The Solomon Islands played a major part in the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942.
The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base in Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.
Eastern Battlefield and Sight-seeing Tour
This tour has been designed to give clients an overview of the Battle of Guadalcanal Campaign that took place on the Island of Guadalcanal from 7th August till 9th February 1943.
Enroute you will visit the following places:
Western Battlefield and Sight-seeing Tour
This guided tour has been designed to include scenes of the Battle of Guadalcanal especially the areas held by the Japanese Imperial Forces in their efforts to regain Henderson Field, which was initially built by the Japanese Forces using Korean labourers and Solomon Islanders.
Enroute you will drive past Kakabona Village, Poha River, Bonegi Wreck, Tasifarongo and ending the tour at the Outdoor Vilu War Museum. Most of the drive will be through coconut plantation and along the western coast of Guadalcanal Island with Savo Island, Florida Islands and Iron Bottom Sound on your right as you go westward.On the way back, you can stop at Bonegi Beach for lunch (bring your own), an ideal spot for snorkelling.
*Bring your own equipment if you wish to snorkel.
1 person - $200
2 - 5 people - $132
6 - 10 people - $110
11 - 20 people - $ 85 per person
21+ people - POA
Children up to 6 yrs free with an adult, 7-14 yrs 50% of adult price.
Hotel pick up and drop off, vehicle, guide and driver, all site fees.
For a more comprehensive war history tour see here
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