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Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila
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Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila

By Atmosphere Tours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
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Circle the island of Vanuatu on a full-day tour that explores traditional island culture, the Blue Lagoon, local history, and island cuisine. Since the itinerary includes top Vanuatu highlights, it’s a great way to get your bearings after arrival or get a taste of island life in limited time, with the convenience of round-trip transport from your hotel or cruise ship in Port Vila.
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$130.41
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$130.41
per adult

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Ages 0-90, max of 30 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
English, French

Highlights
  • Cover the main areas of Vanuatu in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Cultural experience: traditional dancing, fire walking, and music
  • Try local cuisine with a buffet lunch, fresh fruit, and afternoon tea
  • Tour can be customized to cruise ship schedules

  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lagoon
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

After pickup in Port Vila or at the Wharf Road Pier, set out for the first experience of the day: a cultural performance in Iarofa Village. Learn about traditional practices and skills, and then see native dances and fire walking. Next, head to the Blue Lagoon and Eton Village to swim in the natural crystalline waters or off beautiful Eton Beach. When the village primary school is open, you can stop by to meet the students before the trip to PangPang, where ancient banyan trees extend vast canopies. Enjoy a Melanesian-style buffet lunch to the sounds of live string band music in Beachcomber at Takara Lodge. Following the meal, continue to a World War II site and Gideon’s Landing, once the base for Survivor: Vanuatu, where afternoon tea is served before drop-off at your original departure point.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your accommodation in Port Vila or at the Wharf Road Pier if you are arriving on a cruise ship Return point: Your accommodation in Port Vila or at the Wharf Road Pier if you are arriving on a cruise ship
  • Ports:
  • Lapetasi International Wharf, 68V4+QC6, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38727P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila?
Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila price starts from $130.07. Discover and book Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila cancellation policy?
Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila?
Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila is hosted by Atmosphere Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Atmosphere Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38727P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Paul H
Paul H
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An excellent day in Vanuatu.
Excellent day. The cascades were spectacular, the blue lagoon is a lot of fun and really refreshing. The highlight
katrinapD9320CZ
katrinapD9320CZ
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Poor.. nothing like was described that we were meant to recieve.
I booked this for my mum and i, and was not happy... we were waiting for 45 minutes right at the start due to one g
justcruizen
justcruizen
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Great service
Had a baggage issue Nd they were happy to wait around. Also stopped at the supermarket for us on the way. It was al
S5830TFrichardb
S5830TFrichardb
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Cancelled
Cancelled after trip Started due to wether Very little contact since. - no refund offered Don’t use!
Sistah_G
Sistah_G
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Disappointed
Our trip was just meh for the price paid. The other guest in the van were the highlight of our tour. Our guide N
EkaterinaA1507
EkaterinaA1507
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A great day experience
The tour is fantastic and from the first moment I entered the local tribes village I understood why this tour ratin
Ben T
Ben T
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10/10
Highly recommend the water is perfect and our tour guide was great but read the description before you book if you
bhavnak678
bhavnak678
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Excellent
Brendan was our guide, he was so friendly, accommodating and considerate. An extremely safe driver. Went out of his
Aknee
Aknee
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Aaron was a brilliant guide
Aaron was an incredible guide, very funny & full of knowledge. We learned a lot from him and he went out of his way
harvard1078
harvard1078
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Good day, ntersting places
We too tour with a local company, who took us to the cultural village where we saw Fire walking, then on the sever
mitchlyn
mitchlyn
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Champagne Beach Tour.
The tour was guided by driver Jeremy who knew the area and its history (WW2) fairly well .The first Blue Hole (Mate
bennyistanto
bennyistanto
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Best option for casual day trip
I joined the tour with other 4 female traveler from New Caledonia, it was so fun. And the guide (Basil and Maxim) w
PennyF2324
PennyF2324
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Amazing days visiting Port Vila
We visited Vila in February 2020. I thought I would try to arrange a day trip off the cruise ship, as shore tours t
peternP4114PJ
peternP4114PJ
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Sightseeing
The driver and assistant were great. they gave us a history and pointed out important thins as we drove between all
rodv506
rodv506
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Amazing experience, friendly service
Our whole time spent on this experience was amazing from our time at the blue lagoon to the waterfall. The turtles
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Bhavna K
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Charli, our guide, was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Also a very safe driver.
The village tour was really interesting, we learnt a lot and even got the opportunity to dance with the locals.
Due to flooding we did miss the second half of the tour but the tour company and Charli tried very hard to reschedule us so we didn’t miss out. Unfortunately we didn’t have any other times to do the rest of the tour, as such we have requested a partial refund and are awaiting a response.
Written November 26, 2022
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Nina_Black
Ruesselsheim, Germany883 contributions
I did not only do this day trip with atmosphere but also booked their airport transfers in- and outbound as well.
Every single time the pick-up was on time with the guides/drivers being cheerful and friendly. The contact worked through mail and I found the handling very professionel and reliable (something I did not experience with another operator).
The tour around the island was insightful (especially visiting the village where traditions were explained) and fun (Blue Lagoon). The included lunch was a nice break by a beautiful beach and coffee was served in the afternoon at the beach where the tv series survivor was filmed. At the end we came to a viewpoint overlooking Port Vila & Hideaway island.
Altogether it was good value for money and a pleasant experience!
Written February 24, 2020
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Gary and Karan
Porirua, New Zealand1 contribution
Aug 2022
Guys

What a brilliant tour. William went above and beyond to deliver an insightful and fun packed day out.
We asked a million questions and were amazed by the depth of knowledge our new friend Bill displayed.
Trouble free booking, outstanding tour and customer service

You should all stand up and take a bow.
Five stars - thank you
Cheers Gary and Karan
Written August 30, 2022
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atmospheretours
Thank you Clapper for your lovely review. We're happy to hear that you had a great experience with our team on your visit to Port Vila. Tankiu Tumas & Lukim u next time (Thank you & See you next time) 😊 Atmosphere Team
Written September 19, 2022
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Loic S
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
We waited for other person one hour before leaving port vila. Because we were only two we couldn't go to the village.
We instead of going to the included beach, we stopped to another one and they asked me to pay 2000vatu more.
We couldn't visit the world war 2 heritage neither because it was closed.
We had a car crash and almost died, driver/guide spent 2hours looking for the truck involved.
We went back in vila at 3pm.
Since no refund, no news for the company either.
I'm now fighting with my bank to get a refund for this terrible experience.
Never again!
Written October 20, 2022
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Ella Ke
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Amazing personal service, really - Charli (I think) made the most to show me around the island and was so kind and gracious. Would totally recommend this tour for everyone who visit port vila.

Thank you Athmosphere!
Ella from Israel
Written September 28, 2022
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drcallycat
Auckland, New Zealand94 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We did the around island tour, which is probably best done at the start of your holiday as it's a great way to familiarise yourself with the various areas. Our driver Baptiste, and tour guide Steve were great and offered lots of information on the trip, although our pick-up from the hotel was over 30 minutes late. We had a French family on the tour and Steve explained everything in both English and French. Both Steve and Baptiste were fantastic with the little girl from the family.

Our first stop at the cultural village was entertaining and interesting from a historical point of view but it is not a real functioning village. The Blue Lagoon was lovely and refreshing and we had 1 hour there, with fruit and water for morning tea. The stop at the Primary school was humbling and it was good to bring some stationary for the children who sang for us.

We had a late lunch (after 2pm) at a nice beach area, although there was not much food for vegetarians (only rice, bread and yams) and it had been sitting around for a while while we waited for another tour group to leave the tables. There was a local band playing while the 6 of us ate, which felt a bit awkward and it was quite repetitive music.

The rest of the stops were not very interesting and it felt like we were driving for ages to get there. One stop was a small World War II museum where a guy has collected various artefacts including coca-cola bottles. I noticed we passed another WW2 museum and wondered why we didn't stop there as it looked more like an actual museum. Then we went for coffee which was much needed by that time. I expected we'd be going to Tanna Coffee which was close by but instead we went to Gideon's Landing where there was a hut with plastic containers of dried coffee granules and tea bags - no afternoon tea as previous guests had eaten all the biscuits. This was a bit of a let down in terms of the coffee but also because we'd been there on the Congoola Day cruise a couple of days before.

We got dropped back at our hotel around 5.30pm. I think adding in the Cascades and Tanna Coffee would improve this tour and break up the afternoon drive a bit more. And maybe a different venue for lunch, or at least have it earlier when the food is freshly served.
Written June 20, 2018
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laraa1504
Gold Coast, Australia7 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We went to Port Vila and saw the traditional cultural village, the turtles and the blue lagoon. Moses and Justin were the best! They were very informative and funny. We fit heaps into one day but felt super relaxed and they made sure they had us back at the cruise ship in plenty of time. So worth it!
Written February 12, 2018
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PhilipM1970
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We have just completed this tour on 10/12/17. I highly recommend booking with Atmosphere if on a cruise to Port Vila. They took us to a Cultural Village, Blue Lagoon, Turtle Sanctuary and Duty Free Shops. Everyone was friendly, accommodating. We were treated to a great experience by funny and informative tour guides Justin and Moses who showed great passion about their beautiful country, Highlight was swimming with the turtles and the amazing Blue Lagoon. We had a great time. I’ll be recommending Atmosphere to my friends and family. Thanks Atmosphere it was one of the highlights of our Cruise.
Written December 28, 2017
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Kevin R
Telford, PA22 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I know that this company has been given great reviews but it only has to happen once!
Communications with George Sandy while booking this excursion was very timely. The detail as to where to meet and that they "guarantee" that we would be back to the ship an hour before was stressed.
First we were under the impression that there would be just the six of us in our group. That did not happen and we were put with about 16 other people. We met where we were to meet at 8:45 AM only to find out that the van was one that would transfer us and we did not leave the dock until 9:30. Once we toured the cultural center the confusion as to what van people were to go into started. 8 of us from the ship stayed on the van and a group of non-cruisers loaded on.
The next stop, The Blue Lagoon where our guide Justin unloaded the van with no time to return. It was like herding cats to get people back to the van. A sample of "local fruits" were to be put out for us to enjoy which a very limited amount was which were mostly Bananas. The table next to us, fruits put out by another company, was fantastic and included coconuts with straws.
Onto our lunch stop which was at a place that looked like a bomb shelter. I know the challenges of an Island but we past so many nicer places. Again, no set time to finish and meet at the van, we did not eat.
The day was just mismanaged! I have to say Justin was very knowledgable but could not manage the day. we were back to the ship at 4:20 when all onboard was 4:30. I say back to the ship we were dropped off at 4:20 and then had to manage through a maze of vendors!
We are very experienced travels and use private tours all over the world. This was the most nerve racking return to a ship on time than we have ever experienced. "Guarantee" to be back an hour before required, NOT!
I have never ever not tipped a guide, Justin received nothing from me or the other 4 people I was with. I was so mad and upset I could not provide a tip.

I know people will continue to use this company and I hope that the experience we had will not happen to you!
Written March 7, 2019
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Thank you Kevin R, for your thorough review. Our apologies about what happened on your tour with us. We would like to let you know that we have learned a lot from all the points you have mentioned and we will do our best to make sure that we deliver a better outcome next time. Thank you Atmosphere Team
Written March 9, 2019
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Travelwise1267
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
On 8/12/17 we visited Port Vila on the Golden Princess cruise ship.

We had pre-booked a private Cultural, Blue Lagoon & Lololima Cascades tour after seeing the great reviews on here. The booking process and communication with Atmosphere was faultless and the price was very reasonable.

We could not have been happier with our choice on the day and were very grateful our money went to the locals.

Our guide Moses was absolutely fantastic and made our day the best ever.
He kept us entertained and laughing all day and was so knowledgeable about the local area. Moses was able to answer all of our questions along the way and informed us of so many interesting stories about life, history and customs in Vila.

Each part of the tour was so different and very interesting and enjoyable. The tour of the local village was fascinating and the Blue Lagoon and Cascades were beautiful for both scenery and swimming.

While we were swimming at the Blue Lagoon, Moses prepared a lovely morning tea of local fresh fruits and snacks. His recommendation of the beef burger for lunch at Aquana Resort was also delicious.

We highly recommend Atmosphere Tours and especially Moses as a guide.
Written December 17, 2017
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