Your adventure begins with a short boat ride to the mainland Aneityum, where your hosts will greet you with a traditional welcome performance. Guests will be handed a delicious, fresh coconut before being entertained with some “kastom” magic involving coconuts. Guests will then move to the main area where they will be seated, and the guides will light the fire under the stones, ready for the fire walking. While we wait for the stones to warm up you will experience more “kastom” magic this time involving kava leaves. In Vanuatu, Kava is not just a food crop; it is a significant part of Vanuatu's "kastom," usually consumed to seal an agreement between people after a long meeting. Once the stones are hot enough, the fire walking takes place. Guests will then have some photo opportunities with the fire walker before being transported back to Mystery Island by boat.
'We were collected from Mystery Island and taken to another island for the ceremony. Things were very laid back and boat basic, planks as seats etc. much as expected. Guide spoke good English on arrival met by local tribesmen in traditional outfits. They told us about their home and lives, uses of coconut tree, demonstrated opening coconut without machete, how to make a stretcher using leaves, making fire traditionally. With this fire they heated the coals and walked on them. Very impressed. They were happy to talk to us and answer questions. We were given coconut and papaya. Then transferred back to Mystery Island. Very enjoyable.'
Enid - September 2019
Take a short boat ride over to the mainland; Aneityum where the locals live and take a guided walk through their home village. You will discover the traditional homes, local schools, ruins of one of the first churches in Vanuatu, the dispensary and police station. Finish the tour with refreshments (tropical fruits) on the beach before boarding your boat back to Mystery Island.
Tour departs at 9:30am daily and must be pre-booked.
'We were taken over to the island and were given an understanding how the locals live. Very informative and the guide showed a lot of passion as he lives on the island. Highly recommended tour for people who want to get away from the commercialized part of sight seeing and understanding how the locals live'.
Stephen T - January 2020