There’s so much more to the South Pacific than cruise ships and resorts.
These remote islands – and there’s a lot of them – are bursting with ancient cultures, fascinating festivals and wallpaper-worthy scenery. But our South Pacific tours aren’t your typical beach holiday. While there’ll be plenty of time to kick back on the sand and swim in bright blue lagoons, we’ll also get you trekking up volcanoes in Vanuatu, splashing around in Fiji’s dreamiest waterfalls, experiencing traditional village life in New Caledonia or hiking the historic Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. These are Intrepid adventures, so you’ll discover the real South Pacific while supporting local communities along the way. Isn’t that what travelling’s all about?
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South Pacific FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
The South Pacific islands have a tropical climate with only two seasons: a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. The weather is hot all year round, though it's hotter and sticker in the wet season and tropical cyclones and typhoons can occur. The dry season sees clearer skies and cooler temperatures, though daytime highs rarely dip below the low 20s (℃). The water temperatures don't fluctuate much, with average temperatures lingering between a pleasant 27°C and 29°C.
The most popular time to visit the South Pacific is in the dry season from May to October when skies are clear and humidity is low. However, these months also see the biggest influx of tourists so expect busier beaches and higher prices for things like accommodation. The wet season is the quietest time in the South Pacific and if you don't mind hotter, stickier and wetter weather, it can be a great time to enjoy the islands in their most idyllic state.
Absolutely. All people travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of healthcare around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please visit our Travel Insurance hub.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.