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Solomon Islands Expedition
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Honiara
- Trek through the lush jungles
- Visit Tetepare and Hopei islands
- Learn about the local way of life in Titiru village
- Take a boat to Skull Island
Day 1 Munda
Arrive into Munda Airport where you will be met by your tour leader and transfer to your lodge where you will stay the night. Meet with your fellow travellers at a welcome meeting in the afternoon, after the meeting jump in a boat for an afternoon snorkel and swim.
Day 2 Munda to Titiru
After an early breakfast, it’s back on the waters to your Titiru village homestay. On arrival, take a walk through the local village as you’re welcomed with smiles, local dances and a church service. Today you will join the locals for a community feast. This feast is called a ‘bung’ and is all about coming together once a week to allow everyone to catch up, so relax and enjoy the festivities.
Day 3 Titiru to Tetepare Island
An early start today as you set off to Tetepare Island. One of the largest uninhabited tropical islands in the world, you will see the island in all its pristine beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for endangered turtles and dugongs in their natural habitat. There is the option to take rainforest walk. Enjoy the evening with some drinks and a beach barbecue as the sun sets over the Solomon Sea.
Day 4 Tetepare Island to Titiru
Explore the island today starting with a walk into the jungle in search of some of the local wildlife - you may be lucky enough to spot hornbills, tiny pygmy parrots or the endemic Tetepare White-eye birds. Swim in the nearby coral reefs and relax along the beach. After lunch head back to your boat and return to Titiru for the night.
Day 5 Titiru to Munda
Get ready for another adventure as you head in to the jungle for a challenging trek to Munda Waterfall, Relax by the waterfall with a swim or just simply take in the serene sights. After lunch, head back to Munda and check in to your lodge, then it’s back on the waters to the picturesque Hopei Island for an afternoon swim.
Day 6 Munda
Meet Barnie Paulsen, who has been scouting the island of New Georgia for war memorabilia since he was a little boy. His backyard museum contains ammunition, machine guns, shells, knives and personal artefacts. Barnie will take you trekking through jungle and mountains littered with remnants of the war.
Day 7 Munda
Take a guided visit to Lola Island, or what’s commonly known as Skull Island. In centuries’ past, Solomon Islander tribes would raid nearby villages during times of conflict and the conquering groups would take back the lead warrior or chief’s head as a trophy. Whilst here learn about the history of this island, as well as have time to snorkel in the nearby reefs and sparkling waters. Travel back to Munda and enjoy another stunning sunset.
Day 8 Munda
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast.
Departs:Selected departures May - Jun & Sep 2020.
- 7 nights accommodation
- Journey by private vehicle and boat
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 2 dinners
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