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South Pacific Tours

South Pacific Tours

The South Pacific Islands are some of the last unspoiled Edens on Earth. Discover tropical beauty and cultures that have survived European contact. Wander ancient paths that wind through lush rainforests before being welcomed into indigenous villages, where millennia-old traditions remain intact. More modern relics lie beneath the waves and sit buried in vines, a lasting tribute to the importance of the South Pacific Islands during World War II. Discover the fiery origins of these scattered island nations with a visit to Mount Yasur, an active volcano above Vanuatu whose fiery glow first attracted explorers long ago. Whatever you would like to explore, our South Pacific Islands Tours will take you there.
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Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.

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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
All-inclusive comfort
Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

Our South Pacific Islands Tour Leaders

Your expert Adventures Abroad tour leaders will guide you on an intimate South Pacific Islands tour, where you will experience ancient cultures, visit historical wartime sites and view active volcanoes. All tours are limited to just 18 participants.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Where To Go In South Pacific Islands
Discover a land of fire and tradition that has survived European contact and a World War. Explore cultures whose ancient traditions survive today, yet have joined the modern world through trade and tourism. Your adventure continues with visits to World War II staging grounds and battle sites vital to the Allied victory. Stand upon the rim of an active volcano and gain perspective on the creation of these vibrant island nations.

 

French Polynesia
The cool shade of rain forests leaning against calm beaches and jagged volcanic ridges looming over impossibly blue-green seas. Explore the scatter of islands that make up French Polynesia.
Papua New Guinea
Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures that have survived colonial times. You will be welcomed to indigenous villages and celebrations, becoming a part of the tradition.
Samoa
Discover ancient volcanic islands ringed by white beaches and rainforest lagoons. Then visit Samoan villages made up of traditional oval houses that remain from pre-European contact times.
Solomon Islands
Relics from the battle of the Pacific lay waiting to be discovered beneath warm waves. On the Solomon Islands, you can explore tropical rainforests on foot in a gathering of unspoiled island paradises.
Vanuatu
Saltwater lagoons and World War II history draw visitors to Vanuatu, but it is the fiery glow of the ever-erupting Mount Yasur volcano that caps your visit to this island nation.
Guam
Indigenous cultures continue to thrive and their traditions have survived momentous change. Visit the first settled sites of the South Pacific Islands, a veritable Pacific Eden.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to visit the South Pacific Islands?

Though the South Pacific Islands are warm all year round, there are varying degrees of wet and dry weather. This will impact when you want to travel depending on what you prefer. As trade winds blow through the region they bring moderate tropical weather from May to October.

Wet seasons come in November and last through to April. Tropical storms are common, as are days of rainy weather, punctuated by periods of high-humidity sunshine.

Temperatures are cooler farther from the equator. Plus you will experience slightly more varied weather patterns throughout the seasons.

If you're more concerned about crowds than weather, you may want to avoid July and August when rates are higher and tourist traffic is at the max.

 

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.