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Palau: Snorkeling and Kayaking the Pristine Seas – Nat Geo Expeditions

Palau’s pristine islands and reefs harbor a rich marine ecosystem.

Reservation Points*

  • 1116
  • 1469
Per person
Identified by National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project as one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet, the Pacific archipelago of Palau is home to an aquatic wonderland of more than 1,300 species of fish and some 700 species of corals. This beautiful island nation is a world leader in marine conservation, with an ancestral tradition of environmental protection that dates back thousands of years, and an ambitious modern-day conservation program that includes the creation of a historic 193,000-square-mile marine reserve—one of the largest of its kind in the world. Set out on an unforgettable adventure to experience Palau’s treasures firsthand. Snorkel and kayak among emerald islets in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Rock Islands, experience the “underwater Serengeti” of Ngemelis Island, hike through lush forests, and meet Palauan people who strive to honor and protect their natural heritage.

Two travelers’ kayak on long lake.

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Trip Details

Destination Type

National Geographic Expeditions



Vacation Type

  • Land Tour
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Island & Beach


10 Days / 9 Nights

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