Aerial view of a lush island visited on the Rites & Relics South Pacific cruise with National Geographic guides.
Aerial view of National Geographic Orion ship with dark blue hull & white upper decks during a South Pacific Cruise.
Snorkeler swims among silver & striped fish in turquoise tropical water on the Rites & Relics Solomon Islands to Fiji cruise.
Man & woman each paddle a yellow stand-up paddleboard in turquoise water beside a small island with palm trees on a South Pacific cruise.
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Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji

On this 15-day South Pacific cruise aboard 102-guest Nat Geo Orion, explore through the heart of Melanesia to the western edge of Polynesia, from the Solomon Islands to Fiji. Receive warm welcomes in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; be greeted with traditional dances and warm smiles while landing by Zodiac on remote and verdant shores. Search for endemic bird species, snorkel and dive stunning reefs and wrecks, and soak up the tranquil beauty of palm-fringed beaches.

Highlights of this South Pacific cruise involve art, culture, wildlife and activity. Arrive to Owaraha in the Solomon Islands for a series of traditional dances and music, then walk to see the island’s traditional spirit houses. Take a local canoe ride up the crystal-clear Riri River to the spectacular Riri Blue Hole grotto on Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo Island. Visit mysterious Ambrym Island in Vanuatu—known as a place of magic and spirits—and witness the traditional Rom dance. Visit the traditional island of the Fijian firewalkers—Beqa. Spot rare and colorful birds and flowers on Fiji’s spectacular “Garden Island,” Taveuni, and the lovely and less-visited Kadavu.

The 102-guest National Geographic Orion acts as floating basecamp during this South Pacific cruise. This small expedition ship is technologically advanced and equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness. The National Geographic Orion features a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, ensuring that your trip to paradise comes with attentive service.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Pacific Island cruises and Pacific Island vacations.



Itinerary

Eastbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji Itinerary

The eastbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji cruise begins with an overnight in Brisbane, Australia before a charter flight to embark the ship in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Then cruise east through Vanuatu to disembark in Lautoka, Fiji.

Route map of Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji South Pacific cruise with additional visits in Vanuatu.
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Days 1 - 3
Fly to Brisbane, Australia & Overnight

Depart and fly across the International Date Line (depending on flight path), gaining a day in the air. Arrive in Brisbane, Australia, and check in to the hotel. Join the group for a welcome briefing this evening to meet fellow travelers.

Accommodations

n/a (days 1 - 2); Included Hotel TBA (day 3)

Meals

n/a

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Day 4
Fly to Honiara, Solomon Islands & Embark

Have breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for a flight to Honiara, a former U.S. supply depot and a strategic WWII battleground. Tour around the outskirts of the city to see sites well known from the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942-43. See the shores of Red Beach and the vital airbase at Henderson Field. Visit the hills above Honiara where some of the fiercest battles took place. Then, embark the ship in the late afternoon.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Owaraha Island

On the tiny isle of Owaraha (formerly known as Santa Ana), be greeted with a traditional dance performed by villagers in elaborate costumes, body paint and masks. Walk across the small island to Nafinotoga to see Spirit Houses containing the skulls and bones of ancient chiefs of the Snake Clan and the Turtle Clan.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
At Sea

Take advantage of a full day at sea to settle into the relaxed pace of life on board. Watch for marine life from the deck, study the ship’s route on the navigational charts and attend talks by the onboard experts.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Captain James Cook named the islands of Vanuatu the “New Hebrides” because they reminded him of the rugged isles off Scotland’s coast. On the main island of Espiritu Santo, experience one of the best wreck dives in the world: the S.S. President Coolidge, a luxury cruise liner used as a troop carrier during World War II. Alternatively, enjoy a serene canoe paddle to the Riri Blue Hole, a jewel-blue freshwater source surrounded by jungle.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Ambrym

Ambyrm is known for its active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, mystery and magic. Arrive ashore to witness the striking Rom dance, traditionally a secret event. Involving incredible masks and elaborate outfits that represent spirits, this is a cultural experience specific only to this island.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Lelepa, Vanuatu

Ride Zodiacs to Lelepa to visit Vanuatu’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage site, the final residence and burial site of 17th-century Chief Roi Mata. Here, be welcomed with traditional songs and dance, and enter the impressive Fels Cave.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Tanna

On Tanna Island, visit the friendly community in Port Resolution in the shadow of Mt. Yasur. Experience some of the local traditions and dances, as well as locally made handicrafts. Sample the strong, local kava made for special celebrations.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
At Sea

Relax on deck as the ship makes her passage from Vanuatu to Fiji, or attend talks by the onboard expedition and photo teams.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Beqa, Fiji

More than 300 islands make up the remote volcanic archipelago of Fiji and we will be exploring here for three days. After entering the large lagoon of Beqa, come ashore at the lovely Lawaki Beach Resort, a rustic and beautiful place to spend the day. Take a boat ride and hike through across the island to a local village. Taste local fruits and snorkel off the beach in the beautiful Beqa Lagoon. Beqa is considered the traditional home of the Fijian firewalker. Witness this dramatic ceremony and the incredible strength and discipline required to perform it.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Taveuni

Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island, is known as The Garden Island for its rich vegetation—which includes several species found nowhere else in the world. Head inland to discover the waterfalls of Bouma National Heritage Park and search for species such as orange fruit doves, endemic silktails, fantails and parrots. Visit the village of Waitabu to meet the local people, taste locally harvested fruits and prepared baked goods, and to see a dance performance by some of the talented local children.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 14
Kadavu

Join the ship’s naturalists for a beautiful scenic hike to see some of the incredible vistas and the rich variety of bird life. Explore the lovely village of Dravuni, or snorkel and dive in the refreshing Fijian water, rich in marine life. Enjoy a quiet exploration of the lagoon by stand-up paddleboard or kayak.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 15
Disembark Lautoka, Explore Viti Levu & Depart

Disembark in Lautoka this morning. Take a tour of western Viti Levu Island then transfer to the international airport at Nadi for flights home or choose to extend your stay and check in to a hotel.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, Naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

One-way charter flight between Brisbane, Australia and Honiara, Solomon Islands ($450 per person in 2023, subject to change); diving (advance reservations, certification and experience required-contact your Adventure Specialist); immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages excluded, except for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot), including a booster shot for those eligible. There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The eastbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji cruise begins in Brisbane, Australia (BNE), and ends in Lautoka, Fiji, via Nadi International Airport (NAN)We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Consult your Adventure Specialist for arrival and departure flight recommendations. Note: This expedition may be traveling over the International Date Line, so please confirm departure and arrival dates with an AdventureSmith Specialist before booking flights. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

A group charter flight between Brisbane, Australia and Honiara, Solomon Islands is not included in the cruise price, but is arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book this flight for you on the scheduled charter flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these (as well as luggage weight limits) for you in their proposal and on your invoice. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates, subject to change. There is a strict luggage limit of one checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg), and one carry-on bag weighing up to 18 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include swimming, snorkeling, diving (excluded), kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, cultural visits, land treks and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Westbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji Itinerary

The westbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji cruise embarks in Lautoka, Fiji, cruises west through Vanuatu, disembarks in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and ends with a charter flight and overnight in Brisbane, Australia.

Route map of Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji South Pacific cruise with additional visits in Vanuatu.
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Days 1 - 3
Fly to Lautoka, Fiji, Explore Viti Levu & Embark

Depart and fly across the International Date Line (depending on flight path), gaining a day in the air. Arrive in Nadi, Fiji. Take a tour of western Viti Levu Island and embark the ship in Lautoka in the late afternoon.

Accommodations

n/a (days 1 - 2); National Geographic Orion (day 3)

Meals

n/a (days 1 - 2); lunch and dinner (day 3)

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Day 4
Kadavu

Join the ship’s naturalists for a beautiful scenic hike to see some of the incredible vistas and the rich variety of bird life. Explore the lovely village of Dravuni, or snorkel and dive in the refreshing Fijian water, rich in marine life. Enjoy a quiet exploration of the lagoon by stand-up paddleboard or kayak.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Taveuni

Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island, is known as The Garden Island for its rich vegetation—which includes several species found nowhere else in the world. Head inland to discover the waterfalls of Bouma National Heritage Park and search for species such as orange fruit doves, endemic silktails, fantails and parrots. Visit the village of Waitabu to meet the local people, taste locally harvested fruits and prepared baked goods, and to see a dance performance by some of the talented local children.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
Beqa

More than 300 islands make up the remote volcanic archipelago of Fiji and we will be exploring here for three days. After entering the large lagoon of Beqa, come ashore at the lovely Lawaki Beach Resort, a rustic and beautiful place to spend the day. Take a boat ride and hike through across the island to a local village. Taste local fruits and snorkel off the beach in the beautiful Beqa Lagoon. Beqa is considered the traditional home of the Fijian firewalker. Witness this dramatic ceremony and the incredible strength and discipline required to perform it.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
At Sea

Relax on deck as the ship makes her passage from Vanuatu to Fiji, or attend talks by the onboard expedition and photo teams.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Tanna, Vanuatu

On Tanna Island, visit the friendly community in Port Resolution in the shadow of Mt. Yasur. Experience some of the local traditions and dances, as well as locally made handicrafts. Sample the strong, local kava made for special celebrations.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 9
Lelepa

Ride Zodiacs to Lelepa to visit Vanuatu’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage site, the final residence and burial site of 17th-century Chief Roi Mata. Here, be welcomed with traditional songs and dance, and enter the impressive Fels Cave.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 10
Ambrym

Ambyrm is known for its active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, mystery and magic. Arrive ashore to witness the striking Rom dance, traditionally a secret event. Involving incredible masks and elaborate outfits that represent spirits, this is a cultural experience specific only to this island.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 11
Espiritu Santo

Captain James Cook named the islands of Vanuatu the “New Hebrides” because they reminded him of the rugged isles off Scotland’s coast. On the main island of Espiritu Santo, experience one of the best wreck dives in the world: the S.S. President Coolidge, a luxury cruise liner used as a troop carrier during World War II. Alternatively, enjoy a serene canoe paddle to the Riri Blue Hole, a jewel-blue freshwater source surrounded by jungle.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 12
At Sea

Take advantage of a full day at sea to settle into the relaxed pace of life on board. Watch for marine life from the deck, study the ship’s route on the navigational charts and attend talks by the onboard experts.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 13
Owaraha, Solomon Islands

On the tiny isle of Owaraha (formerly known as Santa Ana), be greeted with a traditional dance performed by villagers in elaborate costumes, body paint and masks. Walk across the small island to Nafinotoga to see Spirit Houses containing the skulls and bones of ancient chiefs of the Snake Clan and the Turtle Clan.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 14
Disembark Honiara, Solomon Islands, Explore, Fly to Brisbane, Australia & Overnight

The expedition concludes in Honiara, a former U.S. supply depot and a strategic WWII battleground. Tour around the outskirts of the city to see sites well known from the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942-43. See the shores of Red Beach and the vital airbase at Henderson Field. Visit the hills above Honiara where some of the fiercest battles took place. Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Brisbane for an overnight at a local hotel.

Accommodations

Included Hotel TBA

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Day 15
Depart Brisbane, Australia

Depart this morning for your flight home, crossing back over the International Date Line and arriving the same day (depending on flight path).

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, Naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

One-way charter flight between Honiara, Solomon Islands, and Brisbane, Australia ($475 per person in 2024, subject to change); diving (advance reservations, certification and experience required-contact your Adventure Specialist); immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages excluded, except for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot), including a booster shot for those eligible. There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The westbound Rites & Relics: From The Solomon Islands to Fiji cruise begins in Lautoka, Fiji, via Nadi International Airport (NAN), and ends in Brisbane, Australia (BNE)We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Consult your Adventure Specialist for arrival and departure flight recommendations. Note: This expedition may be traveling over the International Date Line, so please confirm departure and arrival dates with an AdventureSmith Specialist before booking flights. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

A group charter flight between Honiara, Solomon Islands and Brisbane, Australia is not included in the cruise price, but is arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations through your ship. Your Adventure Specialist will book this flight for you on the scheduled charter flight for your particular departure. Airfares vary by departure; your Adventure Specialist will detail these (as well as luggage weight limits) for you in their proposal and on your invoice. See Exclusions for sample airfare rates, subject to change. There is a strict luggage limit of one checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg), and one carry-on bag weighing up to 18 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include swimming, snorkeling, diving (excluded), kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, cultural visits, land treks and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change. Please contact AdventureSmith for the most up-to-date pricing.

Mar 10 - Mar 24, 2023
National Geographic Orion • 15 days
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