riri river canoeing 

Take a magical journey along the wonderfully quiet, picture-perfect Riri River onboard a traditional wooden dug-out canoe.

The first 30 minutes of the journey is taken on a bus from your hotel to the mouth of the Riri River, here your guide for the day will paddle the group in a local dugout canoe. You can try your hand at paddling, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery – soak up lush jungle, spot native fish and a variety of birdlife. 

At the end of the river, you’ll reach the jaw-droopingly bright Riri Blue Hole which is surrounded by tropical jungle. Underground limestone filtering is responsible for the incredible colour of the water, making this one of Vanuatu’s prettiest blue holes. The colour of the water has to be seen to be believed. Take a dip in its magical water before boarding your mini bus for the scenic return drive.

This tour is suitable for the whole family! Don’t forget to pack sun protection, insect repellent and swimwear.


Visitor Feedback

I have never seen anything like this river in my life! The colour is absolutely amazing - some parts of the river are at least 2m deep but you can still see the bottom as if it’s only 10cm. Surrounded by lush green rainforest and only the sounds of tweeting birds and the paddle sweeping through the water, it’s so peaceful! This was by far the highlight of our holiday!
— Rex, Australia (2017)