Tour Description

Tropical Rainforest Ride

There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Vanuatu bush than on horseback. Bellevue Ranch is located on a working cattle ranch but still only 10 minutes drive from town. This 2 hour trail ride takes you through a lush tropical rainforest and up to the Bellevue plateau. You will see some spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean as you emerge from the rainforest on the hilltops. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, we are sure you will have a great time.

Bellevue ranch is owned by Tom Nagam a Ni-Vanuatu originally from the island of Tanna. He has worked with horses for many years both in riding schools and on cattle ranches in Vanuatu. He is known for his great horsemanship and has attended workshops in Australia and been to Europe to improve his skills. With the help of one his old employers and the offer of the use of the land at Bellevue, Tom has fulfilled his life-long dream of owning his own business. Tom not only takes tourists for rides, he runs a riding club for regular riders and has started a program for young Ni-Vanuatu to learn to ride and handle horses. RedVanautu is very happy to, not only offer a fabulous experience to our customers, but also to support this skilled and entrepreneurial indigenous Ni-Vanuatu is his endeavors.

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Tropical Rainforest Horse Ride at Bellevue Ranch


Cost per Rider:


Tour Times and Days of Operation

Tour Duration:                

Approx. 3 Hours 

(including 2 Hour Ride)

Days of Operation:   

Tuesdays to Sundays

(Closed on Mondays)

Tour Times:   

10:00am    2:00pm

(Please note pick up times are 30 minutes before the ride i.e. at 9:30am and 1:30pm)

Tour Inclusions and Additional Details:


  • Free transfers from Port Vila Hotels (please note pick up times are 30 minutes before the ride i.e. at 9:30am and 1:30pm). For passengers coming of the cruise ship the pick up is at the Nambawan Café carpark on the seafront wall. The easiest way to get to the seawall is to take a water taxi across the bay from the cruise ship wharf (the water taxi is at your own expense, pick up from the Nambawan car park is free)
  • English-speaking guides accompany all rides
  • Horse riding helmets for every rider
  • Children under 12 years old get supervision from a dedicated guide

What to wear:

  • Comfortable clothes to ride in ideally long pants
  • Closed toe shoes or boots
  • sensible outdoor attire

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks

Tour Location:

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