Hone Vaghal Small Nambas Tour – Vao Mainland

Hone Vaghal” means “the secret magic place of the village of Hone”, and it’s less than 10 minutes’ walk from Tam-Tam Bungalows, or just one and half hours by truck from Norsup or Lakatoro. The high chief will welcome and introduce you to the Small Nambas men and women dressed in their traditional costume. See energetic dancing, accompanied by traditional chanting and singing. All this will be done to the rhythmic beat of the large tam-tams, carved with faces in a style unique to this area.

When you have seen some of the local custom practices, such as “devil hunting”, games and weaving, you will feast on the local delicacy – sor-sor lap-lap cooked with hot stones and dipped in fresh squeezed coconut milk. Be captivated by some of the custom magic of Hone!


Fitness Rating: Easy


Typical tour programme


Half day tour operates daily. Bookings essential.

  • Welcome by the Chief
  • Bird dance
  • Namangi dance
  • War dance
  • Public dance
  • Fire making
  • Magic & devil hunting
  • Bird catching
  • Women’s games and weaving demonstrations


Price: 5,000 VT per person, includes light refreshment.
Solo: 7500 VT
​Transfers arranged – we will quote a price specific to your location.