Of all the regions of the world, the Pacific is probably the one that is the most difficult to get to. We get it, you want to visit the Pacific, you have time on your hands for the summer but can’t afford to fly there every year? This is the combo for you! We have crammed two of our best classic tours of the Pacific into one neat combo which will blow your mind and gives you a summer filled with daily once-in-a-lifetime memories. In this tour, we will visit four of the world’s least visited countries, including the world’s least visited: Nauru and then we head to one of the world’s most vibrant festival – the Mount Hagen Festival to watch the dances and songs of hundreds of tribes. If this isn’t enough, you can also visit Bougainville, the least visited region of PNG and, maybe, soon to be the world’s newest country!
Our trip starts in the US pseudo-colony of the Marshall Islands, where we check out the capital before checking out the beautiful island of Eneko, which was linked to a fraudulent micronation in the 90’s.
After that, we head to Nauru where we will spend the next 5 days but exploring every last inch of the 3rd smallest country in the world until we can catch, well, the next flight. Nauru has recently been made famous by the Australian detention centre, and the continued presence of refugees and YPT get right to the heart of this, with us not only being guided by an asylum seeker but also getting lots of chances to discuss the contemporary situation with them. Nauru is at the heart of the migrant crisis, and our trip gives us a real understanding of it.
Following this, we’ll have two nights and three days in Kiribati, one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world. Something that is evident as soon as the plane makes its initial descent. Kiribati was one of the fiercest places for fighting during World War 2, and the shipwrecks, pillboxes, gun turrets, old hospitals and a whole host of other WW2 stuff making a great day tour, before we do a day on an island.
We then head to the 15th least visited country in the world – the Solomon Islands, which lies next to Papua New Guinea. We stay at the Honiara Hotel, which has been visited by the Queen, Prince William, and Princess Kate. Here we enjoy a great day tour full of remnants of the pacific campaign and some wreck diving.
We fly over to the neighbouring country, Papua New Guinea where YPT will be taking full advantage of the festival celebrations allowing you to see the traditional New Guinean life in all its feathered glory. The Mt. Hagen Show, which goes on over the whole weekend, consists of hundreds of tribes from all over the island showcasing their tribe’s traditional dress and dancing.
We will not only spectate the show, but also get opportunities to take part in the daily life of the people of PNG. We’ll attend a school’s culture day and stay in a village for a traditional feast. It doesn’t get more real than that!
After the frenetic pace of our Least Visited Country incursion, we take the time to visit Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most diverse country, in depth. We will visit more of the highlands provinces stopping by the very seldom visited cities of Goroka and Madang before we catch our flight back to Port Moresby. Other companies will fly you in and out for the festival only, we take you behind the scene, to real PNG.
For the first time, YPT will delve even deeper inside uncharted territory as we offer an extension to the up until recently war-stricken province of Bougainville. Sign up for Group B and join us as we learn more about this conflict, meet the people it involved but also discover a land of untouched beauty. Urban exploration of an abandoned mine, island hopping, village visits and lots of banana-boats, all rolled up in one neat, full-on package!
Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to spend a summer going around one of the least explored region of the world!
|Least Visited Countries + PNG Mount Hagen||August 2nd||August 21th||€5145|
|Least Visited Countries + PNG Mount Hagen + Bougainville||August 2nd||August 25th||€6375|
Friday 2nd August – Majuro
Saturday 3rd August – Majuro
Sunday 4th August – Nauru
Monday 5th August – Nauru
Tuesday 6th August – Nauru
Wednesday 7th August – Nauru
Thursday 8th August – Nauru
Friday 9th August – Tarawa
Saturday 10th August – Tarawa
Sunday 11th August – Honiara
Monday 12th August – Honiara
Tuesday 13th August – Port Moresby
Wednesday 14th August – Mount Hagen
Thursday 15th August – Mount Hagen
Friday 16th August – Mount Hagen
Saturday 17th August – Mount Hagen
Sunday 18th August – Mount Hagen
Monday 19th August – Goroka
Tuesday 20th August – Madang
Wednesday 21st August – Port Moresby/Buka
Thursday 22nd of August – Buka/Arawa
Friday 23rd August – Pidia
Saturday 24th of August – Arawa/Topinang
Sunday 25th of August – Kieta
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– All flights between the islands and travel as per itinerary
– Accommodation in twin share hotels/guest houses
– Breakfasts and Lunches from Majuro to Port Moresby
-Breakfasts in Mount Hagen
-All meals in Bougainville
– Mt Hagen Show admission tickets
– Mumu Feast
– Local guide fees
– Visa (we can provide support if needed)
– International flights to Majuro and out of Papua New Guinea
– Drinks and personal expenses
– Most meals
– Tips for the local guide
– Single Supplement
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.