Cliffs of Jokin


Welcome to Lifou, a shimmering limestone island where time moves slowly, schoolchildren giggle by the roadside and villagers linger in the shade. With a tropical breeze rustling through palm trees and the sun sparkling on the ocean, you will know straight away you’ve reached a mighty fine place. Your tour begins with a scenic drive through Easo village, a seaside settlement with breath-taking coastal views and traditional houses with bright flower gardens. Keep an eye out for Notre Dame de Lourdes high up on the cliff, it’s a historic chapel constructed in 1898 by Catholic missionaries with the iron statue of Our Lady of Lourdes standing tall on the chapel's roof. First stop is Mucaweng Vanilla Plantation for a guided tour of this working vanilla farm, which owner Felix Bolé launched in 1983 with cuttings from Lifou's first English missionaries. Learn how vanilla is harvested, how vanilla-infused products are made, sample vanilla-infused coffee or tea and keep an eye out for ferns resting on raised coral 'pillars' as you tour the farm. You can purchase some vanilla pods or products to take home as a delicious memento. Next up is a visit to the impressive Cliffs of Jokin. Once the walls of the island’s barrier reef, the breath-taking 120-foot cliffs are made of layers of ancient, fossilised coral. Take photos from the soaring cliff tops, which overlook crystal-clear blue water teeming with sea life, you might even spot a whale in the distance. Explore Jokin village, on Lifou's rugged northern coast and don't miss the impressive hut topped by a traditional thatched roof. Make your way back to the pier along three-lined roads where you’ll have the chance to shop for souvenirs, handicrafts and artwork. Special Notes: Modest attire is required for visiting local villages; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; short shorts and swimwear are not allowed. It is important to ask permission before taking an individual's photograph. The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system. Local escorts and students will act as guides who will do their best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure is part of Lifou's charm. Restroom facilities are rustic. To make your adventure as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Tour Code

    LIF010

  • Location

    Lifou

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $65.99
    Children (12 & under) from $35.99


Photography

At both the Vanilla Plantation and the Cliffs of Jokin there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

Refreshments

Special Notes

The non air-conditioned buses and vans are not fitted with microphones, however an experienced tour guide travels on each vehicle. Restroom facilities may be rustic. Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.

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