18 days/14 nights in New Caledonia, a far away land of contrasts and authenticity. It is an atypical, multi-faceted destination, wet by crystal clear waters in the hearth of the Pacific Ocean and mitigated by trade winds all year long.
18 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS TOUR NEW CALEDONIA
1° DAY: WORLD – NOUMEA
Departure with scheduled flight from your home airport. Overnight on board.
2° DAY: IN FLIGHT
Whole day in-flight. Overnight on board.
3° DAY: NOUMEA
Arrival early afternoon in Caledonian capital. Completion of customs formalities and meeting with our assistant and floral welcome. Transfer to Le Meridien Hotel or similar. Overnight.
4° DAY: NOUMEA
Whole day at your disposal for individual visits and strolls: we suggest to visit the city of Noumea and the Tjibau Cultural Center. Visit to Queen Toro hills from where you can admire a panoramic view of Noumea and the small isles and lagoon. Pierre Vernier Stroll to cross the Faubourg Blanchot where you can see colonial buildings and arrive up to the Noumea Multicolor Market; the famous Des Cocotiers Square and go up to “Fol” admiring the town from above. The Museum of the city where traces of all history of Caledonian capital are displayed and a visit to the new aquarium located on the Lemon Bay is worth. Tjibau Cultural Centre, located on Tina peninsula, was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano and demonstrates the traditional and contemporary Melanesian culture. Hotel on BB basis.
5° DAY: NOUMEA – KONÈ
Rental car collection and drive towards the capital of North province Konè (approximately 165 miles). Along the route discover the West coast, the “Caledonian Far West” with its large farms and its hills covered with “Niaouli” native endemic grass of New Caledonia. During the route you can take stops at the town of La Foa and Teremba Fort, an old penal prison where you can learn the historical phenomenon of colonization and the weight it had on local people. Arrival at Konè in the afternoon. Accommodation at La Nea Hotel or similar. Hotel on BB basis.
6° DAY: KONÈ – HIENGHENÈ
Departure by hired car to Hienghenè (approximately 114 miles). Along the route you can choose to stop and visit Voh, important place for shrimps breeding farm. Fishing is extremely important for the Caledonian economy and the shrimp of New Caledonia is renowned. The road twists and turns along the beautiful landscapes of Konè-Twaca and arriving at Hienghenè you can see Lindèralique Rocks, the towering black limestone rocks that can reach up to 60 meters height. Accommodation at Koulnouè Village Hotel. Hotel on BB basis.
7° DAY: HIENGHENÈ – POINDIMIÈ
Before leaving we suggest to visit Wèrap tribe to discover tribal live and Melanesian tradition and culture. Then, departure along East Cost towards Poindimiè (approximately 45 miles). Along the panoramic road you’ll enjoy the sight of rivers, valleys and the views on the lagoon. After an hour drive you’ll reach the small town of Poindimiè. Accommodation at Tieti Tera Beach Resort Hotel or similar. Hotel on BB basis.
8° DAY: POINDIMIÈ
Whole day at your disposal to enjoy beach activities. Hotel on BB basis.
9° DAY: POINDIMIÈ – SARRAMEA
Departure by car to Sarramea (approximately 129 miles) towards south continuing down the east coast. Before taking the transversal of the “Col des Roussettes” your first stop will be Bà a Houailou falls famous for its large water hole of 15 meters in diameter. You continue driving on the road that crosses La Nèra river leading to the beach of Roche Percèe where you can admire “Bonhomme di Bourail” a huge monolith in the shape of a “human” face sculped by the waves over the years. Arrival at Sarramea one of the smallest commune of New Caledonia. Accommodation at Evasion Hotel or similar. Hotel on BB basis.
10° DAY: SARRAMEA – NOUMEA – ILE DE PINS
Before leaving we suggest a visit to “trou feullet” and discover the coffee house and the true Melanesian flavor. Then, departure to Noumea (approximately 75 miles). Along the road you can take a stop to visit Totem Park discovering local sculptures. Arrival at Noumea and rental car drop-off at the airport. Domestic flight to Ile de Pins. After approximately a 20 minutes flight you’ll land on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Surrounded by scattered tall pine trees with their characteristic slender silhouettes reflecting on the shimmering azure blue water. Extraordinary long withe beaches as soft as talcum powder. Accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel or similar. Hotel on BB basis.
11° DAY: ILE DE PINS
Whole days devoted at leisure activities and relax. Ile de Pins looks like a gem lays on an immense expanse of turquoise water. In Kanak language is called “Kunié”. Hotel on BB basis.
12° DAY: ILE DE PINS – NOUMEA
Return flight to Noumea. Arrival and accommodation at Meridien Hotel or similar. Hotel on BB basis.
13° DAY: NOUMEA – WORLD
Transfer to the airport for return flight to your home airport. Overnight on board.
14° DAY: WORLD
Arrival in the course of the day.
Price per person: from USD 6000,00
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
* Commercial intercontinental flight in economy class
* Accommodation in Superior Hotels: at Noumea in Superior room and at Ile de Pins in Superior Garden room on BB Hotel basis
* Transfer to/from airport/hotel/airport only at Noumea
* Car rental (medium car) from 5th to 10th day (Noumea/Noumea)
* Domestic flight Noumea/Ile de Pins/Noumea
* French and English speaking local assistants
* Tourist book guide and travel kit
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDE
* Airport taxes departing from Italy (about € 700,00)
* Insurance and policy annulment expenses
* Beverages, tips and all that is not included in “The price include”