VOLCANO HIKE & BURIAL CAVES
Arriving in Tanna, you’ll transfer to your yacht. Once you’ve settled in, hike the crater edge of Mount Yasur—an active volcano—while passing through rarely explored highland villages.
Discover the jungle and the plains on horseback, discovering the local flora and fauna before you and your guide arrive at the coffee plantations. Bathe in secluded hot springs and take a dip beneath Louniel Waterfall before returning to your yacht. Navigate to Katiua Rocks for a snorkeling expedition to see sharks, tuna, and barracuda.
On to Erromango next, to see the ancestral burial caves that have provided spiritual succor as well as physical shelter from cyclones for the indigenous tribes. You’ll see traditional stories and clan motifs daubed on the cave walls before a hike from Dillon’s Bay to the Kauri Reserve to see the impressively girthed Kauri trees.
DIVE MOSO DRIFT & NAMBA TRIBES
Awake to find your yacht anchored off Moso Island. Choose to dive the Moso Drift with its grey whaler sharks and eagle rays alongside your Pelorus dive master, or instead snorkel the translucent shallows that often entice dolphin visits.
Following a delicious lunch, see the critically endangered hawksbill turtles being cared for at the local turtle sanctuary. You’ll help tag and monitor the many juveniles in their care prior to their release.
Arrive at the island of Epi and explore the wondrous biodiversity found in Namuka and Nikaura’s marine protected area. After your dive, kayak and snorkel in search of dugongs amid the coral and sea grass of nearby Lamen island.
Back on land, trek into the forested, mountainous hinterland for an encounter with the Big Namba and Small Namba tribes. You’ll meet tribe members and during this rare opportunity learn about their culture, their ceremonies, and traditional dances.