Our Palau adventure included a bright and early scuba dive at the Japanese Jake Seaplane wreck in the rock islands not too far in the sea. An all day snorkel, jumping off the boat to the reef; snorkelling over Blue Corner and Blue Holes where saw the whole cast of Finding Nemo, then onto a Rock Island tour and Jelly Fish Lake.
We swam with Dolphins at a close encounter experience with Dolphins Pacific. This was later followed up with tearing through the jungle at Palau Adventure Park on the zip-line – down the four stages, through the jungle to the river where we jumped on a boat for a cruise (at first!) and then very fast mangrove river tour with some locals. We also did an ATV Off-road Jungle tour with our guide Kent. An incredibly knowledgable local Palauan man, who had spent most of his life before becoming a tour operator as a subsistence fisherman. A super fun day learning about the history of Palau and its natural ‘supermarket’ of life while tearing through muddy tracks in the jungle at high speed and ending up at a beautiful waterfall for lunch and a swim.
Palau is incredible! Warm (even when it’s raining), beautiful and kind locals who are always happy to help and informative guides only too happy to impart their knowledge and promote their wonderful history and culture. It truly is a paradise.
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