Have you ever wondered what Paradise looks and sounds like? A group of lucky travelers found out recently when they visited the tiny South Pacific island of Bipi.
Travelling aboard small ship, the Spirit of Enderby, and landing on the island by zodiac, expeditioners and guides were welcomed at the beach. Firstly, they were taken through a traditional cleansing ceremony followed by a spectacular cultural performance from islanders of all ages.
The visit was part of a two-week small ship expedition cruise aboard the 50 passenger Spirit of Endery, one of Wild Earth Travel's small ships in its collection.
Expedition leader, Aaron Russ, said, “We were the first group of travelers to ever visit the island, so our arrival was as special for the local people as it was for us.”
“Conservation is our guiding principle and we always ensure that each place we visit is left just as we found it. Travelling to these remote and pristine places with small groups ensures this can happen”.
Bipi is a flat coral island located off the west coast of the main island of Manus in Papua New Guinea. Consisting of just three villages, it has a population of approximately one thousand inhabitants. In the 1970s and 1980s the island was famous for its master wood carvers. Today the main economic activity is fishing and harvesting sea cucumbers for the Asian markets.
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