Guided tour

Efate: Full-Day Tour

Efate: Full-Day Tour

From US$ 100 per person

Explore the traditional island culture, the Blue Lagoon, local history, and island cuisine on this full-day Efate Island tour. Enjoy this tour as a shore excursion from your cruise ship or with pickup from your hotel or other accommodation in Port Vila.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Your tour includes pickup from the cruise ship terminal, or from the hotel lobby or reception at any accommodation in Port Vila.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy an amazing cultural experience at Iarofa Village
  • Discover the beautiful Blue Lagoon
  • Savor a buffet lunch by the beach while listening to a live local string band
Full description
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.
  • Guided tour
  • Entry fees
  • Refreshments of fruits in season
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Towel
  • Umbrella

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • For Cruisers: the tour begins 45 minutes after your cruise ship actually berths and finishes 1 hour before your scheduled departure time
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Great tour. Excellent Guides. Highly Recommended!

January 2, 2020

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