Taste of Solomons 2 2015-16
This short tour concentrates on the island of Santa Isabel
in the northern part of the Solomons' archipelago. This is the home of some of
the least known and rarest birds on the planet including the shy and retiring
Black-faced Pitta, the Solomon’s Frogmouth, Woodford’s Rail and the awesome
Tour Inclusions: This tour start and ends in Brisbane.
Costs include flights from Brisbane, accommodation, airport transfers, transfers, transport, site fees, guide services, birdlist. Drinks,
snacks and items of a personal nature are not included.
This tour involves
flights in small aircraft, a short sea crossing and a hike up into the mountains
to Tirotonga village and the pitta sites. Although porters can be arranged to carry
your equipment a good level of fitness is required.
In Honiara we stay in comfortable western style hotels. On
Isabel the accommodation at Tirotonga is a very basic village stay.
Suggested Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Fly Brisbane to Honiara.
Day 2: Take the early flight to Fera on Santa Isabel and
transfer by boat to Buala.
Days 3-5: Meet with guide and hike up to Tirotonga.
Explore the Tirotonga area. This is home not only to the Black-faced Pitta and
Fearful Owl but also to a full supporting cast of parrots and pigeons and other
great birds such as Santa Isabel (Woodford’s) Rail, Sanford’s Sea Eagle, Solomons
Frogmouth and White-billed Crow.
Day 6: Morning in Tirotonga then hike back down to Buala.
Day 7: Morning boat trip to Tasia for Island Monarch. Afternoon
flight to Honiara.
Day 8: Take an early morning guided bird tour up Mt Austen
just outside Honiara to look for Ultramarine Kingfisher and Buff-headed Coucal, Yellow-bibbed Lory etc. Return to
Honiara in time for the afternoon flight back to Brisbane.
An extensions to this tour can include flying to Suavanao in
north-west Isabel for:
- Relaxing at Isaisao Landowner Lodge or Kagata Village
- Watching turtles hatching
- Hiking forest trails
From AU$3840.00 per person, based on a group of 6 people on a twin share basis. Prices may vary
depending on start days, flight schedules and number of people
- Return International flights from Brisbane to Honiara
- Return Domestic flights from Honiara to Fere
- 3 nights accommodation in Honiara
- 5 nights accommodation at Tiratonga
- All site and entry fees
- All transfers
- Guides and transport
- All meals with Santa Isabel accommodation
- Bird list
Terms & Conditions
Prices include tax, are quoted in AUD, valid for 2015-16 and are subject
to change without notice due to currency fluctuations. The rates cannot
be guaranteed until full payment has been received. All international
bank and credit card fees will be borne by the client. For full terms
and conditions, please refer to the page on this website.