Monday, 12 November 2012

Melanesia: A voyage of diversity and dreams

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Heritage Expeditions release Melanesia voyages October 2013

Voyage into a world that few have ever experienced – idyllic, isolated islands and traditional villages with local people who warmly welcome you into their hidden world.  Spectacular wildlife, underwater, historical and cultural opportunities await at the dawn of every new day.  The flora and fauna is exceptional - scuba diving and birding programmes are available and make the most of every opportunity.
 
Tucked away in the Western Pacific Ocean, the islands that make up Melanesia have escaped many aspects of modern development and high-turnover package tourism. The myriad and diversity of the islands makes these voyages ideal for adventure-style travel that dreams are made of.  Onboard experts and lecturers are on-hand to share their knowledge and skills.  The comfortable 50-passenger Spirit of Enderby (complete with fleet of zodiacs) is well suited for island hopping, and smaller numbers means maximum time exploring, all whilst maintaining the highest responsible travel code the company is renown for.
 
The 14-day Melanesia Discoverer departs 11 October 2013 explores the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands region.  Depart Madang in Papua New Guinea, and head for island shores and azure waters whilst marvelling at local customs and the natural richness.  Melanesia Discoverer cabins start from US$6995.
 
The 11-day Secrets of Melanesia departing on 24 October 2013 departs from Honiara in the Solomon Islands and visits the islands and villages of the outer Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  Local culture still values ancient customs and artforms amongst picture-perfect islands.  Secrets of Melanesia cabins start from US$5995.
 
For further information visit www.heritage-expeditions.com