The Best of Vanuatu
Best Tour of Our Trip from Shore Excursions
March 24, 2020
We loved our Vanuatu tour. A poor but proud country our tour leader was excellent. The countryside was lovely. It was a Sunday so much was closed as Sundays are taken seriously there. However we went to a cultural and educational site which was terrific. Historically and culturally interesting with lots of information, demonstrations of traditional ways as well as both the old tonal singing and dancing and the later, missionary induced, melodic singing. We stopped at a beautiful swimming area but we had not been told about it and did not bring bathing suits or towels. The walk to the waterfall was very pretty but the waterfalls themselves were tiny and the walk is hard for older people like me. We had an adequate lunch but at a beautiful setting complete with giant turtles and then went to a city overlook. We ended with the traditional kava, not my drink but interesting. A really good day!
Reviewer: Harriet Lancaster
January 21, 2020
My dad and I took this took back in Nov 2019. The tour leader (forgot his name) and driver Basil picked us up from the pier. We had a nice tour of a local village and enjoyed a delicious lunch. We thought that the time allotted at each stop was perfect. The tour leader was very knowledgable and answered all of questions. The duty free shops were closed due to a holiday so we weren't able to stop at the end of the tour before we returned to the ship. I recommend this tour for a nice tour of Vanuatu
December 03, 2019
From the food provided, to the sights we visited and the personal attention we received from our guides, this excursion surpassed all our expectations. Much better value than the ship offerings. There were only six in our group and we traveled in small bus, air conditioned comfort to areas off the beaten path as well as to some popular sites.
The Best of Vanuatu
February 13, 2019
Fantastic tour, thank you. Learned so much of the history, culture and people of Vanuatu. Informative, plenty of time at the points of interest as advertised in the itinerary, beautiful lunch supplied and our tour guide was wonderful - so knowledgeable, caring, and ensured our day was full of fun and laughter. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Kaye Clayton
Full Day with Lots of Adventure
December 15, 2018
The first stop at the cultural village was interesting and educational. The next 2 places, the Cascades and the Blue Lagoon were beautiful and great for the adventurous with multiple swinging ropes to jump into the water and a guided jump from the top of a waterfall. Also at the Cascades was a lovely spot to sit behind the waterfall and look through it. My daughter and I probably spent a bit long at these swimming spots, but we were not on a strict schedule. We had a good lunch at the peaceful Aquana Beach Resort, although there were only western burger choices. After that there was some sightseeing on the drive back to Port Vila and a quick duty free shop where there was some quite cheap alcohol to purchase. Much better value than what we found in Noumea. Our guide Justin was great and spoke clearly and with interest of his area. Our driver Gino drove skillfully.
Reviewer: Carol Morgan
April 09, 2018
We were very pleased with our guide's knowledge and his good English skills, and pleased to have both a guide and a driver. We covered a lot of the island on our tour and it was a most interesting experience. I would highly recommend this tour. One suggestion is that the guide hold a sign with the company name, as we had some difficulty finding him when we got off the ship.
Reviewer: Anita Bowes