an escapade in the heart of melanesia
locationDarwin - Lautoka, viti levu island - Melanesia
An escapade in the heart of Melanesia
FromAUD $3,714
94% of travelers recommend this experience

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Duration
17 days
Trip code
PG150425
Operator
ponant

Overview

Leaving from Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory, PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises is offering a unique 17-day journey featuring idyllic landscapes, lush nature and ancestral civilisations with secular traditions. Aboard LePaul Gauguin, a ship with a decidedly relaxed and international atmosphere, set off to discover the ancestral lands of Australia and four Melanesian treasures: Papua New Guinea, theVanuatu archipelago, theSolomonsand the Fiji islands.

On cosmopolitan Thursday Island, in the far north of the Australian territory, make the most of a visit to discover the history of this part of the Pacific during the Second World War. The Paul Gauguin will 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. 

Setting sail for the Salomon Islands! You will stop over in Honiara on the large island of Guadalcanal, where exoticism and beauty go hand in hand, from paradisiacal waterfalls to lush green hills.

Then, the Paul Gauguin sails towards heavenly lands, where white sandy beaches encircle luxuriant forests with unique ecosystems, and legends and myths remain engraved in memories and traditions... In Port-Vila, capital of Vanuatu, you will relish the unforgettable sight of magnificent bays, a colonial heritage, paradise beaches and enchanting waterfalls. In Espiritu Santo, the archipelago's main island, you are sure to be captivated by the unspoilt seabed surrounding this luxuriant islet.

Your journey will end in Lautoka in Fiji, famous for its sugar cane crops.

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