Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Modern Village Tour
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The island dwellers of Aneityum welcome you into their homes for an authentic experience and the opportunity to learn more about village life, culinary delights and the culture of this small but vibrant community. This enriching experience familiarizes you with a very different lifestyle.
Your two-hour excursion begins with a short boat trip from Mystery Island to the mainland. Local warriors will escort you through the village and introduce you to a friendly family. Step into their island home to discover their daily lives. The village is a place of complex rituals and tradition, which include cultural activities, traditional dances, ancient battle reenactments and a deep appreciation for the bounty produced by the local land. The people depend on the marine resources, fishing and the selling of their sandalwood and pine. It is fascinating to learn about the home life and the diverse culture of the island and its people. Delve deep into the history of the culture, learning past and present traditions, including the predominance of arranged marriages, the role of women in the community, food cultivation, and cooking demonstrations with information on how their gardens produce both food and plant medicines.
Say goodbye to your gracious hosts and relax on the short ferry ride back to Mystery Island, where you'll have time to enjoy the rest of your day.
Tour does not operate on Sundays.