Marine Science Excursion in Vanuatu

Overseas Adventures & Marine Science Studies in Vanuatu

Due to the effects of global warming, marine life and coral reefs in Vanuatu are dwindling. Add an impact to your trip by saying no to plastic straws, avoiding the consumption of red meat, or picking up trash on the coastline.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your overseas adventure has begun as you travel to Port Vila. As your plane descends, take a look out of your window to see Vanuatu’s crystal rainforests, volcanoes, and crystal waters. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your beachfront resort. 

The afternoon is yours to explore your environment. Go for a nature walk on a nearby trail, stroll along the beach, or take a dip in the hotel infinity pool. In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guide for authentic South Pacific cuisine, offering a great opportunity to get to know your guides and ask questions about your upcoming adventures

Get in touch with nature on today’s excursion as you visit the Blue Lagoon. Its water has an extraordinarily vibrant blue shade due to limestone breakdown. Splash in the tidal sea water and swing like a monkey on the rope swing if you dare. Enjoy organic fruit and juice on the shoreside. Next, you are off to the Rarru Cascades and Waterfall. Next, you will arrive at Turtle Bay to swim with turtles and sharks. If you arrive in the right season, you’ll also get the opportunity to release hatchlings into the sea. For lunch, enjoy rice, chips, salad, and a choice of varying plant-based proteins. 

A professional marine scientist will accompany you throughout the trip to learn about the marine life you encounter, as well as their interactions with the environment. Be sure to ask lots of questions to learn return home as an expert marine scientist.

Feel the wind in your hair as you take on Vanuatu by the sky. Arrive at Summit Gardens to harness up and ascend high into the trees to begin your adventure. From treetop to treetop, admire panoramic views of the island and the ocean. Notice the varying shades of the sea. Following your ride, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle. Next, enjoy a jungle walk through the summit tropical gardens. Keep an eye out for wildlife around the streams and rivers, such as snakes and turtles.

Travel by yacht to the southern tip of Vanuatu to reach uninhabited, crystal-clear blue waters. Put on your snorkel gear and jump in! Underwater you will be greeted by colorful tropical fish and fantastic coral formations. Turtles and stingrays will swim in the waters below as you travel to shark cave. If you see a particular marine animal you want to know more about, point it out to your guide. As you swim through untouched reefs, be sure to explore the shipwreck remains below.

More adventures await, as you arrive at the Garden of Eden. Climb into a safety harness before being guided into Vanuatu’s tropical rainforest. Along your journey, you’ll learn about the different plants, trees, and animals that you see. Embrace your bravery as you reach the bridges circuit on the Rentapau River. Balance carefully on the small rope holding your weight! Following this, take a swim in the river or wander through the rainforest a bit more. Finally, enjoy a platter of tropical fruit grown in the Garden of Eden.

Take flight this morning to view breathtakingly spectacular reefs and islets from the sky on your seaplane. You’ll soar over the first volcano, Lopevi Volcano, which dramatically rises from the sea. Reach Ambrym Island to see more of the world’s most active volcanoes, which have almost continuously erupted for over 200 years. Touch down at Lamen Bay to reach Epi Island for lunch at the Sunset Bungalows. Suntan on the beach or snorkel for turtles and sea-grass. Finally, you’ll board a boat in search of dugong before heading back to your resort.

It has been both an adventurous and educational week. We hope you had lots of fun, but it’s now time to leave. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides. Talk about your favorite memories and what you have learned. Next, head to the airport for your departure flight home.

Vanuatu is known for its hidden waterfalls; sun, sea, and sand; and red-hot volcanoes. At every turn, its Pacific islands offer adventure, which has attracted visitors for decades and will do so for decades to come. 

On this trip to Vanuatu, you will learn about marine science while visiting the country’s top attractions. The trip’s highlights include flying over the Lopevi Volcano, zip-lining through the jungle, and swimming with sharks and turtles. Book your overseas adventure tour today!


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