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Circumnavigation of New Guinea - Voyage II: Raja Ampat & Asmat VillagesMarch 19, 2014 - April 5, 2014
Priced from: $12,470
Islands of Papua New Guinea
Witness the spectacular fire dances of the Baining tribe, snorkel among dazzling tropical fish, and meet the friendly locals of the Trobriand Islands, all on our journey to the Remote Islands of Papua New Guinea.
New Guinea is a revelation of exquisite wild beauty, exotic cultures, and incredible underwater vistas. From traditional fishing villages to the mysterious world of the Asmat, discover the beliefs and traditions of ancient cultures that have changed little over the centuries on this Papua expedition. Snorkeling and diving on this voyage is exceptional and includes the Raja Ampat archipelago whose seas, part of the fabled Coral Triangle, are considered to hold the richest variety of marine species on the planet. Naturalists will accompany you throughout this Papua tour to search for the region’s wealth of birds and wildlife during numerous nature walks and Zodiac cruises.
New Guinea with the Asmat expedition highlights:
- Spend two exhilarating days in the Asmat—here you are greeted by elaborately decorated “warriors” paddling intricately carved canoes, and are invited to learn about their unique culture.
- Explore the underwater wonders of Raja Ampat archipelago whose seas, part of the fabled Coral Triangle, are considered to hold the richest variety of species on the planet.
- Search for over 500 species of birds which include a wealth of endemic species including beautiful birds of paradise.
- Snorkel or dive over pristine corals at Ashmore Reef a fully submerged reef frequented by large pelagics.
Birding, Culture, Snorkeling & Diving, Wildlife & Nature