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Experience the wonders of Melanesia on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life in Papua New Guinea. With a variety of cruises to choose from, each offering unique activities like snorkeling, village visits, and wildlife viewing, you can embark on a journey to discover this lesser-known region in 2024. From witnessing Vanuatu's traditions to exploring Papua New Guinea's ancient villages and World War II battlegrounds, these tours offer a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Whether you're indulging in a Bandanese feast, climbing Mt Pindito, or swimming with whale sharks, you'll be fully immersed in the diverse cultures and natural beauty of Melanesia. Delve into the mysteries of New Guinea, encounter local people and culture, and explore the Solomon Islands on this unforgettable adventure. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the secrets of Melanesia with Adventure Life - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Parrots in Papua New Guinea
$8,130
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Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit Buna and Sanananda
  • Lear more about the Dei Dei springs
  • Snorkel & Dive on vibrant reefs
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
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 boardCoral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$10,670
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New Guinea Odyssey

Cairns - Darwin - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Cairns
  • Discover Alotau
  • Experience Tufi
  • Witness Tami Islands
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day cruise aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, exploring the wonders and ancestral tribes of Papua New Guinea. Departing from Cairns, the cruise takes you to Alotau, with a rich history, scenic fjords of Tufi, and a culturally diverse Madang. Experience traditional village life in Kopar, swim …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,995
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

Cairns - Port Vila - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover the jewels of Tetepare
  • Explore Vanuatu
  • Experience species on Woodlark
  • Visit villages in Malaita Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Ambrym Island
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Heritage Adventurer and discover the secrets of Melanesia. Explore the coral-fringed islands of the Louisiade Archipelago and the volcanic wonders of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. Experience the biological wonderland and rare endemic species on …
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Stone Statues in Bali
$8,750
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Crossing Oceania: Fiji To Bali

Lautoka - Benoa - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Port Vila, Efate
  • Discover Alotau's beautiful beaches
  • Visit Komodo National Park
  • Enjoy an overnight in Bali
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Benoa
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 21-day cruise Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali from Lautoka to Benoa aboard Paul Gaugin. Start your travel in Lautoka, known as Sugar City. Stroll its palm-lined streets, experience traditional village life, or hike in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Next is Port Vila, located on …
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A peaceful lagoon on the island of Bougainville, Papue New Guinea
$9,000
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Magical Encounters in the Solomon Islands & Micronesia

Honiara - Guam - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Bougainville
  • Discover Ghizo Island
  • Experience Njari Island
  • Visit Rabaul
Starts / Ends:
Honiara / Guam
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 14-day expedition cruise from Honiara to Guam aboard the Le Jacques Cartier. Embark from Honiara on a remarkable journey through remote, untamed landscapes. In the Solomon Islands, experience the beauty of Njari Island's waters and explore the vibrant markets of Ghizo Island. …
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New Caledonia
$11,695
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Grand Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Visit the remote Bonin Islands
  • Experience Bougainville Island
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Grand Pacific Odyssey, a 25-day cruise from New Zealand to Japan aboard Heritage Adventurer. This adventure balances remote island visits, coral reef snorkeling, cultural exchanges, and wildlife encounters. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Norfolk Island, French-influenced New Caledonia, …
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Colorful trees in Osaka
$11,695
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Western Pacific Odyssey - Extension

25 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Explore Norfolk Island's birds
  • Rare seabird and marine sightings
  • Visit rainforests and beaches
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Osaka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 25 day expedition from Auckland to Kavieng with Heritage Adventurer, a birdwatcher's dream come true. Explore the Mokohinau Islands, Norfolk Island, and New Caledonia, encountering rare seabirds like the New Zealand Storm Petrel and Kagu. Immerse yourself in the rich history of …
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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$7,000
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Crossing Melanesia: Australia To Fiji

17 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore coral reefs of Milne Bay
  • See WWII historical sites in Alotau
  • Swim in the waters of Espiritu Sant
  • Discover Vanuatu's beaches
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day cruise Crossing Melanesia from Australia to Fiji. Explore the remote island nations of Melanesia, from the lush landscapes of Australia's Northern Territory to the tribal traditions of Papua New Guinea and the historical importance of Guadalcanal during WWII. Delight in two …
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Palm tree lined resort on the Island of Chuuk, Micronesia
$10,560
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From New Caledonia to Micronesia

Noumea - Guam - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore Noumea
  • Discover Lifou
  • Experience Espiritu Santo Island
  • Visit Rabaul
Starts / Ends:
Noumea / Guam
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal. Explore a range of cultures and diverse marine life, from New Caledonia to Guam. Discover the captivating Loyalty archipelago's Lifou island, then journey to Vanuatu, known as the 'happiest country in the world', offering an …
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Norfolk Island
$9,995
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Western Pacific Odyssey WPO

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Cruise across New Britain Trench
  • Discover albatrosses
  • Spend five days in Solomon Islands
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Kavieng
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition from Auckland to Kavieng with Heritage Adventurer, a birdwatcher's dream come true. Explore the Mokohinau Islands, Norfolk Island, and New Caledonia, encountering rare seabirds like the New Zealand Storm Petrel and Kagu. Immerse yourself in the rich history of …
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New Caledonia Islands
$9,995
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Grand Pacific Odyssey GPO

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Discover historical Norfolk Island
  • Encounter diverse marine life
  • Explore Kavieng's Malagan culture
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Kavieng
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sailon a 15-day cruise with Heritage Adventurer, starting in Auckland, New Zealand. Sail through the Hauraki Gulf, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Explore diverse landscapes, from tropical islands to historical sites, experiencing the rich biodiversity of …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$7,550
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Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise

Sorong - Kaimana - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Swim under Kitikiti waterfall
  • Explore the maze of karst islands
  • View birds of paradise in nature
  • Enjoy the isolated Ceram Sea
Starts / Ends:
Sorong / Triton Bay
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover Raja Ampat, a globally renowned biodiversity hotspot,one of the world's most breathtaking destinations to cruise. This special itinerary celebrates Alfred Russel Wallace, a renowned scientist who was one of the first to express worry over the environmental consequences of human …
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$12,750
EBD
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Indonesian Explorer: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

18 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Pegunungan Nature Reserve
  • Swim at Cenderawasih Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Denpasar / Madang
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
A true expedition voyage in every sense, our inaugural journey will explore Indonesia's rarely visited and little known biodiverse-rich jungle-capped volcanic islands scattered across pristine pellucid waters well beyond traditional tourist routes. Joinacclaimed author, scientist and explorer …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$13,450
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

Bali - Port Moresby - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Komodo National Park
  • Swim at Triton Bay
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Cairns
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 19-day expedition cruise to Indonesia's remote and little-known tropical islands from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea aboard Heritage Adventurer. Swim with the whale sharks in Triton Bay, visit Komodo National Park, home to the famed Komodo Dragon, discover Jacques …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$25,690
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South Pacific Discovery

Cairns - Lautoka - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Discover Louisiade Archipelago
  • Experience Guadalcanal Island
  • Discover Owaraha
  • Explore Cairns
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise from Cairns to Lautoka aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Begin your adventure in Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Explore the collision of two World Heritage sites - the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and the lush Daintree Rainforest. Immerse yourself in the …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$10,130
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Tropical Odyssey: North-East Australia and Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover the Asmat region
  • Learn about local culture
  • Explore the Malukus
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Benoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 16-day tropical expedition voyage onboard the Le Laperouse between north-eastern Australia and Indonesia to discover its spectacular natural scenery. Lizard Island, nestled in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is the first port of call on your cruise. The next day, sail …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$24,243
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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

Bali to Brisbane - 20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Relax on stunning beaches
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about the region's history
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to discover Indonesia’s rich tapestry of cultures and lush tropical islands. Experience the thrill of spotting rare Komodo dragons in the wild; snorkel and dive at pristine coral reefs of the Moluccas, Raja Ampat and WestPapua; take part in exuberant …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$10,910
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New Guinea Odyssey

Darwin - Cairns - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Papua New Guinea
  • Visit the Tami islands
  • Watch the Asaro Mudmen
  • Swim and snorkel on beaches
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Variable
This 17-day journey takes you to the world's second-biggest island, a fascinating region home to over 1,200 ethnic groups. Allow yourself to be fascinated by the stunning vistas of the Fiords and lush mangrove forests where you can meet Papuan tribes eager to share their culture and art with …
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