What to do in Vanuatu
BUT Get out of Vila and there are amazing options for
eco/adventure tourism too
Visit the world’s most accessible active Volcano in Tanna, or Dive the fascinating wreck at Million Dollar Point in Santo, watch Land Diving in Pentecost as men throw themselves off bamboo towers or experience traditional fishing with a bow and arrow in Banks. Here are just a few sample packages we could put together for you.
Walk Up an Active Volcano in TannaVisit the world’s most accessible active Volcano in Tanna. A short 40-minute flight from Port Vila takes you to Tanna, which is like stepping back in time. You’ll visit the traditional Yakel Village, then 4WD through undisturbed rainforest until you reach the sublime ash plane of Mt Yasur. At sunset, you’ll reach the top of the Volcano.
No words can describe the sound of it’s roar! Stand on the rim to be overwhelmed by explosions of lava as you look down into the crater! You’ll return to the resort for a well-earned dinner, then fly back to Port Vila the next day.
Dive Million Dollar Point in SantoScuba diving in Vanuatu is excellent with accessible dive sites, perfect water temperature, and fantastic visibility. There are many dive sites within half an hour of Port Vila. But for diving enthusiasts, the world famous “Million Dollar Point” in Santo should not be missed.
So named by the price tag that the Americans put on the vehicles of their task force, that they tried and failed to sell to the French, the English and finally the locals before they bulldozed the whole lot into the ocean to spite them all!
A very accessible dive site in about 15-25m of water just off the beach near Luganville, Espiritu Santo.