14 Day Explore Vanuatu

Unspoiled Vanuatu: 2 weeks of adventure travel in Tanna, Santo, and Efate.
Tanna Vanuatu - home to active volcano
Yasur Volcano Tanna, Vanuatu - the worlds most accessible active volcano
Yasur Volcanic Safari - Whitegrass Resort Tanna, Vanuatu
Visit to local village on Tanna with strong beliefs in "Kastom"
diving the swimming pool on the SS President Coolidge, Espiritu Santo
Matevulu Blue Hole on Santo, Vanuatu

14 Day Explore Vanuatu

For the adventurous traveller who favours travel to parts unknown and truly unspoiled islands where the local culture is all around not hidden away behind the resort gates - then we highly recommend this 2 week trip to Vanuatu. Spend 3 nights on Tanna, 6 nights on Espiritu Santo and 4 nights on Efate. There is time for relaxing and exploring - visit local villages, swim in magnificent natural blue pools, visit an active volcano, dive or snorkel SS President Coolidge. Vanuatu is perfect for adventurous families, couples or groups.

Duration: 14 Days

Starts: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

Finishes: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

+ Absolute Fly & Seek Inclusions:
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • All Internal Flights
  • Transfers from Airports to Resort
Your Experiences:
  1. Yasur Volcanic Safari
  2. Visit Lowinio Village
Your Locations:
  1. Efate Island Vanuatu
  2. Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
  3. Tanna Island Vanuatu

Day by day tour itinerary

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Arrive Port Vila

Port Vila is the largest town in Vanuatu on the island of Efate

On arrival in Port Vila you will be met by your driver and transferred 30 minutes to Paradise Cove Resort. Nestled along the serene South shore of Mele Bay, just a short fifteen-minute drive from town, Paradise Cove Resort presents a tranquil escape from the everyday hustle. Set within a lush tropical garden, the resort boasts ten fully equipped, self-contained villas. Step outside and discover the mesmerizing fringing reef, brimming with diverse marine life, offering an exceptional snorkeling experience.

Paradise Cove, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Relax at the resort

Snorkel, swim or go for a bike ride

Guests have free access to mountain bikes to explore the peninsula (free of charge). Pango village and its surrounding gardens as well as nearby Honeymoon Beach are within a 20 minutes ride. Jogging on the numerous paths throughout the village is the best way to meet the friendly local people. Some guests just prefer to chill out on the beach reading a good book. A relaxing massage can be organized at any time.

Paradise Cove Resort Vanuatu - kayaks are available free of charge for all in-house guests. We also have life jackets for adults and children alike.
Fly to Espiritu Santo

Palm-lined, white-sand beaches and spring-fed swimming holes to lush rainforests and lofty mountains

Today will be spent travelling to Espirtu Santo – but know simply as Santo by the locals. Embark on a memorable travel day from Paradise Cove in Vanuatu to Turtle Bay Lodge, in Luganville on the captivating island of Santo. After a short domestic flight, you’ll touch down on Santo’s shores, greeted by the warm island breeze. From there, a comfortable transfer will whisk you away to Turtle Bay Lodge. Turtle Bay Lodge is ideally situated half way up the East coast of Santo. Even though we are only a 20 minute drive from Luganville, it is near to the fantastic East coast blue holes and half way to the stunning Northern beaches.

the white sands of the Northern beaches on Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Explore Turtle Bay

There are incredible onsite activities to enjoy

Indulge in ultimate relaxation within the resort’s tranquil grounds, taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or partaking in thrilling watersports. Dive into the vibrant coral reef for a mesmerizing snorkeling experience, or bask in the serenity of the bay’s calm waters. With a range of activities to choose from, your stay at the resort promises endless moments of leisure and adventure.

Visit the Blue Holes

These are located in the Matevulu Conservation Area, which is a protected area of rainforest and mangroves.

The lodge can arrange for you to be picked up and dropped off at the blue holes, or you can walk there yourself.

  • The Nanda Blue Hole is about 6km north of Turtle Bay Lodge. It is a natural swimming hole located in a crater of an extinct volcano. The water in the blue hole is a beautiful turquoise color and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
  • The Matevulu Blue Hole is located just a short walk from Turtle Bay Lodge. It is a smaller blue hole than the Nanda Blue Hole, but it is still a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. The Matevulu Blue Hole is also known for its rope swing, which is a popular photo opportunity.


Matevulu Blue Hole on Santo, Vanuatu
SS President Coolidge

Dive or Snorkel around "The Coolidge"

Situated in Espiritu Santo, the SS President Coolidge, affectionately known as “The Coolidge,” is a renowned and easily accessible – from the shore wreck, making it a favorite among divers worldwide. If you are not a diver then snorkling at Million Dollar Point nearby is a great experience also.

Stretching nearly 200 meters in length and 25 meters in width, this colossal wreck offers approximately 50 captivating dive sites to explore. Originally a luxurious steamship designed to accommodate over 1,000 passengers, it was repurposed as a troop carrier during World War II, carrying a staggering 5,342 troops. In October 1942, the ship was sunk by two US mines. Among the notable artifacts within the wreck is the porcelain statue known as the “Lady and the Unicorn,” a cherished sight that divers traditionally kiss during their exploration. Another thrilling activity is diving into the submerged swimming pool within the wreck, adding an extra touch of excitement to your underwater adventure.

diving the swimming pool on the SS President Coolidge, Espiritu Santo
DAY 7-8
Relax and explore Santo

Quad biking, Millennium Cave Hike there is plenty more to see

Over the next couple of days perhaps hire the quad bikes at the resort and explore the nearby terrain. Or  Trek over a bamboo bridge to visit the bats and swallows of Millennium Cave, who nap among spectacular rock formations.

Bamboo bridges to the Millennium Cave, Santo Vanuatu
Fly to Tanna

Intriguing culture, beautiful scenery, great diving and delicious local coffee

Journey from Santo to the captivating island of Tanna in Vanuatu. After a scenic flight, you’ll arrive on Tanna and be transported to the enchanting Whitegrass Ocean Resort. Check-in to this idyllic destination, where comfort and tranquility await. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings, from the lush tropical gardens to the stunning coastline. With warm hospitality and luxurious accommodations, Whitegrass Resort is the perfect haven to begin your Tanna adventure.

Tanna Vanuatu - home to active volcano
DAY 10
Yasur Volcanic Safari

Considered to be the world's most accessible volcano

Traversing the rugged terrain in a 4-wheel drive, witness untamed horses, coffee plantations, and remote villages before ascending Mt. Loanialu at 522m. Behold captivating vistas of Tanna’s East coast, black sand surf beaches, and Sulphur Bay, offering a glimpse of the distant volcano. Journey across the moon-like SIWI ash plains, arriving at the Volcano entrance. Enjoy a traditional Custom dance and safety briefing before driving along the 4WD track to the Volcano car park. A short 10-minute walk leads you to the crater’s edge, where the mighty Mount Yasur Volcano reveals its awe-inspiring splendor.

Yasur Volcano Tanna, Vanuatu - the worlds most accessible active volcano
DAY 11
Lowinio Village

A way of life untouched by modern influence

Embark on a captivating day trip to Lowinio village. Departing at 8:30 am, enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive into the jungle. Immerse yourself in a traditional way of life untouched by modern influences. Witness the villagers’ dedication to their subsistence lifestyle and unwavering commitment to their cultural beliefs of “Kastom.” This tour provides a fascinating glimpse into the daily routines of the local tribe, with opportunities to purchase unique handicrafts as souvenirs of your memorable experience.

Visit to local village on Tanna with strong beliefs in "Kastom"
DAY 12-13
Return to Efate and Port Vila

You have a couple of days to do last exploring around Port Vila

Suggestions for your last two days in Port Vila:

  • Start your day by visiting the Port Vila Market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, browse through fresh produce, handicrafts, and local delicacies.
  • Take a scenic drive to Mele Cascades, a stunning waterfall nestled in the lush rainforest. Enjoy a refreshing swim or hike to the top for breathtaking views.
  • Visit the Vanuatu National Museum to delve deeper into the country’s fascinating history, art, and traditional customs.
  • Join a boat tour or charter a yacht to explore the beautiful islands and coves around Port Vila. Discover secluded beaches, go fishing, or simply relax on the deck and enjoy the scenic views.
  • Dine at one of the waterfront restaurants in the heart of Port Vila, savoring delicious local cuisine while enjoying the sunset view.
Mele Cascades near Port Vila, Vanuatu
DAY 14

Depart today from this Melanesian scenic and cultural experience

Bid farewell to an incredible two-week adventure exploring the wonders of Vanuatu. From the vibrant streets of Port Vilaa to the enchanting shores of Santo and the awe-inspiring volcano of Tanna, this journey has been filled with unforgettable moments. Cherish the memories of pristine beaches, cultural encounters, and natural marvels as you depart, knowing that Vanuatu’s beauty will forever remain in your heart.

Farewell from Vanuatu

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    Unspoiled Vanuatu: 2 weeks of adventure travel in Tanna, Santo, and Efate.

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