BLANCHE BAY & BAINING TRIBE
Arriving at Port Moresby, transfer to a private charter plane for a scenic flight over volcanoes and the scintillating blue sea until you arrive at your yacht.
Cruise to Blanche Bay, the 200-strong pod of bottlenose dolphins skipping along beside your vessel and at your bow. Anchor in the bay’s crystal-clear waters and take a swim with these remarkable marine mammals.
During the afternoon, you’ll explore the barge tunnels of Admiral Yamamoto’s WWII bunker as you learn about The Battle of Rabaul. If you wish, you can climb Mount Tavurvur—an active volcano—and see the remarkable water coloration in the sea at its base.
More volcanic action, this time the Baining Fire Dance—a custom of the Baining tribe who inhabit East New Britain’s mountain forests. You’ll be mesmerized by their costumes and masks as they dance across hot coals.
POMIO REGION & MUDMEN
Discover the Pomio region’s caves and waterfalls from above in a helicopter, or explore from the water. Take your yacht’s jet ski up to the waterfalls or glide into a sea cave on a paddleboard. With this area home to 60% of the Indo-Pacific’s coral species, reef diving is out of this world. Explore with a dive master and discover submerged WWII wrecks.
Discover the Garu Wildlife Area’s parrots, hornbills, and tropical pigeons, just a small selection of the remarkable birdlife found here. Bathe in the Garu Hot River, reached after a trek through the jungle. This thermal stream offers bathing temperatures approaching 104 degrees.
Transfer to the Asaro Valley by helicopter to be welcomed by the Asaro Mudmen. Learn from witch doctors about the tribe’s history of black magic before a traditional Mumu feast. Watch as the tribal groups attempt to outdo themselves through the ceremonial ‘moka’ system.