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Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island - Cairns

Next departure
4/11/2020
to  4/21/2020

11
days
11
nights on board
Starting from*
$8,000

Flight Brisbane / Honiara + Transfers


This PONANT 12-day Expedition cruise aboard Le Lapérouse will take you to discover the wonders of Papua New Guinea.

Departing from Honiara, the capital of Guadalcanal and renown for being the site of the battle between the USA and Japan during WWII.

Your cruise will begin with our inaugural visit to the Autonomous region of Bougainville, a unique group of islands that are ecologically and geographically part of the Solomon Islands archipelago but not politically part of the nation of Solomon Islands.

Take the opportunity to explore this region with rugged, mountainous landscapes, lush tropical vegetation bordering warm and crystal-clear waters which simply beckon to be explored. You will be welcomed with traditional dances and learn local customs.

Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Papua New Guinea, a fascinating land that is home to no fewer than 700 ethnic groups within a highly diverse yet mainly unexplored, ecosystem.

Your call at Tufi, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your voyage. You will fall under the charm of this picturesque region, dubbed the “Scandinavia of the Tropics”, with its deep fiords or locally known ‘rias’ formed through volcanic activity.  In this unique setting the local Papuan tribes will share their customs, beliefs and artwork with you.

Finally, you will arrive in Australia and disembark in Cairns, known as the capital of ‘Far North Queensland, this vibrant and welcoming city is the ideal place from which to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforests.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Your itinerary

Be part of our inaugural visit to the Autonomous region of Bougainville Discover the mysteries of Papua-New Guinea, the land of a thousand cultures. Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition...


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Your trip in detail

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1 888 400 1082
(price of a local call)

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Included in your cruise
For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


Included in your cruise

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


Additional services


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Contact Us

1 888 400 1082
(price of a local call)

Register on the waiting list

*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.