Adventure Weekend – Port Vila & Efate
A Weekend Packed With Adventure in Efate
DAY ONE: Efate – Port Vila
Morning/ Afternoon: Arrival
Arrive in Port Vila using one of the three airlines serving Vanuatu: Air Vanuatu, Pacific Blue, or Air New Zealand. Taxis or airport transfer buses are available to take you to your hotel or resort.
Vanuatu provides a diverse array of dining options that run the gamut from French cuisine to contemporary Asian fusion. The seafood, fresh and delectable, is recommended. Visit one of the many restaurants scattered about Port Vila or enjoy a restful dinner at your hotel’s restaurant.
DAY TWO: Efate – Port Vila
Morning: Three in One
Today will be an opportunity to experience firsthand the beauty and charm of Vanuatu through a buggy ride, snorkeling, and kayaking. Please be aware that this tour is only available on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30AM to 12PM. The buggy team, located at the Buggy Fun Rental shop, is directly across the Au Bon Marche grocery shop in the Number 2 area,. It is approximately a five minute walk from downtown. Once you’ve been outfitted with a buggy, the magnificent scenery of Vanuatu is yours to discover. Featuring thirty kilometers of scenic landscapes such as beaches, villages, and foliage, you will marvel at Vanuatu’s natural wonders. You will arrive at Benjor Beach, whose friendly kayaking operation garnered accolades in 2008 and 2009 as the Best Adventure/Eco Tour. Get ready to experience some of the best snorkeling Vanuatu has to offer. Drift along in your kayak while admiring the stunning scenery or, if you are feeling more adventurous, don your snorkeling equipment for a magical experience. Don’t be surprised if dolphins and turtles join you in your kayaking and snorkeling. A tasty lunch at a Benjor restaurant and a return trip in your buggy rounds out this leg of adventure.
Afternoon: Sunset Horseback Riding
Delight in an escorted evening trail trip. Club Hippique, a ten minute distance from Port Vila, offers a wide variety of horseback tours for all ages and abilities. With over fifty horses in their stable, you can select a steed based on your riding level, beginning to advanced. Magnificent views will charm you as you watch the sun go down over the lagoon. Club Hippique provides several tour options, which come with hotel transfers; they include 1 hour, 2 hour, 4 hour, and all day alternatives. Champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks compliment your sunset horseback ride.
DAY THREE: Efate – Port Vila
Morning: Waterfall Abseiling
The day begins with a 9AM departure from your hotel for a day of waterfall abseiling. Plan accordingly as tours are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Only twenty minutes out of Port Vila, you will be welcomed at Mele Cascades Waterfall by the courteous staff of Edge. After you have completed some brief paperwork and locked away personal effects, you will participate in a short class and outfitted with safety equipment. To ensure your safety, some quick group and solo instruction will follow, before you advance onto the primary waterfall abseil, accomplished in two 25 metre abseils. Your tour will includes all hotel transfers, necessary equipment, and instructional classes. This unique Vanuatu experience provides delicious refreshments. Make sure to bring shoes with a heel strap (joggers, reef walkers, or sandals are all good choices), change of clothes, towels, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Afternoon: Spa Treatments
After the intense athleticism of the past two days, indulge in a trip to one of Port Vila’s luxurious day spas. Featuring packages for both men and women, pamper yourself with a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, body scrub, or waxing. Many treatments include aromatherapy and fragrant essential oils.
Evening: Dinner and Dancing
Celebrate your mini-holiday in Vanuatu with a visit to one of Port Vila’s delicious restaurants. Dance the night away to live music.
DAY FOUR: Tata mo lukim yu!
Depart Vanuatu from Port Vila on the airline of your choice. Make sure to allow at least two hours of check in time to ensure that you catch your international flight. Don’t forget that an international departure tax is included in your airline ticket. Thank you for visiting us! We do hope you will return as soon as possible.