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Vanuatu with Llorenç Planagumà

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Trip Vanuatu

World Heritage and Volcanoes

Details of the trip Vanuatu with Llorenç Planagumà

The Vanuatu archipelago, which lies in the middle of the Pacific Ring of Fire, has an impressive concentration of active volcanoes on its islands.

Vanuatu is one of the most culturally rich regions on the planet, a melting pot of languages and customs that change from island to island and even from village to village: traditions, customs and dances are some of the characteristics that differentiate them.

World Heritage Sites: The Dominions of Chief Roi Mata and The Sand Drawings of Vanuatu.

Unesco describes the sand drawings as:

“This rich and dynamic graphic tradition has developed as a means of communication between members of some 80 different language groups living in the central and northern islands of the archipelago. The drawings also serve as a mnemonic medium for recording and transmitting rituals, mythological knowledge and a multitude of oral information on local history, cosmologies, kinship systems, song cycles, agricultural techniques, architectural or craft design or choreographic patterns. Most sand drawings have various functions and levels of significance: they can be ‘read’ as works of art, sources of information, illustrations of stories, signatures, or simply as messages or objects of contemplation. But these drawings in the sand are not simply “images”, but a combination of knowledge, chants and stories with sacred or profane meanings. The masters of this art must not only know the motifs perfectly, but also understand their meaning. They must also be able to interpret the drawings for the spectators”.

– Upcoming departures :
Departure 20 August – Return 30 August

 

Llorenç Planagumà i Guàrdia

Geologist and volcanologist. Expert in eruptive dynamics in monogenetic volcanoes and in the conservation of natural geological values in protected natural areas in volcanoes. Since 2000 author of several scientific articles and geological guides to volcanoes.  Collaborator of the Barcelona Volcanoes Group of the CSIC. He has worked on volcanoes in Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Canary Islands and Olot. He promoted and coordinated the congress of the International Association of Volcanologists on Volcanoes and Natural Parks (2012).

Expert scientific guide in the dissemination of volcanism and in the design of volcano trails. Consultant guide so that the knowledge of volcanoes by the communities living in volcanoes is a tool for the social and economic improvement of the community and the mitigation of geological risk.

 

Highlights - Travel Vanuatu

  • Life in the villages (an opportunity to share their stories)
  • Bubbling lava lakes (unique in the world)
  • Descent into Benbow Crater (Ambrym)
  • Strombolian and explosive activity at Yasur (Tanna)
  • Danzas tradicionales de bienvenida a la expedición (Tanna y Ambrym)
  • Primary forest crossings (Ambrym)
  • Sand Drawings (UNESCO) (Ambrym)
  • Customs of village chiefs (Ambrym and Tanna)
  • Shark Bay (Tanna)
  • Delivery of material to a local NGO
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Passionate Range

These expeditions are for true adventurers with a high level of physical fitness in the mountains. We will climb the volcanoes we have selected for their beauty and eruptive activity. Accompanied by sherpas and guides who will make this volcanic dream possible.

Including

  • Three nights in Port Vila with breakfast
  • Full board in Ambrym
  • Full board in Tanna
  • All transfers to Port Vila, Ambrym and Tanna
  • Entrance fees and taxes at the two volcanic sites
  • One porter per person for the ascent to base camp in Ambrym.
  • One porter per person for the descent to the village of Endu in Ambrym.
  • Two nights in a bungalow in Tanna
  • Local guide in Ambrym
  • Accompanying volcano expert guide for the whole trip
  • Travel insurance (basic)

Not included

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Meals in Port Vila (except breakfasts)
  • Drinks and meals not listed as included
  • Tipping
  • Visits and excursions not mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal extras
  • Entry/departure fees to/from the country or airports
  • If available Extension of assistance and cancellation insurance cover (recommended)
  • Any other item not mentioned in the section on included services

Base Camp

  • pharmacy
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A backpack (about 70 litres)
  • A small backpack for day trips
  • A pair of gloves
  • A rain cape
  • Two lanterns
  • A pair of walking shoes
  • A waterproof jacket
  • Gas mask ABEK1
Itinerary - Travel Vanuatu

Day 1PORT VILA

Assistance and transfer to the hotel
Meeting with the whole group
Accommodation at the hotel

Day 2PORT VILA / CRAIG COVE

Flight Port Vila / Craig Cove
Drive to the village of Sesivi. Here you can enjoy a soak in the hot springs.
Friendly evening with the Nivatu community.
Overnight at the camp.

Day 3GRAIG COVE / LALINDA / CAMPAMENTO BASE

By 4 x 4 to the village of Lalinda,
Ascent to the base camp (+700 metres + altitude) (4h30)
Night observation of the Marum
Overnight stay at the base camp.

Day 4CAMP BASE / BENBOW

Ascent of Benbow (1h30)
Possibility to approach the lava lake or the incandescent vents that descend on the first terrace of the crater.
Visit of the caldera
Overnight stay at the base camp

Day 5CAMP BASE / MARUM

Ascent of Marum (2h30) to the bubbling lava lake,
Overnight stay at the base camp

Day 6CAMP BASE / ENDU

Descent on the East Coast (6h)
Arriving at the camp in the village of Endu.
Overnight stay in the camp

Day 7ENDU / ULEI / PORT VILA

Walk to the village of Ulei
Flight from Ulei / Port Vila
Accommodation at the hotel

Day 8PORT VILA / TANNA

Flight Port Vila / Tanna
Approach to the Yasur volcano in 4 x 4 vehicles
Accommodation in bungalow

Day 9TANNA / YASUR

Traditional dance of the Tanna people to welcome us to the expedition.
Ascent to Yasur
Meals and accommodation in bungalow

Day 10TANNA / PORT VILA

Visit of the Siwi plain,
Flight Tanna / Port Vila
Hotel accommodation

Day 11PORT VILA / EUROPA

The end of the expedition

Recommendations - Travel Vanuatu
  • Passport valid for 6 months after the intended date of departure from the country
  • Visas : No tourist visa is required for stays of less than 30 days.
  • Entry and visa requirements may change unexpectedly. You can contact the nearest Vanuatu Embassy or Consulate or the Vanuatu Immigration Department (+678) 22 354) for updated information.
Photos - Travel Vanuatu