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A Fascinating Glimpse to the Past

This is an excellent glimpse into the past culture of the Yakel tribe of Tana Island, Vanuatu. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gyanfernando
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Yakel Village visit

Amazing amazing AMAZING. Well worth the trip to Yakel Village especially if you have seen the movie... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent glimpse into the past culture of the Yakel tribe of Tana Island, Vanuatu. This is probably what Captain James Cook saw when he "discovered" the island. I find it hard to believe they live like that all the time. The kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Amazing amazing AMAZING. Well worth the trip to Yakel Village especially if you have seen the movie Tanna.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gl1962
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Tours are around 1000 vatu per person. The dances are quite interesting. You also get a chance to experience village life and interact with some of the locals. By paying the entry fee you are also supporting the village.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sanjal S
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Highly recommend this. My son still remembers how he did the dancing with the tribe and learn how to shoot arrow. :)

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

I thought it might be cheesy, but it wasn’t at all. It was Sunday morning and I was the only tourist. Their English speaker, Charlie, son of the chief, took me round the village, and what you see is what you get. People were friendly,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I'm not sure that it's necessary for the dreadlocked white boys to join in, but no-one seemed to mind when they did. a local custom, monetised for the frequent visitors to the nearby volcano. Do it and feel like you've seen at least one small...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Was nice but even better having watched the movie. A few handmade items to purchase along with DVDs. Interesting tour of the village, and was great meeting everyone. Loved the dancing, and the treehouse. Quite a wait for people to show up though when we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lynden D
Reviewed March 2, 2018

If you saw the movie Tanna, this is the village where it was shot. I was super keen to see the village life but was quite disappointed. We came unannounced and caught them a bit in surprise and literally saw normally dressed kids running away...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

It was a bumpy ride to the village. We were met by a lady in traditional dress who showed us around her village. We met the woman and girls first some where making grass skirts and some were preparing meals by cooking in the ground....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Christine W
Reviewed September 25, 2017

After seeing the movie it GI es you a better understanding of the village and its way of life, a very interesting visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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A news article names the languages: "The dialogue of the Australian production is in the Yakel community's indigenous languages, Navhal and Nafe." It won't accept the link but it is the Australian ABC News with the... More
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Response from Tania N | Reviewed this property |
You can pick up a UTE (taxi) and they can take you up there for 3000 vatu ($36). The taxi will pick up other people on the way. That's the way it's done. It's fun. Go to the market and ask around for a taxi.
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