Shore Excursion: Full-Day Vanuatu Sightseeing Tour From Port Vila

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Overview

This full-day small-group Vanuatu shore excursion will depart from your cruise ships arrival in Port Vila. You will visit key locations such as snorkeling (if you wish) down to the underwater post box at Hideaway Resort. You will also be able to visit the secret garden where you can discover a mix of wildlife and culture. The other point of interest on this tour is a coffee factory where you can see what makes this Vanuatu coffee so unique.

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Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Family friendly
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Your full-day shore excursion begins when you are picked up from the Vila star/main wharf at Port Vila around 9am (dependent on the arrival time of your cruise ship). You will have a short safety briefing before heading off for the day.

Departing from the town area you'll first see the green vegetation of the Island. You will travel in a fully air-conditioned bus. With a guaranteed window seat, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible views and the natural features of this beautiful island nation.

Your senses will come alive when you take this tour that encompasses locally grown coffee, the native culture and customs and a stop to one of the islands amazing cascades.

You will first travel to a coffee factory that is a true Vanuatu success story. Tanna coffee is grown under the shadows of the still active Yasur Volcano. It is the active volcanos influence that makes this coffee so unique. Tanna coffee accomplishes its award winning high quality through natural means by hand harvesting only optimum ripe cherries, same day processing, natural fermentation methods and sun drying. The manual processing techniques are what makes this coffee so unique, and it will delight any serious coffee drinker or discerning connoisseur.

Your next stop will be the Mele Village just 20 minutes north of town. Visit the Secret Garden and discover this mix of wildlife and culture at this stop. A local guide explains aspects of the Melanesian culture and offers a glimpse into the tribal history of Vanuatu, from cannibalism, volcanic activity and land diving traditions to their fight to become independent of the British and French in 1980. Enjoy a cultural show with singing and dancing and wander around to truly experience the beauty of the Garden.

Continue on to the Cascades. With plenty of places to stop and take photos you eventually make your way to a beautiful cascade where you can also dive into the pool for a refreshing swim.

Next you will travel to the world’s only underwater post office. From the Hideaway Resort it’s possible to purchase a special, waterproof postcard and snorkel down to send it! Don't forget to take your underwater camera for proof of sending this precious piece of mail.

Finish off the day with some shopping and a stop at the Duty Free shops before returning to the pier area. An additional drop off at the wharf market is made available if you would like to continue to shop before re-boarding your ship.

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Inclusions for Shore Excursion: Full-Day Vanuatu Sightseeing Tour From Port Vila

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Light refreshments
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Exclusions for Shore Excursion: Full-Day Vanuatu Sightseeing Tour From Port Vila

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling and swimming gear
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is formal

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour sounded wonderful and we booked in, upon arriving in Port Villa the tour company was not waiting for us as anticipated. There was no one there with our names on a sign, no one wearing a red hat and waving a red flag as advised and the locals were all calling out the name of the tour company and still no one came forward. The company was rung and we were told that we had not paid and that's why they were not there. We went back to the ship and rang Viator, they rang the tour company and were told that they were there waiting for us, which was a blatant lie. Very disappointing and wouldn't recommend.

  • BE WARNED!! Arrived 10 mins prior to appointed time and looked till 30 mins after appointed time. Could not find any reference to the tour company or even a sign with their or possibly our last name on it. Several people went looking for us but to no avail. Security tried the phone number given, returned with no response. On returning to Australia, Viator referred to us as a no show but it was the tour company who were the NO SHOW. After paying over 210 USD for this tour it was a downer on our last port call. Recommend choosing alternate tour and tour company.

  • Hi . We didnt get to go on our booked excursion. As we had to leave our cruise in Port Villa and fly back back to Australia due to a medical emergency. We were very disappointed because what we got to see from the ship Vanuatu looked beautiful.

  • We had a fabulous time on the tour, interesting, good pace and comfortable travel. There were 3 parts, village tour Vanuatu, Hideaway Island visit to post a postcard from the underwater post box, and a visit to a coffee roaster Vanuatu style. We really enjoyed it all, great for the teenagers to don the snorkel and do the posting! The tour guide is very knowledgeable and was totally professional. They were there to meet us on the dock at Port Vila, the van was air conditioned and the tour was much cheaper than the offerings from the cruise line Holland America Lines. They are just a new tour on Viator and do a fabulous job! Thanks for a great day out!

USD 98.63