mt hope waterfall tour
This exclusive half day tour is not to be missed during your visit in Santo and gives you the opportunity to experience the stunning natural beauty of Santo from a new perspective! This unforgettable experience will take you into pristine rainforest and down the cool fresh waters of the river to Mt Hope Waterfall.
Departing from Luganville, enjoy the drive up the east coast 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 villages, coconut plantations and food gardens.
When you reach Mt. Hope Farm, you will strap on your lifejacket and protective gloves before your guide leads you on an easy instructive walk through the rainforest to the banks of the river. From here, jump into the refreshing water and float down the river, which cuts through a limestone gorge and is over hung with native ferns, vines and trees. Listen to the birds and your guide’s stories as you lean back and relax in the water – the river is calm and slow moving but is broken up by a couple of small rapids along the way to give you a push.
At the end of the river you will reach Mt. Hope Waterfall. Have a break and sit under the falling water and give yourself a natural massage! After, climb up the waterfall and continue a short way up river before walking back into the rainforest and returning to the truck. Once you’ve dried off in the sun and restored your energy with light refreshments hop back into the truck and start the drive home.
Please wear clothes you can get wet in and shoes that have grip and can be worn in the water (eg. reef shoes). For your comfort please also bring a towel, sunscreen and insect repellent. Any valuables can be locked in the truck during the tour. Low to moderate level of fitness required.