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Melanesia, Solomon Islands And Vanuatu

Papua New Guinea

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Unveil ancient tribal rituals, lush jungles, surreal creatures and a land time forgot.  Departing on September 10, 2020.


Transfer to the Airways Hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Visit the National Museum and Art Gallery.

Observe the peaks of the dramatic Stanley Owens Range.

Jewel-like islands capped by active volcanoes and snorkel or dive in the surrounding marine-rich waters.

Traditional canoe building is a specialty of the Laughlan islanders.

Attend lectures.

The largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific, Tetepare is covered with pristine lowland rainforest.

Beautiful Uepi Island is a classic raised barrier reef island, covered in lush rainforest and outlined with sandy beaches.

Dances that depict traditional activities.

Attend lectures.

A lagoon and barrier reef surround the rarely visited island of Utupua where Zodiacs take you down a fjordlike channel.

Tikopia is legendary—a remote tropical paradise where traditional customs remain intact.

Welcomed ashore with a performance of “water music.”

Welcomed ashore by palm-leaf-clad dancers.

Disembark this morning for a tour of Port Vila.

Additional Information

Go beyond life as you know it and come face-to-face with fire dancers, spot legendary birds of paradise, snorkel with spinner dolphins, canoe past smoking volcanoes, cool off under jungle waterfalls and spot rare creatures found nowhere else on earth. The luxuries of modern-day meet the remote island cultures of Melanesia as you discover Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Disembark for expert-guided tours of this surreal world, still light years away from the 21st century. Meet remote tribal communities where ancient traditions are preserved and visits from outsiders are few and far between. Snorkel or dive over pristine coral reefs in search of shipwrecks lost in the sea. This is the type of adventures legends are made of.  Hosted by National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, photographer, George Kourounis, you’ll fall in love with this remote corner of the world. Whether it’s swapping travel and expedition stories from across the globe, learning about Kourounis’ famous firsts in the region or providing tips and training on photography techniques this epic adventurer will be there every step of the journey to share his expertise. Along with George, you’ll be joined by a team of renowned ornithologists, naturalists, divemaster’s, marine biologists, ornithologists, historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists all specially selected so you can enjoy lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps to bring an educational component to your adventure.


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15 Days


Papua New Guinea

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