There are a number of
Efate (main island) departing from your hotel. However, we recommend you
think about organising a couple of them yourself. Not that they're badly
run, but they are a little expensive considering how easily you can do
them yourself by bus or taxi. This also gives you the freedom to spend
as little or as much time as you wish. Hideaway Island and Cascades
Waterfall for example will cost VT200 per adult and VT100 per child each
way in a local bus (the driver will usually offer to come back at a
designated time to pick you up). Your entrance fee to the falls includes
a guide and on top of the entrance fee to Hideaway (VT500 per adult) you
will have to pay for snorkel hire. You may wish to take your own from
the boathouse at your resort.
By the way, the quickest way to mentally
convert vatu is that VT100 is a bit less than an American dollar and a
bit more than an Australian one.
Here's an example of some of the tours on offer
(all are suited to families as well as couples).
- 'Horizon' Round the Island Tour: A
full day tour that includes lunch and refreshments. Tours run every
day and cost is VT5000 per adult and VT2500 for children. You'll
need a bit of extra cash for the roadside markets.
- Ekasup Village Tour: A half day tour
that explores traditional Ni Vanuatu culture including Melanesian
refreshments. VT3825 (kids half price).
- Coongoola Cruise: Full day cruising
islands that includes transfers, a BBQ lunch, refreshments and
snorkelling gear. Cost VT7500 (kids free!)
- Cutting Edge Ocean Kayaking: Full day
includes transfers, lunch, snorkelling gear and personal guide.
- One Hour Horse Riding Adventure: Ride
through rainforests or along white, sandy beaches. Includes
transfers and helmets. VT3600.
- Neptune Glass Bottom Boat: Includes
swimming, snorkelling gear, fish feeding and refreshments.
- Sailaway Cruise: Full day sailing and
exploring that includes transfers, lunch, refreshments and
snorkelling gear. Cost VT8500 (kids free!)
- Ambrym Volcano Tour: See an active
volcano from the air. This can be booked at your resort tour desk.
Flights leave Port Vila Airport early morning every day and return
mid afternoon. You'll need an extra VT1000 for lunch.
- Cascades Waterfall Tour: Tours run
twice daily (about two hours) and include transfers, entry to the
falls and a guide. VT2500/1500.
- Hideaway Island Tour: Two tours daily
include transfers, Island fees, snorkelling gear. VT3250/1625 - take
some extra money for drinks.
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