Manbush Trail Tour
An intrepid guided trek through the jungle interior of Vanuatu's fabled Malekula Island
A 5-day tour on the iconic Manbush Trail, as described in Lonely Planet and by visiting film crews. Your own Manbush guide introduces you to bush life and stories. You are welcomed into villages still practicing many of their ancient customs. Travel by truck, foot and boat on a circuit from Norsup/Lakatoro, down the east coast, across the interior, and back up the west coast.
Day 1: Norsup/Lakatoro – Unua by truck (2 hours), then Unua – Lambure (6 hour walk approx.)
Our truck collects you from your accommodation, taking you down the east coast to the start of your guided walk. You hear stories of custom life, stopping at Melken for a tour of the village. You then continue your walk to the picturesque village of Lambure, where you spend the night at the local guesthouse.
Day 2: Lambure – Mt Laimbele (6 hour walk approx.)
You camp out in a bush shelter on top of Mt Laimbele, where you may catch sight of the awesome glow from the volcanoes of Ambrym.
Day 3: Mt Laimbele – Lebongbong (6 hour walk approx.)
Keep an eye out for the birdlife, and you may even spot some wild cattle. You arrive at your guesthouse in Lebongbong in the afternoon ready to enjoy some special Manbush food (in season) –Nesowong is a dish made from bush banana, water taro and coconut milk.
Day 4: Lebongbong – Lawa (8 hour walk approx.)
Highlights of the day include visits to a cave, nakamal and waterfall. Big banyan trees feature along the trail as well. You complete your trek at the Lawa guesthouse.
Day 5: Lawa – Lambumbu by boat (3 hours), then Lambumbu–Norsup or Lakatoro by truck (30 min.)
Our boat takes you up the west coast of Malekula to Lambumbu, where our truck meets you for the ride back to Norsup/Lakatoro.
Tour per person (2 minimum) - 29,500 Vt
Transport by truck and boat per group (8 people maximum)
(The more people, the lower the transport cost per person)
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