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Turtles and tribes in Vanuatu & The Solomon Islands

Discover this faraway chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, formed of active volcanoes, luscious jungle, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, where the preservation of cultures, environments and endangered species plays a vital role.

When to go: May – October

- Take part in a leading conservation project to protect dugongs (seacows) and their sea grass habitats, and have the opportunity to snorkel with them.

- Enjoy truly world-class diving into caves, through tunnels and along reef walls, encountering sharks and dolphins. In addition to this, and perhaps even overshadowing the marine life, are the incredible WWII wrecks peppering the water – especially those downed during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

- Spend time with Big Namba and Small Namba tribes in Malekula and meet the people who perform the world-famous Nagol (land diving) in their villages.

- Hike to towering waterfalls deep in the jungle or spend a night camping as you climb to the peak of a perfectly cone-shaped volcano. You can also hike along the crater edge of active volcanos to view the lava.

- Take a helicopter flight over one of the most active volcanoes in the area and visit local communities to enjoy a Melanesian feast on hot rocks

- Be part of a conservation project, tagging critically-endangered Hawksbill turtles before they are released into the wild

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