Runsuc Customs & Firewalking


Enjoy a cultural demonstration that includes ancient arts, tribal dances, traditional food preparation and time-honoured customs. Take a short bus ride to quaint Runsuc Village for a traditional Melanesian welcome from the young men of the village. The warriors will perform traditional dance to the sound of tribal drums and share fascinating stories of their culture and history. See the ancient art of sand drawing and the preparation of Pentecost custom mats. Watch a Vanuatu-style ‘Master Chef’ cook off, not a TV production, but you’ll enjoy the same excitement and learn some cooking tricks as the village ladies demonstrate the secrets of making the traditional dish of lap lap in an underground oven. Next, you will be invited to take part in the time-honoured ceremony of kava tasting. Finally, witness a traditional fire walking ceremony, the ritual is a rite of passage for the young men of the village entering manhood. Special Notes: • Restroom facilities may be rustic. • Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of bio-degradable sunscreen and bottled water. • Please note kava is a non-alcoholic beverage used traditionally in the Pacific Islands for ceremonial purposes. Formed from the root of the pepper tree, kava usually has a mildly sedative and anaesthetic effect. It is possible to have adverse reactions including upset stomach. The traditional method of preparing kava does not meet P&O Cruises’ standard of health and safety and any participation in trying kava is at the risk of the individual. • Please bring small amounts of Australian currency for water and soft drink purchases.
  • Location

    Santo

  • Tour Code

    LU1070

  • Duration

    1.75 hour

  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $59.99

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