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Horseriding & Bush walking

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Horseriding & Bush walking

We are spending a week at Le Lagon in May and i have seen articles on horse riding into the ocean .Has anyone done it ? Is it as exciting as it looks ?Do you have to be an experineced horse rider ?

Also we are keen to explore the rainforest .Has anyone been on any particular walks they could recommend . Will joggers do or do we pack our bush boots?

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1. Re: Horseriding & Bush walking

Hi Joanne,

Look out for Club Hippique horse riding tours. They do the Erakor Beach day tour that includes a trek through the jungle and out onto the beach, plus a bbq.

So that will cover both of your options.

Apart from that go to the top of the Mele Cascades. It is a lovely garden like setting that wanders up a fairly steep path to the top where a lovely waterfall with a cooling rock pool can be found. A good lookout makes a nice halfway rest stop.

We also really enjoyed the walk through the forest on Lelepa Island. The Lelepa Island day tour encompasses snorkelling as well.

Hope this helps,

Jen

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Hi, If you want to do the beach ride make your booking early when you arrive so you don't miss out - we could only do the rainforest ride (which was great). There is no beach in this ride however there is a river where the horses/riders go in. One of our group is an inexperienced horserider and had no problems and really enjoyed the ride.

Morgan

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Hi Joanne,

You don't have to be experienced- we have just come back from Vanuatu & went horse riding (the 2 hr forest walk) because the kids begged us to & I hadn't been on a horse for at least 20 years, there were people of all ages too! After the ride we took the horses into the water for a swim. Some were even riding in their thongs.

I'd also recommend the Cascade waterfalls, very beautiful and do make sure you go to the lookout as well. The off-road buggys were probably our best fun so if you like adventure it's not only fun but you get to see some great scenery as well as drive through some villages where all the locals are smiling & waving. We went to Turtle Bay with our buggys & had some time swimming & snorkelling as well. Oh & tasted some very tender beef that our guides BBQ'd for us.

We also stayed at Le Lagon so if you need any more info please ask. A very nice resort!

Cheers Leanne

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Thanks Leanne & Jen ,

Thats made up my mind .We are staying at Le Lagon for 7 days , the buggys and horseriding are definately a must do along with the other popular attractions .

Could i ask ,did you take any anti malaria medication before and while you were in Vanuatu?

Finally were there any activities in the evenings at the resort? Mind you after buggys, horseriding etc its probably eat & bed .

I think its time to stop researching & just enjoy .

Thanks to everyone its been fun reading all your entries.

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Hi again Joanne - no we didn't take any malaria medication at all. I went prepared with lots of other things though like Gastro Stop etc but didn't need any of it! The only thing we used was some Detol on a minor coral cut.

The evenings are relatively quiet at the resort but they do have a few activities such as a trivia night,cultural war dance, and then there's always the pool or lobby bar for a nightcap. To be honest we were in bed early nearly every night. The humidity & the go-go-go seems to wear you out.

The resort it so close to town (a short bus trip) where there a lot of other dining options if that's what you want. One thought would be that you may even want to hire a bus for the day and do a few things in 1 day - we did this and went to a school, watched some local fishing, went to the waterfalls and were going to Hideaway Island to snorkel but were too tired after 2 hrs at the waterfalls! That way it should leave you a day or 2 just to relax.

Whatever you do/don't do, you will enjoy Vanuatu!

Leanne

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6. Re: Horseriding & Bush walking

Interesting that in response to your enquiry about bushwalking (Cascade trek is just a walk in the park..), no one has mentioned the fabulous forrest walks & biking trips that Vanuatu Ecotours does. The owner operator Pascal Guillet is a bit of a legend in these parts for his environmental friendly tours. Check out his site: www.vanuatu-ecotours.com.vu.

Tropical regards from Vanuatu,

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7. Re: Horseriding & Bush walking

Thanks will check out this website asap.

Cheers Jo

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