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Calvados Atoll Kayak Expedition


Louisiades: Sea kayak to Panasia

12 day trip 8 days kayaking

  • Traditional sailing outrigger

    Traditional sailing outrigger

  • Local experts

    Local experts

  • Paddling in Paradise

    Paddling in Paradise

  • Louisiades Mirror reflections

    Louisiades Mirror reflections

  • Remote villages

    Remote villages

  • Idyllic campsites

    Idyllic campsites

  • Traditional island dancing

    Traditional island dancing

  • Trading for dinner

    Trading for dinner

  • Traditional sailing outrigger

    Traditional sailing outrigger

An extraordinary expedition to explore the remote Calvados Atolls hidden in the Louisiades Archipelago. This is a paddle into history where the indigenous people have a subsistence lifestyle trading food, fishing, sailing traditional outriggers and paddling dugouts.  Exquisite coral reefs, white sandy beaches  and brilliant azure waters ensure an unforgettable kayak adventure.

The chain of islands are picture perfect with short distances between idyllic campsites nestled on the atolls. The snorkelling is unparalleled with astonishing numbers of fish in the reefs.  Our unique folding kayaks enable us to kayak in this last frontier. Bring your spirit of adventure for a journey of a lifetime.

Note: This is a true expedition and members will be expected to have camping experience and assist in the daily routines necessary to paddle in such a remote area.




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Grade

Moderate

2019 Departures

2 – 13 Nov, 16 –27 Nov
* Prior camping experience essential

Cost

A$3850

Includes

One nights accommodation (twin share) in Port Moresby. Camping in tents all other nights, all meals while paddling from the morning of Day 2 to lunch on Day 10 and breakfast on Day 11 and Day 12, kayak, camping and safety equipment, local boat transfers.

Excludes

All domestic and international flights, travel insurance, alcohol and items of a personal nature. Accommodation in Cairns not included. Excludes lunch and dinners in Misima and Port Moresby.

  • * Single supplement cost: tba

Itinerary

Meet at Misima Island guesthouse, PNG

Day 1
Morning flight from Port Moresby to Misima Island. Transfer to Misima guesthouse. Briefing.
Day 2
Boat transfer to Calvados Islands campsite. Afternoon paddle.
Days 3–9
Expedition paddling through island chain.
Day 10
Pack up kayaks and equipment. Transfer by sailing outrigger to Utian island and then motor vessel to Misima island. Camping at guesthouse.
Day 11
Morning exploring Misima island. Mid-day flight to Port Moresby and transfer to hotel.
Day 12
Group transfer to Port Moresby airport for return flights. Trip concludes.

  • Note - currently if you wish to avoid an overnight in Port Moresby pre-trip then it is essential to arrive Cairns and overnight before Day 1. Airline timings change so please check with us before booking your flights. Remote expedition paddling.

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