Full-Day Chief Roi Mata Domain, Artok Island And Rainforest Tour Of Vanuatu - Port Vila

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Bauerfield Airport, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
    Lapetasi International Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Lelepa Region communities have only recently developed this fascinating guided, full-day tour to Artok or Hat Island, the revered mass burial site of Chief Roi Mata and the fifty or more individuals who accompanied him to the afterlife. Immediately after Roi Matas burial, around 400 years ago, a prohibition was imposed on the island preventing people from residing there. The maintenance of this prohibition for over four centuries has led to the development of a unique biodiversity on the island, where a number of rare and endemic plant and animal species have found refuge. Visitors will be treated to an exclusive day-long adventure that will provide people with an appreciation of the World Heritage values of this spectacular island and its rich cultural and environmental history. This tour includes lunch and transportation in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.


Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Led by a local guide

Lunch included

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Enjoy a full-day Roi Mata tour from Port vila. This tour entails:

  • The breath-taking beauty of Artoks rich cultural landscape, protected by custom law for over 400 years
  • The mass burial site of the great Chief Roi Mata, buried with over 50 members of his family and court
  • A guided tour through an ancient rainforest, unique to Vanuatu
  • Fels Cave, where the great chief took his last breath, and ancient rock paintings
  • Picturesque afternoon tea/coffee at one of the secluded sandy beaches
  • Bus transfers to and from North Efate
  • Scenic boat trips to and from the World Heritage Sites

Lunch is included in your tour.

This tour is also available for clients coming off a cruise. Starts 45 minutes after the cruise ship actually berths and finishes 1 hour before scheduled departure time.


Lunch - Buffet lunch

Afternoon tea

Local, professional guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Transport in a fully air-conditioned vehicle

Coffee and/or Tea


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jan-2018

    Thought we were going to see the Hat island. It was not part of the tour. Although the guides were very nice, the only good part of the tour was going into the cave. Not worth the money paid.