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Live one of the below 10 unique cultural experiences in Papua New Guinea for 2022 or 2023. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Samarai Island, Fergusson Island, Rabaul, Madang, and Sepik River have particularly rich cultures and can be visited on trips that include activities like small ship cruises, village visits, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, and kayaking and cost from $6,520 for experiences of 11 to 36 days. Tell us about your ideal cultural trip to Papua New Guinea and our Papua New Guinea experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$21,540
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Iconic Melanesia: New Guinea, Sepik River & the Solomon Islands

Bali to Brisbane - 19 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Cruise in Sepik Rive
  • Witness the traditional communities
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about Papua's history
Starts/ Ends in:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to explore Indonesia's diverse cultural tapestry and picturesque tropical islands. Explore the entirety of this island nation's eastern half—Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. See areas that few outsiders have ever had the opportunity to …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$11,070
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

2022 - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Both humongous and humbling, Melanesia has been topping wanderlust wish lists for years. Join a team of onboard experts aboard Silver Explorer and explore this lesser known region. Leaving Cairns, venture to hot springs and view birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea, exploring the island’s …
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Relax in the magnificent beaches of Fiji
$7,300
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Fiji to Bali

17 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Enjoy Dili's fine beaches
  • Explore Espiritu Santo's sceneries
  • Visit the historical Guadalcanal
  • Take a stroll along Samarai Island
  • Admire the mosaic façade
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the “Sugar City” Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region — and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$19,480
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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 in:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Tropical Island and Underwater Paradise for Divers
$18,305
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New Guinea Circumnavigation: Cairns to Darwin

Cairns to Darwin - 36 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Indulge in a Bandanese feast
  • Climb the Mt Pindito
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Encounter the Asmat warriors
Starts/ Ends in:
Samarai Island / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be one of a special few to join the Coral Adventurer on a full circumnavigation voyage around New Guinea. This one-off voyage is packed with highlights. Sailing in comfort aboard the brand-new Coral Adventurer, experience many diverse cultures from the Spice Islands to the Sepik River, marvel at …
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$8,250
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Pegunungan Nature Reserve
  • Swim at Cenderawasih Marine Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Manado / Madang
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$9,445
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Exploring Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Uncover the region's hidden gems
  • Snorkel with abundant marine life
  • Kayak along colorful coral reefs
  • See rare bird species
  • Delve into Melanesian culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Port Moresby / Port Vila, Efate
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a kaleidoscope of cultures as you travel through Vanuatu, home to more than 100 indigenous languages. With more than 80 livable islands, inhabitants have fiercely protected their customs and languages. This 17-day trip incorporates several of these cultures and languages. On Tetepare …
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Papua New Guinea snorkeling
$6,520
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Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover New Guinea's mysteries
  • Visit the Trobriand islands
  • Swim near dazzling coral reefs
  • Encounter local people & culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Honiara
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Melanesia's natural and cultural wonders onboard Le Soléal is a thrilling tropical adventure. Sail north to Alotau in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province and learn about the WWII memorial, Japanese and American battlegrounds, pearlers, miners, and missionaries. Next up …
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Beach villa on pristine water
$17,400
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Lautoka to Cairns

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Swim and snorkel in Yasawa
  • Dive on a 30-meter tower
  • Relax on Champagne beach
  • See the underground nature
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on its 17-day voyage and experience the highlights of Melanesia; the true gems of the region. Starting in Lautoka,Silver Explorerwill sail through Melanesia via Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This voyage will lead you from underwater wonders to blue lagoons …
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Boisa Island, Papua New Guinea
$21,250
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Through the Islands and the Atolls of Micronesia

Manila to Kavieng - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Snorkel across the Coron region
  • Visit Kinabalu National Park
  • Look out for unique wildlife
  • Take a guided city tour of Kuching
Starts/ Ends in:
Manila / Papua New Guinea
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Lubang Island and see Onoda Cave where Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda hid for 29 years, believing incorrectly that WWII was still raging. Snorkel and dive on Apo Reef whose coral reefs teeming with over 280 species of tropical fish. Swim, kayak and snorkel the picturesque waterways of …
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