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Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea

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Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on board Coral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their traditional way of life for generations. Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon. Discover magnificent scenery ranging from colorful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas, and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forest nurture over 3,000 varieties of unusual orchids, 700 species of birds including the brilliantly colored birds of paradise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Cairns, Australia | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Samarai
Day 4 : Dei Dei Springs | Dobu Island
Day 5 : Trobriand Islands
Day 6 : MacLaren Harbour | Tufi Fjords
Day 7 : Buna | Sanananda
Day 8 : Morobe Harbour
Day 9 : Lababia | Fly Islands
Day 10 : Dregerhafen | Tuam Islands
Day 11 : Manam Volcano | Bagabag Island
Day 12 : Sepik River | Sepik Village
Day 13 : Madang, Papua New Guinea | Disembark

Highlights

  • See Manam Motu, one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanos
  • Visit historic WWII battle sites at Buna and Sanananda
  • Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei springs
  • Enjoy snorkelling and diving on vibrant reefs, or kayak through rainforested fjords

Ship

Coral Adventurer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Parrots in Papua New Guinea Snorkel off of Australia's beautiful coast Traditional house of the Sepik people, Papua New Guinea Aerial photo of Sepik River Beautiful sunset in Papua New Guinea

Day 1 Cairns, Australia | Embark

Cruise across the Coral Sea, and spend the afternoon relaxing as you are welcomed on board Coral Adventurer. Join your expedition staff as they introduce you to the journey and the many experiences you can enjoy.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy presentations by your expedition staff as you approach your first stop.

Day 3 Samarai

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rich in history, Samarai Island has been declared a National Historical Heritage Island. A colonial capital and provincial government headquarters until 1968, Samarai is now a historical highlight of Milne Bay, with the ruins of the old town providing photo opportunities.

Day 4 Dei Dei Springs | Dobu Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei hot water and mud springs. Learn the history of the Kula Ring and the role of Dobu Island in the north and south Kula trade routes. Snorkel the bubbling springs reef.

Day 5 Trobriand Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Historically known as the “islands of love”, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional cultures largely unspoiled by outside influence. Be greeted at the small island of Kuiawa with an enthusiastic Trobriand welcome.

Day 6 MacLaren Harbour | Tufi Fjords

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in MacLaren Harbour and enter the Tufi Fjords where local outriggers are waiting to paddle you up the creek under the rainforest canopy. Watch and learn the local way of life, while the village elders perform a traditional song wearing their feather head-dresses. Enjoy snorkeling or diving on the reef, or kayak the steep edges of nearby fjords.

Day 7 Buna | Sanananda

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Land at Buna beach, home to some of the toughest fighting in the Pacific campaign. Visit the areas where Allied forces clashed with Japanese forces. In Sanananda, see the local monuments and war museum. This museum is located at the far end of the Kokoda Track.

Day 8 Morobe Harbour

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enter Morobe Harbour early in the morning and cruise in the Xplorer to view the stunning forest from the Mou River. Receive an Oro Province welcome and enjoy exploring the village with local guides. At high tide, you may be able to travel into a stunning hidden bay.

Day 9 Lababia | Fly Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, during a relaxing visit to the village, you can enjoy singing and dancing performances or join a local guide around the village. Board an outrigger to explore up the local river. Experience snorkeling and diving at the Biangatu Island reef in the Fly Islands.

Day 10 Dregerhafen | Tuam Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the beautiful anchorage of Dregerhafen, enjoy a high-spirited PNG welcome and explore the market which is famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles. There are many WWII artifacts in this area. Enjoy more traditional dancing at Tuam Island, as well as snorkeling off the beach.

Day 11 Manam Volcano | Bagabag Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Manam volcano, known locally as Manam Motu, is one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanoes. As the ship sits close to the leeward side of the island, enjoy a drink while the sun sets. You may see smoke rising from the volcano. A visit to Bagabag Island offers the chance to snorkel, dive, or visit Bagabag village.

Day 12 Sepik River | Sepik Village

The ship arrives at the Sepik, and you can be greeted with stunning views of the mouth of this famous river. Your first stop is at the village of Bien, and locals greet you with canoes and dancing performances. The famous Sepik market, famous for its masks and carvings, is open.

Day 13 Madang, Papua New Guinea | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Madang to disembark after breakfast.

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Identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom
Located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
Comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
Comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar, and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles.

Notes

Important Fare Information:
Rates are posted based off of the current exchange rates from Australian Dollars. Please contact us for current exchange rates

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation in selected room grade for the number of nights as listed in each itinerary
  • All meals featuring locally sourced produce
  • Selected beers and showcase wines during lunch and dinner service
  • 24-hour tea, barista-style coffee, and selected soft drinks
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • Access to islands, marine, and national parks
  • Guided tours on Xplorer expedition vessel, Zodiacs, glass-bottom boat and kayaks
  • Touring as described in each itinerary
  • Services of an expert expedition team and lecturers including briefings and knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Port taxes and government charges imposed by authorities
  • Post-cruise transfer to hotel or airport
Rates Exclude: 
  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges, and souvenir purchases
  • Costs associated with SCUBA diving - please inquire for details
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