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Discover Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s last great frontiers. Experience magical and rarely visited islands aboard our flagship, Coral Discoverer and enjoy a voyage rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forests nurture over 3,000 varieties of strikingly coloured orchids. There are 700 species of birds and the country is best known for its brilliantly coloured birds of paradise.
This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns quickly become welcoming smiles
The Sepik is one of the world’s great river systems. Meandering 1,100 km through Papua New Guinea, this mighty river has nurtured tribes and cultures for millennia. With dense terrain making this part of the world largely inaccessible by road, the river provides access to villages and towns along its course. Coral Expeditions has planned a short series of four landmark expeditions, each of 7 days duration. Positioning the Coral Expeditions I at the Sepik for a short month-long window, we will take advantage of her shallow draft and maneuverability to travel as far as the middle Sepik, where few have ventured before.
> Four departures in February 2018
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely visited lands than aboard our state-of-the-art small ship Coral Discoverer. Join us for an outstanding 12-night expedition from Madang to Cairns and discover for yourself the outstanding cultures and scenic beauty of rarely discovered Papua New Guinea.
> Departs 5 November 2018
> Departs 12 November 2019
Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on board Coral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their traditional way of life for generations.
> Departs 31 October 2019
Join us aboard Coral Adventurer over 25 unforgettable nights to experience some of the world’s most exotic and untouched regions as they emerge into the 21st century. This remarkable expedition will take you where other travellers have seldom visited, into the most remote corners of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
> Departs 25 November 2019
Join us aboard Coral Adventurer over 12 nights for the first portion of our New Guinea Circle cruise from Cairns to Wewak. With its shallow draught and manoeuvrability capabilities, Coral Adventurer will cruise between remote communities in-accessible to most other ships; where traditional cultures remain unchanged from outside influence. Enjoy the warm and colourful welcome of the Papuans, as they welcome you into their traditional village homes and help you explore scenic highlights of their region.
> Departs 25 November 2019 (First portion of New Guinea Circle)
Join us aboard our flagship vessel, Coral Adventurer over 13 exciting nights for the second portion of the New Guinea Circle cruise from Wewak to Darwin. Throughout this expedition, you will discover the very best nature has to offer, from the brightly coloured Bird of Paradise to the world’s most colourful coral reef systems and come face to face with villagers who until recently had been shielded from the outside world.
> Departs 07 December 2019 (Second portion of New Guinea Circle)
Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forests nurture over 3,000 varieties of strikingly coloured orchids and many rare species of birds and insects, including the world’s largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandria Birdwing – whose wingspan reaches up to 30 centimetres! There are 700 species of birds, including parrots, hornbills, cassowaries, cockatoos and kingfishers, but the country is best known for its brilliantly coloured birds of paradise.