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Review of J.J Manples Tours

J.J Manples Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The best way to discover Efate is by doing a round island tour with a local. Manples Tours is owned and operated by Jonah John (JJ) and his wife, Violet. It's a full-day tour that takes in the main attractions from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. JJ is bilingual (French/English) and an experienced, knowledgeable guide. Price includes pickups from your hotel, entrance fees and lunch.
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We booked J.J. prior to our cruise ship docking. He was good with communication prior to and had us all booked. Told me where to meet him and what he was going to be wearing .We met J.J. finally, it was our fault we went over by the buses and private tours that is where the cruise ship directed us instead of turning where J.J. had told us. We first we went to a village and had a nice time there and then to the Blue Lagoon for a swim and J.J. prepared fresh fruit for us while we took a swim. J.J. was flexible and made the tour more for us. We then took a drive to the World War II runways and then the little World War II museum. We ended up at the Vanuatu Survivor beach and snorkeled and spent time there. We learned a lot by Vanuatu and J.J. and his driver we learned a lot about the area. I would recommend J.J. Manples tours for the island tour.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A big thank you to John and Darryl for making our unscheduled stop in Port Vila a very memorable day.
We arranged the trip at short notice and could not be happier with our day.
We were picked up at the wharf at 8 am and taken around the island and nothing was too much trouble.
If anyone reading this review is heading to Port Vila make sure you take the plunge support the locals and enjoy your day.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable tour for 8 family members in air-conditioned van. Interesting and good fun at village (where joined in a dance and had crazy photos taken) and then on to beautiful Blue Lagoon for refreshing swim and morning tea. Then visit to school and on to lovely Onesua Beach for lunch (including band music whilst we ate). Then on to another beautiful beach at Gideon’s Landing for afternoon tea at Australian Survivor location. Back to ship on time and JJ was a great host.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had the best time with JJ and Robin John. I highly recommend their full day tour. It gives you so much insights of the people of Vanuatu and life on the islands. Every stop we made was interesting. Specially the cultural village which is also a lot of fun. Blue lagoon is just breath taking beautiful,.Thank you again JJ and Robin John for a fantastic day.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Took the day tour with JJ and Robin John. JJ is the best guide. He is very knowledgeable about all the islands and the history. Blu lagoon is a must for everyone spring fed and fun. Each stop on the trip gave you insight into the culture of the island and you meet so many friendly people along the way. Best day tour I have taken.

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