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“Night out at Ekasup Village”
Review of Ekasup Village

Ekasup Village
Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
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Hobart, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
“Night out at Ekasup Village”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Loved the family atmosphere, meeting the Chief and having our photos taken with him, drinking Kava, sharing a meal and dancing to the tunes from the string band.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Cultural Village Tour”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We did this the afternoon after we arrived. There were only 3 couples on the tour (6 people) so we didn't have to fight to hear or see the guides. It was a great introduction to the people, history and culture of the Vanuatu people.

Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Excellent experience, very informative.”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited from the cruise ship, an excursion booked on board. The tour started as soon as we were parked, we were greeted by a young man who took us through the trees to the village. Very authentic, it has to be, as they still live there, it is their home. The guide was brilliant and answered any questions raised and had fun with us too. I would recommend the trip to give you an understanding of the way of life for local original inhabitants, a far cry from the modern way on the coast.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great food and cultural night!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went for the Friday Night Ekasup Village Melanesian Feast. The feast had a variety of Vegetarian (this was important for two people I was travelling with) and Non-Vegetarian food and was quite nutritious and delicious! We first up watched a few songs and dances by the men of the village and then drank some kava (may need more than 3 cups to really feel it because we only tried 2!). Then the feast was served while the multi-talented village members played some Christmas songs with guitars and other instruments. After the feast there was more songs and the friendly members encouraged us all to dance.

Getting there and back is not a problem if you organise it with your hotel as they provide transfers to and from which is included in the price of 3100 VT pp.

Remember to wear abundant Mosquito repellant because there are quite a few mossies, but if you forget not to worry because before you go into the village you are provided with opportunity to use Aeroguard.

The one thing I personally wanted more out of the visit was a more thorough look into the culture, but this was I think a result of the tour we had chosen. If you want more culture and less food try one of the day tours.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting but not value for money”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I came on my own hoping to spend time looking around but it is only really set up for visiting groups, they charged me 3,000 vatu as an individual which I thought was expensive for a one hour visit. It was interesting but no information displays or signs to read just cultural displays and at times a little bit naff. I went to other places such as the secret garden which were much better value for money i.e. 500 vatu and you could spend time wondering around reading displays.

Visited December 2013
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