See The Real Vila Tours
See The Real Vila Tours
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Cultural ToursShopping ToursSightseeing Tours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Meet as guests, farewell as Family. We love to Welcome visitors and ensure you have a unique and Real experience with memories and friendships which will last forever. We are passionate about educating visitors and supporting our local community, providing employment and opportunities directly to the local Ni-Vans.... Come, immerse yourself in our lifestyle and See the Real Vila with Charlie & Karina.
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Camila M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The best local tourist guide ever!
Very friendly, knowleageable, excellent English and organised.
Don't look for anyone else...he is the guy.
Written 8 March 2024
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Jenni S
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This was our second tour with Charlie, the last being in 2018. Amazingly, he remembered us from our previous visit, which I hope that wasn't a bad thing! This time round, we had the pleasure of having Charlie Jr with us, which delighted our son of the same age, and made the visit all the more special for him.
We had the pleasure of meeting Charlie's beautiful extended family at his village, and then we went to the Chocolate factory, Blue Lagoon and Rarru Cascades - all highly recommended.
Thank you Charlie, and Charlie Jr for making our day in Port Vila one to remember, and we thank you for your generosity, kindness & patience!
Written 22 December 2022
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Glen M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
From his friendly warm smile greeting us at the airport until the regretful goodbye of our early morning flight home, Charlie and Karina made us feel at home Exploring real life in their home in Pango village that he built himself to exploring the natural beauty of Raru falls and the great work at Vanuatu reef zoological. If you going to Efate you will not be disappointed if you choose See The Real Vila Tours
Written 12 November 2022
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Mark S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Thank you Charlie for a great day,was nice to go to you village and meet your family.It was.great to taste your food and see how you live.Thank you Karina for the yummy food.Thank you Charlie for a great day ,taking us to all the great attractions ,Blue Lagoon,Turtle island,etc.Charlie was very informative and told us alot about the island and their way of life.It was funny being in a left hand drive car tho Charlie was a very good tour Guide and was very friendly .I highly recommend See the real villa tours ,and will definitely contact him for our next visit ,cheers
Written 6 February 2020
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Your Welcome, we really love showing our island paradise..... safe travels
Written 7 February 2020
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Heidi M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our day with Charlie’s brother Ray was everything we wanted and more. Charlie’s family are so generous, sharing their time to show us their home and village. Ray knew exactly what we had booked to do (a little different to the set tours) and ensured it was a great day. Spending time with his kids was a bonus. We would definitely use See the Real Vila Tours again.
Written 27 January 2020
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We love sharing our village life, especially living in village community is good for our kids and elders. We are always happy to be flexible with our tours so you can spend your day your way. The kids love meeting new people and having a chance to practice their English is good for their confidence too. Hope you can book again and stay for longer next time- safe travels.
Written 7 February 2020
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WhereToNextThen
Sevierville, TN167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If all tours, in all countries, were as delightful as this one, we would all be singing ‘What a wonderful world’ with the great Louis Armstrong.

Charlie made sure we saw all that we had requested and then also took us to his own village to meet his family and see how they live. What an honor to see the love and warmth Charlie and Karina shower on all. We left Charlie at the end of our tour with smiles as big as the one he and his family wear. We cannot recommend See the Real Vila Tours enough.
Written 19 January 2020
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What a Wonderful world! We love that song thank you for taking the time to share your Day, hope you can return and stay longer next time.
Written 7 February 2020
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Sarah P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
We were looking for something a little different/unique and we came across See the Real Vila Tours. The part that sold us was the experience of visiting his village and seeing the real way they live and meeting the children of the village to us this was a unique experience for our children and ourselves to experience the real way of life. After the village we visited the cultural village and blue lagoon and last the duty free the whole tour we heard direct from the owner Charlie about so many different things and what places were when we would drive past the knowledge was amazing. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting something a little different.
Written 21 December 2019
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Meet as guests, farewell as family....we love to Welcome visitors and guests and ensure you have a unique and Real experience with memories and friendships to last for ever. We are passionate about educating visitors and supporting our local Ni-Van community,providing employment and opportunity directly to the local Nivans... so glad you came
Written 27 December 2019
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Mandy D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Wow what can l say..Charlie and his wife Karina are just amazing, they met us at the ship and took us back to there village,showing us around there home and how they live and cook.After spending about 1 hour at his village we made our way to the blue lagoon which was just beautiful some of our group got in the water and had a very enjoyable time.After the blue lagoon we went to turtle bay which was also awesome and also had a lovely lunch..we got to feed and pat the turtles..and to finish off Charlie dropped us off in town to do some duty free shopping ...then all back on the bus back to the ship..it was an awesome day...thanks Charlie and Karina for a wonderful day..l would highly recommend these guys to anyone wanting to do a private tour of port vila...Mandy and Alex 💕💕
Written 20 November 2019
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Absolutely loved hosting you and showing off our beautiful Island home- safe travel!
Written 22 November 2019
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Jodi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Charlie and his family were absolutely delightful to meet. They were very kind in showing us their way of life, their homes and how they cook and prepare food. We will definitely go back and see them again next time we are in Vanuatu.
Just make sure you bring cash for entry fees for the places you visit because I didn't read the small print enough and assumed it was covered in the fees of using See the Real Vila but it wasn't and we nearly didn't have enough cash on us for a family of four to enter each place we visited. But the whole day was beautiful and we would not hesitate using this company again.
Written 5 November 2019
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Glad you had a lovely day, yes our local economy relies on cash, it's always good to see it go direct to local owners of attractions, we'd love to host you again anytime!
Written 7 November 2019
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Chris I
Australia125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Thank you Charlie for a great day trip around Efate. Charlie knows his island; if we had hired a car we would have never noticed things he pointed out on our trip. Going on a trip like this we were able to tailor what we wanted to see. Spend as much time or little time at attractions. This certainly worked for us the best way to see Efate.
Thank you again Andrew and Chris
Written 11 August 2019
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Glad you enjoyed your day with us, always welcome again!
Written 7 November 2019
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