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HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

2013 WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PROGRAM

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, YAP & PALAU

Clipper Odyssey


PAPUA NEW GUINEA, YAP & PALAU: ABOARD THE CLIPPER ODYSSEY


THIS FAR FRONTIER OF THE WESTERN

































TO BOOK A TRIP CALL 800-422-1636 OR VISIT ALUMNI.HARVARD.EDU/HAA/TRAVEL


SCHEDULE BY DAY


USA

Depart on your independent fl ight, losing a day as you

cross the International Date Line.


Brisbane, Australia / Port Moresby, Papua

New Guinea

Arrive in Brisbane and connect with your fl ight to Port

Moresby. Gather at your hotel for a welcome dinner and

overnight.


Port Moresby / Embark Clipper Odyssey

After a morning at leisure and lunch at the hotel, enjoy a

city tour, visiting the National Museum which exhibits one

of the fi nest collections of primitive art in the world,

including Sepik River carvings. You may also view, and

purchase, fi ne-quality carvings and handicrafts at PNG

Arts. This afternoon embark the Clipper Odyssey.


Halioea Island, Suau Islands

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board and attend informative

lectures on the culture and natural history of the region.

After lunch board Zodiacs to visit Halioea where you are

warmly welcomed by dancers, local children, and fi shermen

in lakatois, small sailing canoes. Unique gravesites

line the shore of the island; traditionally the dead were

buried standing up, with their heads poking out of the

ground and covered by clay pots. Later, enjoy your fi rst

opportunity to snorkel or dive in the warm waters of the

Coral Sea.


Kitava and Narutu Islands,

Trobriand Islands

The Trobriands are legendary for their yam cults, Kula

Ring of trading, and overwhelming friendliness toward

visitors. Go ashore on Kitava and visit the tidy village

lined with fragrant frangipani trees. Dancers greet you

with performances that are among the best of the South

Pacifi c. Spend the afternoon at the nearby idyllic island

of Narutu, with superb opportunities for snorkeling,

diving, swimming, as well as beachcombing from the

palm-lined, white-sand beach. Join naturalists for a hike

where you may spot fl ying foxes, helmeted friarbirds, and

channel-billed cuckoos.


Iwa Island, Marshall Bennett Islands

Approaching Iwa’s beach, watch for traditional Kula Ring

trading canoes and local fi shermen in small outriggers.

Ascend carved steps up a limestone cli to a plateau for

a tour through Iwa’s three small villages: Oporo, Okaito,

and Obomatu.


Rabaul, East New Britain Island

Six cone-shaped volcanoes, some of which are still

active, ring Rabaul’s dramatic fl ooded-caldera harbor.

Visit the bubbling hot springs and take in magnifi cent

views from Observatory Ridge. And, learn about the

island’s WWII history—Rabaul was a Japanese stronghold

under Admiral Yamamoto. Tonight attend an astonishing

performance of the Baining tribe’s fi re dance. Tribe

members in huge, magnifi cently crafted masks, leap and

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dance over crackling, red-hot coals in a centuries-old

ritual to honor the local deity-spirits.


Tingwon Islands

Completely encircled by an oblong reef, few passenger

vessels are able to visit this small group of islands. Land

on a sandy beach this afternoon and meet the 350 inhabitants

of charming Tingwon—a picture-perfect

village—and enjoy their hospitality and dances. After

your visit, snorkel or dive along the islets’ surrounding

reef.


Tsoi Islands

Villagers warmly welcome you ashore with a cultural

performance and dances accompanied by a superb local

choir. Sample traditional foods, then take a walk around

the island’s perimeter to fi nd orchids, butterfl ies, skinks,

and birds along the way. On Tsoi Lik search for megapodes

nesting along the sandy beach. After lunch your

lecture series continues as you cruise toward Micronesia.


Cruising the Pacifi c Ocean

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as lecturers enlighten you on

the natural and cultural wonders that lie ahead.


Satawal Island, Yap State, FSM

This afternoon village maidens greet you and present a

traditional welcome dance adorned in lava-lava skirts.

Meet the men of Satawal, who still navigate their

outrigger canoes without instruments, steering by the

sun, stars, and swells.


Ifalik Atoll

This classic, tiny circular atoll represents the most

authentic aspects of Micronesia’s traditional state, Yap.

The chiefs are intent upon maintaining cultural integrity—motor-powered

boats are banned within the lagoon,

as are televisions in the village. After lyrical dances by

grass-skirted women, you are free to wander and admire

the island handicrafts, or perhaps visit one of the traditional

thatched-roofed houses set under shady trees. In

the afternoon choose to snorkel, dive, sail in one of the

handsome large canoes, or go birding with our

ornithologist.


Sorol Island

An idyllic, uninhabited island, Sorol o ers shady groves

of coconut palms bordering a crystal-clear lagoon. This

afternoon explore the sandy beaches for nesting sooty

terns and white-tailed tropicbirds, or slip into the warm

waters for a snorkel or dive excursion.


Ngulu Atoll

Ngulu is a large, stunning atoll, its ring-shaped lagoon

bordered by tiny islets with swaying palm trees and

beaches that o er a nesting ground to sea turtles. Go

ashore to meet with the chief and the small number of

villagers living on Ngulu Island. Afterwards visit the

nearby palm-clad sandy islets for nature walks, birding,

snorkeling, and diving.


Koror, Republic of Palau / Disembark

Lush, dense jungle covers these stunning islands, while

underwater coral “jungles” boast more than 1,400

species of brilliantly-hued tropical fi sh. This morning take

a leisurely hike to world-famous Jellyfi sh Lake for an

extraordinary snorkeling experience. After centuries of

biological isolation and subsequent evolution, the melonsized

jellyfi sh that live here have lost their ability to sting.

The afternoon is free to explore Koror, visit the Belau

National Museum and the Coral Reef Center, or do a bit of

souvenir shopping. After your fi nal dinner on board

disembark for a late evening transfer to the airport for

your independent overnight fl ight.


USA

Arrive in the USA and continue with your homeward

fl i g h t s .

Papua New Guinea

Optional Pre-Voyage Extension

April 11 – 19, 2013

From spectacular lowland rain forests on the coastal

plains to 15,000-foot-high peaks, Papua New Guinea is

rightly called “the land of the unexpected.” The lush

green canopy of the tropical rain forest of the highlands

is home to 38 species of ornately plumaged birds of paradise

and over 2,700 species of orchids; enjoy three nights

here at the Ambua Lodge. Then, visit the Sepik region

considered by museums and collectors as one of the best

sources of primitive art in the world. Explore fascinating

culture and villages along the Sepik River aboard the

18-passenger Sepik Spirit, a shallow draft vessel ideal for

navigating the inland waterways.

Price: $4,980 per person, double occupancy; $2,480

single supplement (limited number of singles available).

Space is limited.

Palau

Optional Post-Voyage Extension

May 2 – 5, 2013

Hailed as one of the seven underwater wonders of the

world, Palau’s highlights include both marine marvels as

well as a rich cultural legacy of early island trade and

commerce. Stay at the luxurious oceanside Palau Pacifi c

Resort and explore the amazing underwater realm which

boasts more than 1,400 species of fi sh in spectacular

and legendary sites. In addition, enjoy a kayaking expedition

among Palau’s hidden network of marine lakes,

mangrove channels, and tropical beaches, complete with

a picnic lunch.

Price: $2,480 per person, double occupancy; $890

single supplement (limited number of singles available).

Space is limited.

Note: For terms and conditions, air fare, and cancellation

policies, please refer to the main voyage.

Ngulu Atoll

REPUBLIC OF

PALAU

Koror (Malakal)

DETAILS

Sorol Island

Ship size: 110 passengers

YAP STATE

PACIFIC OCEAN

Ifalik Atoll

PAPUA

NEW

GUINEA

Tari Mount

Hagen

Port Moresby

Pricing: Per person, double occupancy.

Category 1 ....................................................$10,980

Category 2 ...................................................$11,980

Category 3 ...................................................$12,980

Category 4 ...................................................$14,380

Category 5 ...................................................$15,780

Category 6 ...................................................$17,280

Suite .............................................................$20,680

Single / Cat 2 ..............................................$14,980

Single / Cat 3 ..............................................$16,280

Single / Cat 4 ..............................................$17,980

Limited singles available at the rate above.

Additional singles available at 1.6 the share rate

(suites not applicable).

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Tingwon Islands

Rabaul

Flight from

USA via Brisbane

Satawal Island

NEW BRITAIN

TROBRIAND

ISLANDS

SUAU

ISLANDS

Tsoi Islands

MARSHALL

BENNETT

ISLANDS

Iwa Island

Kitava & Narutu

Halioea

Island

SOUTH

PACIFIC

OCEAN


ers including a Harvard lecturer.












endemics, such as the megapode.



intricate dances.





islands in Melanesia and Micronesia, ensuring that you will


Palau have to o er.


CLIPPER ODYSSEY

YEAR CONSTRUCTION:

1989

OVERALL LENGTH:

335 feet

MAXIMUM

PASSENGERS: 110

FLAG: Bahamas

DECK PLAN


INCLUDED: All gratuities; accommodations

in hotels and on board Clipper Odyssey as

outlined in the itinerary; all onboard meals;

all group meals on land; arrival and departure

transfers on group dates; services of the

expedition sta , including lectures, briefi ngs,

slide/fi lm shows; all group activities and

excursions; landing and port fees; $50,000

in emergency medical evacuation insurance

provided by HAA and $75,000 in emergency

medical evacuation insurance provided by

Zegrahm Expeditions.*

NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation (except

where listed above); excess baggage charges;

airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers

for independent arrivals and departures;

passport and/or visa fees; baggage/trip

cancellation insurance; items of a personal

nature such as laundry, bar charges,

alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/

telephone charges.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS, & FINAL

PAYMENT: To reserve a space on this program,

a $1,000 deposit is required per person.

Please either call us at 800.422.1636 or

617.496.0806 or fi ll

SHIP FACILITIES

Lounge, outside bar and

pool, opening seating

restaurant, gym, elevator,

massage room, library.

CABIN AMENITIES

Outside views, spacious

queen- or twinbed(s),

sitting area, bathroom

SUITE: Bridge Deck; 308 sq. ft., balcony,

3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 6: Bridge Deck; average 230 sq. ft.,

balcony, 3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 5: Bridge Deck; average 230 sq. ft.,

3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 4: Lido Deck; average 180 sq. ft.,

3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 3: Main Deck; average 180 sq. ft.,

3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 2: Main Deck; average 180 sq. ft.,

3 ft. by 4 ft. window

CATEGORY 1: A-Deck Deck; average 180 sq. ft.,

2 portholes 16 inches in diameter

with small tub and

shower, individually

controlled heat/air

conditioner, in-room

music system, an

intercom system for

announcements,

wardrobe, safe, minibar/

refrigerator, TV, hair

dryer.

BRIDGE DECK

out and mail or fax the registration form found

in the back of this brochure. Reservations

are acknowledged in order of receipt until

the maximum enrollment has been reached.

Payment terms will be sent to you with your

reservation confi rmation from our partner

tour operator.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: All cancellations

must be made in writing to the Harvard

Alumni Association and are subject to a $750

nonrefundable administrative fee. Cancellation

fees increase as the trip departure date

approaches. Please refer to the full terms and

conditions at http://alumni.harvard.edu/haa/

travel/trips/papuanewguinea-yap-palau-2013

LIDO

LOUNGE

DINING

ROOM

CHANGES IN ITINERARY AND COSTS: The

itinerary is subject to change at the discretion

of HAA Travels and the tour operator.

Deviations from the scheduled itinerary are at

the expense of the individual. All prices quoted

are based on prevailing fuel prices, airfare and

currency exchange rates in e ect at the time

of brochure printing and are subject to change.

While the tour operator will do everything

possible to maintain the published trip price, it

may be necessary to institute a surcharge.

POOL

LIDO

BAR

LIDO DECK

LIBRARY

MAIN DECK

A-DECK

652

650

653

651

MAIN

LOUNGE

GYM

PROMENADE

SHOP

ELEVATOR

ELEVATOR

PROMENADE

ELEVATOR

ELEVATOR

RECEPTION

608

606

604

602

607

605

603

601

SUITE

516

514

512

510

508

506

504

502

515

513

511

509

507

505

503

501

310

308

306

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302

311

309

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305

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301

INSURANCE: We highly recommend the

purchase of trip cancellation insurance. An

application for insurance will be provided by

the HAA upon confi rmation.

RESPONSIBILITY: Certain other provisions

apply regarding limitations of liability and

rights of HAA and the tour operator. The

statement of responsibility is available

http://alumni.harvard.edu/haa/travel/

trips/papuanewguinea-yap-palau-2013.

If you are not able to access the Internet,

please call HAA Travels at 800.422.1636 or

617.496.0806.

DISCLAIMER: Every e ort has been made to

ensure the accuracy of information presented

in this publication. HAA Travels nor the

tour operator is responsible for errors in or

damages resulting from use of the information

contained herein. Information contained

in this brochure is subject to change. All

rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars,

and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and

itineraries are subject to change.

*These policies will contain reductions,

limitations, exclusions and termination provisions.

All coverages may not be available in all states.

INFIRMARY

BRIDGE

426

424

422

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MAIN LOUNGE CATEGORY 6 CABIN DINING ROOM

425

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2012-2013 HAA TRIPS REGISTRATION FORM


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THE BEST OF PATAGONIA,

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NOV 2–16, 2012

MARK VAN BAALEN

EGYPT AND JORDAN BY

PRIVATE PLANE

DEC 30, 2012–JAN 13, 2013

PAUL BERAN & HILARY RANTISI

MYSTICAL INDIA

JAN 3–20, 2013

SUE SCHOPF

BUENOS AIRES TO MENDOZA

MAR 12-23, 2013

THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

APR 10–13, 2013

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APR 14–27, 2013

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RO-

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MOROCCAN DISCOVERY

MAY 11–24, 2013

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SILK ROAD ODYSSEY:

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KYRGYZSTAN, UZBEKISTAN,

TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN

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LAURA ADAMS

HIMALAYAN KINGDOMS

MAY 31–JUN 14, 2013

MONGOLIA

JUN 1–15, 2013

MARK ELLIOTT

EXPLORING ICELAND

JUN 8–18, 2013

LEGENDARY TURKEY: FROM ISTAN-

BUL TO THE TURQUOISE COAST

OCT 5-19, 2013


BORNEO & SULAWESI: ACROSS

THE WALLACE LINE ON ORION II

SEP 15–OCT 2, 2012

ZARIN MACHANDA

VENICE TO DUBROVNIK ON

SEA CLOUD II

OCT 2–9, 2012

SIDNEY & CYNTHIA VERBA

ANCIENT WONDERS: HERAKLION

TO ANTALYA ON CLIPPER ODYSSEY

OCT 6–18, 2012

HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

SEA: A VOYAGE FROM ISTANBUL TO

CASABLANCA ON CORINTHIAN II

OCT 13–29, 2012

SICILY BY SEA: ART TREASURES &

ANCIENT TEMPLES ON

SEA CLOUD II

OCT 22–31, 2012

CATHERINE MCKENNA

THE ANCIENT COAST OF TURKEY &

THE AEGEAN SEA ISLANDS

ON CALLISTO

OCT 25–NOV 3, 2012

CAROL SAIVETZ

SPLENDORS OF INDIA WITH

SRI LANKA & MALDIVES ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

NOV 18–DEC 5, 2012

JOURNEY TO THE ANTARCTIC

PENINSULA ON CORINTHIAN II

DEC 30, 2012–JAN 11, 2013

BELIZE & GUATEMALA ON

YORKTOWN

JAN 5–13, 2013

MARC ZENDER

HISTORY & GARDENS OF THE

CARIBBEAN: ROUND-TRIP ANTIGUA

ON SEA CLOUD II

JAN 13–20, 2013

JOYCE CHAPLIN & DAVID ARMITAGE

BRUNEI TO BALI ON CLIPPER

ODYSSEY

FEB 11–27, 2013

AFRICA GRAND VOYAGE FROM

CAPE TOWN TO CASABLANCA ON

CORINTHIAN II

FEB 17–MAR 24, 2013

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

FEB 24–MAR 10, 2013

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, YAP & PALAU

ON CLIPPER ODYSSEY

APR 16-MAY 2, 2013

NORTH AFRICA’S MEDITERRANEAN

COAST THROUGH THE CENTURIES

ON CORINTHIAN II

APR 20–30, 2013

ECHOES OF THE PAST: REMEMBER-

ING THE CIVIL WAR, A VOYAGE

BETWEEN SAVANNAH AND RICH-

MOND ON YORKTOWN

MAY 5–15, 2013

THE BRITISH ISLES ON ISLAND SKY

MAY 11–24, 2013

DANIEL ALBRIGHT

ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF KOREA &

JAPAN ON CLIPPER ODYSSEY

MAY 13–26, 2013

TREASURES OF CATALONIA:

ROUSILLON, LANGUEDOC AND

PROVENCE ON CORINTHIAN

MAY 23-JUN 2, 2013

MALAGA TO BILBAO ON

SEA CLOUD II

JUN 2–13, 2013

CROATIA’S IDYLLIC ISLANDS &

DALMATIAN COAST ON

CORINTHIAN

JUN 19-27, 2013


EGYPT AND THE NILE

ABOARD SUN BOAT III

FEB 26–MAR 11, 2013

TREASURES OF THE MISSISSIPPI

ON YORKTOWN

MAR 30–APR 9, 2013

FLEMISH LANDSCAPES

ON AMALYRA

APR 12–23, 2013

PRAGUE TO PARIS WITH A MAIN

AND RHINE RIVERS CRUISE ON

RIVER CLOUD II

OCT 9-22, 2013


FAMILY TANZANIA SAFARI

DEC 26, 2012–JAN 7, 2013

KAREN KRAMER

WINTER IN THE WEST: A COLORADO

FAMILY GETAWAY

MAR 16–23, 2013

SPRING BREAK GREECE FOR

STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

MAR 15–23, 2013

FAMILY TURKEY

JUN 22-JUL 4, 2013

FAMILY CHINA

JUN 26–JUL7, 2013

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with your deposit of $1,000 per person. please note that for

some programs an additional deposit may be requested

after you book.

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124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th fl oor, Cambridge, MA 02138

Or by FAX: 617.496.4011

Please call with any questions:

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