Modern Village Tour

2 hours | Mystery Island | M Y 2 - 2 0 0
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  • Modern Village Tour
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Worlds apart from today's society, the people of Aneityum make for an enriching experience that familiarizes you with a very different lifestyle. The village is a place of complex rituals and tradition, which include cultural activities, traditional dances, ancient battle reenactments and a deep appreciation for the bounty produced by the local land. Aneityum's population as of 2009 was 915, and the people depend on the marine resources, fishing and the selling of their sandalwood and pine trees. Tourism is a burgeoning industry due to the boom in Mystery Island as a cruise ship destination.

Your two-hour excursion begins with a short boat trip from Mystery Island to the mainland on a ferry to meet your friendly guide. Upon arrival, be greeted by the local warriors who will escort you through the village and introduce you to a friendly family who will invite you into their home to discover their daily lives.

It is fascinating to learn about the home life and the diverse culture of the island and its people. Delve deep into the history of the culture, learning past and present traditions, including the predominance of arranged marriages, the role of women in the community, food cultivation, and cooking demonstrations with information on how their gardens produce both food and plant medicines.
At the end of this enriching day, say goodbye to your gracious hosts and relax on the short ferry ride back to Mystery Island, where you'll have time to enjoy the rest of your day.

Special Notes:

Please Note: Tour does not operate on Sundays

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Short Ferry ride to the mainland

Transport type:
Ferry boat
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:15

Village Tour

Transport type:
Walk
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Short Ferry ride to Mystery Island

Transport type:
Ferry boat
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:15