Why you'll love this trip
Encounter the cargo cult communities of Tanna and see for yourself how these indigenous villages have incorporated WWII iconography into their religious traditions.
Hike to the rim of Mt Yasur, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and watch the smoke and lava billowing (from a safe distance, of course).
Snorkel in the clear waters around Nguna and see the remarkable coral reef that is protected as part of a marine reserve.
Go beyond the walled-off resorts and discover the beauty and cultures of Vanuatu. Trek, paddle, swim and snorkel in some of the most beautiful places in the tropics.
Trek through the towering rainforest to find a banyan tree that is said to be the largest in the world, with hundreds of prop roots that support it.
Is this trip right for you?
Your accommodation in Tanna and Nguna is in traditional bamboo bungalows. These have standard beds with mosquito nets and bathroom facilities, but showers are cold water only. Your meals on these islands will be home-cooked with love by the village mamas using fresh, organic produce from the gardens and the sea.
Part of travelling with Intrepid is respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. In Vanuatu, female travellers can be respectful by wearing clothing that covers from shoulder to knee when outside the hotel pool area. An old t-shirt and a pair of board shorts are a good alternative to bikinis for island snorkelling adventures!
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
Meals7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
TransportPrivate vehicle, Boat, Plane
AccommodationHotel (4 nights), Beach bungalow (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
- Rentapao River - Kayaking
- Rentapao River - Rentapao Cascades
- Rentapao River - French-style lunch
- Tanna - Rainforest trek
- Tanna - World's largest banyan tree
- Tanna - Mt Yasur
- Tanna - Kastom village visit
- Tanna - Rainforest & John Frum cargo cult villages trek
- Tanna - Port Resolution
- Tanna - Hot Springs
- Nguna Island - Snorkelling
- Nguna Island - Tree planting activity
- Nguna Island - Taloa Village visit
- Emua Village - Beachfront lunch