Naversa Cultural Tour at Wala

If you’re short on time but keen on a concentrated cultural experience then this is a great option. With a light lunch included, the tour offers an culture-packed insight into the Naversa tribe’s way of life.​

On arrival you will be welcomed by the rhythmic drumming of the tam-tam – or the slit gong. Dressed in traditional costume, the woman of the tribe will greet you with salu-salu – a welcoming necklace, before taking you into their bush kitchen where they are preparing local kae kae (food).

While lunch is cooking visit the village nakamal (a traditional meeting house). Here your guide will explain the nakamal’s social importance and the ceremonies that take place in this communal space. Ever wondered about what happens at a pig killing ceremony? – Well, this is where you can hear about it! Sharing their stories, songs, and tam-tam drumming sequences – hear how messages are sent ‘wirelessly’. A wood carving demonstration then follows with the opportunity to purchase one of these unique pieces of art. What you would do if you had a tooth ache in the bush? Or, worse, you were being pursued by an evil spirit? The answers lie in the Naversa tribe’s designated Kastom medicine garden. After a tour of the garden, you will treated to a light lunch and refreshments.

Your guide speaks English and French.

Fitness Rating: Easy
Price: 3,500 VT per person (min 2)
Transfers can be arranged – we will quote a price specific to your location.