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“island tour”(4 reviews)
The best way to discover Efate is by doing a round island tour with a local. Manples Tours is owned and operated by Jonah John (JJ) and his wife, Violet. It's a full-day tour that takes in the main attractions from the comfort of an air-conditioned...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Nambatu, Port Vila, Port Vila, Efate 000, Vanuatu
+678 779 4826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Ramada and the wonderful Robert on the front desk organised a half day tour with JJ and it turned out to be one of the best most informative tours we’ve experienced anywhere in the world - I’m serious! The information...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paul b
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour on our last day in Port Villa. It was raining and we had no hopes with this tour. While booking the tour, the guide told us that cultural tour won’t be possible as it was Sunday. Nevertheless we went on this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sepia G
Reviewed 24 October 2018

where do I start from the beginning it was fantastic. Showed up early and was very friendly. We booked a half day tour but it turned into a full day for our group of 6 adults and 4 children. JJ gave us the hidstory of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 228aaronb
Reviewed 16 October 2018

My Mum and I did a full day tour with JJ as well as a half day tour! JJ was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide of the island. We especially loved visiting a cultural village, local school, swimming in the beautiful waters at Blue Lagoon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Viviana O
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My family and I went on the full day tour booked through reception at our resort. We loved it. JJ is a kind, professional and knowledgeable guide and host and the bus was clean and comfortable. We picked this tour after having seen photos of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 690SarahE
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We booked J.J. prior to our cruise ship docking. He was good with communication prior to and had us all booked. Told me where to meet him and what he was going to be wearing .We met J.J. finally, it was our fault we went...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A big thank you to John and Darryl for making our unscheduled stop in Port Vila a very memorable day. We arranged the trip at short notice and could not be happier with our day. We were picked up at the wharf at 8 am...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable tour for 8 family members in air-conditioned van. Interesting and good fun at village (where joined in a dance and had crazy photos taken) and then on to beautiful Blue Lagoon for refreshing swim and morning tea. Then visit to school and on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 182barryj
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had the best time with JJ and Robin John. I highly recommend their full day tour. It gives you so much insights of the people of Vanuatu and life on the islands. Every stop we made was interesting. Specially the cultural village which is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank EdithO70
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Took the day tour with JJ and Robin John. JJ is the best guide. He is very knowledgeable about all the islands and the history. Blu lagoon is a must for everyone spring fed and fun. Each stop on the trip gave you insight into...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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