Discover the Secrets of Melanesia

Exploring Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu aboard the Heritage Adventurer

What to Know Before You Go

A valid passport is required for Australia and Indonesia. Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after the conclusion of your trip. It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your passport photo page in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.

US citizens do not need an visa for stays less than 30 days in the Solomon Islands. A visa is required for US Citizens traveling to Papua New Guinea.  If you wish assistance obtaining a visa for Papua New Guinea, please contact our office for more information on the recommended visa service, Passport Visas Express, or follow the link on the Wilderness Travel website to Passport Visas Express website. 

We recommend checking the Center for Disease Control at should you have any international health concerns.

No inoculations are currently required for entry into Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands. Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before your trip.