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A Fascinating Glimpse to the Past

This is an excellent glimpse into the past culture of the Yakel tribe of Tana Island, Vanuatu. This... read more

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Yakel Village visit

Amazing amazing AMAZING. Well worth the trip to Yakel Village especially if you have seen the movie... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent glimpse into the past culture of the Yakel tribe of Tana Island, Vanuatu. This is probably what Captain James Cook saw when he "discovered" the island. I find it hard to believe they live like that all the time. The kids...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing amazing AMAZING. Well worth the trip to Yakel Village especially if you have seen the movie Tanna.

Thank gl1962
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Tours are around 1000 vatu per person. The dances are quite interesting. You also get a chance to experience village life and interact with some of the locals. By paying the entry fee you are also supporting the village.

Thank Sanjal S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Highly recommend this. My son still remembers how he did the dancing with the tribe and learn how to shoot arrow. :)

Thank sydneylovers
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I thought it might be cheesy, but it wasn’t at all. It was Sunday morning and I was the only tourist. Their English speaker, Charlie, son of the chief, took me round the village, and what you see is what you get. People were friendly,...More

Thank tnbms162016
Reviewed 22 April 2018

I'm not sure that it's necessary for the dreadlocked white boys to join in, but no-one seemed to mind when they did. a local custom, monetised for the frequent visitors to the nearby volcano. Do it and feel like you've seen at least one small...More

Thank GinM3000
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Was nice but even better having watched the movie. A few handmade items to purchase along with DVDs. Interesting tour of the village, and was great meeting everyone. Loved the dancing, and the treehouse. Quite a wait for people to show up though when we...More

Thank Lynden D
Reviewed 2 March 2018

If you saw the movie Tanna, this is the village where it was shot. I was super keen to see the village life but was quite disappointed. We came unannounced and caught them a bit in surprise and literally saw normally dressed kids running away...More

Thank Ondrej P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

It was a bumpy ride to the village. We were met by a lady in traditional dress who showed us around her village. We met the woman and girls first some where making grass skirts and some were preparing meals by cooking in the ground....More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

After seeing the movie it GI es you a better understanding of the village and its way of life, a very interesting visit.

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Paul T
25 June 2016|
Response from Martin H |
A news article names the languages: "The dialogue of the Australian production is in the Yakel community's indigenous languages, Navhal and Nafe." It won't accept the link but it is the Australian ABC News with the... More
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Response from Tania N | Reviewed this property |
You can pick up a UTE (taxi) and they can take you up there for 3000 vatu ($36). The taxi will pick up other people on the way. That's the way it's done. It's fun. Go to the market and ask around for a taxi.