Santa Isabel Village Stay Package

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This package is ideal for anyone looking to combine a village stay experience with a few nights at a well loved resort in the area. Combining both Papatura and Noguna Island Stay to create a perfect blend of relaxation, amazing snorkeling, fishing, surfing and jungle exploring. Both destinations provide 3 delicious local meals daily, most comprised of fresh seafood and other local produce. Experience the true beauty of the Solomon Isles on this tailor made itinerary.

Itinerary:

Day 1: 

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Today you will board a morning flight in Brisbane Australia flying approximately 3 hours to Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. After being transferred to the domestic airport, you will fly to an airstrip in Santa Isabel. The views you will encounter on this flight will be second to none as you marvel at the amazing coral reef and island formations. The staff from Papatura will greet you at the airstrip and take you 5 minutes by boat to the beautiful island of Papatura. You will be greeted on the beach by resident dogs Zoli and Kumma and your hosts Pete and Marg. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure, swimming, exploring or enjoying a cold beer on the deck with Pete.

Day 2:

Take a morning stand up paddle to Dolphin Bay, take a boat to Honeymoon Island, go fishing, surfing or just simply relax. There's also a great house reef to snorkel or take the boat to the breathtaking Blue Hole! What you do today is totally up to you! Enjoy the next 2 nights here.

Day 4:

Today you will be picked up by boat and taken to Noguna Island stay, which is approximately a 1 hour and 45 minute boat ride away. Here you will be welcomed by the locals and taken to your private bungalow. Enjoy the next 3 nights here swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring and interacting with the local community. 

Day 7:

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Pack your things and say good-bye to the lovely locals you have met over the last few days. Today you will be taken back to Papatura for your last 2 nights in the beautiful Solomons! Enjoy a gorgeous sunset, a delicious meal and a good nights rest before heading to the airport tomorrow and flying back to reality!

Prices from $1399 AUD per person twin share.

Includes: 5 nights acommodation at Papatura (Rainforest lodge), 3 nights accommodation at Noguna Island Stay (Overwater bungalow), airport transfers, boat transfers between the two resorts and 3 meals daily.

*Please note flight prices are approx. $1300 AUD per person ex. BNE.

Looking for a longer trip and want to visit a few more areas? + ADD ON!

+ Add a 3 night stopover in Honiara!

Stay 2 nights at Parangiju Mountain Lodge where you can soak up the amazing stunning view over Honiara and enjoy the amazing waterfall and cave walks in this pre-historic region of Guadalcanal. You will then be picked up by a tour company who will take you for a day trip through Honiara on the Western Battlefield and Nature Sightseeing Tour. You will then be dropped off at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where you can spend the night as you wish. Your flight out to Santa Isabel will then leave the following morning. From $645pp twin share. *Waterfall tours and meals not included in cost.

+ Add a 2 night stay at the Arnavon Community Marine Protection!

On your way back to Papatura from Noguna Island Stay, stop in the breathaking Arnavons for a couple nights. Arnavon Community Marine Protection Area is made up of 40,000 acres, consisting of three small uninhibited islands; here you will find thriving coral reefs and lagoons filled with countless species of underwater creatures, white sand beaches with crystal blue water that are also home to thousands of egg-breading turtle, and a high diversity and abundance of birds. When visiting Arnavon not only will you experience its scenic beauty but you will also have the opportunity to assist rangers with their nightly monitory of turtle egg-laying. This is a once in a lifetime experience and definitely something to add on during your stay in Santa Isabel! From $300pp twin share.

Your Itinerary

Day 1:  Brisbane to Munda
Depart Brisbane on Solomon airlines to fly into the capital of the Solomon’s (Honiara). There you will be transferred for your domestic flight. When arriving it's a short walk  Agnes Gateway Hotel 

1 nights at  Agnes Gateway Hotel

Day 2 - 6 : 4 nights  Titiru Eco Lodge
Today you will depart Agnes Gateway Hotel and make your way by boat to Titiru Eco Lodge, stay with Kilo and his family and learn the ways of the Solomon Islands people. Stroll into the village, visit bat caves, snorkel, canoe or fish. For those who are adventurous why not climb Mt Rendova with a local guide.

Day 6: Tetepare Eco Lodge
Departing Titiru to arrive at Tetepare where the local rangers will be you guides for the next 3 days. Optional tours include turtle tagging, snorkel with Dugongs, swim with Manta Rays and bushwalks through ancient tropical rainforests.

Day 9: Oravae Cottage
Leave Tetepare for your final destination, stay with Patson and his family at their overwater retreat.

Enjoy snorkeling, diving, hiking, fishing, surfing, relaxing and enjoying the amazing island scenery in these Regions of the Western Province. 

Price from $3100 per adult twin share including return flights ex. Brisbane, all meals except 1st night, transfers where required and accommodation. 

Contact us for more details. 

PAckage Inclusions:

  • Return airfares with Solomon Airlines from Brisbane (*taxes subject to change)
  • All airport Boat transfers
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily
  • Some tours as mentioned

 Highlights

  • Snorkel in bomb creators or on plane and ship wreaks
  • Bushwalk the slope of Mt Mariu with your personal guide
  • Enjoy the local school and donate some goods
  • Visit famous cavers’ village
  • Snorkel and hear stories in kustom war canoe cave
  • Stay with local families and learn their traditions

Day 1: Brisbane to Seghe

Depart Brisbane on Solomon airlines to fly into the capital of the Solomon’s (Honiara). There you will be transferred for your domestic flight to Seghe airfield. When arriving into Seghe you will be greeted by a representative from Wilderness Lodge and transferred to the lodge by boat, this boat transfer will take you on a 2 hour scenic trip through the Marovo Lagoon.

Arrive at Wilderness Lodge - 3 Nights in a Lodge Room
Enjoy Solomon hospitality at its best, Wilderness lodge offers a wonderful cultural experience to all guest, do as little or as much as you like during your stay. They can offer a wide variety of activities from snorkeling, village tours, Nights time tours, bird watching and much more.    
Inclusions: Biche Village Cultural Tour, Island Snorkeling trip including equipment hire.

Upgrade to an Ocean View Bungalow – please ask us when requesting a personal itinerary if you would prefer this accommodations option.   

Day 4: Wilderness Lodge to Matikuri Lodge

Today you will say goodbye to Wilderness and hello to Matikuri; Matikuri is one of the first village stay lodges established in the Marovo area and has lots of cultural experiences to offer. Once again the transfer from Wilderness to Matikuri is a 2 hour scenic trip through the Marovo Lagoon.

Arrive at Matakuri - 5 Nights
While at Matikuri make sure you take a trip to the traditional Seghe markets and visit Bareho Village for some wood carving and crafts; you can also snorkel the plan wreck nearby or take a bush walk.

Day 9: Matikuri Lodge to Mavo Lodge

Today you will be transferred by boat from Matikuri to your final destination Mavo Lodge, the most north point you will reach of the Marovo lagoon. 

Arrive at Mavo Lodge - 3 Nights in a Lodge Room - Ask for a bungalow upgrade!

There are many activities at Mavo Lodge, this is also an excellent place to go fishing; they provide free use of their basic fishing gear and can serve up your catch for lunch or dinner. Perhaps you would like to take a Volley Ball and have a game with the village children. Mavo is one of the only resorts that allows you to bring your catch home with you, they will freeze your fish and pack it in your esky, plus they even arrange the permits for you! 
Includes: All Boat Hire, Tours and Sightseeing.

Day 12: Ramata to Brisbane

This morning you will depart from Ramata, Mavo’s local airfield and make your journey back to Brisbane via Honiara.

 Matikuri Lodge

Matikuri Lodge

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Return airfares with Solomon Airlines from Brisbane (*taxes subject to change) 
  • All airport transfers
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily (at Uepi and Zipolo) 

 

HIGHLIGHTS (SOME ADDITIONAL COSTS MAY OCCUR):

  • Diving world class reefs
  •  Visit the famous Skull Island and see the kastom shrines
  •  Enjoy a surf at Skull Island or Pailongee
  • Western Solomon’s best lodges

 

 

Day 1: Brisbane to Seghe

Depart Brisbane on Solomon airlines to fly into the capital of the Solomon’s (Honiara) where you will be transfer to your domestic flight to Seghe airfield. When arriving into Seghe you will be greeted by a representative from Uepi Island Resort and transferred by boat to the resort, approximately 30min.

Arrive Uepi Island Resort - 4 Nights
Uepi Island Resort is famous for its diving so while here take the opportunity to go for a dive, if you’re not a diver the snorkelling is just as amazing. Diving isn’t the only activity on offer, Uepi provide an array of tours varying from Cultural visits, kayaking, coconut crab walks and much more. Day 3 (Wed): Uepi Island Resort Day at Leisure.

Day 5: Seghe to Munda

Today you will say goodbye to beautiful Uepi and take a boat ride back to Seghe airfield where you will catch your 40min flight to Munda, when arriving in Munda you will then be transferred by boat to Lola Island where Zipolo Habu is situated, approximately a 20min boat trip.

Arrive at Zipolo Habu Resort
While staying at Zipolo Habu don’t pass up a tour to Skull Island, a shrine of the local warrior chiefs and get a taste of the areas head hunting past. There is also great fishing and diving to be had here. Day 7 (Sun): Zipolo Habu Resort Day at Leisure.

Day 8: Munda to Gizo

Today you will take a 2 hour scenic boat ride through the Vona Vona lagoon, skimming across the rippling turquois water dotted with green pod like islands, abundant with wildlife and small villages along its shoreline. Arrive at Sanbis resort Gizo, your afternoon can be spent on the deck enjoying a cold beverage enjoying your view.

Arrive Sanbis Resort
Sanbis Resort is just a short boat ride from Gizo township where you will find a number of restaurants and local markets. There are also a number of activities on offer including fishing, island walks, kayaking, WWII tours; you can even snorkel or dive ship/plane wrecks. Day 10 (Wed): Sanbis Resort Day at Leisure.

Day 12: Gizo to Brisbane

This morning you will depart from Gizo airfield and make your journey back to Brisbane via Honiara.

 Sanbis Resort

Sanbis Resort

Hike a Land That Time Forgot

HIKING SOLOMON ISLANDS

Day 1:

Your driver will pick you up at Honiara International Airport and drive you up into the mountains of Honiara. You will be dropped at Parangiju Mountain Lodge where you will spend the night. Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the stunning view of Honiara and the port below. Dinner is included. Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure. 

Day 2:

Enjoy your breakfast (included) before setting off on a morning bushwalk to the nearby waterfalls. Be sure to bring your camera, as the rainforest walk is beautiful! Then enjoy lunch at your own leisure. You'll be picked up after lunch by your driver to be taken down to the Domestic airport ready to fly to your next destination, Munda. Be sure to secure an aisle seat when you enter the plane as the aerial views are amazing. One hour later you will arrive at Munda airport where you will be met by a representative from Titiru Eco Lodge. Here you will be taken one hour by boat to your accommodation, an overwater bungalow. Enjoy your afternoon meeting your hosts and exploring the Lodge before a delicious Solomon Island meal. 

Day 3-4:

Enjoy your next two day at your leisure and whatever you like whether that be swimming, snorkeling, fishing, visiting the local village or hiking Mt Rendova. For those that love music you might be lucky enough to hear the bamboo band play. All meals included. 

Day 5:

Today enjoy your last morning at Titiru Eco Lodge before hoping back in the boat for an hour to Agnes Lodge in Munda. Here you can explore the local village, markets and the nearby Peter Joseph WWII museum. Or, hire a driver to take you out snorkeling or exploring some of the other surrounding islands like skull island where you can learn about the head hunter culture. 

Day 6:

This morning you will hop onto the local Rava Boat that will take you 1.5 hours down the Vona Vona Lagoon to Gizo Town. On this journey you will see some amazing crystal clear water, many deserted islands and local homes. On arrival in Gizo, you will meet a representative from Kolombangara. If you get the chance have a walk around Gizo markets and up the main street to experience local life. Then travel one hour by boat to Kolombangara, a dormant volcano that protrudes the horizon in Gizo and Munda. Here you will be taken to the township of Ringgi, where you will spend the night at Ringgi Guesthouse. Enjoy a local dinner, all included. 

Day 7-8:

After breakfast this morning you will hop in the back of a truck to be transported up to the highlands were you will base yourself at Imbu Rano Lodge. Here is the perfect place to start your hiking up to the crater, along the river or through the abundance of rainforest that surrounds you. Included in your itinerary is the conservation fee, a hiking guide each day and all your meals. Enjoy the peace and quiet and all the beauty this area offers. 

Day 9:

Journey back down to Ringgi today and hop on a boat that will take you to Gizo airstrip. Say good bye to the beauty of the western province as you fly back to Honiara today. Here you will be met by your transfer provider and taken to the international terminal where you will prefer your trip home, or alternatively, spend some time in town in Honiara! Contact us about adding on our 2 night Honiara package staying at the Heritage Hotel. Also, if your interested in WWII history we also can organise some awesome tours for you to see the battlefields, monuments and even snorkel a Japanese Freight Ship off Banoge Beach! 

Prices start from $1580.00 per person twin share (land only)

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Return airfares with Solomon Airlines from Brisbane (*taxes subject to change) Domestice airfare from Seghe to Gizo
  • All airport transfers & boat transfers
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit carving villages that time forgot
  • Snorkel Marovo Lagoon with Mantas, turtles or dugongs
  • Stay and laugh with local families
  • World class diving at your fingertips
  • Visit WW2 sitesTry your luck fishing the reefs

 

Day 1: Brisbane to the Western Province

Depart Brisbane on Solomon airlines to fly into the capital of the Solomon’s (Honiara) where you will be transfer to your domestic flight to Seghe airfield. When arriving you will be greeted by a representative from Evis Resort where you will take a short 20 min boat trip to the island.

Arrive at Evis Resort - 2 Nights
Solomons’ newest resort with King size comfy beds and modern bathrooms, a beautiful coral reef with amazing tropical fish and marine life, crystal clear warm waters and private beach only a few steps from your bungalow's veranda. While at Evis you could take a trip to the traditional Seghe markets and visit Bareho Village for some wood carving and crafts; you can also snorkel the plane wreck nearby or take a bush walk.

Day 4: Evis Resort - Gizo

Today you can enjoy your final day at Evis Resort before you take a 25min flight at midday to Gizo. There will be a boat transfer waiting for you at the Airport. 

Arrive Oravae Cottage - 4 Nights

Like other properties of Gizo, Oravae Cottage can offer an array of activities, these include scuba diving or snorkelling WWII wrecks, fishing, hiking Kolombangara Island, visiting local villages and much more; you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.

Day 8: Gizo to Brisbane

This morning you will depart from Gizo airfield and make your journey back to Brisbane via Honiara.

 Oravae Cottage 

Oravae Cottage