Yakel Custom Village


The famous custom village where the Oscar nominated "Tanna"movie was filmed. Step back in time and see traditional custom ways of living of the Tannese.


“Kastom” is a way of life in Tanna but more so in this tribe. Visiting Yakel is a voyage back in time. The local guide may be the only one who speaks English or French, most people still living in the village still speak their native language only.

The Yakel Tribe will welcome you openly and be happy to walk you through their village showing you how they live and explaining about their dwellings. Feel free to ask questions. They will also perform a custom dance to welcome their visitors.

You can also add the Waterfall walk to your tour which takes you down quite a steep hill through their local gardens to the waterfall, which is one of the sets from the Tanna movie.

Handmade carvings and local handicrafts are for sale at great value. There is an entrance fee which will be part of your tour cost and tours will run at certain times of the day to not disturb their daily responsibilities.

Tours to Yakel can be arranged by Tanna.Travel or with your local Accommodation Operator. Costs are negotiated dependent on group size and transfer costs.

Map & Directions

Yakel Village, Tanna, Vanuatu, Lenakel


4wd Drive from Lenakel town 30mins, from White Grass Airport 45mins.