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Port Vila: Island Tour, BBQ Lunch, and Swimming with Turtles

1. Port Vila: Island Tour, BBQ Lunch, and Swimming with Turtles

Your island adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or cruise ship and heads towards a stunning blue lagoon. Upon arrival, be amazed by the stunningly clear waters and the jaw-dropping beauty of this untouched island paradise. Next, experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim up close with sea turtles, and snorkel along one of the prettiest white sand beaches the island has to offer. From your expert guide, learn about how the hatchlings of Vanuatu's two main turtle species are collected from the wild and nurtured until they are released into the sea. For an extra cost, you can also swim with sharks and giant turtles in their rock enclosure for an incredibly special experience. After your swim, enjoy a very generous BBQ lunch serving up tender and juicy Vanuatu steaks, locally caught fish, chicken, sausages, salad, rice, and chips. Once you’re all full up from lunch, head to the Rarru Cascades where breathtaking views and an imposing waterfall await you. Afterwards, spend some free time to exploring on your own or head off for some duty-free shopping. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off back to your pickup destination or if you prefer, the wharf market.

Efate: Full-Day Tour

2. Efate: Full-Day Tour

The first stop on your tour is Iarofa Village where you'll experience traditional local practices and skills including dancing and an amazing fire-walking display. Then discover the Blue Lagoon, a wonderful quirk of nature. The water is slightly salty and so blue from the mixing of the limestone fresh-water springs and the tidal sea water. Try the rope swings into the water. After the lagoon, visit Eton Village and Eton Primary School. Chat with the teachers and meet the pikininis (the students) or tour the school and gain an insight into how our children receive their learning. The students may perform a song for the guests or invite you to join them in a game of soccer or volleyball. Then stop by Pangpang to see the ancient banyan trees, before heading to a beach-side restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet lunch to live local string band music  After lunch, learn a little about the World War II history of Efate with Ernest. You'll hear his story and see his collection of unique World War II relics. Finally, visit Vanuatu's "Survivor Beach" at Gideon's Landing, which was the location for Season 9 of the hit American TV series, and enjoy afternoon tea (or coffee). If time permits, it may be possible to enjoy some snorkeling or swimming near the end of the tour.

Port Vila: Full-Day Bus Hire with Driver

3. Port Vila: Full-Day Bus Hire with Driver

Your day of sightseeing and exploration begins with pickup in the morning from your hotel or port. Meet your professional driver as you board your own private minibus and discuss which sights and locations you’d like to visit. Then, sit back and relax as you travel from destination to destination. Spend the day exploring the island at your own leisure, without the hassle of taxis and public transport, or the pressure to keep up with a tour guide. Enjoy the freedom to spend more or less time at the locations that interest you most and the luxury of having your own private vehicle for an entire day.

Port Vila: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

4. Port Vila: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Experience the beauty of Port Vila located in the Republic of Vanuatu on a self-guided audio tour. Walk at your own pace and see famous places like Vanuatu Cultural Centre, Lookout Point, etc Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the stories and fascinating facts about the city. Visit the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, and learn about the traditions of the city. See the cenotaph, the Lookout Point, and a cathedral. Walk around the city to explore the markets and take a halt to see the Port Vila Post Office. Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour and immerse yourself into the magic of Vanuatu, a small piece of paradise.

Port Vila International Airport to Hotel Transfer

5. Port Vila International Airport to Hotel Transfer

These services are based in Port Vila. This is a one way trip which takes you from the Port Vila international airport to your hotel. Once you have reached the arrival lounge, just look out for your name on a sign, one of the local team members will be there waiting for you. The local driver will provide some commentary along the way to your hotel and should you have any questions or whatsoever, do let your driver know along the trip. This in not a private airport transfer so chances are that you will be sharing the vehicle with other people who have booked the same service as well.

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What people are saying about Efate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Very nice experience! The guide looked for us in front of the cruise ship and we had 3 stops! The first stop the beautiful blue lagoon where you could jump with a liana in the water and then there is a table with very good exotic fruits! Then we went to see and touch the giant turtles and we swam in the sea and then a fairly simple barbecue. And then we went into the jungle with a beautiful river and waterfall and we were able to swim! It was heavenly!

Seeing landscapes goes beyond the city. Charming places to swim. The food was delicious and the selection was quite comprehensive. The turtle's place was pretty nice and there were three places to swim there. Best of all was a hilarious guide, we all had fun.

The bus tour was great and the tour guide , Moses, was very informative and funny. The tour covered a large area and was good value for money. The swimming stop at the blue lagoon was refreshing and the swimming with turtles was amazing. Lunch was very good too.

Excellent and really a good ride to do. The beautiful turtles and the buggy too. The transportation with Moses was great.