Millennium Cave Tours
The Millennium Cave tour is an action packed, adventure filled experience. Not for the faint hearted but if you enjoy a challenge join the team on a trek through tropical forest, explore Vanuatu’s largest cave, scramble over rocks and boulders, then cool down with a river swim. Trip Advisor reviews describe this experience as “Not to be missed” – “The tour that keeps on giving …” – “Best holiday adventure ever”.
Was it the trek through lush tropical forest, the darkness of the cave, canyoning under and over boulders, the river swim or the steep climb to return to the Village? …… join the team and discover for yourself.
Millennium Cave is situated in South Central Santo, a 45 minute drive from Luganville town. When the transport stops, a 15 minute walk then takes guests through coconut plantation and across a bamboo bridge leading to the village of Funaspef. This Village is likely to be the home of a Tour Guide and within the traditional Nakamal building he will explain the tour, showing a map and the route to be followed. Guests are provided with a torch, life jacket and floatation aid for the walk through the cave and the river swim.
The trip is interesting and amazing, starting with a walk through narrow jungle paths, across creeks and cascades. Before the approach to the Cave, symbolic etching from clay paste is applied to guest's face, ensuring a safe passage through the river and Cave. At this point another guide can take guest's pack, which provides protection from anything that might get wet as well as the ability to walk unobstructed through the Cave. At the mouth of the Cave the torches are handed out by the Tour Guide. Once inside the Cave, guests follow the Guide as they navigate the river bed, examine the walls of the Cave and aim their torch up to the Cave roof, where high up is the home of tiny bats and swallows. Once through the Cave, guests are reunited with their bag or pack and it is time for a break and opportunity to snack or lunch.
Now the river adventure begins ….. the boulders are huge; guests climb under and clamber over, testing your fitness and sense of adventure. Along the river swim soak up the breath taking scenery with cascading falls and towering rock faces, take the time to shower under the water fall or jump into the river from surrounding rocks.
But it is still not over after the river swim … there is a steep climb up to the ridge and the pathway which returns to Funaspef Village, where tropical fruit and sweet coffee awaits guests.
• Guests require a medium to high fitness level to complete this tour. If you have a medical condition, please advise the guide.
• The trip may be aborted at the halfway point should heavy rainfall occur. 50% of the entry fee will be reimbursed should this occur.
What to bring
Drinking water, walking shoes or sandals, insect repellant, additional food. Dry clothes to change into at the end of the tour.