PRICE BASED EX BRISBANE AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Sydney + $95 per person
Departing from Melbourne + $326 per person
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- One way economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Cairns
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Cairns
- 12 night Papua New Guinea cruise onboard Coral Adventurer from Cairns to Wewak (PNG)
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- One way economy class airfare from Wewak to Port Moresby
- 1 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Port Moresby
- One way economy class airfare from Port Moresby to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
12 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Wewak aboard Coral Adventurer.
Day 1: Cairns
Board Coral Adventurer at 10:00am for an 11:00am departure. Leave Cairns behind as we begin our voyage towards Papua New Guinea. Take the opportunity to explore your new home and meet your fellow passengers. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks at sunset before sitting down to the first of many delicious dinners.
Day 2: At Sea
The Coral Sea: spend the day at leisure as you get to know your travelling companions or join our Expedition Leader and Guest Lecturer in the Lounge for presentations and briefings on Papua New Guinea, ahead of our arrival into Alotau.
Day 3: Alotau
Wake up to the scenery of the China Strait as we approach our first Papua New Guinea landfall – Alotau. Enjoy traditional welcome dances prior joining the town tour of Alotau or join the WW2 tour and learn the military history of this region.
Day 4: Dobu and Fergusson Islands
Join our Expedition Staff on a walk to Dei Dei Hot Springs, where the people share their mythical and spiritual tales of these hot water and mud springs. Learn of the history of the Kula Ring at Dobu Island and meet the local primary school children, who will welcome us with a traditional dance performance. Snorkel the bubbling Springs Reef.
Day 5: Trobriand Islands
Historically known as the ‘Islands of Love’, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional culture largely unspoiled by outside influence. In the morning visit the island of Kuiawa to witness a traditional Trobriand dance performed by the colourfully costumed locals. Visit the local market and enjoy a swim off the adjacent island beach.
Day 6: Maclaren Harbour and Tufi Fjords
Local guides will paddles us on traditional canoes at Maclaren Harbour to their village in the rainforest. Be welcomed with dances, demonstrations and traditional crafts. Discover the scenic beauty of the rarely visited Maclaren Harbour. Over lunch soak up spectacular views as we cruise close to the towering cliffs before entering Tufi Fjord. Enjoy a leisurely swim and snorkel over colourful fringing reefs or visit the nearby resort for a relaxing time.
Day 7: Buna and Sanananda
The Battle of Buna saw some of the fiercest fighting between American, Australian and Japanese forces during the final stages of WW2. We walk through the jungle with the local villagers and discover the fascinating history. After lunch we visit beautiful Sanananda to visit the War Museum, which the villagers have built to honour both sides. You have the opportunity to meet the local village people and enjoy their lovely gardens.
Day 8: Fly Islands and Lababia
Awaken early and travel ashore for a morning of water activities at Fly Island, which has very colourful coral reefs. Enjoy snorkelling, diving or glass bottom boat tours. We visit the picturesque village of Lababia, gateway to one of the most important conservation areas in PNG, and enjoy welcome ceremonies and local dances. You may also paddle on local outriggers and enjoy a village walk and market.
Day 9: Dregerhafen
Today we visit Dregerhafen in the Finschhafen district of Morobe, famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles. Visit the village of Gingala for a high spirited PNG welcome. The markets will be open and there will be a chance to walk through the village with the locals. After lunch enjoy snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat tours and kayaking in the waters of the lagoon. Finish the day with drinks on the sundeck and our famous BBQ.
Day 10: Tuam
Enjoy a presentation from our guest lecturer as we steam towards the remote island of Tuam in the Siassi group. Tuam features two well- known and successful dance groups who will perform as we wander through the village. Along the way peruse the market stalls. Enjoy a guided walk with the locals and finish the day with water activities in the crystal clear water.
Day 11: Historic Madang
Explore Madang, which sits on the peninsula surrounded by a number of picturesque islands and is famed for it’s waterfront setting and colonial history. Discover the surrounding area on our Madang tour and after lunch visit the markets where there is the opportunity to purchase a large selection of artefacts from the region.
Day 12: Sepik River- Bien Village, Volcanic Manam Island
At first light the Coral Discoverer enters into the mighty Sepik River. Our destination is the remote village of Bien where the locals are famous for their arts and crafts. A true Sepik welcome awaits us as we step ashore! Take the opportunity to purchase unique hand carvings the Sepik region is known for. As we depart from the great Sepik River, sail past the active volcano at Manam Island as we enjoy the Captains Farewell drinks.
Day 13: Wewak
Early this morning we arrive into the port town of Wewak, where we farewell our new found friends.
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