Private Custom Journeys in Micronesia
Micronesia (“small islands”) lies between Hawai`i and the Philippines and includes Palau, Guam, Peleliu, Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. The marine life is phenomenal, and your local guide will open the door to the region’s pristine nature, cultural heritage, and World War II history.
You are there—
- Palau: A marine expert guides you through the famed Rock Islands for some of the most extraordinary diving and snorkeling experiences in the world, with drop-offs, crystal caves, technicolor reefs, blue holes, and WWII wrecks. Visit with village chiefs in traditional bai (meeting houses), snorkel the surreal Jellyfish Lake, and visit famous WWII sites like Peleliu Island.
- Yap: Steeped in ancient tradition, Yap is known for its stone money—huge disks quarried in Palau and transported 250 miles by canoe. Walk a traditional stone path through lush jungle to a village as your local guide identifies the plants and birds. Clip through the crystalline sea in a traditional outrigger sailing canoe. Go with a special guide to the very traditional “Forbidden Island” of Rumung, which has only recently been opened to foreign visitors.
(For a fun and diverse “island hopping” experience, consider visiting both Palau and Yap.)
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