A Small Nambas cultural fix for those short on time. Experience custom dances, weaving, and food preparation, followed by the koko nambo or the bamboo stick ritual. You can also go snorkelling on the island’s reef. Based on Rano Island, Aiemsandior is only 30 minutes by truck from Norsup Airport and a quick 5 minutes by boat.
A 30 minute guided walk through the gardens and bush to the ancient Nasara (spiritual sites) of the Amelbati Tribe. This is probably one of the earliest Nasara in the area, which was later abandoned when the local people moved to the nearby small islands of Rano and Wala.
Based on the small outer island of Wala – this historical site tour is only a short walk from the white coral sand beach through lush jungle to an ancient site where there are numerous artifacts including pig-counting rocks and mysterious monoliths. How did they get here? Was it man-power ….or was it magic?
Every tribe is distinctive and the Smol Nambas tribe at Vao has it’s own spellbinding traditions to share – dancing and traditional chanting to the beat of the tam-tams carved in a style unique to this area. Experience their custom practices including “devil hunting” then feast on a local Malekula delicacy – sor-sor lap-lap. The secret magic of Hone!
If you’re short on time but keen on a concentrated cultural experience then this is a great option – there is also some magic along the way. With a light local aelen lunch included, this morning tour offers a culture packed insight into the Naversa tribal way of life.
The famous Small Nambas Tour at Rano will transport you back in time to discover what really matters – rejoicing in the bounty of nature through dancing and singing. Marvel at the hypnotizing beat of the tam-tams, the colour, and energy of the dancers – the whole village is involved!
Snorkel the coral gardens of Iri Marine & Conservation Reserve, see turtles and if you are lucky an elusive dugong. Relax at Iri Island, or try out traditional outrigger canoe paddling. Your caring hosts, Lines and Jack, will organise all your meals and activities. It’s only a 15 minute boat road from mainland Lakatoro.
What is copra? This tour takes you on the copra production journey – from the coconut to a product ready for export. But that’s not all… discover the island’s ancient and living culture at the Malekula Cultural Centre, Malampa Handicraft Centre, and local mama’s market. Season dependent you may also see cocoa, tamanu & nangai oil production.
An enlightening multi-day small islet experience in the magnificent Maskelyne Sound in South Malekula. Experience local life, local cuisine, gardening, handicraft, and magnificent snorkelling while making new friends! This cultural package is suitable for a couple, family or small group (6 maximum).
This short tour is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the intricacies and magic of Small Nambas Culture. Beterehi Nasara is on the small island of Vao – just a 10 minute boat ride off the east coast of Malekula. Demonstrations include traditional hunting techniques, house construction, living by the lunar calendar, weaving, and early communication systems.