Melanesian Encounter


Before stepping inside the round, thatched chief’s hut, make sure you take off your shoes and hat as a gesture of respect. This impressive hut has the distinction of being one of the largest of its kind in New Caledonia. There’s free time to stroll around the village, during which your local guide will describe the fascinating method of cooking the traditional “bougna”. There’s also time to visit the nearby church built by missionaries in 1883.
  • Tour Code

    LIF005

  • Location

    Lifou

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History, Culture & History

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $65.99
    Children (12 & under) from $39.99

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Photography

Be it the flora, distinctive architecture or island vistas, be sure to bring your camera along on this tour. As a courtesy, ask permission before taking photographs of the Melanesian people.

Refreshments

Special Notes

Please respect the local sensitivities and dress appropriately. That means no swimwear or revealing clothing. Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water. 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 remove hats and shoes at the Chief’s Hut.

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