7 nights Accommodation (share)
Visit to blue holes
Coral reef snorkelling
Blue lagoon horse ride (Max rder weight: 90kg)
Flights, travel insurance, visas
Meals and beverages where not stated
Scuba diving (optional extra)
NB: This is a family-friendly event. Teenagers are welcome to attend with parents.
Min age: 12 years.
Accommodation: based on sharing a tree house or vila.
Airline: We recommend Air Vanuatu for flights to/ from Espiritu Santo.
This trip allows participants to share their skills with village women; offering an authentic cultural experience. It is ideally suited to mothers and teen daughters who enjoy helping others, wish to have a vacation that will foster a closer relationship, and will result in an enhanced world view. No prior skills are required as training will be provided. All materials will be provided, and the seeds that are used to make jewellery will be collected from sustainable sources. During the week, we'll visit traditional villages to run a series of workshops, including:
SECRET WOMENS BUSINESS: Facilitated by a local clinic nurse, we'll be offering information on women's health. This will include a Days for Girls presentation and give always of washable menstruation kits.
JEWELLERY MAKING: Teaching ladies how to transform rainforest seeds into stunning necklaces, ear rings, bracelets for sale to tourists.
JUNGLE BEAUTY SALON: Yep! You read that right! We intend to set up a makeshift salon under the palm trees, where village ladies will be invited to have their hair washed, cut and styled, as well as have their nails painted!
HEALTHY FAMILIES: We'll be inviting family matriarchs to join us for one hour first aid workshops at the local clinic and providing each participant with a show box first aid kit so they can treat everyday cuts, burns, wounds and minor infections.
HORSE RESCUE & REHABILITATION: Santo is famed for the work undertaken by an expat Kiwi woman who has lived there for over a decade. She rescues abused and neglected horses from across the country and nurses them back to health at her ranch. We'll spend a morning with the horses, hearing about their history before taking them for a ride across the coconut plantation and down to the blue lagoon for a swim.
Vanuatu is a scattering of 83 tropical islands amidst the blue waters of the South Pacific. Often referred to as the Happiest Place on Earth, stand up paddle boarders, divers and cavers will be left with serious face-ache after visiting Vanuatu's palm-fringed shores.
Less than three hours flying from Australia, the tropical islands of Vanuatu offer a quick escape from the rat race. Although most tourists head straight to Port Vila, SUP Wilderness Adventures opt for the pristine beauty of Espiritu Santo, in the far north of the country.
Santo lies in the country’s far north and is the largest of all the isles. Despite the size, the densely forested island remains in a largely undeveloped and undiscovered state; a single sealed road providing access to the small eco resorts that dot the eastern coast. Once a logistics base for the Allied Forces, Santo’s remote appeal lures intrepid travellers and it remains a place where pretty much anything’s possible; if your adventurous streak is strong enough.
This is a place where Mother Nature shows off in all her pristine glory. Her volcanic heart beats beneath tangled jungle through which wild rivers run. A skirt of white and black sand runs along her girth and is surrounded by fringing coral in a bejewelled turquoise sea.
Gin-clear rivers, coral-fringed deserted isles and an abundance of virgin waterways await. Fresh water Blue Holes, jungle-clad volcanoes and jelly-blue lagoons beckon exploration. Add friendly villagers, authentic culture and a wide range of adventure activities, and you have one of the most popular destinations on offer.