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“A must do experience on Santo”
Review of Millennium Cave

Millennium Cave
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Luganville
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This is a tough trek, no doubt about it. To enjoy it you need to be reasonably fit. There are steep climbs, hand over hand, and scrambles in the canyoning section that are not for the faint hearted. If you're up for that, this is an amazing trek and the guides are fantastic

1  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Amazing day trip. Wouldn't miss it for the world.
We went on a very rainy day - which we felt just added to the ambiance and made the experience all the better. There were only 6 of us and three guides. Other people we spoke to said they sometimes had larger groups (one up to 20 people)
The operators are usually happy to pick you up from your accommodation and drop you back after. You start with a 45min-1hr long drive to the first village. From here you walk to the second village for maybe 45minutes. You leave your bags and anything that you don't want getting wet and only take with you food and a water bottle. If you have a water proof camera then take it!! I didn't so wasn't able to get any photos of how beautiful the area was. From the second village you then walk to the caves which takes maybe another hour. There are inclinded wooden ladders you have to climb down.
Then you walk through the cave in the river, so you can't see where you are putting your feet but it is mostly just small rocks. Lots of sparrows and a few bats in the caves. Then you do some canonyoning, then finally float down an absolutely beautiful gorge.
This isn't an "extreme" tour by anymeans. The guides are very very helpful and will help people a lot if they are unsteady. The biggest hazard would be slipping especially when wet. If you are confident you can climb ladders, and walk on some wet rocks and not have your ankle give out then you will be fine (they have even cut flat parts into the rocks to provide safe footing and have attached handholds to some of the rocks as well). Overall my friend and I felt incredibly safe.
Fruit and coffee provided at the end!

The floating down the river was our favourite parts (you even get life jackets haha!). It was misty with small waterfalls coming over the edge and falling on your head and you felt like you were in a secluded lost jungle paradise.

2  Thank Adam W
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Wow - this excursion was probably the highlight of our honeymoon! The jungle, canyon, and cave scenery was absolutely breathtaking, and it made it better knowing you were really working up a sweat to be there rather than simply getting out of your car. The local guides were great and showed us how to navigate the challenging bits - there are times you climb down (and up) makeshift wooden ladders to get up vertical cliffs and times you use ropes to clamber between huge boulders! Each part was more incredible than the next! It is also really nice to know that the tour is a community initiative that employs people from the local village, and the proceeds go towards the newly built local school.

This is truly an exciting excursion which requires a significant level of fitness and fearlessness - we enjoyed it so much because we are fit and love outdoor adventures. This would NOT suit people who don't exercise, don't like getting dirty, are risk adverse, or are seriously afraid of heights or the dark. Some parts would certainly not meet Australia's strict safety standards, but that added to the fun and experience for us.

TIPS: Wear quick-drying clothes that you don't mind getting mucky; bring a dry-bag if you want to bring anything with you that can't get wet (otherwise you can leave things at the village to pick up again later, like a change of clothes); bring 1.5L bottle of water per person; pack a decent lunch as you work up an appetite.

Thank Hilary2209
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a epic trip! Don’t be fooled, it is a hard day but worth every bit of it. The guides were very good and amazing to see them do this with bare feet! A couple of tips: bring plenty of water and make sure that you have a dry bag for anything you don’t want to get wet, because you will be in the water a lot. Also a good pair of water shoes is a must. If your in pretty good shape, I would highly recommend this, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Great tour - this is a must do whilst you're in Santo!! Hiking, the tour through the cave, and the climb down and then swim/float through the canyon (life jackets provided) were stunning!! Our guides were fantastic and very accommodating, including providing dry bags for cameras in the wet sections. Highly recommended!!

Thank addatrips
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