Adventure in paradise awaits...
Imagine a place where you can climb 'sleeping' mountains, canoe across crater lakes, hike up active volcanoes and ancient cinder cones, explore deep caves and twisting canyons, and ride horses through tropical waters.
When you wake up in Vanuatu all this and more is possible. Experience the adventure of a lifetime with Santo Travel.
We have selected the top 6 adventure tours in the Northern Islands of Vanuatu to add to your 2018 travel bucket list! With direct flights from Brisbane and connecting flights from Sydney, Noumea and Auckland, Vanuatu should definitely be next on your adventure holiday itinerary.
Mt Garet Volcano Trek
hike up an active volcano on the remote island of Gaua.
The Mt Garet Volcano Trek is for those seeking a rewarding challenge and views like you will never experience elsewhere.
Hiking, canoeing, and active volcanoes – this trek has it all!
You'll have the option to walk for one, two or three days. The trek will take you through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the country. But beware, this is a challenging trek - even walking at a more leisurely pace, and it is recommended that it be undertaken by those who have a high level of fitness and experience hiking in similar (tropical) conditions.
Santo Horse Adventures
Experience the untouched beauty of Santo by horseback.
From crossing crystal clear, freshwater rivers, to trekking along pristine white sandy beaches, Santo Horse Adventures will no doubt be the highlight of your trip. You will even get the option to swim with your horse in the aqua blue waters of Lope Lope Beach.
Pass through mangrove forests, coconut plantations and traditional villages of the friendliest, happiest people on Earth. Don't miss out on this top adventure tour in Santo!
Trek to the base of the highest falls in the South Pacific.
At 120 metres tall, you do not want to miss out on seeing the sheer magnitude of power behind this mystical waterfall.
This 8 hour return trek will take you through local gardens, coconut plantations, alongside rivers, over wooden bridges and along a man-made jungle path. With our expert local guides there to fill you in on all the knowledge of the jungle, you won't feel a deeper connection with nature anywhere else in the world.
We recommend a high level of fitness for this trek and experience hiking in similar (tropical) conditions.
Experience our #1 adventure tour deep in the jungle of espiritu santo.
This full day adventure begins with a 45 minute off-road drive from Luganville town into central South Santo bush. You'll then get to experience village life and see how the locals live before taking off on the tour. Millennium Cave is divided into four parts – trekking, caving, canyoning and swimming.
You'll walk across bamboo bridges, down narrow tracks and climb bamboo ladders before being painted with local clay to ensure your safe passage through the river and cave. You'll see nesting swallows and bats by torchlight and canyon over large boulders and rocks. You'll also get to enjoy a relaxing river ride down the jungle enclosed Sarakata river. Jump off surrounding rock platforms and swim through overhanging waterfalls along the way.
Climb to the top of the highest peak on the remote island of Motalava.
This 2.5 hour tour is operated by local guides who will lead you on the hike. You will pass through numerous villages where curious children will join you along the way, giving you the opportunity to see daily village life and meet some of the locals. You'll trek along the coast of Motalava’s white sandy beaches fringed with coconut trees and see nearby Rah and Vanualava Island.
During the hike, your guide will point out different native plants and explain their medical or kastom uses. There are lookouts and stops along the way where you'll also get to hear stories about the history of Motalava and the legend of Sleeping Mountain.
Mt Hope Waterfall
FLoat down jungle enclosed river to a secret waterfall.
Experience pristine rainforest and the cool, refreshing waters of the river to Mt Hope Waterfall. Depart from Luganville town and enjoy the drive up the East Coast Road in a comfortable 4x4 before heading inland to Mt. Hope Farm. Off road, your guide will tell you all about Ni-Vanuatu life as you pass through villages, coconut plantations and food gardens.
After reaching Mt. Hope Farm, you'll begin the tour through the rainforest to the banks of the river. From here, you'll float down the cool, refreshing waters of the jungle enclosed river. Lay back and listen to the sounds of nature as well as your guides stories about the mysteries of Santo. You'll reach the waterfall at the end of the river and get to experience a natural massage as you sit under the cool, falling water of Mt Hope Waterfall.