Revealing The Mysteries of Melanesia

Revealing The Mysteries of Melanesia

Revealing The Mysteries of Melanesia

$10,260 *pp
12 days
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Embark on an expedition cruise of the Coral Sea in Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions, set sail aboard Le Soléal on an expedition cruise into the heart of the South Pacific to discover ancestral tribes and paradisiacal landscapes.

Start your adventure at the Solomon Islands, a real tropical Eden.

Continue to Vanuatu, considered by some as the 'happiest country in the world'. With its 83 islands, it unfurls a palette of extremely varied landscapes. Active volcanoes, beaches bordered by palm trees, and tropical forests welcome visitors to this exceptional archipelago located in Melanesia. Le Soléal will also allow you to disembark onto dream beaches. Espiritu Santo, the archipelago’s main island, promises you an unforgettable bathing experience in an idyllic setting. During your cruise, you will have the opportunity to visit several traditional villages, particularly on the islands of Ureparapara, Ambrym and Malekula. Their inhabitants will be happy to share their customs, notable for singing, dancing and art, with you. In Tanna, do not miss out on exploring the imposing Mt Yasur, considered to be the most accessible active volcano in the world.

Le Soléal will then take you to the sublime island of Lifou with its picture-postcard landscapes of white-sand beaches and tropical vegetation, located in the Loyalty archipelago. Then set sail towards Kouaré Island which will reveal all its beauty and the richness of its seabed. Your cruise will come to an end in Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia.

Valid for travel November 2022
  • Honiara, Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands)
  • Owaraha, Solomon Islands
  • Vanikoro Island, Solomon Islands
  • Ureparapara Island, Vanuatu
  • Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu
  • Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
  • Malekula Island, Vanuatu
  • Tribes of the 'Big Nambas'
  • Tanna Island, Vanuatu
  • Mt Yasur active volcano walk
  • Lifou, New Caledonia
  • Kouare Island, New Caledonia
  • Noumea, New Caledonia
  • 11-nights onboard Ponant Le Soléal
  • All meals included whilst onboard Ponant
  • A la carte meals at the Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Buffet Meals at the Grill Restaurant
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Nightly entertainment in the Theatre
  • National Geographic Photographer and an expert onboard
*Conditions apply: Prices are per person twin share in AUD unless otherwise specified, correct as at 03 Jun 22 & subject to change without notice & availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out for travel Nov 22. Seasonal surcharges for other travel dates & blackout dates apply. Prices do not include airfares & may vary due to currency fluctuations & changes to taxes & surcharges. Further conditions apply - see Payment conditions, booking & cancellation fees apply.

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