Star Collector: Intersecting Cultures of the South Pacific: Melanesia, Australia & Indonesia  Benoa (Denpasar) 2020
This month-long voyage from Melanesia to Australia and Indonesia offers a chance to relax and take in a wide range of unforgettable cultural experiences and breathtaking natural wonders. Begin your journey in Lautoka, Fiji with a visit to Nadi Temple or a relaxing mud pool bath before diving into the crystal clear waters of Yasawa-I-Rara Island. Snorkel your way through the colorful lagoons of Melanesia and visit the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary at Port Vila. Spend time at sea with virtually no interruptions. Witness several live volcanoes, and experience the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan community where bark paintings weaving and some of the finest didgeridoos abound.
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Tour Highlights

  • Delight in the Port Vila Turtle Sanctuary, home of hawksbill turtles
  • Snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear waters abundant with marine life all along the way
  • See the giant lizards of Komodo National Park
  • Find the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns
  • Cruise the UNESCO site Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax and recharge with at sea days scattered throughout your voyage
  • Marvel at the artwork of the fine didgeridoos at Yirrkala Arts Center
  • Learn about the mysteriously formed patterns of the tenun ikat cloths of Kupang
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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