The people of Vunaspef Village are the custom landowners of Millennium Cave. They run the the Tour Office in Luganville and your tour guides belong to this community. When you do the tour you will will set off on foot from the village and return here to the nakamal at the end of the day for refreshments.
The village is headed by Chief Jean Baptiste Andikar and the villagers are all part of his extended family. It's a unique opportunity for tourists to experience the traditional Ni-Vanuatu way of life. Houses are all built from local materials while meals are prepared in communal kitchens using firesh ingredients grown in the village gardens. You can stay overnight, see the accommodation page for details.
The Millennium Cave Tour benefits the community in a number of ways. It provides work for tour guides and an income for the women who babysit and cook for the tourists. The bungalows at the village also generate income which is largely used for paying school fees.
The tour also means that the bush track that services the village has been upgraded and ensures that it is maintained.
In addition, the Millennium Cave Foundation has been set up and is funded by profits from the Tour. The people of Vunaspef village are committed to sharing the benefits of tourism by providing education facilities for children in the surrounding community. SEE MORE...
If there are children in your group too young to do the tour, they can spend the day at Vunaspef. They will be looked after the women and can play with the children in the village.
Price 1000 vatu
Please bring a packed lunch and bottled water for each child.
(If your child is still in nappies, please supply these)
Respecting Local Culture
Vunaspef is a traditional village. Please respect local custom by dressing appropriately.