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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

This tour is not for resort and cruiseship people. It is amazing and offers a great insight into the history, lifes and culture of local people. The guide knew a lot about the history and also explained everything about plants we saw in the forest....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank francezaa
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip full of information from local history of ni-van people. Very good english speaking, lovely tour lady. Amazing experience for those who is not interest in drinking cheap beer, disrespectful to local, overvolume of themselfs, their safety and hygiene. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lenka P
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Unless you are Historian or an acquaintance of Chief Roi Mata, this is a total waste of most part of the day. Nothing much to see and a whole load of traditional history. The guide was charming and as such I tolerated it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This was a half day tour that started by going to hat island which has been forbidden to visit for around 400 years. Our guide gave a detailed story of the Chief and his village who brought peace to the land. The chiefs grave and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The three places of the Chief Roi Mata’s Domain UNESCO World Heritage Site can only be visited by organised boat trip. I did a private trip organised by Yumi Tours and met Ellen, a descendant of the Chief's Clan. For me the trip was worth...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We booked this tour through the excursions desk at our hotel, on the outskirts of Vila. We were told that if the weather was bad, the tour would be cancelled. An ancient mini van picked us up at our hotel the next morning, driven by...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Went with Atmosphere tours - what a treasure trove of information was surface Steve! Give him a raise. Mangaasi spooky, burial on Hat eerie, and Feles Cave extraordinary- great lunch and inexpensive village souvenirs - cash only. A trip for the discerning tourist who wants...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank R0selynK
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We toured with Atmosphere and Justin and the driver were great guys. It was just our family on the tour which was wonderful, private tours are always so much fun! We were supposed to start with a tour of the museum but it was closed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stacey L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We went with South Pacific tours. Reading the tours felt as if I downgraded my expectations. Visited many UNESCO sits with the last being the Taj in India. Starting off a little strange as we waited to get in the cultural museum. There at 8.40...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 7 October 2017

exeptional experience, having a UNESCO site for only the two of us. Interesting stories, beautiful sights, pristine coral beaches, authentic Melanesian culture and history. And a spectacular cave, guided by an exceptional guide which lady made us a local meal and showed us hospitality that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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