Vanuatu has many activities and attractions to offer, from high energy treks, zipping through thick jungle tops, hydro-zorbing downhill, horseback riding, scuba diving, and deep sea fishing to laid-back deserted beach picnics, cultural village visits and easy walks through tranquil botanical gardens.
Vanuatu has some of the most exciting volcanoes in the world among them the easy accessible Yasur volcano on Tanna Island, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. Also worth a daytrips is the extinct volcano on Nguna Island and the magnificent rain forest, giant trees, and rare birds and butterflies of Emau Island.
While in Vanuatu a trip to the Vanuatu Cultural Centre in Port Vila is mandatory. Although visitors will find many masks and carvings for sale in shops around town, the more magnificent ancient pieces, historical photos, and rare artifacts are shown at the center
Sail boat cruises and ocean kayaking offer day and overnight charters to the nearby islands of Hat, Pele, Moso, Nguna, Lelepa, and Kakula. Many of Vanuatu’s islands and groups are relatively inaccessible to the normal tourism networks. This is one of the reasons why Vanuatu has maintained strong cultural roots and maintained an extremely high level of tribal cultural practices, many unchanged in dozens of generations. Here visitors can experience the cultural richness and diversity of the country with its rituals and traditional ceremonies as an integral part of today’s life. Among the most stunning ritual is the Nagol, an ancient tradition, known as the role model for the modern bungee jumping.
One of the most popular activities is scuba diving. Divers rave about the abundant sea life with soft corals, plate corals, sponges, and thousands of curious fish. The mountainous underwater terrain with plunging cliffs, grottoes and overhangs, huge caves, and intricate interconnecting underwater tunnels formed by frozen lava guarantees unforgettable diving experiences.