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adventure travel trip to Papua New Guinea
An abundance of cultural and tribal interaction awaits you
  • Aug 15-25, 2014
  • Aug 14-24, 2015
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 18
    Land Cost $7,255 Details
    Single Supplement $975 Details
    Lodging 3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama

    Papua New Guinea's most famous sing-sing with Ambua and Karawari Lodges

    Day 1      Port Moresby

    Upon arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met and transferred to the Gateway Hotel, where you will meet your escort and other group members. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

    Meals: Dinner
    Lodging: Gateway Hotel

    Settle in at your comfortable hotel on arrival
    Day 2      Port Moresby / Mt. Hagen

    Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Mt. Hagen town in the upper Wahgi Valley, a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world.  You'll be met and transferred to the Mount Hagen Show grounds for a full day of enjoyment.  The festival brings together sing-sing groups from across Papua New Guinea, celebrating a dazzling and diverse array of cultures. 

    After arriving at the Kagamuga airport, you will be met and transferred directly to the Mt. Hagen show. Overnight Rondon Ridge.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Rondon Ridge

    Fly to Mt. Hagen
    Day 3      Mt. Hagen Show

    Spend the day enjoying the Mt. Hagen Show, world famous for its color, culture, and sheer vibrance.  It truly is a spectacular event.  The diversity of the coastal, lowland, and highland sing-sing groups at the Mt. Hagen Show reflect the incredible variety of Papua New Guinea's landscape and makes for an unforgettable experience.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Rondon Ridge

    Immerse yourself in the sing-sing
    Day 4      Mount Hagen/ Sepik River

    Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Timbunke, where you will then transfer to the air-conditioned comfort of the MV Sepik Spirit (transfer is approx. 2 hours by jetboat).  Inspired by the architecture of the "haus Tamaran," or spirit house, the MV Sepik Spirit has a truly unique design. After lunch, tour the villages of Kaminimbit I, Kaminimbit II, and Kororua located in the middle of the Sepik.

    Note: All jetboat cruises take approximately 2.5 hours one way, depending on traffic. If the river traffic is not bad, it will take less time.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: MV Sepik Spirit

    Cruise the Sepik River (photo by S. Moffitt)
    Day 5-6      Sepik River

    Spend two full days exploring the many waterways of the Sepik and its tributaries, including visits to traditional Sepik villages. The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in the world in terms of flow. Steeped in mystery, the people of the Sepik area have fascinated anthropologists such as Margaret Mead since the area was first visited. Part of the mystery and attraction of the indigenous Sepik people are their amazing carvings, now famous all over the world.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily
    Lodging: MV Sepik Spirit

    Experience history and modern life on the Sepik River
    Day 7      Ambua

    Head to the airport for your charter flight to Ambua. Arrive at the Ambua airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to Ambua Lodge. The lodge sits high on the slopes of the Tari Valley, boasting fantastic views of the valley below and its surrounding peaks. This is the home of the Huli, a colorful and proud people living very traditional, tribal lives.

    In the afternoon, explore the area surrounding Ambua - high mountain forests and roaring waterfalls will delight and surprise you.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily
    Lodging: Ambua Lodge

    Meet and learn about the Huli people
    Day 8-9      Tari Area Touring

    Enjoy two full days of cultural and ecological touring. Observe the Huli people and the wide array of animal and plant species unique to this country.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Ambua Lodge

    Say goodbye to this exotic land
    Day 10      Port Moresby

    Transfer to Tari airport to fly to Port Moresby. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Gateway Hotel. In the afternoon, explore with a short during of the economic center and capital Papua New Guinea.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Gateway Hotel

    Day 11      Onwards

    Transfer to Jackson's airport for your international flight onward.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: None

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