Board your charter flight from Cairns to begin a 12-night expedition weaving through remote islands that have witnessed history through millennia, from villages untouched by time to more recent artifacts at World War 2 battlegrounds. At Ataliklikun Bay, be aboard the first cruise ship ever to visit the village and watch the mesmerising Fire Dance of the Baining people. Tour the ghost town of Rabaul, the base for 110,000 Japanese troops during World War 2. See the intact ‘zero’ fighter in the shallow waters of Deboyne Bay. Witness the traditional canoe building culture of remote Laughlan Atoll and hike to the Dei Dei hot springs. Interact with enthusiastic villagers at Kuiawa in the Trobriand Islands – the Islands of Love. Disembark in Cairns at the end of a fascinating journey through time.
- See the famous Baining Fire Dance at Ataliklikun Bay, where men wearing enormous masks leap over the red-hot coals of a fire
- Visit Jacquinot Bay in East New Britain and take an Xplorer cruise up the Tivoli River, known for its crystal clear waters
- Visit remote Laughlan atoll, known for its canoe building culture
- Spend two days in the rarely visited Louisiade Archipelago – a wonderland of volcanic and coral islands. Kayak in the crystal clear waters of the Calvados Islands
- Visit the biological jewel that is Woodlark Island – home to at least 42 species that exist nowhere else on earth, including the Woodlark cuscus
- Visit Kuiawa Island in the Trobriands – known as the ‘Islands of Love’
- Hike to Dei Dei Hot springs and hear about its mythical legends from local guides