Hardcore Adventure | 7-10 Days | Efate & Santo


Hardcore Adventure | 7-10 Days | Efate & Santo

Adventure Seeker – Efate & Santo

1st Day

Efate – Port Vila

Midday

Land in Port Vila by way of your chosen airline (Air Vanuatu, Air New Zealand, or Pacific Blue). Get to your hotel or resort by bus or taxi.

Evening

Vanuatu offers a variety of culinary possibilities for food lovers, ranging from French cuisine to Asian-fusion as well as delectable seafood. Various restaurants are all around in town where you can choose to have dinner on your first night. You can also choose to have dinner served at the hotel or resort of your choosing. Regardless of what you choose, you can dine on some of the best food in the world.

2nd Day

Santo – Luganville

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Transfer to the local airport for your flight to Santo. Reserve one hour for time to check in for your local flights. Remember that there is a provincial departure tax in the amount of VT200 per person at each of the domestic airports after you check-in.

Midday

Enjoy the Riri River Kayaking Tour. Travel to the beautiful Riri River and blue hole by way of canoe, and kayak down the river, filled with fish and many other aquatic species where you will reach a large freshwater lake, ideal for snorkelling.

3rd Day

Santo – Luganville

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Visit the Millennium Cave, about an hour’s drive from Luganville. Through the cave that is 50 metres high, you will see stalactites and stalagmites as well as water-sculptured rocks. There are also many bats within the cave. During this trip, you have the opportunity to swim in the waterfalls, take a picnic in a tropical rainforest and swim through the tropical gorge of the river.

Midday

Relax on the beautiful sand white beaches or go on a picnic lunch. Choose from Golden Beach, Lonoc or Champagne beach for your day on the sand. There is an entry fee within each beach, so inquire with a tour guide or at your hotel for specifics on what those fees are.

4th Day

Santo – Luganville

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Some of the most amazing sites of the world are before you. Choose to snorkel or scuba dive at the USS Tucker, Million Dollar Point, the SS President Coolidge and various coral reefs. This is where you have the chance to see sites that many others don’t get the opportunity to see. You can choose whether you want to stay on the surface or dive down deep.

Midday

Luganville is the primary town of Santo, where you will have the opportunity to spend some time. Here, find local markets filled with fresh produce as well as local shops that sell handcrafts. There are also many bars and restaurants to visit for lunch. Tour operators are around to take you on various tours of the town as well.

5th Day

Efate – Port Vila

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Leave Santo to visit Port Vila. Allow one hour to check in for the local flights. There is also a provincial departure tax in the amount of VT200 per person required to be paid at the local airport upon check-in. Arrive in Vila and get a transfer to your accommodation of choice.

Midday

Visit the Scrub Rub with Offroad Adventures. This tour runs every day but Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. When you leave town, you turn left and follow your tour guide off road to the Black Sands Beach. You will be able to stop off for a swim. Then you head over to the local village where you will find many smiling and eager children waiting for a daily visit. Once you’re done at the village, you head into the bush through an amazing maze of forest and remote villages. Then stop off to relax and enjoy refreshments at another local village. The wetter you get, the more fun it can be. You will get muddy so be sure not to wear white on this day.

6th Day

Efate – Port Vila

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Duty Free Shopping – Port Vila is the only duty free port in Vanuatu so you want to be sure to take advantage of all its offerings. This is the day to shop because it features a charming blend of English, French and Melanesian cultures. Find champagne, patisseries and French perfume throughout the many souvenir outlets. Locate gift shops, shop for jewellery and sift through fashion wear. Outfit yourself with sarongs of many colours as well as board shorts, beachwear and printed t-shirts to remember your holiday.

Midday

Relax after six days of on the go sightseeing and exploring. Spend the day indulging your senses with an out of this world experience of spa sensations at Port Vila. Pampered packages will cater to men and women alike. Choose from different massage therapy techniques along with a vast selection of aromatherapy and essential oils. Enjoy manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, body scrubs and much more.

Evening

Take a sunset cruise through Port Vila Harbour with Meridian Chartres. The cruise lasts two hours and departs nightly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the town side of the harbour, at Iririki Jetty. On-board, you will be able to enjoy a variety of French white and red wines, beer and fresh squeezed orange juice. You will also be able to snack on some gourmet finger foods. The stunning tropical sunset should not be missed. Sit back and relax with the good company, good catering and tropical music. In a cocktail-party style environment, watch the moon come over the water in this tropical paradise. Cruise along for a romantic evening on the tame waters for couples of all ages.

7th Day

Trip Concludes

Efate – Port Vila

Morning

Your holiday has come to an end. Depart Port Vila and allow yourself plenty of time to check in for the International flight that you have scheduled. Also remember that the international departure tax that is required is already included in the cost of your airline ticket.