Traditional Bungee in the exotic Islands of Vanuatu

Posted by on June 11, 2013

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In the exotic and distant islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, travelers visit the ancient cultures and civilizations that live along the beautiful coasts and may join in an ancient tradition that is quite similar to the jump extreme sport Bungee Jumping that long in the past originated thousands of years ago as part of ancient celebrations throughout the tribes of Oceania.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Traditions

Vanuatu Traditions

The tradition is quite a story to discuss since it corresponds to Naghol ceremony where about 20 characters of the tribes are tied at the ankles with ropes off roots and vines uploaded on a high platform, usually the top of the mountain to jump into the void and then return to the top.

Volcanic Island of Vanuatu

Volcanic Island of Vanuatu

Champagne Bay

Champagne Bay

Today this ceremony has become a bit more crowded and therefore more lucrative because the tribe now repeats the ceremony several times a day. During the peak season Pentecost discovered that they could earn more than meet their ceremonies but even so, the tribe manages to present mysticism and restlessness of their rites and dances before the ceremony.

Finding a Seat

Finding a Seat

Old School Bungee

Old School Bungee

A feeling of excitement and dynamism is perceived around the tribe and visitors seeing as they are the youngest in jumping first. Since then to appreciate this interesting ceremony you also have at your disposal other joyful activities in the region.

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls

Vanuatu photos: Aubrey Leopold, Tom Pfeiffer, eGuide Travel, Chris&Steve, Tom Perry, tugboat.

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