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11-night Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Laperouse
Destination:
Honiara/Cairns
Departure Date:
4/11/2020
Length:
11
Offer ID:
1312646

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Honiara
4/11/2020
4/11/2020

Known as the "Happy Isles," the Solomons are one of the best-kept secrets in the Pacific. These are islands of great natural beauty from jungle-clad peaks and active volcanoes to dashing waterfalls, misty rainforests, turquoise lagoons, and brilliant coral reefs. The islands' variety of cultures and customs is also striking. In Honiara, backstreet quonset huts and an occasional, rusty wreckage provide grim reminders of World War II; over 25,000 Japanese and American soldiers were killed or wounded on Guadalcanal. Honiara has been the capital of the Solomon Islands since Tulagi was devastated during World War II.

At Sea
4/12/2020
4/12/2020

No information currently available.

Kieta, Bougainville Island
4/13/2020
4/13/2020

No information currently available.

Buka
4/14/2020
4/14/2020

No information currently available.

Rabaul
4/15/2020
4/15/2020

Rabaul and it's Harbor is to the New Guinea islands as the Metro is to Paris. Tokua airport is the gateway to the islands region. Rabaul is surrounded by friendly native villages and the local dialect is called Kuanua and its people are called Tolai's.

At Sea
4/16/2020
4/16/2020

No information currently available.

Lusancay Islands
4/17/2020
4/17/2020

No information currently available.

Tufi
4/18/2020
4/18/2020



Located on a tropical fjord of Cape Nelson, Papua New Guinea.  With around 30 different dive sites, teeming with coral and schools of fish, Tufi is an extremely popular destination for divers and snorkelers alike.  Not only will divers admire the diverse marine life, but they can also experience the thrill of searching for various World War II wreckages.   Some visitors may want to explore the surrounding areas topside by canoe, kayak or on a trekking expedition.  It is here that they will discover stunning waterfalls cascading from the highest cliffs, secluded beaches as well as a plethora of tropical bird species that call Tufi home.   


 



 

Fergusson Island
4/19/2020
4/19/2020

The largest of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea, Fergusson Island contains rain forests and several mountainous regions, including three volcanoes.

Dobu Island
4/19/2020
4/19/2020

Dobu is a lush green island in Papau New Guineau. This garden island features beautiful mangroves, and swimming coves that will have you never wanting to leave.

Samarai Island
4/20/2020
4/20/2020

Samarai Island is located in the China Strait located in Milne Bay, the easternmost inlet on the coast of Papua New Guinea, and gives good access to coral reefs and diving. The Bay has plantations on its south and west shores while the north shore is steep and rugged.

At Sea
4/21/2020
4/21/2020

No information currently available.

Cairns
4/22/2020
4/22/2020

Cairns is the sunny garden city where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Wet Tropics Rainforest, mountains and the gulf savannah not too far away. The city's water front boasts a world class marina and wharf used by visiting cruise liners, yachts and tour vessels. Cairns is situated in the Northern end of Tropical Queensland Australia. It's a modern city with a good location to explore some of Australia's vast array of flora and fauna. With a magnificent Casino, Cairns is alive with more activities than a visitor will ever have time for. The principal attraction is the over 60 national parks from the wet tropical rain forests and lush tablelands to the truly wild Cape York Peninsula and the Great Barrier Reef.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
4/11/2020
Number of Nights
11
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Be part of our inaugural visit to the Autonomous region of Bougainville
  • Discover the mysteries of Papua-New Guinea, the land of a thousand cultures.
  • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.
  • Tufi, a spectacular tropical fjord, where the inhabitants produce traditional tapa cloth.
  • Calls at the Lusançay Islands and the D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago, named after the French explorers who set off in search of La Pérouse.
  • Swimming and snorkelling on deserted beaches surrounded by coral reefs, home to a diversity of underwater life.
  • Encounters with local people: cultural performances, dances, arts & crafts.
  • Flight Brisbane / Honiara selected by PONANT in economy class.
  • Transfer airport / pier.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1312646

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Travel Design USA, Inc.
20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
310.371.3228
888.371.3228
 
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Travel Design USA, Inc.

20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310.371.3228

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm (PST)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Travel Design USA, Inc.

20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310.371.3228

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm (PST)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Saturday by Appointment

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