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Palau

Palau Paddling Expedition

8 Day Trip

Kayak Palau: Pristine Waters, Hidden Wonders

Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau is the easternmost archipelago in the Micronesian Islands. It consists of over 300 limestone islands, covered in lush forests and surrounded by an expansive lagoon. This paradise features tropical beaches, sapphire seas, exotic birdlife, and one of the world’s most spectacular marine habitats.

Our adventure includes camping on stunning beaches, lapped by turquoise lagoons and vibrant reefs perfect for snorkeling. On land, we hike into dense forests to discover ancient village sites and forgotten WWII relics. Our paddling route focuses on the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rock Island Southern Lagoon of Koror, home to the planet’s highest concentration of marine lakes. Some lakes are only accessible through small openings in mushroom-shaped islands, ideal for kayak exploration.

While on and in the water, we watch for sea turtles, 1,500 species of fish, 700 species of coral, whales, manta rays, dolphins, and dugongs, making Palau one of the world’s most unspoiled marine archipelagos.

Grade

Moderate

This trip is suitable for active paddlers with intermediate experience

Dates

2024

6-13 November

Cost

2024

AUD $5700.00

Costs are in Australian dollars.

Includes

The trip includes hotel accommodation at our group hotel in Koror on a twin share basis for the first night, with early check-in; camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sheets, and pillows; all kayak gear; the services of one western guide and one local guide; dry bags for your personal gear; all meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8; and all transfers in Palau.

Excludes

The trip does not include airfares, dinner and accommodation on Day 8 of the itinerary, snorkel equipment, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, tips for local staff, or items of a personal nature such as WiFi and laundry.

Day 1

Arrive in Palau, transfer to hotel, trip briefing, and dinner with fellow paddlers.

Day 2

Meet guide, transfer by speedboat to Ngeruktabel Island, kayak to Ulong Island.

Day 3

Explore Ulong Island by kayak, snorkel, and hike, visit UNESCO village site.

Day 4

Paddle to Ngchus Beach via Ngebedangel Island, camp under the stars.

Day 5

Paddle through mangroves to Long Lake, camp at Ngeremidu Beach.

Day 6

Head south along Patch Reefs, snorkel at Giant Clam Beach, camp on Ngermeaus Island.

Day 7

Paddle to Mecherchar Island, snorkel in Jellyfish Lake, camp on Loulomekang Island.

Day 8

Experience the Big Drop-Off snorkel, return to Koror, freshen up, transfer to airport.

what you’ll see

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