Marine Life Excursion in Palau

Overseas Adventures & Marine Science Studies in the South Pacific

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Your overseas adventure is off and away as you travel to Koror. As your plane descends, look out your window to see Palau’s diverse landscape of jungles, waterfalls, and crystal-clear shores. A local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a beach resort. 

The afternoon is yours to explore. Take a nature walk, splash in the hotel infinity pool, or soak your feet into the beach’s white sand. In the evening, you will meet with your group and local guide for dinner. Take some time to get to know the people you will be adventuring with for the next week.

Experience the picturesque emerald isles of Palau on your first stop to Southern Lagoon. Here you will explore some of the island’s best beaches and snorkeling areas. As you dive into the water, keep a lookout for stingrays, starfish, and colorful exotic fish. Next, walk over to the spectacular jellyfish lake to swim among thousands (yes, thousands!) of jellyfish. Following a picnic lunch, you’ll arrive at Milky Way to nourish your skin with clay taken from the sea floor. This clay gives the Milky Way passage a milky hue. It is thought to have rejuvenating qualities and is sought after by spa companies internationally. 

A professional in oceanography will accompany you on each of your excursions to provide education on the physical and biological aspects of the ocean. You’ll learn about ocean waves, currents, and plate tectonics. There isn’t a better place to learn about oceanography, so be sure to ask lots of questions on your endeavors.

Calling all adventure-seekers, come one, come all! Today, you will jump on a military all-wheel drive to travel through extreme and unexplored terrain. Visit pre-WWII Japanese mining and farming land and the island of Babeldaob. Be prepared to get messy as you drive through rivers, mud, and pristine rainforests. Take a break for lunch, and walk the Palauan low-covered hills to find a bat cave. Experienced guides will explain the ancient Palauan culture along the way. In the evening, enjoy an interactive lesson on oceanography at your resort beach.

Combine water and culture and you get a fantastic day! Depart by boat from your resort to visit fish cages. Enjoy a feeding demonstration before snorkeling in the clear waters. After docking at a beach for lunch, you’ll continue to explore nearby sandbars and snorkel sites. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to deliver a giant clam to the ocean floor of a marine sanctuary site to be protected as it grows and reproduces.

Today you will tour the city of Koror, which is where most of the Palau population lives. Stop at the city’s famous museums, shops, schools, and government offices to learn about Palau’s history and culture. After lunch at a local restaurant, you head to the International Coral Reef Center Aquarium. See exotic marine life and learn about what is being done to protect them from the harmful impacts of global warming. Enjoy free time in the evening at your resort.

For your final day, you will scuba dive down to Palau’s spectacular reefs and biologically diverse ecosystem. Palau is rated among the world’s top dive destinations. Discover walls of coral formations, rays and schooling fish, a variety of sharks, as well as underwater channels, tunnels, holes, and caves. Also, keep an eye out for WWII plane wreck remains! Enjoy a sunset cruise to finish off your last night in Palau.

It has been an educational and adventurous week in Palau, but the time has come to say goodbye. Enjoy one final breakfast with your group and guides. Reflect on your fondest memories of the trip and what you learned. Next, you’re off to the local airport for your departure flight.

Palau is known for its warm island welcome, magical underwater world, and palm-fringed beaches. For such a tiny area of land, the Republic of Palau is full of natural wonder and is scenically magical. 

On this trip to Palau, you will be educated on oceanography while visiting the island’s top attractions. Its highlights include swimming with thousands of jellyfish, touring the city of Koror, and diving to the South Pacific Ocean’s depths to see an array of marine life. Book your overseas adventure today!

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