South Pacific - Vanuatu (Chapter)
This is the Vanuatu chapter from Lonely Planet's South Pacific guidebook.
Where else can you jump from a tropical fish- and coral-filled blue hole into a 4WD truck to watch an active volcano spit out lava high above you? Contrasts like these make Vanuatu a country well worth taking the time to explore. Talking to the gods and hearing their thunderous replies punctuated with brilliant volcanic fireworks at Mt Yasur on Tanna. Relaxing 'resort style' at the delightful Oyster Island on Santo.
- camp near Mt Marum, an active volcano, while surrounded by the jungle, cane forests, lava beds and ash plains on Ambrym
- swim through an underwater world of luxury liners, coral gardens and encrusted caves off Luganville
- connect with savagery and mysticism at cannibal sites off the Dog's Head on Malekula
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Vanuatu, Vanuatu Today, History - From Ancient Times to Independence, Culture, Arts, Environment, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Efate, Port Vila & around, White Sands Beach, Eton, Takara, Siviri, Havannah Harbour, West Coast Offshore Islands, Nguna & Pele, Epi, Tanna, Mt Yasur & East Tanna, West Tanna, Malekula, The Dog's Head, Lakatoro, Uripiv & Uri, Lamap, The Maskelynes, Ambrym, Santo, Luganville & Around, The East Coast Road, Ambae, Remote Northern Islands, Maewo, Gaua (Santa Maria), Vanua Lava, Motalava & Rah, Torres Islands and Pentecost.
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