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Papua New Guinea: Undiscovered Exploration

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Program #3228RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Oct 18, 2014
Group flight departs LAX in the PM, arrives Brisbane, Australia on Day 3, connect to flight to Port Moresby and take short flight to Madang. Orientation before dinner at approximately 7:30 pm.
You will be staying at the Malolo Plantation Lodge that night.
Location: Madang
Nearest city or town: Madang
Nearest highway: North Coast Highway
Nearest airport: Madang Airport (MAG)
Transportation to site: Program Only participants need to make their own way to Brisbane, Australia. The flight to Papua New Guinea from Brisbane and return to Brisbane from Papua New Guinea in included in the program price. Group transport is provided from airport to hotel.

End of Program
Oct 31, 2014
Group flight from Brisbane arrives at LAX in the early morning on Day 17 (after crossing International Dateline & regaining 'lost' day).
You will be staying at the Mercure Hotel Brisbane the night before.
Location: Brisbane
Nearest airport: Brisbane Airport
Transportation to site: The group departs together PNG to Brisbane on to Los Angeles. POP Participants make own arrangements from Brisbane, Australia. Transportation is provided from departure hotel to airport.
Type: Lodge

Description: Malolo Plantation Lodge boasts a picturesque seaside setting which looks out over the Bismark Sea with the active volcano of KarKar on the horizon. The lodge is the size that allows personalised service and the small touches that really count. Just under one hour's drive north of Madang, this redeveloped former coconut plantation boasts a relaxed South Pacific style with its extensive lawns and gardens reaching down to the waterfront.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 413
Madang, Papua New Guinea
phone: +675 852 1662
Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private facilities within a grand colonial style plantation house.

Facility amenities: Malolo Plantation Lodge has fourteen air-conditioned rooms, tennis court, dive facilities, restaurant, bar and lounge, freshwater swimming pool and beautiful extensive lawns and gardens.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Nestled along the Brisbane River, in the heart of the city, Mercure Brisbane completed a multi-million dollar room renovation. The quintessential ‘River City’ hotel boasts some of the most spectacular views Brisbane has to offer. The hotel's refurbished interiors reflect the Brisbane area’s local character through the use of vibrant colors and emblazoned black and white imagery of the river on the bed heads. The hotel is just steps from the Queen Street Mall - Brisbane’s best shopping, the central business district, Treasury Casino and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. A stones throw away from the renowned cultural precinct of South Bank Parklands, home to the Queensland Art Gallery, internationally acclaimed Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and 16 hectares of cafes, restaurants, cycle paths, gardens and weekend markets.

Contact info:
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane, QL, 4000 Australia
phone: +61732372300
web: www.mercurebrisbane.com.au

Room amenities: •Individually controlled air conditioning •Remote controlled television •Television internet access •High speed wired/wireless internet access •Pay to view latest release movies •Tea and coffee making facilities •Mini bar •Clock radio •Direct dial local, STD and ISD telephone •Shower over bath •Shaver outlets and razor adaptors •Hairdryer •Iron and ironing board •Security electronic key card system •Additional modem point

Facility amenities: •4 hour reception •Quays Restaurant and Bar •Business center •Outdoor swimming pool and sauna •Meeting and conference facilities •High speed wired/wireless internet access •Laundry and dry cleaning services (charges apply) •100% Non-smoking hotel from January 1st 2011 •Porter service •Luggage storage •Concierge •24 hour in-room dining •Safety deposit boxes •Currency exchange

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Performances
8 Flights during the program
Visas: 2(out of 2 required)

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