Easo, Lifou, New Caledonia
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Approximately 2 Hours
Meals not included
Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive to the Vanilla House -- a working farm whose crops derive from cuttings brought by Lifou's first English missionaries. Here, you will enjoy a guided tour to learn how vanilla is grown, harvested and incorporated into products. Sample vanilla-flavored treats and purchase keepsakes if you wish.
Stroll to the Oni Wael Animal Refuge, on the plantation, to see coconut crabs, bats and some of the 22 species of bird that are endemic to New Caledonia.Notes:
Wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat and sunscreen. The bus is neither air-conditioned nor equipped with a PA system. Local escorts and students will act as guides. Your guide will do his/her best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure here is part of Lifou's charm, and bear with any language difficulties he/she may encounter. Restroom facilities will be rustic.
Groups will usually be split up in several groups, one large group on a big bus and several groups in smaller vehicles. The main guide will be on the big bus and you will be reunited with the group at the points of interest. The drivers of the smaller vehicles often do not speak English but will do their utmost best to point out interesting things for you.