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Trek Across Tanna?
Posted April 25th, 2013 - 6:00 pm from Peterborough, Canada
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Posted April 26th, 2013 - 1:42 am by from Lonorore, Vanuatu (Permalink)
Do you mean the East coast? If so yes, I've done this, there are bungalows near the volcano and you can get a truck up there but it's more fun to walk. I stayed at a place called Banyan Castle about a 60-90 minute walk up.

Walking from Yasur to the East coast would probably take more than day, well it's possible but it would be a long treck across the island.

Posted April 26th, 2013 - 1:49 am by from Lonorore, Vanuatu (Permalink)
I mean West coast in 2nd paragraph.

Posted April 26th, 2013 - 2:29 am by from Port Vila, Vanuatu (Permalink)
Hi George,

TANNA island
I suggest you flick an email to Daniel Ringiau, TAFEA Tourism Business Development Officer for the Department of Tourism. He will be your best contact in regards to any walk/ trek and bungalows location on the island. Please keep in mind that in Vanuatu "kastom" there is no public land, all areas and trails that cross these areas belong to a local community or a "kastom" land owner. Which means permission need to be asked before entering a trail (usually to people you may encounter on your way). In order not to upset local sensibility it is recommended to hire a local guide, who will know the people owning the path and will avoid you problems. E.g. some paths can't be taken by women having their menstruation, children who haven't been circumcised, etc. because of their custom value. They will be called as "tabu" places.

Ambrym island/ Yam Festival
You will find out how yam is a sacred root for Ni-Vanuatu people (and people of Melanesia). Old ages tales, "kastom" dances, rituals including magic will be on display. It will take place at Olal. For booking and further information: +678 59 07 659.

Espiritu Santo island
You may contact Tarcisius Alguet, from "The Little Paradise of Port-Olry" (island bungalows) for further information about what is beyond his village: +678 54 24 893.
Patrick Vurobaravu or Silesia Jimmy, Vanuatu Tourism Office in Luganville, will be more happy to answer any of your questions.