Vanuatu’s Upcoming Cultural Events & Festivals

Vanuatu’s Upcoming Cultural Events & Festivals


  • Back to my Roots Festival, North Ambrym, Olal Village, August 22 to 24, 2013
  • Twin Waterfall Festival, Banks Island, September 1, 2013
  • Giraren Festival, Malekula Island, DTBA
  • Rom Ceremonies, Ambrym Island, DTBA
  • Vanua Lava Festival, Vanua Lava Island, September 1 to 5, 2013
  • Lalinda Festival, Ambrym Island, DTBA
  • Rom Ceremonies, Ambrym Island, DTBA

Vanuatu Yacht Services can arrange a traditional feast and ceremony  in remote destinations.

Cultural Tours

  • Marieu Garden Tour – Lamap
  • Bakro Tours Cultural Village Adventure – Efate
  • Batou Mahah Bariga, Kastom Dance Group
  • Big Nambas Tour At Mae, Malekula
  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain, Efate
  • Espiritu Santo Cultural Tours, Santo
  • Paradise Tours, Santo
  • Fire Beach Cultural & Eco Tour, Malekula
  • Historical Site Tour at Wala Island, Malekula
  • Juboes Nguna Island Tours & Bungalows, Efate
  • Karngo Road Market & Eco Tours, Efate
  • Lelepa Island Tours, Efate
  • Leweton Custom & Cultural Village, Santo
  • Londot Traditional Arts Show, South Pentecost
  • Lowinia Man Nature Speaking Tour, Tanna
  • Marieu Garden Tour, Lamap, Malekula
  • Nafonu Tatoka Tours, Ekasup Cultural Village
  • Pentecost Falls Tour Operator, Pentecost
  • Ransuck Cultural Village, Santo
  • Sandy Beach Island Tour, Pele
  • Small Nambas tour at Rano, Malekula

Please see for detailed information about each tour.

Cultural experiences

As you travel through the chain of islands, you will encounter Ni-Vanuatu people living traditionally. Ni-Vanuatu people are friendly and respectful people who delight in sharing their customs with visitors. You may find yourself being invited to participate in ceremonies, hunting, bush craft, and other activities that are a part of daily life. If you do, please pay due respect and homage for this unique privilege.

Many of the people who live in the outer islands, have very limited access to trade. We suggest taking along bundles of clothing, (can be purchased in Port Vila from local second-hand clothing shops), ukuleles, mosquito bed nets, diesel, petrol and oil for running generators, batteries, sugar, rice and flour, and other “essential” items to give as gifts.

Vanuatu Yacht Services provides exceptional individualized assistance in creating an incredible cruising experience.




Yacht Guides

Yacht Guides

Vanuatu has many Islands, bays, anchorages and attractions. When time is limited knowing exactly where to go is vital to a successful holiday in the islands. Whether your focus is on cultural events or activities, fishing & diving hotspots or adventure tourism we supply Vanuatu’s BEST and MOST experienced local guides that will show you where to go and what to do to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything along the way.

For more information about this vital & valuable service contact us on +678 771 9174 or e-mail to: