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“Exasup Cultural Village” 5 of 5 stars
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Ekasup Village
Erakor Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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“Exasup Cultural Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Ekasup Villages in traditional dress will provide an insight into the magical and mysterious world of ancient Melanesia.The Chief explain in clear English about traditional remedies, how prepare and preserve their food and hunt pigs and chicken.
They perfom traditional dance, the place is sourrender by beautiful forest ,every stage take short distance walks, with optional seating.This trip was a very good and very constructive one for me and others.

Visited April 2012
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Birralee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

It is amazing to learn of their cultures and traditions and it was a great tour and not to be missed

Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Get a real insight into Indigenous life in Vanuatu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We went on this trip while docked at Vanuatu for a day on a P&O cruise. I was travelling with my 16yo daughter, 79 yo mother and my husband. Mum needs a wheelchair because she can’t walk too far. I think this afternoon trip that lasted about 4 hours was the highlight for my Mum and very interesting for all of us.

The mini bus picked us up and gave a brief commentary until we found ourselves at Ekasup Village. We were greeted by very friendly and gracious tour guides. They were dressed traditionally and to start with offered us insect repellent and were happy to pose with us to take photos.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained each aspect of life as a native. He had a great sense of humour and timing. He explained the customs of his people from birth to death and marriage, then from housing, hunting, farming, and everything else in between. The spiders they pointed out to us were a highlight ... but they reassured us that they were harmless. The marriage rituals were interesting and made us all glad that our culture didn’t require the married woman to get a tooth knocked out to show that we were married!
There was a small amount of walking to be done ... but nothing too difficult and we were able to easily negotiate the bush paths with Mum in the wheelchair. There was another person in a wheelchair on our tour as well as families with young children.

At the beginning and the end of the tour there is an opportunity to buy some locally made jewellery and to enjoy a drink of cordial and have a home-grown banana. I believe they have tours where an evening meal is served and I think this would be something that we’d do when we do go back to Vanuatu (which we hope to do one day).

As an aside, we found Vanuatu a much more enjoyable place to visit than places in New Caledonia. I think they appreciate the tourists a bit more and are more welcoming as a result.

I’d recommend this tour as an educational and enjoyable tour for all ages. We all got something out of the tour which is sometimes hard to achieve with such a wide age difference.

Visited January 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

friday night feast is well worth the trip and is only 3200vut

Visited March 2012
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woombye
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“kustom village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

well put together they even supply the aeroguard different types of food some local and some for western tastes the village was beautifully set out most enjoyable evening

Visited February 2012
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