ARNAVON EXPEDITION

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Welcome to an untapped paradise, a sanctuary for life and a pristine region on the verge of critical, sustainable ecotourism. 

The Solomon Islands boasts some of the world’s richest marine life. It is one of only six countries in the 'Coral Triangle', a region with extremely high diversity of coral and fish species. The Arnavon Community Marine Park - the first National Park in Solomon Islands - is a a very special place. It protects 15,900 hectares of land and sea, including three small uninhabited islands, flourishing reefs, fish-filled lagoons, and beaches that are home to thousands of hawksbill sea turtles.

Together with Kawaki women (comprised of the Manning Strait tribes), we will be continuing a special journey which started in Australia at Natures Leading Women, with, VOPO and our Expedition Leader, Charlotte. 

WILD ENTERPRISE

JULY 4-13 2018

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Investment AU $4520 per person

$800 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT •
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Our organisations spent extensive time together, developing an ecotourism enterprise solution which provides livelihood to the community and protects the wilderness of these remote Solomon Islands.

Through our travels, we let a lot of extraordinary landscapes vanish into a blur outside the windows. One moment present, the other, gone. On this journey, you will enter a realm vastly different from your typical holiday, in some of the most pristine, undeveloped places.

This experience will be physically challenging, mentally stimulating and spiritually abundant. You will be exposed to the true wilderness of exquisite Solomon reefs and jungle, in areas rarely traversed.

Together with our fantastic partners, you will have the unique opportunity to use our Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ workshops method to create tangible, positive change with a passionate team of creative and innovative individuals.

LOCATION

 

PARTNERS

KAWAKI
The Arnavon Community Marine Park

FIELD RESEARCH

Solid Waste Characterisation: Solomon Islands

The Story of the Hawksbill Turtle

 

IS THIS FOR ME?

VOPO Expeditions invite participants from all walks of life. Whether you bring multiple qualifications, practical experience or enthusiasm, we extend this experience to everyone.

One critical factor is openness. The Arnavon islands are exquisite, stripped-back and remote. Together, we will embrace the simplistic beauty of life. You won't get high-speed internet, but you will access a new world of connection and insight.

INCLUSIONS

  • Access to VOPO Adventure Society
  • Pre-Expedition Intellectual Immersion
  • Expert guidance and hosting by diversely qualified Expedition Leader
  • All meals day 1 - 9 (delicious, sustainable, local, plant-centric)
  • Domestic flights and internal transfers
  • Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ workshops
  • Political events and Industry excursions
  • Marine and ecology-based experiences
  • Village connection and genuine relationships
  • First Aid and CPR trained team
  • Carbon offsets included
  • Dedicated trip photographer
  • Post expedition Impact Report
  • 24/7 Customer Support

AGENDA

Register your email address to receive the project scope for this
impact adventure.

 
 
 

The Expeditions

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world for an experience like no other. The itinerary is designed to connect, intellectually stimulate and inspire new ways of tackling some of the worlds biggest feats. All in a pristine setting with the wisdom of locals and curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature. 
 

THE PROCESS

  Seed  Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Seed
Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

  Design  Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Design
Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

  Action  We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary. 

Action
We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary. 

  Propel  Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

Propel
Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

WHAT WILL YOU GO HOME WITH?

A once in a life time and memorable adventure, a global network of fearless, innovative and creative minds &
the tools to solve social and environmental challenges using our Brainmelt™ & Wildesign™ method.


Sustainability

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, our team have calculated our carbon footprint. For which, we have a method to account for the impact of all miles. We also respect our role as guests in each host country, knowing that long-term strong partnerships are imperative to sustainable outcomes and allow us to be responsive to the genuine goals of the region. VOPO also devote a portion of Expedition places to local scholarship participants, a measure that maximises accessibility. This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, we stay at locations that are off the grid and easy on the climate, investing in local employment, with a commitment towards conservation and harmony with nature.

See our Sustainability Policy.
 

 

open your mind to what you can offer and see what magic the planet gives back to you.

Wish to reserve a spot on the Arnavon Expedition? Pay your deposit today!