Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Lose yourself in a leafy-green paradise during this spectacular half-day tour that includes a guided walk through Lifou's lush tropical forest. Start the journey on an air conditioning-free motorcoach headed through the enchanting seaside settlement of Easo Village, which wows with mesmerizing views of the bright turquoise Baie de Santal.
Before long, come to a stop in Lifou Tropical Forest, a luxuriant island paradise with shady palms, tropical trees and dense foliage. Here, partake in an excellent guided nature walk highlighting the vast array of flora and fauna that flourish in the region. Learn about all the major plants and shrubs, including those relied on for medical purposes in Kanak culture. Since the terrain may be rocky and uneven and the conditions may occasionally be bright, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. That way, you can relax and simply enjoy the gorgeous South Pacific scenery and chirping birds.
Back on the road, journey to a breathtaking secret grotto for a captivating guided tour by torchlight. One of Lifou's many dramatic cave complexes, this deep and winding grotto impresses with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Being that the island is a massive coral atoll or "matakea," the walls and floors of this cave, one of Lifou's largest, are full of fossilized coral, a fascinating sight to behold. Once the tour is complete, delight in a refreshing glass of lemonade and some fresh fruit, a delicious break offering time to ponder the cave's unique beauty.
Continuing on, head to a nearby quarry to witness an engaging demonstration of traditional hunting techniques, including coconut-crab netting and wild pig hunting. See first-hand how the indigenous people of the island figured out clever ways to survive using the resources they had on hand. After the demonstration, enjoy a scenic drive back to port as visions of the island's tropical wonder and wilderness dance through your mind's eye.
Special Notes:This excursion requires extensive walking. Passengers must traverse uneven and rocky terrain. Not recommended for passengers with limited mobility.
Motorcoaches are neither air-conditioned nor equipped with microphones. Local escorts and students will act as guides. What they may lack in professional skills is made up by their local knowledge, friendliness, and enthusiasm.
Restroom facilities are not available on this tour.
Wear warm-weather clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection.
Child Price:12 years & under only
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.