Sepik Warriors

Sepik Warriors

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Early Booking Bonus for a limited time

  • FREE return domestic flights to Cairns*
  • FREE accommodation in Port Douglas
  • FREE beverages (house beers, red and white with lunch and dinner 

Does visiting unspoilt parts of the world, escaping daily routines, seeing volcanoes, fishing, swimming, snorkelling, diving in pristine waters, flying around in a helicopter and eating fine food with 36 like-minded people sound like your kind of holiday?

Join our exclusive Latitude 33 cruise tour and charter of True North: the voyage of contrast in PNG for all of the above, and more.

Named “Sepik Warriors”, our tour commences with 2 nights at Niramaya Villas & Spa in Port Douglas. We’ll then board our charter aircraft bound for PNG and embark True North for a 10 night expedition cruise discovering the mysterious Sepik River. Cruise includes daily activities such as scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving* and exploring. The helicopter is available on a daily basis at an additional charge.

Witness the infamous crocodile initiation ceremony and visit the stilt houses on Lake Kambaraumba. Wander idyllic tropical isles fringed with sandy beaches and bounded by endless coral reef. Discover Papua New Guinea's distinctive landscapes - both above and below the water, you’ll even have the opportunity to take the helicopter to Kokoda!*

"Our recent trip with Latitude 33 was truly one of our best holidays ever! Meticulous attention to detail, a unique itinerary, immersive experiences, luxurious accommodation and a great small group of like-minded travellers" - J. & B. Shaw 

For sale until: 10 November 2019

Destinations: Australia, Papua New Guinea, River Cruising

Commencing: Cairns, Australia

Duration: 13 nights

Departure Date: 10 Nov 2019

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Highlights

  • Exclusive Latitude 33 departure! 
  • Fully hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host  

 

Niramaya Villas | Nature & Opulence in Balance 

  • 2 nights at Niramaya Villas & Spa to get you into the holiday mood 
  • Boutique sanctuary of exclusive villas set amongst 15 hectares of gardens in Australia's tropical north
  • Relax in your elegant Balinese inspired villa with private plunge pool 

 

True North Adventure Cruises | The Adventure-Cruise Difference 

  • 10 nights onboard True North - exclusive charter by Latitude 33 
  • Discover Papua New Guinea's distinctive landscapes - both above and below the water
  • Daily activities such as scenic walks, fishing, snorkeling, diving* and exploring
  • Witness the infamous crocodile initiation ceremony and visit the stilt houses on Lake Kambaraumba
  • Wander idyllic tropical isles fringed with sandy beaches and bounded by endless coral reef
  • Use of 6 dedicated expedition boats for daily activities on board
  • All gourmet meals on board

 

Cairns | Redefined Splendour 

  • 1 night at Shangri-La, Cairns 
 

Full Itinerary

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    Day 01

    Sunday 10 Nov 2019

    Cairns / Port Douglas

    Welcome to Cairns! On arrival, transfer to Niramaya Villas & Spa, nestled in lush tropical surrounds of Port Douglas. Architecturally designed for all your senses, you will feel Niramaya's subtle energy. This evening, welcome dinner will introduce you to fellow travellers. 

    Niramaya Villas & Spa (-/-/D)

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    Day 02

    Monday 11 Nov 2019

    Port Douglas

    Spend a relaxing day at leisure. A short stroll takes you to the coconut fringed sands of Four Mile Beach - and leads all the way to the chic village of Port Douglas where the regions famous cuisine, culture and character awaits.

    Niramaya Villas & Spa (B/-/-) 

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    Day 03

    Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

    Port Douglas / Cairns

    At scheduled time, transfer to Cairns. Your “welcome aboard” is in the vibrant city of Cairns. True North crew members will escort you aboard a charter aircraft. As soon as you step off the plane you will begin to reshape your impressions of the “land of the unexpected”. 

    Charter flight & embark True North (B/-/D) 

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    Day 04

    Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

    Fergusson Island

    On the morning walk discover jungle that shelters countless varieties of birds including colourful parrots, hornbills, wild fowl and the famed bird of paradise. Many rare species of butterfly are present and Papua New Guinea is also home to over two thirds of the world’s orchid species. 

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 05

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    Tufi

    Start the day with a refreshing snorkel; catch your breakfast or just stroll along a pristine beach fringed with coconut palms! Then fill your day with swimming, island walks and village life as we cruise the beautiful fiords of Tufi. Tufi is renowned for SCUBA diving and our guides will be looking forward to a spot of mackerel fishing as the setting sun heralds the end of another day in paradise.

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 06

    Friday 15 Nov 2019

    Trobriand Islands

    Join the crew ashore at the mysterious Trobriand Islands. Discover unusual local customs and artifacts.

    True North True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Saturday 16 Nov 2019

    Lusancay Islands

    This morning we are anchored in the middle of the Solomon Sea amongst the corals of Star Reef and, the strikingly beautiful Lusancay Islands. Take a stroll around your very own deserted island (the Lusancays are uninhabited), snorkel in the shallows or drop off the outer- reef for the dive of a lifetime! The fishing is second to none – battle with tuna, mackerel or even a sailfish.

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 08

    Sunday 17 Nov 2019

    Jacquinot Bay

    Wake to find the TRUE NORTH off the coast of New Britain and the beautiful Jacqinot Bay area. Dense jungle and mighty rivers will dominate proceedings today as the TRUE NORTH’s ‘shallow draft’ provides unique access!

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 09

    Monday 18 Nov 2019

    New Britain

    Explore deeper into the jungle visiting isolated villages that have little contact with the outside world. No matter what your desire, the coast of New Britain promises unrivalled adventure! 

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

    Long Island

    Long Island is a volcanic island north of Papua New Guinea. 

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 11

    Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

    Sepik River

    The Sepik River is the longest river in Papua New Guinea and, one of the great river systems of the world. You will arrive at the mouth of the Sepik at first light before proceeding on a 70 nautical mile Sepik River cruise. Then it’s away in the adventure boats and the helicopter for days filled with exploration and discovery (surcharges applies for helicopter flights).

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 12

    Thursday 21 Nov 2019

    Sepik River

    The entire Sepik basin remains a largely undisturbed environment. Witness an elaborate coming of age ceremony where young men are scarified in the image of the crocodile. We also explore the maze of swamps and small waterways that lead to Lake Kambaraumba and its stilt village – a community of huts, churches, schools and animal enclosures built above the waters of the lake!

    True North (B/L/D)

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    Day 13

    Friday 22 Nov 2019

    Madang / Cairns

    This morning we are alongside in Madang. Transfer to your charter plane and the return flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. 

    Disembark True North / Shangri-La Cairns (B/-/-)

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    Day 14

    Saturday 23 Nov 2019

    Cairns

    At scheduled time, transfer to airport for your onward flight home. 

    Check-out of hotel (B/-/-)

Sepik Warriors Map
 

Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHTS

 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply) 
  • Return Domestic Economy Class airfares from Australian Capital Cities 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

 

  • Niramaya Villas & Spa, Port Douglas (2 nights)
  • True North Adventure Cruises (10 nights)
  • Shangri-La, Cairns (1 night) 
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03 | NIRAMAYA VILLAS & SPA

 

  • Elegant Balinese inspired villa with private plunge pool.
  • Indoor & outdoor spaces combine as walls open onto tropical gardens, private courtyards & outdoor pavilions.
  • Gourmet kitchen, soaring ceilings & spacious entertainment areas.
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04 | TRUE NORTH

 

  • Exclusive charter by Latitude 33
  • 10 night cruise onboard True North
  • All gourmet meals onboard
  • Stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephones
  • 6 dedicated expedition boats for daily activities
  • Daily activities include scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving and much more
  • Helicopter flights (additional cost) 
  • Fully licensed for fishing activities
 
Category:
from $21,663.00 per person

All prices are per person, in AUD in double occupancy in lead category as specified available at time of publication, inclusive of all taxes and fees (which are subject to change). Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases which are out of our control. Pricing will be advised at time of booking and may vary until full payment is received. Offer is subject to availability, capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice unless sold out prior. In the event that any day or night-trip included as part of the tour cannot go as planned due to weather conditions, you will also be offered priority to alternatives where available. We will manage the rescheduling of your itinerary based on availability. ^Transfer offer: Australian address must be within 60 driven km radius of each capital city airport. Additional charges may apply otherwise. *Flight upgrades: Premium Economy, Business and First Class flights, if available, are based on using the most direct route from Sydney, and may be priced based on mixed carriers. Upgrade pricing is an estimate only and is subject to availability, seasonality and ticket validity. Flights become available to book approximately 10 months prior to departure. Package may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Latitude 33 reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Images provided are intended as a general reference. #True North Adventure Cruises: Shoes are not worn on board for safety reasons - bare feet are much more 'sure-footed' in a small ship environment. This policy also assists with keeping the TRUE NORTH in show-room condition. Shoes may be worn if a medical condition exists. Please note True North Adventure Cruises has a maximum luggage allowance of 20kg per person (one soft bag), and that heavy suitcases are definitely not permitted.