Pristine reefs and wartime relics await in a South Pacific secret
Pristine reefs and untouched beaches, traditional villages, jungles strewn with wartime relics – the Solomon Islands are the South Pacific's best-kept tropical secret. Meet the villagers of Titiru as you join in on a community day, explore a local historian’s ‘museum’ of artefacts dating back to World War II, swim and snorkel off the paradisiacal Hopei and Tetepare islands and learn about the head-hunting history of Skull Island. Spend time relaxing and absorbing the local cultures of the Solomons' island communities as you discover a place that offers so much to the curious traveller.
Trek through lush jungles and discover the rich underwater ecosystem and pristine reefs of the Solomon Islands with guided visits to Tetepare and Hopei islands.
Join locals at a community day, or 'bung'. You’ll attend a church service and sit down for a feast, for firsthand experience of traditional customs and the local way of life in Titiru village.
Learn the history of what’s known as Kennedy Island – once a secondary wartime base for US President John F Kennedy and now a far-flung paradise of rainforests and colourful coral.
Meet Barnie Paulsen, a local man who has spent years collecting memorabilia in the jungle. Visit Barnie's backyard 'museum' full of wartime relics while he regales you with local stories.
Take the rare opportunity to visit the skull trophies at Lola Island, more commonly called Skull Island, and learn the head-hunting histories of the Solomon Island’s tribal culture.
While we’ve put a lot of research and work into creating this trip, it’s a new adventure for Intrepid, and sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan. When we head to new destinations, we usually find there are more pleasant surprises in store than the opposite, but either way, it’s important to be open and flexible. This is expedition travel after all!
The joining point for this expedition, Munda, is easily accessed by a flight from the capital, Honiara, on Solomon Airlines (approximately 1 hour). As the Solomon Islands is small, there are limited flights in and out each day and prices can fluctuate quite dramatically, so it is recommended that you book your flights as far in advance as possible to ensure the best connection. Please speak to a booking agent for more information.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Solomon Islands Expedition trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Please do not book a departure flight before 3 pm on Day 8.
2. As of the 28th of December 2019 it is a requirement upon entering the Solomon Islands to show proof of vaccination against measles. Please ensure you bring your official vaccination record with you.
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