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Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

Cairns - Honiara, Guadalcanal Island

Dates:
11/10/2022
to  21/10/2022

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$10,560

Transfer + flight Honiara/Brisbane


This exciting tropical expedition on board Le Soléal takes you through some of the most fascinating natural beauty and cultures of Melanesia.

Starting in Cairns, sail up to Alotau in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province, and learn about the historical significance of the area with the WWII memorial as well as Japanese and American battlegrounds, and stories of pearlers, miners and missionaries.

The two volcanically active islands of Ferguson and Dobu are next on your itinerary. Join your expedition team on a walk to the DeiDei geothermal hot springs through spectacular forests, and learn about the Methodist Church of Australia who established a mission station on Dobu Island.

In Kitava, in the Trobriand Islands, you will be welcomed by spectacular cultural performances and traditional ceremonies by the local islanders, and you will have the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the local clear and prisitin waters. Learn about the traditional trading system of the island of Kiriwana, 'Kula', as well as the local village life and more spectacular cultural performances.

In the Solomon IslandsGhizo and Njari Islands are where you will meet some of the most skilled carvers in the world, enjoy world-class snorkelling and diving, and visit the local traditional markets.

In Roderick Bay experience the extraordinary environment featuring white sand beaches and tringing coral reefs before reaching the Malatai Province known for the local unique traditions and social aspects of live such as brideprice, as well as traditional music and sacred dances accompanied by traditional panpipers.

Your expedition will finish in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, where Le Soléal will be positioned alongside the wharf of Point Cruise.


Ref : CH135 - S111022


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Zodiac® outings and shore visits with your team of naturalists. Swim and snorkel in the clear warm tropical waters of the Solomon Sea. Enjoy a guided walk through the diverse landscapes of Fergusson Island...


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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

From AU$10,560

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

From AU$11,360

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From AU$12,510

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From AU$13,070

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From AU$13,760

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

From AU$18,790

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$25,070

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$26,320

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$30,100



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