Sailing Around The World

Millennium Cave Adventure Vanuatu

On the island of Santo Vanuatu the local community works together with the help of the New Zealand and Australia Government to create this cave tour. The tour was designed after the discovery of the cave back in 2008 thus the name Millennium Cave’s. By creating this tour they have a good way to raise money to build schools. The money also goes to each child that cannot afford the the cost of a education. So we had to do this tour and enjoy the hospitality of the local Vanuatu people one more time.

On our way to the Millennium Caves. We had to drive on the old WWII airstrip that lead to the village that starts the cave trip.

On our way to the Millennium Caves. We had to drive on the old WWII airstrip that lead to the village that starts the cave trip.

Arriving at the local village.

Arriving at the local village.

All the kids where checking us out as we started our hike through there land.

All the kids where checking us out as we started our hike through there land.

Just as we started the school bell rung and they all took off to line up for school.

Just as we started the school bell rung and they all took off to line up for school.

Before we could enter the cave we had to get face paint from our guide. It has been thought for many years that the caves where taboo, so the face paint would protect us from any bad things.

Before we could enter the cave we had to get face paint from our guide. It has been thought for many years that the caves where taboo, so the face paint would protect us from any bad things.

Looking good dad.

Looking good dad.

Yup, Vanuatu Face Paint.

Yup, Vanuatu Face Paint.

Cary and his camo!

Cary and his camo!

DOwn into the canyon we hiked over slippery rocks and ladders made of bamboo.

DOwn into the canyon we hiked over slippery rocks and ladders made of bamboo.

Don't slip buddy.

Don’t slip buddy.

Looking back on our last light before total darkness for 400meters

Looking back on our last light before total darkness for 400meters

The cave ceiling was very high and covered in bats. The rocks below were covered in bat poo!

The cave ceiling was very high and covered in bats. The rocks below were covered in bat poo!

No picture of inside but, I was glad to see the beach at the end of the cave.

No picture of inside but, I was glad to see the beach at the end of the cave.

Now for a fun swim down the river cayon or so we thought.

Now for a fun swim down the river cayon or so we thought.

We had to climb over more rocks and huge boulders to get to the flowing river below.

We had to climb over more rocks and huge boulders to get to the flowing river below.

Now we float slowwly and comfortable down the cayon looking at the beautiful views and jungle surrounding us.

Now we float slowwly and comfortable down the cayon looking at the beautiful views and jungle surrounding us.

Cary even took a waterfall shower, no mud left on him.

Cary even took a waterfall shower, no mud left on him.

after a 45 minut float we had to hike straight up hill for 20 minutes to get out of the Canyon

after a 45 minut float we had to hike straight up hill for 20 minutes to get out of the Canyon

We then hiked through cow pastures and farm land.

We then hiked through cow pastures and farm land.

Made it back to the  Village

Made it back to the Village

Thanks,

Jacques

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