Island Experience, Port Vato, Ambrym Vanuatu Aelan Walkabot rating
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John Taso's Island Experience bungalow was built in 2006 in Port Vato. It's a good base for starting a volcano trek to the ash plain.

Costs and Booking
Island Experience Bungalow costs 1500 Vatu per person, per day, self catering or 2000 Vatu with food. Volcano guiding is 2500 Vatu per day and porters are 2000 Vatu per day. Exchange Rates.

You can call John Taso him on 5446190 (Digicel) and 7742661 (TVL). Island Tours in Port Vila have sent tourists, telephone 23321, mobile phone 7740934.

Accommodation and Food
The guesthouse is located inside the village and is something like a home stay. It has one double bed, one single and a kitchen in the next room. Mosquito nets are provided. The kitchen has a gas burner.

Outside is the shower (bucket showers) and toilet (western toilet with bucket flush).

Meals are simple aelan kaekae but surely worth the extra 500 Vatu. Drinking water is from rainwater tanks.

Port Vato has the best store on west Ambrym if you need to buy something more. West Ambrym's health centre is just down the road.

First surveyed: February 2009 by Stephen.
Last updated: April 2009 by Stephen.

Visitor Ratings for Island Experience, Port Vato Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
18/11/2013 Standard


We spent six days with John in his guest house. What a wonderful experience. He also wanted us to let people know that he now has a website with more information. Click this link to see it: Vanuatu Island Experience.
21/02/2013 Standard


Just got back from a week with John and his family. A great village to stay in, and it helps to have the store there to charge electronics. Highly recommend staying here. John is a great guide and has four other great guides available for bigger groups.
07/05/2009 Standard


Port Vato is alright and John's a reliable guide. I am thinking to go back to see Benbow.

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