Lonely Planet Solomon Islands

Lonely Planet Solomon Islands

by Mark Honan, David Harcombe
     
 

This comprehensive and practical guide to the Solomons is packed with advice for independent travellers of all budgets. Explore the archipelago's 992 pristine islands, from large landmasses with rugged mountains and virgin forests to tiny, low-lying coral atolls encircling stunning lagoons. Stay in traditional leaf-house villages following kastom law and visit…  See more details below

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This comprehensive and practical guide to the Solomons is packed with advice for independent travellers of all budgets. Explore the archipelago's 992 pristine islands, from large landmasses with rugged mountains and virgin forests to tiny, low-lying coral atolls encircling stunning lagoons. Stay in traditional leaf-house villages following kastom law and visit sacred skull shrines, caverns or thermal areas with the traditional owners.

  • the only guide to the Solomons in English
  • background on customs, ceremonies and traditional art
  • comprehensive information on ecology, flora and fauna
  • invalubale tips on where to go diving, snorkelling, walking, mountain climbing and caving
  • information on a wide range of accommodation, from traditional villages to luxury resorts
  • full details on transport between islands
  • practical language section

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This guide takes travelers of all budgets off the beaten track to explore pristine islands, virgin forests, and coral atolls, and describes interesting places to visit such as sacred shrines, submerged wrecks, and geothermal areas. Includes extensive cultural notes on history, local customs, and language, and gives advice on travel, accommodations, safety, gay and lesbian issues, and travel with children. The authors are experienced travel writers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864424051
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.72(d)

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