Melanesian Encounter


Indulge in the sights and sounds of the South Pacific during this lovely visit to Lifou’s beautiful north end. Drive through Easo Village - a seaside settlement with breathtaking views of jewel-toned Santal Bay. At the Village of Xepenehe, you’ll be welcomed with a cool, invigorating drink of fresh coconut water. Visit Santal Bay - the first commercial port of Lifou and a battlefield during the religious wars of the 1860's. Next stop is at the tribal chief's hut. Learn about Lifou's cultural and social organisation and the symbolic features inside the hut. Finally receive a bougna preparation demonstration from the village mama's. Special Notes: • Local custom requires removing hats and shoes before entering houses. Modest attire is required for visiting local villages; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; short shorts and swimwear are not allowed. It is important to ask permission before taking an individual's photograph. • The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system. Local escorts and students will act as guides who will do their best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure is part of Lifou's charm. • Restroom facilities are rustic. • To make your adventure as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Location

    Lifou

  • Tour Code

    LIF005

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $69.99

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Photography

Be it the flora, distinctive architecture or island vistas, be sure to bring your camera along on this tour. As a courtesy, ask permission before taking photographs of the Melanesian people.

Refreshments

Enjoy a drink of Fresh Coconut Water

Special Notes

• Local custom requires removing hats and shoes before entering houses. Modest attire is required for visiting local villages; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; short shorts and swimwear are not allowed. It is important to ask permission before taking an individual's photograph. • The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system. Local escorts and students will act as guides who will do their best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure is part of Lifou's charm. • Restroom facilities are rustic. • To make your adventure as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
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