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“A must do for Efate”

Native Round Island Tour
Ranked #11 of 67 Tours in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must do for Efate”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Thank you Letty and Chris. This was a wonderful way to start our time on Efate. It was great value, friendly and informative. Your deep understanding of your island and its people made this a very special day. We were treated as lifelong friends and introduced to some great people on our tour. We would recommend this to anyone.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Moranbah, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Round Island Tour with Holidaymakers”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The three of us took brochures from our hotel as we had not planned activities the next day, and we ended up choosing Holidaymakers as it was 500vatu cheaper than the bigger company. It was a Sunday and it was like a private tour as only the three of us signed up that day. We were taken around by Letty, who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and Chris the driver, who had a great sense of humour and had friends all around the island! We went to Eton Beach, Blue Lagoon, had a custom dance performance at a village, through a huge banyan tree, went to the WII airstrip, the Coca Cola man, and some snorkelling towards the end of the day on the west side of the island. It was a fantastic day out and Letty and Chris really took care of us, highly recommend them :) We never felt rushed to go off to the next place; I enjoyed every minute. All the entrance fees were taken care of and refreshments were fruit and biscuits and juice. There was a lovely traditional lunch included at a hut next to Eton Beach. It is good to do this type of tour at the start of your trip because I felt I learnt a lot more about the culture and landscape to appreciate Vanuatu for the rest of my holiday.

Visited July 2013
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“Culturally Rich”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We had the most wonderful day with George and Fraser. This tour exceeded our expectations, we were looking for a day trip that gave us a perspective on the native culture. This tour was better than we were expecting. The blue lagoon was stunning and the native village was very interesting. This tour is a 'Must Do' if you want exposure to the native culture mixed with gorgeous swimming.

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
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“Informative great tour”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Thanks Joel and Noah for a fantastic day, Joel's knowledge and pride in his culture and joy of being able to share this with us made this one of the best tours we have every been on. The pace was altered to suit us, not what was required to fit a schedule. Information and facts were shared about everything from local legends to national history. Enjoyed hearing what part of our fees were giving to each attraction and how they would use these. Noah's dry sense of humour was appreciated throughout the tour. Excellent value. Recommend this tour.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great day tour”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were a bit hesitant about booking this tour but ended up having a fantastic day out.
My husband and I were picked up on time and from the start of the day evertyhing just flowed on island time but also to schedule.
We loved the Blue Lagoon, it is a 'must' if you visit Vanuatu and had morning tea of fresh fruit. Then stopped at a little village where we were met by the chief and they entertained us with a tribal dance, they even had their young children in the group of dancers and then made sure we were also all included. It was great fun. We were given free time to swim in the most beautiful clear blue ocean. We had other stops then onto the hot springs then to a small village where lunch was all prepared for us. After a long swim, again in the clear ocean, we watched an elder and a visitor prepare yam to make laplap (their local dish)
Other stops along the way with plenty of commentary. In all we would definately recommend this tour, we were fed well, had plenty of swims, learned a lot about the ciulture and had great fun.

Visited January 2013
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