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“Gilbert made all the difference”
Review of Atmosphere Tours

Atmosphere Tours
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USD 83.48*
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Full-Day Vanuatu Round Island Tour from Port Vila
Ranked #3 of 68 Tours in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: It is not about what we know about our islands & our heritage, but it is how we let you see it through our eyes and our passion. Atmosphere is an indigenous Ni-Vanuatu company with a dedicated team who will inspire you with their passion, knowledge of and love for their country intertwined with their contagious sense of Melanesian humour. The Atmosphere team will do all that they can to ensure that you not only visit Vanuatu, but that you truly experience and appreciate it.
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Gilbert made all the difference”
Reviewed 24 January 2011

We went on this tour in Oct 2009 and judging from the more recent posts, it looks like nothing has changed! Gilbert was knowledgeable, patient and very professional. The tour was well paced, very interesting and we went to alot of beautiful places, such as the Blue Lagoon (STUNNING! Yummy fruit and snacks were provided for after swimming here). The highlight for us was the stop at the village school - the young children sing for you and after reading other reviews we went prepared with toys for the children (little koala dolls), which they all very shyly took and played with. A little pricier than other tour operators, but definitely worth it, especially if you want a fun, not-mass-touristy day!

Visited February 2010
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English first
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good tour to get an overall idea of the beauty of Vanuatu”
Reviewed 24 November 2010

This tour took us around the main island of Vanuatu in about 6 hours. Stops included a few different beaches, the blue lagoon (all very pretty), a local school where the little kids perform songs for you and you give them lollies etc, hot springs.... I think that was it. Gilbert is very knowledgable and provides good information, as well as lunch at one of the beach stops where you can do snorkelling, and morning and afternoon tea.

From memory, it wasn't the cheapest tour but it was definitely worth the money and probably the best tour we did during our trip to Vanuatu. If I didn't do it, I feel like I would have missed out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant - great tour of the Island - Blue Lagoon was lush!”
Reviewed 24 September 2010

Gilbert was great - we had french and english speaking people in the group and he just went from one language to the other.. brilliant guide!
The Blue Lagoon was closed, but as Gilbert knew the owners we still got to go in - even though lots of other tours had to drive on by! It was amazing - lovely clear water - that was fresh!
Got to see spiders and meet some locals - well worth it!

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great, really worth doint it.”
Reviewed 22 July 2010

I went to Port Vila in August 2009 for work and had a day off.
After taking a look at the activities in Port Vila, and people's rating, I chose the Atmosphere tour around the island.
As many other have said, the guide makes the difference.
It was a wounderful tour, and it ended when Gilbert took us to the hotel, after inviting us to a cup of cava in a really charming local place (an unexpected surprise).

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Nelson, New Zealand
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453 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Amazing discovery of Port Villa and the culture of Vanuatu”
Reviewed 27 June 2010

.This was a great guided tour, Gilbert is a fantasic host and knows all the people along the way. This tour was a real eye opener to the poverty of this country, yet they seem to be happy. The best part was the Blue Lagoon, if I had more time, i would have spent the day there, the swing rope brings out the child in you, was fantastic fun. The lunch was basic but good. The only dissapointing part was the WW11 display which was a bottle display. Was a great day, and gained good local history and knowledge on a very different way of living

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