Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ekasup Cultural Village
Local Sightseeing, All
USDPrice between $0-$50
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Approximately 2½ hours
Travel by van the short distance to Ekasup Village, set in the heart of the Erakor Rain Forest. Ekasup Cultural Village has received Vanuatu's Best Tourist Attraction award for the past two years. Enter the magical and mysterious world of ancient Melanesia -- the Ekasup Villagers in traditional dress provide an insight into the cultural system and ancestral way of life.
You will walk short distances between the various staging areas, with optional seating available.
Experience the ancient culture and customs of Melanesia with an introduction to traditional medicine -- remedies derived from herbs, roots, barks and leaves. Learn about the trapping of game and find out how the indigenous people carry their catch home. Hear about food preservation and preparation in a village with no electricity. The catch of the day is of paramount importance here. Watch the women weave decorative and practical baskets, mats and hats. Listen to tales of tribal cannibalism that reach back into the not-so-distant past -- this cultural element will not be demonstrated!
And finally, enjoy some music -- a performance by the Futuna Island Youth Music Group. You'll also have a chance to purchase local crafts, and don't miss the opportunity to capture images of the chief and his warriors armed with clubs, spears, bows and arrows.
Bring bottled water.