The Federated States of Micronesia is a small developing country with a small population scattered over some 607 widely dispersed islands in the Caroline archipelago of the western Pacific Ocean about 2,500 miles south-west from Hawaii. Did you know that we are unique in the cruise and travel business. You can read about us here, or watch this video about us and see how we plan custom Micronesia vacations, cruises and tour experiences for our discriminating clientele.
A delightful stopover to round out your Micronesian experience, Ponapei is still very much like O’Connell found it over 150 years ago. Witness tribal ceremonies, sip narcotic drink or get yourself tattooed. Tour Nan Madol, a prehistoric stone city built by the ancient rulers of Ponapei. Ponapei is a fairyland of lush jungles, waterfalls and mist-covered mountains.
This tropical climate keeps Pohnpei lush and green all the time. The heavy rainfall feeds a number of freshwater rivers and dozens of waterfalls, making the interior of Pohnpei one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are no dangerous snakes, animals, or insects, except for the centipede. Usually about six inches long, they can grow almost as large as one foot and carry a poisonous bite. Fortunately, they would rather live under rocks than in people’s houses.
If you are a scuba diver these islands are a dream destination, with water so clear you get the feeling you are floating on air when sitting in a boat. This is one of the best diving locations in the world!