Vanuatu Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 50%, Vanuatu represents a chain of volcanic islands defined by multiple waves of colonization – Melanesian, Spanish, French and British - which has created a diverse culture and diversity of sites to see. With over 80 small islands in this archipelago, you'll need a puddle jumper or boat "on call" to see everything there is to see. Located in the Pacific's "Ring of Fire", Vanuatu has experienced many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions over the years. For intrepid PlanetHoppers! the still-active Mount Yasur is still open to tourism – at least on those days when Yausur is relatively "quiet". A more much peaceful alternative would be The Secret Garden, a place full of lush tropical vegetation and gardens galore. Nearby is Mele Cascades, where you can scale a spectacular waterfall and take a dip in cool rock pools. Another worthwhile excursion is to paddle to the breathtaking Blue Holes, huge freshwater pools near Oyster Island. Take a dip beneath the sea to explore the huge wreck of the luxury liner, SS President Coolidge. Sticking with the water theme, do not miss visiting the world's only Underwater Post Office, which allows you to buy a waterproof postcard on land, dive into the ocean, and even mail it! Not to be missed on any account is the massive Millennium Cave, where you can journey through a realm of stalactites and stalagmites, fresh water pools, and tiny bats and swallows. Perhaps the most famous of all Vanuatu's attractions are the Land Divers of Pentecost Island, which features daredevils executing the world's most primitive form of bungee jumping. The width and breath of the options in Vanuatu stretches as far the island chain itself. You will not be bored. Guaranteed.
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Control your horror as you watch the Land Divers of Pentecost Island hurling themselves from platforms that rise up to 30 meters (~ 100 ft) into the air - only to be stopped from impact by vines tied around their ankles. In this....
|Coordinates:||16 00 S, 167 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Bislama, English, French|
|Government:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy|
|Currency:||Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)|
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- Location: Vanuatu