Louisiades Archipelago Adventures!
|Trip||Ports of Call||Dates||Days|
|191||Misima or Alutau||Sep 18 - Sep 27, 2017||10|
"Traveling in PNG can be challenging. With almost no tourism infrastructure and limited information available in books and on websites, it can feel like you’re stepping into the great unknown. But this is exactly why travelers find this country so compelling. Nothing is contrived for tourists and every experience is authentic - even the main island of Bougainville is a largely DIY travel experience. The striking natural beauty and myriad complex cultures offer some riveting and truly life-affirming experiences. The island of New Guinea, of which Papua New Guinea is the eastern part, is only one-ninth as big as Australia, yet it has just as many mammal species, and more kinds of birds and frogs. PNG is Australia’s biological mirror-world. Both places share a common history going back tens of millions of years, but Australia is flat and has dried out, while PNG is wet and has become mountainous. As a result, Australian kangaroos bound across the plains, while in PNG they climb in the rainforest canopy.
PNG is one of earth’s megadiverse regions, and it owes much of its diversity to its topography. The mountainous terrain has spawned diversity in two ways: isolated mountain ranges are often home to unique fauna and flora found nowhere else, while within any one mountain range you will find different species as you go higher. In the lowlands are jungles whose trees are not that different from those of Southeast Asia. Yet the animals are often startlingly different – cassowaries instead of tapirs, and marsupial cuscus instead of monkeys." - Lonely Planet
Getting there: From Cairns, Australia you can fly direct to Alotau and then on to Misima (or if this is not available we will run the trip from Alotau). Or you can fly to Port Moresby internationally and then domestically to Alotau or Misima.
|Cabin 1 - Thomas Scheuring - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 4 - James Todd - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 3 - Patrick Marchesi - Guests: Guest|