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Ekasup Village Tour

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Ekasup Village Tour

We are going to Vanuatu on a cruise. The shore tour prices are twice the price of the actual tours offered. Just wondering, if we got our own transport to and from Ekasup Village are we able to pay there and go on a tour? Or must we go through a local tour company who pick us up and take us there? (Have emailed them all already, they dont do pick up and tours on cruise days)

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1. Re: Ekasup Village Tour

Hi

Unfortunately that's how it works on cruise days.

The tour operators are contracted through an agent in Vanuatu.

An operator contracted to the cruise company cannot take off street bookings.

This is so passengers cannot get tours cheaper than others as it causes problems.

It costs more to cover the extra costs involved e.g. the cruise line and the agent.

The cruise line get just as much as the operators.

Cheers

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How does it work on normal days? We have hired a quad bike and can get there ourselves any day in the next two weeks.

Thanks

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3. Re: Ekasup Village Tour

I would just go with the scheduled tour, I would also recommend you do the dinner tour (I believe it's on Friday nights). The price is already very cheap and it's a great experience.

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4. Re: Ekasup Village Tour

AussieLaila...they cant do the dinner tour to Ekasup from the cruise ship as they only stop for the day.

Mixnat- If you want a village tour you can always get a taxi into town and go to a tour office and do a half day tour independently. There is a tour office next to the fruit markets on the main street and you will get more options there too. Put your cruise ship lanyard away and dont tell everyone you are from the ship! Make sure your driver knows you need to be back in town plenty of time for you to get out to the wharf to leave. The ship tours are actually no good for local operators as they take at least half the $. That is why many operators will not deal with them.

Check out the Things To Do link at the top of this page to get an idea of the activities available.

FillDaly Travels - If you are not on the cruise ship its business as usual! Just get a bus to the quad bike hire place and away you go! I dont know that they do Cruise ship tours anyway.

Have fun!

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