Detalles de excursión en tierra

Tropical Forest Walk & Secret Grotto

Lifou, Nueva Caledonia

Tropical Forest Walk & Secret Grotto

DETALLES

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Meander through a tropical forest and explore a grotto, where you will discover how the local Melanesians have gained great benefits from the natural environment. They have lived off the land for centuries, in particular, by hunting and using native flora for medicinal purposes. New Caledonia boasts more than 2,400 species of indigenous plants, so the islanders have always had a vast array of flora at their disposal. Some plants are used to treat ailments while others contain toxins that are sometimes added to rivers to temporarily paralyze fish so they can easily be caught. This is the sort of engaging information that the guide will impart during the forest walk. Later, you will explore a grotto by torchlight, which will eerily illuminate the interior, so you can see the odd shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites. You will also learn how the Melanesians use traditional methods to gather coconut crabs, trap birds and hunt wild pigs.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Take a leisurely walk through a forest with a naturalist guide that will describe the flora.
• Hear how the Melanesians use plants for medicinal purposes and hunt in the forest.
• Explore a grotto by torchlight, which will make the interior look all the more dramatic.

HELPFUL HINTS
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Excursions take place in non-air-conditioned buses and vans which are not fitted with microphones. There is no formal guiding qualification required for this port and in order to support the local community we use local escorts/students to conduct the excursions whose English commentary may be broken. Guided commentary may only take place at each stop and not during the drive between sites. This tour includes walking over uneven surfaces and is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties. Restroom facilities may be rustic. Tour participation is limited. Tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

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CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD

Tipo de excursión:

Tours por la ciudad y panorámicos
Tours en zonas indómitas

Nivel de actividad:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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