heritage site and BBQ Lunch included.

DAY THREE - PRIVATE TOURING - EFATE ROUND ISLAND TOUR

Stop 1: Iarofa Village - An amazing cultural experience!! Visit and experience our traditional practices and skills, and be mesmerised by custom dancing and an amazing fire-walking display! Stop 2: Blue Lagoon and Eton Beach - Enjoy swimming in this magnificent naturally blue lagoon or at the beautiful white Eton Beach. (refreshments included - fruits in season). Stop 3: Eton Village - Visit Eton Village and its village primary school (when open). Stop 4: Panpang - See the huge ancient banyan trees and learn the difference between the male and female trees and their use by our ancestors. Stop 5: Beachcomber at Takara Lodge - Buffet lunch to live local string band music and enjoy their thermal swimming pools fed by the natural hot springs. Stop 6: WW2 Relics - This is Ernest's story and collection, a man passionate about this part of our rich history. Stop 7: Gideon's Landing - Visit Vanuatu Survivor Beach and and enjoy afternoon coffee / tea. Snorkelling opportunity, if time permits. A visit to the Mele Cascades will also be added to the schedule where suitable.

DAY FOUR - Fly Port Vila to Tanna
WHITEGRASS RESORT

2 nights OCEAN FARE Includes transfers and breakfast
Stunning White Grass Ocean Resort is a haven for even the most weary traveler, as a guest can stay in this idyllic location to laze away many hours under a shady palm or take a dip in the sea.

DAY FIVE - YASUR VOLCANO TOUR

This safari will take you through the Middle Bush area, past the wild horses on the White Grass plains, coffee plantations, many highland villages before reaching Mt Loanialu at 552 metres. Across the ash plain moonscape Isiwi area, terminating at the foot of Mt Yasur. A further 10-15 minutes walk will place you at the crater's edge (dependent on volcano activity at the time), where one can ponder over the awesome power of nature as night falls. A guide will accompany you for informative and safety purposes. Depart at 2.30pm; return at around 8:00pm. (approx. 5.5 hours). 1 hour earlier in winter. The timing of our Volcano Tour ensures the best of everything by: - including a side trip en-route - arriving at the Volcano whilst it is still light, to experience the sun setting and the change in colours - staying after sunset to view the show at night as the molten lava lights up the sky.

DAY SIX - fly tanna to Port Vila

Transgfer tothe airport for your flight to Port Vila

 

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Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Please call for current rates

Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together

Subject to availability

Price is USD based at today's foreign exchange rate

Begins and ends in Port Vila

Land only - does not include airfares

Currency data courtesy coinmill.com

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