Itchy Feet Weekend in Efate
DAY ONE: Efate – Port Vila
Morning/ Afternoon: Arrival
Take one of the airlines providing service to Vanuatu’s Port Vila; these three companies are Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue, and Air Vanuatu. Catch a cab or use an aeroport bus transfer service to get to your lodgings.
Port Vila features an impressive assortment of excellent restaurants with cuisines ranging from fine French dining to trendy Asian fusion places. The proximity to the water ensures that seafood dishes are fresh and flavorful. Restaurants are easily accessible in Port Vila. If you are craving a night of solitude, partake in dinner at your hotel or resort.
DAY TWO: Efate – Port Vila
Morning: A Cultural Village Experience
The tour bus will arrive at your hotel for a short, five kilometer drive to the traditional village of Nafonu Tatoka. Upon arrival, the chief will offer a traditional greeting as his warriors – equipped with clubs, spears, arrows, and bows – gather behind him. The chief and his guides will escort you to visit the different village areas. They will explain the various village practices and elaborate on their history. You will be enriched by hearing about the wonders of their ancient ways.
Afternoon: Buggy Ride
Arrange a buggy ride through your friendly purveyors at Buggy Fun. Drive your buggy to the sandy beach and take a quick dip in the azure ocean. Vanuatu children love foreigners so you may have to spend a few minutes shaking hands and listening to their words of welcome. As you drive past the villages of Vanuatu, locals may offer you tasty and exotic fruits for you to try. Buggy tours can be scheduled every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from the hours of 1:30PM-4PM. Tours are also available on Saturday from 08:30AM to 11:00AM.
DAY THREE: Efate – Port Vila
Morning/Afternoon: Air tour
Fully appreciate the beauty of Vanuatu by opting to take a full day tour by Air Safaris. Highlights of this tour include a relaxing swim in Maewo’s Cascading Waterfalls, a scrumptious beach side lunch in Santo, and afternoon tea served on the Epi Island. Comprehensive and informative, this tour stands as the best Vanuatu has to offer. Tourists have the opportunity to enjoy Ambrym’s Volcanoes, the craggy Pentecost Island, the scenic Malekula Island, and the exceptionally beautiful Shepherds Group of Islands. Don’t forget to bring your camera or video recorder to ensure that you will have a lasting memory of this trip.
Evening: Dinner and Relaxation
Squeeze in a short massage or beauty treatment before heading out to dine under the twinkling stars. Visit a pub for a night cap or hit up the clubs for some dancing and live music.
DAY FOUR: Tata mo lukim yu!
The fun comes to an end as you depart from Port Vila. Ensure that you have at least two hours of check in time before your flight departs. An international departure tax is included in the price of your ticket. Thank you for visiting our lovely country!