Faces of MelanesiaNovember 17, 2016 - December 3, 2016
This award-winning journey reveals the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its people. Idyllic islands and isolated villages offer unique time-honored traditions and ceremonies including hypnotic drumming, melodic bamboo panpipes, and elaborately-costumed dancers. Myriad natural wonders complement the culture and history of this adventure: exotic flora and endemic bird species on land, and colorful reefs teeming with fish beneath the warm sapphire waters.
Melanesia Expedition Highlights:
- Visit idyllic islands and isolated villages to witness, time-honored traditions and ceremonies including hypnotic drumming, melodic bamboo panpipes, and elaborately-costumed dancers.
- Snorkel or dive over pristine coral reefs populated by a variety of tropical fish—neon damsels, clownfish, Moorish idols, butterflyfish, delicate seahorses, and brilliantly hued wrasses.
- Search for striking endemic birds, including the Solomon Island sea eagle, buff-headed coucal, and Melanesian megapode, amidst the lush, tropical vegetation.
- Join an optional pre-voyage extension to discover the fascinating cultures of Papua New Guinea.
Diving, Birding, Culture, Photography, Snorkeling, Wildlife & Nature