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J.J Manples Tours

Nambatu, Port Vila, Port Vila, Efate 000, Vanuatu
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Thank you for the great day

A big thank you to John and Darryl for making our unscheduled stop in Port Vila a very memorable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Day tour of Efate during cruise ship Port Vila visit

Very enjoyable tour for 8 family members in air-conditioned van. Interesting and good fun at... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Barry J
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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.
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Nambatu, Port Vila, Port Vila, Efate 000, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

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Reviewed October 16, 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...More

Thank Barry J
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Reviewed September 18, 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...More

Thank Edith O
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Reviewed September 14, 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...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

JJ and driver Robin John were 100% professional-very safe driving and JJ's infectious enthusiasm, always smiling and his knowledge made our day trip very memorable and worth every cent. Highly recommended and pleased to have spent money with a private local company.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

So glad we chose JJ Manples Tour for the wealth of local interest he gave us as we drove around on our half day tour. The sights of Efate are probably the same on every tour but having the local customs and history explained by...More

Thank Arlene H
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We booked a half day tour with JJ. He picked us up from the wharf near our hotel and as we were the only people that day, he rearranged the tour to suit us. His driver was very good, we felt safe. He provided refreshments...More

Thank jewel_58
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

This was a fantastic tour to do. JJ was extremely happy and friendly and he took us to some great places that you would not get to see or experience as a solo traveller. We would highly recommend taking this tour.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

My husband and I did a Full day tour which was absolutely wonderful. The Pepeyo Cultural Village was amazing, we really enjoyed the show they put on, and getting up to dance with them was heaps of fun :) The Blue Lagoon was so beautiful,...More

Thank DannetteKiwi
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Just came back from Port Villa off a P&O Cruise. The blue lagoon is something you have to see. The only negative was the hidden $5 cost to swim in it. I can't comment against J.J Maples Tours as we did our own thing and...More

Thank Christopher W
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