Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 7
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-33898
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Port Vila, Vanuata
  • Ends Port Vila, Vanuata
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Witness naghol, the unique land-diving ceremony of South Pentecost (and the inspiration for the modern sport of bungee jumping).
  • Visit remote villages accompanied by a local leader who will ensure you have an immersive experience of Vanuatu's unique cultural practices.
  • Stay in traditional bamboo bungalows and enjoy meals cooked with love by the village mamas using fresh organic produce from the gardens and the sea.
  • Snorkel and swim in pristine blue waters and relax in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the South Pacific.
Starting and ending in Port Vila, the tour "Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival" is a guided explorer tour that takes 5 days. You will travel through Port Vila and Pentecost in Vanuata. "Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uncover raw beauty and vibrant culture on the tiny islands of Vanuatu on this five-day expedition that takes in the legendary land diving ritual of Pentecost island's Indigenous people. Leave behind the resorts of Port Vila and fly to rainforest-rich islands where you can meet locals, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy true adventure travel. Be amazed by the naghol festival, the original bungee jumping, which has been called ‘the most remarkable custom in all of Melanesia’, and get an insight that few visitors receive. This is Vanuatu like never seen before.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Port Vila
  • Day 2: Pentecost
  • Day 3: Pentecost
  • Day 4: Pentecost - Pango Peninsula - Port Vila
  • Day 5: Port Vila
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (2 nights), Village Bungalow (2 nights)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Pentecost - Naghol (Land Diving) Ceremony
  • Pentecost - Traditional kava welcome ceremony
  • Pentecost - Half-day island hike
  • Pentecost - Traditional outrigger canoe ride
  • Pango Peninsula - Snorkelling
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Port Vila are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • This trip gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic island community and experience the culture and traditions. It's a fascinating insight into South Pacific culture and a world away from your typical resort holiday.
  • The people on the Pentecost welcome tourists and are forgiving of inadvertent cultural transgressions. Even so, it is inappropriate for women to wear bikinis or skimpy clothing. Women should wear knee-length dresses or skirts with modest tops when visiting. T-shirts and board shorts make good ‘island-style’ swimwear as an option to bikinis.
  • Pentecost is a remote island with little infrastructure and very undeveloped villages. Your accommodation on Pentecost is in traditional bamboo bungalows. These have standard beds with mosquito nets and bathroom facilities, but showers are cold water only. Your meals on these islands will be home-cooked with love by the village mamas using fresh, organic produce from the gardens and the sea.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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