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A very enjoyable tour showing the traditional lifestyle of the people from Tanna Island. Needs to... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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Enjoyable adventure and is certainly off the beaten track and we found it interesting that you are... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A very enjoyable tour showing the traditional lifestyle of the people from Tanna Island. Needs to have improvement but for a tour that is new it was very good

Thank annmarienature
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Enjoyable adventure and is certainly off the beaten track and we found it interesting that you are able to see tradition that is many generation old still being used today.

Thank cortanawilson
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Kustom village tour takes you off the beaten track in Tanna. Its a small village, with the residents living as their forefathers did. With such tours you can be skeptical as to how genuine they are, but this one did appear to be the...More

Thank CocoTampa123
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This tour started with a 45-minute drive from our hotel into the hinterland of Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Distance-wise, it’s not very far but the roads are in a very poor state and it takes a long time to get anywhere. The tour provided a fascinating...More

16  Thank wendhmagz
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place. I would recommend watching Tanna the movie first or at least buying it in the village when you visit and try and but some of the gifts they offer. I'd also say try getting your guest house to pay the...More

2  Thank Adomski99
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I saw a film called TANNA made by the people of Yakel. Not only is TANNA amazing but the people have acted in a beautiful story about love and KASTOM. look out for the film in australia. NOV 5

2  Thank Tania N
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Go. Just go. If you're travelling to Tanna, you're probably the kind of person that is interested in getting off the beaten track and up for an adventure. Yakel is unique in that the chief of the village decided years ago to preserve Tanna culture...More

3  Thank Hothotstepper
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We mainly went to Tanna to see Mount Yasur but I'm glad we stayed an extra night so we had the opportunity to visit Yakel Village. The tour was arranged through Evergreen Resort where we stayed (which I would thoroughly recommend!). We were transported to...More

4  Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The closest you will ever get to living among the native villagers whilst enjoying some creature comforts... Tanna Island is a MUST and MUCH more enjoyable than Effate if you want to get away from the resort style holiday. The villagers are very warm and...More

2  Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We decided to do Yakel village on a tour from our lodge via quad bike. What an amazing tribe. It was a real eye-opener for our children & a great experience that we all enjoyed. Wether you believe these types of experiences are contrived or...More

3  Thank AWTYblogger
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Hi, I am thinking about going to Yakel village, could you please tell how to get there? Is it possible to book a visit in advance? thank you!
14 July 2015|
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Response from Tania N | Reviewed this property |
You can pick up a UTE (taxi) and they can take you up there for 3000 vatu ($36). The taxi will pick up other people on the way. That's the way it's done. It's fun. Go to the market and ask around for a taxi.