There are hundreds of islands in Pacific that range from popular tourist destinations with luxury resorts to out of the way islands that see few outside visitors. Whether you are looking for a tropical getaway with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, a great place to dive, an island with active volcanoes and great hiking, or simply an isolated paradise, the Pacific Islands have something for everyone. From the little explored New Guinea, where you can experience first hand one of the most intriguing places in the world, to Fiji, where you can beach lounge, snorkel and dive these destinations in the Pacific offer adventurous traveler’s access to awe-inspiring scenery, grand adventures, interesting cultures and plenty of sun, sand and surf.
Not sure how you can travel to Pap New Guinea? Want to contribute to a local village and volunteer in Fiji? The only way to experience these Pacific Islands in a unique, complete and satisfying way is to sign up for a small group adventure tour. And, no, travel tours aren’t just for old people anymore. In fact, these Pacific Island adventure tours are so active and unique, you are sure to have an adventure of a lifetime surrounded by equally intrepid travelers. The truth is travel tours have come a long way since the days of giant air-conditioned buses and old ladies. Today there are tours designed specifically for the independent, adventure traveler. That’s right—active, interesting and adventurous tours that allow travelers to explore and experience a foreign place. First off, they keep the groups small, usually capping out at 16 people, so you won’t be traveling around with some awkwardly huge group of gawking tourists. Second, these tours don’t just scratch the surface of the places you visit. In fact, by using a combination of local and experienced guides, you’ll often see and experience MORE than you would on your own. In fact, with these Pacific Island tours, you will experience things that would be simply impossible alone. These tours have been developed to showcase the best of the best, saving you from countless hours of potentially pointless research trying to find out where to go and what to eat. Pack your swimsuit, sign up for one of these three adventure tours and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
Join a group of like-minded volunteers to experience and contribute to daily life in a rural village. Amid the tropical surrounds of the Fijian islands, split your time between contributing to a building project and teaching at a local school. Working alongside local builders, staying in the community and spending time with the kids, you’ll become an essential part of the community. This 14-day project will tackle needs that have been identified by your host community to ensure that your financial and physical investment is sustainable long into the future. This is an invaluable opportunity to enjoy a unique experience that really makes a difference to a developing Fijian community.
Part I—Wewak to Port Moresby celebrates the cultural diversity of Irian Jaya and its outer islands, the seafaring tribes of the MacCluer Gulf, and the villages of the Asmat. Few travel experiences surpass the arrival of Asmat warriors painted and feathered, whooping and hollering as they paddle their carved canoes. The incredible statistics speak for themselves: of the 284 known mammal species on New Guinea, 69 percent are endemic, as are half of the 578 species of breeding birds. Afloat and ashore, Circumnavigation of New Guinea dazzles with unforgettable images of one of the the most intriguing places on the map.
*There is also a Part 2 of this adventure trip if interested in extending your travels in Papa New Guinea
Synonymous with white sands, turquoise waters and laid-back tranquility, Fiji is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Discover the treasures of this Pacific jewel as we travel to the magical Yasawa Islands and cosmopolitan Suva, and then be treated to native hospitality and cuisine in Namatakula. Leave your watch behind and get on Fiji time.