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“Stunning, breathtaking adventure!”
Review of Millenium Cave

Millenium Cave
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Luganville
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

After reading the glowing reviews here on Tripadvisor, I had fairly high expectations of this tour and I must say, they were exceeded. I have jumped out of aeroplanes, bungeed around the world, rafted the Zambezi, climbed mountains and this trek is up there with the best I've done. The hour or so walk at the start is through lush rainforest. The village where you're briefed and fitted with life vests is very authentic and gorgeous. Scrambling through the cave with torches was thrilling. At times in waist deep water. There is a waterfall half way through the cave. The lunch stop was picturesque and I found the next part the best. Scrambling and swimming through the canyon with the canopy above us was so tranquil yet exhilarating. We really enjoyed spending an hour so in the village talking to the locals and playing ball with the kids. This attraction is owned and run by the villagers and proceeds go to the local school. Life vests are provided, food is at the end but bring your own lunch. No helmets, so watch your head. I'd recommend reef shoes for sure. You need to be moderately fit. If you do nothing else while in Santo, check out the Millennium caves. You will never forget it.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This an all day trek full of everything. It is very professionally run and the guides have all undergone specific training. They are very friendly, caring and attuned to your safety and enjoyment. You are picked up form your hotel and driven to the start of the trek. It begins by a jungle hike through villages, then, with provided headlights, caving through an immense cave through which water runs, and which bats and swallows inhabit. Next is canyoning with the aid of handles set into the rocks, fashioned steps and chains to lower yourself when needed. Then comes the swim/float(life jackets provided) down a river which runs through a beautiful deep ravine into which a waterfall flows at one point. At the completion of this you have to climb up a cliff face with the aid of ladders and ropes. After a further walk back to one of the previously visited villages, an afternoon snack greets you - paw paw, bananas and hot drinks. You can buy printed souvenirs here and the money thus obtained goes toward the local school.
Then, quite weary, and when you think it is all over, there is the return jungle walk to the van which takes you back to your residence.
All of it is a wonderful experience that you will not forget.

2  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This experience is not for the timid, and you will need to have a moderate level of fitness. It starts with about a 4 km walk through the jungle along muddy paths. The cave itself takes about an hour to get through, at times in water that is hip height, over slippery rocks. Then comes the trip through the gorge (we had no idea this was going to happen). This involves climbing over rocks, swimming along the river (life jacket supplied) in 5 different sections, then a climb out of the gorge up waterfalls, ladders, ropes. Then another walk back to the car. If that doesn't scare you off, DO IT! We wore reef shoes and were glad we did. We are in our mid 50s and found it challenging but very exciting.

2  Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Our group of six came to Millenium caves with a tour organised by our resort. Each of the tour guides were very sweet and knowledgeable about the villages and were obviously well experienced with the trek to and through the caves. Though the path through the caves was often very tricky and careful foot and hand placement is a must, the caves and the forest surrounding are stunning. One highlight of the tour was climbing a waterfall formed out of lava- it was like something out of a fairy tale. Also, the float down the river with life jackets past numerous waterfalls was also quite magical. If I could offer some advice it would be to bring a ready to eat packed lunch AND make sure that you look up now and again! I spent so much time looking at my feet that it is quite easy to forget to look up and admire the magnificence of the surrounds.

1  Thank ChristyG01
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Let me start out by saying that I am not in the best physical shape of my life. With that being said, this is an extreme adventure and does require some pretty serious jungle hiking. I was not warned about a few things which I will gladly share. You will be swimming in a river for quite some time. Wear shoes that can get wet and that have traction on the bottom. Some slippery slopes here and quite a bit of mud when it's raining. Definitely bring water and a lunch. I recommend bringing hand sanitizer for use after leaving the cave. Overall this was a great experience. The guides were safety minded and very well trained. If you show up prepared knowing you are going on a very extreme hike in the jungle you're gonna do just fine.

Thank kava-kauboi
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