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Journeys : Oct Nov 2011
The lost paradise of Papua New Guinea For those seeking a truly memorable ex per ience, right on Australia’s doorstep yet far removed from the familiar tourist hotspots of the South Pacific, look no further than Australia’s closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea – it’s a tropical paradise forgotten by time and overlooked by tour ism. During March and October 2012, the two luxurious 100 guest expedition ships Orion and Orion II explore the islands of Papua New Guinea, w ith six 11-night voyages from which to choose. Cr uise guests w ill accompany the specialist expedition team and visit isolated villages, encounter primitive tr ibal cultures, see superb indigenous artwork and car vings, observe unique flora and fauna and enjoy world-class snorkelling in the famed Coral Triangle. Outside the main towns of Papua New Guinea, many villagers have only been exposed to the western world through the workings of missionaries and occasional traders, so Orion’s v isits are just as fascinating for the locals as they are for cruise guests. Until relatively recently, this was still perceived as an isolated world of head- hunters, a land of mythology, sorcery and witchcraft and the last haunts of cannibals. Yet step ashore with Or ion’s expedition team and you will be greeted with a broad smile and a warm welcome from gentle villagers – an eye-opening introduction to a way of life far removed from our Wester n world. This land of 800 languages with its remarkable cultural diversity will take your breath away. Whether it is the mysterious art of the Sepik or the feathered head-dresses of a Tufi tribesman, the historic battlegrounds of World War II, volcanic tropical fjords or pristine white- sand beaches, Or ion’s e xpeditions to Papua New Guinea will provide experiences that w ill stay with you for life. For details, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Kitava Tufi CAIRNS AUSTRALIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA Coral Sea RABAUL The Sepik River Watam Village Madang Tami Islands Samarai Islands Alotau Milne Bay Alotau Milne Bay Kwato & DirectCharterFlight OIHA0780_RACT_Travelworld_PNG_Ad_122x183mm_OL.indd 1 6/09/11 4:08 PM October / November 2011 77
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