For those who are looking for a special holiday or cannot free themselves in the summer, YPT offers a summer version of our essential winter adventure for all country collectors. We visit three of the 10 least visited countries in the world (excluding micronations, of course), as well as the 15th least visited one: the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Solomon Islands. These destinations are all unique, beautiful and in vintage YPT style, very off the beaten track.
You can also follow us at the end of this trip for an in-depth exploration of Papua New Guinea as we get there right in time for the Mt Hagen Festival and our first ever trip to the autonomous region of Bougainville! Our incredibly wild combo includes all the flights from Majuro back to the last day in Port Moresby.
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 90s.
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 finish our trip at 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.
These are some of the hardest to reach, and most untouched places in the world, with our group tour offering amazing savings on if you did it by yourself.
There’s off the beaten track, and there’s visiting the least visited country on the planet. Now that’s a summer holiday to remember!
*Flights in this part of the world are few, prompt to changes and limited in capacity. We advise you to book the tour as soon as you can but wait two months before the tour before booking any flight to and from the tour. In the event of a late booking (less than two months before the tour) causing a hike in the price of included flights, YPT reserves the right to charge a surplus.*
*At the time of writing the itinerary, the (very infrequent) flights connecting the different countries of this trip have not been published. This itinerary was made based on our knowledge of previous years. Dates are tentative and might be subject to change. The final itinerary shall be confirmed around October 2019*
Friday 31st July – Majuro
Saturday 1st August – Majuro
Sunday 2nd August – Nauru
Monday 3rd August – Nauru
Tuesday 4th August – Nauru
Wednesday 5th August – Nauru
Thursday 6th August – Nauru
Friday 7th August – Tarawa
Saturday 8th August – Tarawa
Sunday 9th August – Honiara
Monday 10th August – Honiara
Tuesday 11th August
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 & lunchs
– Local guide fees
-International flights to the Marshall Islands before the tour and from the Solomon Islands after
– Visa fees if needed (YPT can provide visa support)
– Single supplement ($695)
– Dinners and drinks
– Other personal expenses
– Tips for the local guides
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.