Micronesia: Ulithi, Yap, and Palau

Micronesia: Ulithi, Yap, and Palau

Micronesia: Ulithi, Yap, and Palau

Trip Details:

Operator:   Oceanic Society
Price From: TBA
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 13 days
Trip Dates: 13-05-2017

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About this program

Here is a fantastic opportunity to discover Palau and Micronesia alongside the Oceanic Society. This multi-country exploration trip will bring you to pristine reefs, crystal clear waters, tropical landscapes, and will introduce you to rich cultures and traditions. 

As you explore miles upon miles of white sand beaches, hidden lagoons, and a plethora of wildlife, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the importance of preserving these areas. Over the 12 days, you’ll explore the Ulithi Atoll, Palau’s Rock Islands, and the reefs and channels of Yap. 

The wonders of the Pacific are awaiting you in one of the world’s most picturesque destinations. You won’t want to forget your camera for this experience alongside esteemed researchers!


Day 1-2: Honolulu - Koror, Palau

Fly across the international date line to arrive in Koror, Palau.

Day 3-7: Palau

Daily snorkeling trips in Palau's reef complex, picnic lunches at Rock Islands' beaches. One day to explore jellyfish lake, and one tour to visit Palau's cultural sights.

Day 8: Koror - Yap

Afternoon snorkel to search for manta rays in the new Manta Ray Sanctuary.

Day 9: Yap - Ulithi

Afternoon beach snorkeling.

Day 10-12: Ulithi Atoll

Full days for snorkeling in pristine waters with many reefs still untouched. We will likely be the only visitors in the entire atoll. One day to visit to nesting sea turtles and to snorkel at the remote Turtle Islands.

Day 13: Ulithi - Yap

Morning beach snorkel; afternoon flight to Yap.

Day 14: Yap

Cultural and natural history tour.

Day 15/14: Yap - Honolulu

Fly to Honolulu crossing international dateline, gain a day.

Country Fast Facts


Official Language(s)English, Palauan
Population17,948 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Tropical Rainforest
Major Airport(s):Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (ROR)
Economic Driver(s):Tourism, Agriculture, Fishing

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