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Malampa Travel Small Nambas Tour at Rano

Lakatoro, Vanuatu
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About Malampa Travel Small Nambas Tour at Rano
Small Nambas Tour at Rano will bring you back to the olden days on how Small Nambas people live. The tour is right in the heart of Small Nambas territory. You will discover the dances perform along with the beat of Tam-tams and custom songs. The tour operates every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Other days are by request only. It is a must to see when visiting Malekula.
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Helen M wrote a review Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia105 contributions75 helpful votes
A must do if you are in the area. Dancing, music, lap lap cooking, basket weaving, fire making, all demonstrated. Our guide Veronique spoke fabulous English and explained everything thoroughly and answered all our questions. The village people seemed to be very proud to show their culture and treated us as esteemed guests: the chief offering a very dignified thank you and welcome. There is more to Vanuatu than resorts so I recommend this visit. Staff at Nawori Seaview Bungalows able to arrange a visit if you are there and it is a short walk from the bungalows.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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jpw915 wrote a review Oct 2016
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If you like to venture off the tourist path in Vanuatu then definitely check out this tour that you can book through Malampa travel centre. The dances and performances were really nice to see. It was informative and it was also just fun. It feels like a bit of a novelty but I think in the end its still always interesting to get a glimpse inside a culture that is way outside of the realm of what you are used to (and I'm sure that wherever you are from... outside of the South Pacific... Vanuatu is different!) and thats exactly what this did. Vanuatu as eco-geographical-whatever you wanna call it tourism for divers and climbers and hikers and swimmers in heaps, but this is a really great piece of cultural tourism. Highly recommended :)
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Memgor wrote a review Aug 2014
Napier, New Zealand5 contributions5 helpful votes
A trip to Vanuatu is not complete unless you venture to the outer islands and Malekula in particular. Amongst the many many highlights was our visit to experience a little of the traditional ways of the Small Nambas tribe. Veronique , our guide took the time to explain in both English and French every aspect of their performances , traditions and crafts despite our being the only two English speakers there. A very professional, consummate experience and the people we had the privilege of meeting, very warm and kind. Cannot recommend this highly enough.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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Junior Nomads wrote a review Aug 2014
Caloundra, Australia466 contributions107 helpful votes
Loved every second of this tour! It was like stepping back in time, and we felt truly privileged to have witnessed not only cultural dances and stories, but demonstrations of cooking and weaving. It is amazing what has been passed down from generation to generation, from the skills to the traditional clothing and ceremonial wear. It's hard to describe everything we experienced, but we cannot stress enough how much we think everybody should participate in a tour like this. You will be amazed at the experience. Vanuatu is much more than Santo and Port Vila - and this is an absolute gem on Malekula that has to be seen and felt in the flesh. Photos and videos could never do it justice. Huge thanks to the locals and our guide for opening our eyes and allowing us to witness something so extraordinary.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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ALeafOnTheWind wrote a review Jul 2014
Los Angeles, California76 contributions51 helpful votes
The small nambas tours at Rano are professionally run. I booked through the tourism center and got picked up on time. The road out is a bit adventurous, but our driver was careful. He even got us coconuts to drink! When we got to the tour we were welcomed by the village and learned how the tribe used to cook and communicate. They also perform some of their traditional dances while singing and drumming. Well worth the visit! You can also combine this with a trip to a Cannibalism tour, but if it is mosquito season then you may want to skip that portion.
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Date of experience: March 2014
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