As soon as they board the Aircalin plane, the Caledodreamers already feel like they're in New Caledonia. The group's enthusiasm is catching and begins to spread as soon as the rhythm of Kaneka greets them. But the journey will not wait, and to their surprise, the travelers see the lagoon retreat into the distance as they climb towards the green mountains of Farino.
The adventure begins at full throttle with an early morning mountain bike ride at the Parc des Grandes Fougères. A rush of sensations in the forest, which is followed by a first challenge involving THE local specialty: a tasting of huge live worms. Fortunately, the spa at their lodge at sunset lets them recover from the emotional shock.
In Bourail, the group descends to the beach, starting with the path that runs along the cliffs of Roche Percée and its famous stone man. Then, the crash of the waves gives way to the peaceful beaches of Poé and Deva which house a magnificent 5-star hotel. Meals with your feet in the sand, massages/spa, cocktails at sunset, canopy beds… this is luxury!
Bourail, the pearl of the West Coast, is difficult for our adventurers to leave. It is impossible to resist the Sheraton's delicious breakfast buffet, the urge for a last paddle ride in its lagoon, and exploring the mysteries of the mangroves… But the road to Koné, the capital of the North, is long.
The adventurers are eager to explore the wonderful natural environment that surrounds them. By kayak, they follow the sound, which laps at the feet of the gigantic Linderalique rocks. Later, the Corniche road leads them to the fantastic Tao Waterfall after passing by the astonishing Ouaième ferry… then back to Koné for an overnight.
Just after leaving the north to fly to Nouméa, the Caledodreamers are surprised to have to cut short their pleasant brunch and shopping session at Anse Vata. They fly at once to Lifou: one of the Loyalty Islands, renowned for its warm and authentic tribal welcome as well as for its magnificent, unspoiled beaches.
After their first night in a hut, the Caledodreamers went on to visit the tribes of northern Lifou! A first stroll in the forest led them to Kiki Beach, small, secluded and simply heavenly. Then they went diving at the foot of the Jokin cliffs, where they were thrilled to discover thousands of colourful fish and corals.
After an enthralling experience of Kanak life in Lifou, the Caledodreamers are back in Nouméa for a day of idleness and luxury at the Le Méridien hotel. After that, they get ready to enjoy the Nouméan nightlife. The destination is L'Endroit The Rooftop for a memorable aperitif against a backdrop of the sunset over Lemon Bay!
This is the last day, but we can't possibly leave without visiting one of Nouméa's must-see sights: the Amédée Lighthouse. This islet boasts a nature reserve and a historic monument, so it offers plenty of memorable and unusual activities. To wind up, before the tears of the final farewell, the Caledodreamers enjoy one last meal together, reliving their best memories of this wonderful adventure in New Caledonia!