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Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse

- 8-days volcano expedition to Ambrym - individual departures & group tours -

Immerse yourself into a world unknown to most - a tropical world of fire, coconut palms, exotic dances, magic traditions and stories: This expedition is an in depth experience of what is the most dramatic of Vanuatu's active volcanoes: mysterious Ambrym.
  • spend one full week on Ambrym
  • 4 craters: Mbuwelesu, Niri Mbuwelesu, Mamboen Niri Mbuwelesu (Marum), Benbow
  • Frequently active lava lakes of Marum and Benbow
  • Spectacular tropical and lunar landscapes of the giant Ambrym caldera
  • Magical traditional dances
  • Traditions and culture of the Nivane people
  • Visit of a magnificient waterfall
  • Highly experienced guides and trained staff
  • Acompañando vulcanólogo

Itinerario - 8 días Ambrym

Note:
Para una expedición como esta, cualquier programa presentado debe considerarse indicativa: cambios inesperados en horarios de vuelo, condiciones volcánicas y clima etc. podrían hacer modificaciones en el itinerario real necesario. En particular, podría provocar que el regreso a puerto de Vila debe ser anticipado por un día. En este caso (poco probable), el día adicional en Éfaté estaría dedicado a un ida y vuelta escénico alrededor de Éfaté.
Previa solicitud, las modificaciones son posibles así - por ejemplo, para pasar un día más dentro de la caldera y un día menos en Toak (aunque se recomienda el itinerario presentado).
Día 1: Arrival on Vanuatu (Port Vila, Efate Island)
Arrival at the Airport of Port Vila & transfer to Port Vila town.
A.: mid-class hotel in Port Vila (D)
Día 2: Efate - Ambrym (charter flight with sightseeing)
Morning departure from Efate (Port Vila) to Ambrym (chartered plane) with scenic flight time over Lopevi volcano and the Ambrym caldera.
Meeting with the exceptional family of your guide and transfer in the village with one stop to the hot springs of sesivi with a refreshment at the ocean shore. Welcome ceremony. Afternoon & evening to discover the village.
A.: simple village guesthouse (B, L, D)
Día 3: Ascend into the caldera - Marum volcano
Hike and ascent into the caldera. Installation of the base camp, picnic lunch with traditional food and hike to discover Marum volcano.
A.: base camp inside the caldera (B, L, D)
Día 4: Benbow volcano
Expedition to the crater of Benbow with its usually active lava lakes. Descend (abseiling) into its crater optional, conditions permitting (trained guides assist you with professional equipment). Return to the base camp in the evening.
A.: as before (camp) (B, L, D)
Día 5-6: Marum & Benbow - spare day in the caldera
2 more days in the Ambrym caldera to discover Marum and Benbow inside the large Ambrym caldera in order to maximize photo / video opportunities.
A.: as before (camp) (B, L, D)
Día 7: Crossing of the caldera - descend to Endu
Cross the entire caldera and descend to the east coast of the island to the charming and unspoiled village of Endu on the east coast, where you'll be welcomed with lots of smiles. A welcome ceremony and a wonderful local dinnerwait for you.
A.: simple, but charming family-run guesthouse (B, L, D)
Día 8-9: Culture & Traditions of Endu
Two full days to discover the traditional culture and life of the village: visit the schools, see dances, magic, medicine, local crafts and assist the preparation of the pig - the highest of ceremonial meals.
A.: as before (guesthouse) (B, L, D)
Día 10: Endu - Lopevi volcano and lava tubes - flight back to Port Vila
Transfer early morning to Toak or Penapo village; views of Lopevi stratovolcano. Discover the famous tradition and art of sand-drawing of Toak, a declared Unesco immaterial heritage.
On the way to the airport, visit lava tubes in Penapo; refreshment and flight back to Port Vila. After transfer to the previous hotel, group dinner in a seaside restaurant.
A.: hotel in Port Vila as on D1 (B, L, D)
Note:
Recomendamos para añadir al menos un día para un cómodo, pero muy interesante guiada ronda en Éfaté. Esto sugiere la extensión se completan el viaje y dar lugar a la siguiente versión de 9 días de la expedición de Ambrym.
Tour code: VAN_NCT
Tipo de viaje: Expedition: active volcanoes - nature & culture - adventure
Dificultad: Moderada
Group size: 4-10
Duración: 8-9 days

Fechas:

20-29 may 2018
22-31 jul 2018
23 sep - 2 oct 2018

Precio (pp): 2640 €  ? 

Incluido:

  • Experienced specialist guide appointed by VolcanoDiscovery
  • Group tours: geologist / volcanologist guide from our team
  • 2 equipos de guías y porteadores
  • Un portero por persona para propio equipo (además de cargadores para el campo); cargadores adicionales se pueden arreglar a un costo adicional
  • Los cocineros experimentados y las manos del campo
  • Todos los alojamientos como se especifica en casas de huéspedes de carácter familiar (ocupación doble) (4 noches), campamento en el interior de la caldera (3 noches) y en un bonito hotel en Efate (1 noche)
  • Camp kitchen equipment
  • Activities and excursions as per program
  • Pensión completa incluyendo agua potable, té y café, zumos frescos
  • El equipo de seguridad (cuerda estática, los ascendentes y accesorios) para el rappel opcional descender al cráter de Benbow
  • Todos los derechos de inscripción y el pueblo tarifas adecuadas
  • Todos los traslados por tierra y mar en Ambrym y Efate
  • Interno vuelo de regreso a Port Vila - Ambrym (vuelos charter disponibles con cargo adicional)

Tour guide:

The group is accompanied by very experienced cooks and porters guided by a competent and specialized guide from Ambrym who knows the island better than anyone else. On demand, an accompanying volcanologist from our team can join your expedition.

Llegada info:

This adventure starts and ends in Port Vila on Efate Island, Vanuatu's capital. The day of departure is depending on the domestic flight schedule of AirVanuatu (alternatively: charter flights). It is both a perfect stand-alone program if you only have limited time to visit Vanuatu and follow the priciple "less is more", or can be combined with visits to other islands, e.g. Tanna with active Yasur volcano - for example, our program "Yasur Volcano Adventure".

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