Add dates

Port VilaShore excursions

Our most recommended Port Vila Shore excursions

Port Vila: Pepeyo, Blue Lagoon & Eden Tour

1. Port Vila: Pepeyo, Blue Lagoon & Eden Tour

Your island adventure begins with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity visiting Pepeyo Cultural & Educational Village. This village experience begins with a bus trip from all hotels OR cruise ship port. A short drive 12km away from Port Vila Township lies this perfect setting nestled in the heart of the woods of Teouma. Visitors will be greeted by the chief and his warriors with clubs, spears, bows and arrows. Hear tales of cannibalism in the not-so-distant past and learn about the primitive but effective spears and other methods used to trap wildlife like pigs, chicken, and fish. See how locals test if a fish is poisonous: if ants avoid the fish, it's poisonous, but if they eat, the people do too. Next, is at the stunning blue lagoon. Upon arrival, be amazed by the stunningly clear waters and the jaw-dropping beauty of this untouched island paradise. Finally, our final stop is at Eden on the River where breathtaking views and an imposing mini waterfall await you . After your swim, enjoy a very generous BBQ lunch serving up tender and juicy Vanuatu steaks, chicken, sausages, salad and rice. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off back to your pickup destination, for cruise ship guests we will drop off back at the port. *Please note that lunch at the Blue Lagoon is only applicable on cruise ship days. For our hotel guest (on non cruise ship days) lunch will be usually served at Eden on the River.

Bridges of Eden: 2-Hour Rainforest Walk, Swim, & Zip Line

2. Bridges of Eden: 2-Hour Rainforest Walk, Swim, & Zip Line

Combine zip lining, swimming, and forest walking on this 2-hour guided nature adventure at Bridges of Eden, a tropical garden paradise just 20 minutes from town.   Admire the flora and fauna of the riparian rainforest and take on the various suspended bridges – each one trickier than the next. Zoom down on a mini zip line and learn about your surroundings, all with the help of an experienced guide and with strict safety standards.  After the tour, cool off in the river and wander the gardens at your leisure. For the little ones, there's a playground and farm park on site. Enjoy tropical fruits and drinks during the tour, or purchase a tasty snack afterwards at the onsite café.

Efate: Full-Day Tour

3. Efate: Full-Day Tour

The first stop on your tour is Iarofa Village where you'll experience traditional local practices and skills including dancing and an amazing fire-walking display. Then discover the Blue Lagoon, a wonderful quirk of nature. The water is slightly salty and so blue from the mixing of the limestone fresh-water springs and the tidal sea water. Try the rope swings into the water. After the lagoon, visit Eton Village and Eton Primary School. Chat with the teachers and meet the pikininis (the students) or tour the school and gain an insight into how our children receive their learning. The students may perform a song for the guests or invite you to join them in a game of soccer or volleyball. Then stop by Pangpang to see the ancient banyan trees, before heading to a beach-side restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet lunch to live local string band music  After lunch, learn a little about the World War II history of Efate with Ernest. You'll hear his story and see his collection of unique World War II relics. Finally, visit Vanuatu's "Survivor Beach" at Gideon's Landing, which was the location for Season 9 of the hit American TV series, and enjoy afternoon tea (or coffee). If time permits, it may be possible to enjoy some snorkeling or swimming near the end of the tour.

Port Vila: Small Group Half-Day River Kayaking Tour

4. Port Vila: Small Group Half-Day River Kayaking Tour

Experience the serenity of kayaking down a gently flowing freshwater river, surrounded by lush tropical forest. Enjoy a cool dip, and have fun swinging on a tarzan rope. Discover the Rantepao River on Efate's East Coast as you paddle gently, accompanied by your experienced guide. Following pickup from your accommodation in Port Vila, relax on a 20-minute scenic drive to your start point. Follow your guide as you spend up to 2 peaceful hours seeing the rainforest of Vanuatu, passing by abundant wildlife and traditional villages. Paddle in a single or double kayak (with a guide if you prefer), with no strong currents on this stretch of river. Relax with a fresh fruit platter on the water's edge during your trip.

Port Vila: Full-Day Bus Hire with Driver

5. Port Vila: Full-Day Bus Hire with Driver

Your day of sightseeing and exploration begins with pickup in the morning from your hotel or port. Meet your professional driver as you board your own private minibus and discuss which sights and locations you’d like to visit. Then, sit back and relax as you travel from destination to destination. Spend the day exploring the island at your own leisure, without the hassle of taxis and public transport, or the pressure to keep up with a tour guide. Enjoy the freedom to spend more or less time at the locations that interest you most and the luxury of having your own private vehicle for an entire day. Our minivan can only accommodate for a maximum of 12 passengers. If you have more than 12 people in your group it is highly recommended that you make separate bookings.

Port Vila: Blue Lagoon & Baby Turtles Tour with BBQ Lunch

6. Port Vila: Blue Lagoon & Baby Turtles Tour with BBQ Lunch

See the best of Port Vila on a full-day tour of the town's most popular attractions. Swim in the cool, clear waters of the Blue Lagoon before a delicious BBQ lunch at Eden on the River. Stop at Reef Zoology to get acquainted with baby turtles, before a market visit in Port Vila. Enjoy an easy 35-minute ride through Port Vila's suburbs and farmland to your first stop at the Blue Lagoon. Be greeted by pristine blue natural spring water surrounded by lush rainforest trees. Take a dip in the refreshing waters and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings. Continue on to Eden on the River for lunch. Enjoy a hot BBQ lunch served with tropical veggies. Once again enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this beautiful location in the rainforest. Your third stop is Reef Zoology, a wildlife conservation and education center in Port Vila. Here you can meet (and maybe hand feed) baby turtles being raised at the center for release back into the wild. Your final stop will be at the market and shop in Port Vila. Explore duty-free shops and colorful local markets, picking up local crafts and souvenirs to remember your trip to Vanuatu. Your day ends with drop-off at your hotel or the cruise ship port.

Port Vila Full day van Hire + Driver

7. Port Vila Full day van Hire + Driver

Your day exploration activity starts with our driver picking you up at the hotel or cruise port. Discuss with your driver all the places you want to do during the meet-up. Your driver will take care of you as you relax and enjoy the day. Your trip will be full day (6 hours) so you will have lots of time to explore the island. Make the most out of your time to enjoy your day at your own pace. When you are satisfied, let your driver know where to drop you to complete your day tour. You will leave with uncut memories of the island

7 activities found
Sort by:

You might also like...

Frequently asked questions about Port Vila Shore excursions

What are other things to do than Shore excursions that are worth visiting in Port Vila?

The other unmissable things to do in Port Vila are:

Which Port Vila Shore excursions are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Port Vila

Want to discover all there is to do in Port Vila? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Port Vila

This was such a wonderful day. We started at the blue lagoon - utterly breathtaking! Then we went to have a BBQ lunch (yum) and swim with the turtles. This part was incredible. We then went to the cascades while it lightly rained, and this was so refreshing. I could swim there all day. An unforgettable day out!

Picked up from the port. Easy to spot staff as they were wearing eco-tour t-shirts. Spent a lovely day kayaking in a lovely spot. Staff were lovely and made for an enjoyable day. Lovely fruit platter was served after kayaking, then we all swam and used the rope swing into the water. Highly recommend this tour.

very Professional, on time and room is some fantastic places. We told Will our driver that we had a keen interest in WWII so he stopped off on some extra special places and had so much knowledge. Really enjoyed the day. The cultural tour in the village was a real highlight too.

Fantastic trip! Tour guides (Gareth and Alfred) were amazing! Tank yu tumas

Thanks George and Ronnie! It was such a fun activity!