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An intrepid guided trek through the jungle interior of Vanuatu's fabled Malekula Island
This iconic 4-day trek is an adventurous trek through rugged jungle-clad mountains from the east to west coast of Malekula. Experience 'manbush' living first-hand and the ancient practices of custom culture visiting small remote villages along the way. A trek that will both challenge and educate. Finalist Vanuatu Tourism Awards 2016 - Best Traditional Kastom Tour.
Fitness Rating: Strenuous (high level of fitness is required)
Prices:Per Person: 42,500 VT (Min 2 people)
Solo Price: 56,500 VT
Includes tour guide (one per 4 tourists), porter (one per tourist), all food, jungle and village accommodation, and accommodation at a local guest house in Lawa on the West Coast.
Please note that flights are not included in package price and must be booked directly with the airlines. For more information regarding flights please visit website: www.airvanuatu.vu
Truck transfer from Norsup Airport to Unua is
extra 8 000 VT
Itinerary:Day 1: Norsup/Lakatoro – Unua by truck (2 hours), then Unua – Lanvo (5 hour walk approx.)
From your accommodation in Norsup you will travel via truck down the east coast to the start of your guided walk at Unua. You hear stories of custom life as you climb up the ridge to picturesque elevation where you spend the night at a local local house.
Day 2: Lanvo – Mt Laimbele (6 hour walk approx.)
After your days walk through beautiful forest and up in to the mountain. You camp out in a bush shelter on top of Mt Laimbele, where you may catch sight of the awesome glow from the volcanoes of Ambrym.
Day 3: Mt Laimbele – Lebongbong (6 hour walk approx.)
Keep an eye out for the birdlife, and you may even spot some wild cattle. You arrive at your guesthouse in Lebongbong in the afternoon ready to enjoy some special Manbush food (in season) –Nesowong is a dish made from bush banana, water taro and coconut milk.
Day 4: Lebongbong – Lawa (8 hour walk approx.)
Highlights of the day include visits to a cave, nakamal and waterfall. Big banyan trees feature along the trail as well. You complete your trek at the village of Lawa. You will stay in a local guesthouse in the village for the night where you can swim, wash and relax on the white and grey stone beach.
Fitness/Health Requirements: Parts of the trail pass through rugged bush country, through rivers, and you climb to a height of 860m. You must be of adequate fitness to complete the 4 days of trekking – if in doubt, consult your doctor. Children must be at least 14 years of age.
You will be sleeping on the ground in handmade bush hut for one of the nights. If it is wet you may get damp. This is real manbush style! If however you want more comfort, you are welcome to bring your own tent and bedroll, but you may need to carry this.
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T E S T I M O N I A L S
Fantastic organisational skill subsequent to our recent trip.
Everywhere we went, the responsible people were waiting for us, knew exactly what is to happen next and were on schedule. The Man Bush walk with Robert, the Lawa accommodation at South West Bay, The Batis seaside guest house, the Canoe trip and the lodge at Lakatoro were perfectly tailored to our need.
All concerned, namely Robert, Raobong, Sethric and Tenslee were great hosts and I strongly recommend that you continue to use their services. They have made our trip very comfortable, very entertaining and kept us well fed.
Once again, your professional approach to organising tours is to be commended and I wish you all the best for the future. I know for certain that when I return to Malekula, which I intend to do, I will be contact with you to organise my trip. Once again thank you and you may use this email in any way you desire to promote your business.