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Melanesian Discoverer: Exploring Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 48 people
Destination(s): Papua New Guinea  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 7795 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 8000 US Dollar (USD)

Our Melanesian Discoverer birding and diving cruise takes us on an exciting voyage to some seldom-visited islands in the Melanesian archipelago. Commencing in Papua New Guinea, we will sail north across the Bismarck Sea to the remote shores of Manus and Mussau Islands. Thereafter we delve into the history, culture and wildlife of New Ireland and New Britain, before we cross the Buka Channel and enter a long isolated world, being amongst the first travellers to return to Bougainville in over two decades! The final leg of our journey takes us through the turquoise waters of the Solomon Islands, home to some very special birds and some of the most exciting diving in the world!

For birders this itinerary offers once in a lifetime species on remote islands where very few people have been before. The birding potential is exceptional and, in order to maximise our opportunities, there will be an optional specialised birding programme with customised excursions onto the various islands. In addition, these waters offer some of the greatest diving in the world and, while everyone will have the chance to snorkel and appreciate the beauty beneath the waves, we also offer an optional scuba diving programme for those wishing to maximise their underwater experiences.

This is a tropical island voyage par excellence and promises to deliver a whole host of exceptional sightings and experiences for both birders and non-birders alike!

Please note: these prices exclude a Specialized diving Supplement of US$800 per person, a Specialized Birding Supplement of US$500 per person, and a Discovery Fund contribution of US$500 per person. These additional charges are payable on board. Furthermore, these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

11th October - Arrive in Madang, Papua New Guinea
12th October- Madang
13th & 14th October- Sepik River
15th October - Manus Island
16th October- Mussau Island
17th October- Kavieng, New Ireland
18th October- Rabaul, New Britain
19th October- Nissan Island
20th October- Bougainville Island
21st October- Choiseul Island
22nd October- New Georgia Islands
23rd October- Santa Isabel Island
24th October-Honiara, Solomon Islands, and depart

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Dates 11th to 24th October (14 days)
Tour Price
From US$ 7,795 * £5,010 * €6,270 * ZAR69,000 per person sharing (see below)
Additional charges: Diving Supplement: US$800 per person, Birding Supplement:
US$500 per person, Discovery Fund US$500 per person (see below)
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size Depending on ship capacity

Please note: these prices exclude a Specialized diving Supplement of US$800 per person, a Specialized Birding Supplement of US$500 per person, and a Discovery Fund contribution of US$500 per person. These additional charges are payable on board. Furthermore, these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies.

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