New Caledonia Adventure

Trip Code: TESN

Why we love it

Visit a remote tribal village in the New Caledonian foothills and experience the day and night living in local Kanak tradition. Learn of the lifestyle and customs of these communities, and spend the night in a traditional faré house., New Caledonian beaches are the stuff of dreams. Go snorkelling and glass-bottom boating on the lagoons of Poe Beach, and walk the Three-Bay Trail to see its spectacular shores from up above., Be welcomed at a farm property just outside of Bourail, and enjoy typical bush cuisine with their farm products. You’ll get a snapshot of regional life, with many customs adopted from American ranchers., Gaze in awe at the diverse landscapes of this island nation, from the mighty Kaori trees in the Blue River National Park to lush rainforest and endemic plant species in the Giant Fern Park near Farino., Your leader has got you front of mind to ensure you get the best out of your stay. Learn about the region's cultures, traditions and way of living as you travel along the coast, and get the low-down from someone who lives and breathes New Caledonia.

Is this trip right for me?

Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Accommodation is in no-frills, simple hotels and bungalows. This trip stays away from big resorts and focuses on local family-owned accommodation so you get to see the true New Caledonia.

As food options are sometimes limited in New Caledonia, many meals are included in this itinerary. Please note that, outside of Noumea, most dinners are eaten at your accommodation.

Important information

1.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 3 and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

What to bring/pack

https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, Beach clothes
Sunglasses
Sun hat
Light, quick drying towel
Snorkel & mask (also available to hire)
Reef shoes
UV safe rash top
Reef-safe sunscreen
Water bottle
Insect repellant
Warmer clothing for cooler nights
Comfortable walking shoes
Power adaptors
French translation app/phrasebook

Physical rating

3

Joining your group

Gondwana Art Hotel, 19 Rue Auguste Brun – 98 800 Nouméa, BP 392 | 98 845 Nouméa Cedex, Nouméa, NEW CALEDONIA, Phone: +687 269799

Joining instructions

Finishing your trip

Gondwana Art Hotel, 19 Rue Auguste Brun – 98 800 Nouméa, BP 392 | 98 845 Nouméa Cedex, Nouméa, NEW CALEDONIA, Phone: +687 269799

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 5

Lunches included: 4

Dinners included: 2

Food in New Caledonia is influenced by the different communities living together. Expect to try Melanesian, French, Asian and other cuisines. Seafood is popular, and the local prawns are particularly sought after. When visiting village communities, you may be lucky enough to try bougna, the popular Melanesian dish of a protein (chicken, meat or fish) mixed with yams, sweet potatoes other vegetables and slow-cooked in coconut milk in hot stones. Seasonal fruits include avocados, passion fruit, mangoes, pineapples, custard apples, watermelons and citrus fruits such as oranges and pomelos. Bananas, coconuts and pawpaws are available year-round.

Climate & seasonal information

The average monthly temperature in New Caledonia is 24°C in the shade year-round, between 20-22°C during the cooler months (July/August) and 27-28°C during the hotter months (December/January/February). Cyclones can occur from November to May.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below.

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