Here is a sample itinerary for a 10-day trip to Vanuatu on a budget:
Day 1: Arrive in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Spend the day exploring the city and checking into your accommodation. Cost: around $50 for a budget hotel room.
Day 2: Take a day trip to Mele Cascades, a beautiful waterfall near Port Vila. Cost: around $20 for transportation and entrance fee.
Day 3: Take a ferry to the island of Tanna and visit the active volcano, Mount Yasur. Cost: around $50 for ferry transportation and $20 for the volcano tour.
Day 4: Explore the island of Tanna, visit local villages and learn about the culture. Cost: minimal, as most activities are free.
Day 5: Take a ferry back to Port Vila and spend the day at the beach. Cost: minimal.
Day 6: Take a day trip to the island of Efate and visit the Blue Lagoon, a beautiful swimming hole. Cost: around $30 for transportation and entrance fee.
Day 7: Take a boat tour of the island of Efate, visiting local villages and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Cost: around $50.
Day 8: Take a day trip to the island of Santo and visit the Million Dollar Point, an underwater snorkeling site where WWII equipment was dumped. Cost: around $50 for transportation and $20 for the tour.
Day 9: Explore the island of Santo, visit local villages and learn about the culture. Cost: minimal, as most activities are free.
Day 10: Return to Port Vila and spend the day shopping and packing before departing.
Total cost: around $450, not including flights to and from Vanuatu, as it can vary depending on where you are coming from.
Please note this is a rough estimate and prices may vary depending on your choices and seasonality. Also, please consider that some activities may not be possible depending on the COVID-19 situation.