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This summer ( Australian winter ) I will go also to Vanuatu. I have booked a couple of flights with Air Vanuatu. Efate, Tanna, Espiritu Santo and Ambrym east.
I have read a warning in the LP guide, is it safe to fly with air Vanuatu?
Thanks so much for answering me
the best, Reza
Dear Fellow travellers,
I´m thinking of going to Vanuatu by the end of April. Basically to wittness the land diving ceremony in Pentecost.
The fact is that I am very interested in Anthropology and would like to focus my trip on a more cultural aspect, with the aim of mingling with the locals, specially were tribes, ceremonies etc are held, and observe all their kastoms and interact, learning from them.
I would appreciate if you could give me some tips of islands or places where i can find all this (even homestays) in Vanuatu, as the trip is so expensive that i wanna make the most out of it, and achieve a great cultural experience (if possible non turisty).
Also How much time would you reccomend to spend in Vanuatu?
Thanks in adavance for the help!
Hi to all citizens and friends of Vanuatu and those who are yet to discover this special friendly, peaceful corner of the world.
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I have an opportunity to possibly go to port vila for 4 weeks. However, I am on a backpackers budget. Before the opportunity came up I was looking into a mutli-stop trip around south east asia via Dubai (however I have been to SE Asia before). I have a genuine interest in going to Vanuatu but am concerned about the cost. I will be based in port vila for a few weeks but wanted to travel around some other islands but the flights are very expensive. Given the length of time I would be there, the cost of living/ doing things once there and the amount of things to actually do/places to see, would it be worth going all that way or would I just be bored and broke? Flights are going to cost around 1000 extra than my other option. Any ideas would be great
looking to travel to Vanuatu/ New Caledonia after uni this year so cant go till NOV during the wet season..
Is it worth going then, despite the non desirable weather?
I will be mainly going for diving, hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Advice would be great :) THANKS!!
Cruising tips, Royal Caribbean, January 2013, ex Sydney.
From a family of four (aged 12 and 14 yrs.) from Queensland
Day trip tips.
The main issue when getting off the cruise ship is knowing where the ship anchors or docks, only having 9 hours or so to look around and determining a fair cost of transport etc. offered by the locals. The islands are difficult to get to and thus there is not a lot of information about.
We cruised to the Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Suva & Denarau of Fiji, Port Vila (Vanuatu) and Lifou (New Caledonia), in that order, on a 12 night trip.
Organised tours through the cruise company tend to be expensive so we tended to organise our own activities, although we had very little information on what to expect at each port/island. We took a lonely planet book which was very helpful and our own snorkelling gear (cheaper than buying on the ship or hiring on th... more »
i m a great postcard collector and i wish i could receive 1 postcard with some stamps from this marvellous country
i could exchange the favour the way u want, i could send u one from italy,where i live, or whatever
check me on born2travel.it
help me to realize this dream
Those, who are willing to help me, please write me a private message and I will forward you my address. :)
mark and stefy
Looking for some help before my brain explodes!
We are a couple traveling to Vanuatu, Efate next month for 2 weeks travel, we are both long term backpackers and thought the island would be an easy and cheap place to visit from new zealand....(cooks would have been cheaper we found but we have already booked flights to Port Vila)
So the problem we are having is that we have around $NZD 1000 between us for the 2 weeks (73,000 Vatu), struggling to find accomodation and areas to stay near the sea that would keep us within budget...
Can anyone help us!!!!
Jason & April
Can anyone confirm that this festival on northern Ambrym will be held on 18th en 19th August this year?
There was a wealth of information here and now it's all gone.
I'm a long time user of the LPTT and am very bummed to find the history on this branch is gone as I've become quite dependent on the TT for new destinations, so hoping there are some people out there who can assist.
I'm planning a trip to Vanuatu from Sydney and it seems a shame to only visit one island. My thought is that if I see more than one island, I can feel better ticking the country off my list and move on to see another. I'm a lover of the beach primarily, with other interests in diving, nature, photography and culture.
I was thinking of splitting two weeks primarily between Santo (diving, beach) and with 3-4 days in Efate, since flights pass through there anyway. In Efate, was thinking could explore Port Vila, take the ferry rides to Iririki &/or Erakor, Mele-matt cascades, island drive. Possibly a night or two in Nguna.
So, kind folks... is it worth a few day... more »
i m mark from italy
i m a great collector of postcards with stampsfromall over the world, well, actually i collect evidence philatelic from the world.
i started thanks to my old father who gave me his collection and now i wanna continue it
please can u send me a simple postacrd from this place cos i have nothing?
tell me how can i thank you for this
i could send you one from here or wahtever u prefer
hope to get any news from you
thanks in advance
Hi all! My partner and I are thinking of heading to Vanuatu from Dec 24 - 30. I know this short time will only give us a taste of the country, but we really just want a few days of hiking, snorkelling and relaxing in a basic beach bungalow. I've been to Vanuatu a couple of times before, but only as a stop on the cruises my family went on when I was a kid - obviously barely scratching the surface!
It seems a lot of the bungalows include meals cooked by the families who own the land, which is awesome, but as a vegetarian (lacto-ovo, strictly no meat, including seafood) I'm concerned that this will be problematic. I don't mind eating fairly plainly, but I really don't want to be rude or be a pain for people who are cooking for me. Is this likely to be an issue, or have vegetarians found that they are catered for quite easily?
My other question is: where to go? Flights are to/from ... more »
I haven't travelled the Pacific islands in a long while, so am starting to plan for 2013. I am sure of revisiting Vanuatu; I was there 15 years ago and loved my stay (especially the people). But as long as I am in the area, I would like to include one other new Pacific destination.
My question is: what other Pacific territory would be convenient (read: not too expensive) to get to from Vanuatu AND would be worth the effort, in terms of nature or local culture, say, for a week's stay? (Other than Vanuatu, I have been to Samoa and PNG.)
Any suggestions much appreciated.
Hi I am going to Epi over the Xmas period and have stayed at Lamen Bay before. I would like to know if there is any cheap bungalow style accomodation at Valesdir or near by as the Epi Island guest house is too pricey and not my style. A night or two with a local family would be fine too. Threr is nothing mentioned on the Positiveearth web site either. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanx Rob
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