Thursday, July 10, 2014

Espiritu Santo's new Natawa River Kayak Drift

David Cockroft (owner of Moyyan House) has financed people from the Natawa River area on Espiritu Santo to provide a river tour and prawn farm. The tour is a very easy downstream float, and is assisted by Luke Tokar, owner/manager of Paradise Tours. The 1/2 day tour runs on Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 6,000vt per person. Luke transports guests from their hotel to Nattawa, off the East Coast Road, leading them to a traditional rural village. Joining the river guides there, guests then drift downstream in kayaks over crystal clear water passing through watercress, taro gardens, and by waterfalls set amid the pristine jungle. The tour will also include a visit to a freshwater prawn farm before river fish feeding, swimming and refreshments at the downstream pick up point. The more adventurous guests have the option to take a further onward drift and return paddle back to the pickup point. Leaving the river guides after the tour, guests then journey back to the East Coast road through stands of giant bamboo, cocoa and coconut farms. VTO congratulates Mr Cockroft and the Natawa community, for a great initiative and looks forward to working together and continuously promoting the tour. For more information or to book, call Luke on +678 7747159.