Festivals and sing-sings in Papua New Guinea are among the most colorful events in the world. Tribes come from around the island to a cental place and compete in extraordinary displays of costumes and music.
is a 11 day/10 night a fully escorted program (tour leader throughout), providing a unique opportunity to discover the culture and ecosystems of the world's second largest island New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smorgasbord of color, culture and excitement. The highlight of the Discoverer program is attendance at the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, a world famous cultural gathering of many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land.
||Arrive in Port Moresby. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight Airways Hotel
|Day 2||Fly with Air Niugini to Mt Hagen. Full Day Mt Hagen Show. Overnight Rondon Ridge 7100 feet above sea level, on the outer fringes of the Kubor Range, lies Rondon Ridge. Boasting panoramic views of the Wahgi Valley below, Rondon Ridge is the pinnacle of luxury in a remote and rural setting. It is a spectacular introduction to our lodges on arrival and a welcome stepping stone to civilization before departure from Mount Hagen.|
|Day 3||Full Day Mt Hagen Show. Overnight Rondon Ridge. 7100 feet above sea level, on the outer fringes of the Kubor Range, lies Rondon Ridge. Boasting panoramic views of the Wahgi Valley below, Rondon Ridge is the pinnacle of luxury in a remote and rural setting. It is a spectacular introduction to our lodges on arrival and a welcome stepping stone to civilization before departure from Mount Hagen.|
|Day 4||Charter flight to Karawari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge. There are no roads, no shops and no phones. Sepik's live completely off the land, weaving baskets for catching fish; gathering, preparing and cooking their staple food from the Sago Palm.|
|Day 5||Full Day Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge, on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River, in the Sepik region, is a time-warped mixture of pre-technological and technoloical architecture - is the perfect base for some old-fashioned jungle, river and village exploration. You are in the middle of Arambak country-- locals pole dug-out canoes, the drums throb, the wild birds call, and, traditional village lifestyles continue largely unchanged."Somethinglike a National Geographic expedition. No roads. Thick jungle. Locals poling dugouts. Crocodiles.|
|Day 6||Charter flight to Lake Murray. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Lake Murray Lodge Nestled among the trees on an island spit, Lake Murray lodge, the newest lodge in our portfolio, overlooks beautiful Lake Murray. The lodge has found its' home in this very remote area and on the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. Island communities of stilted houses dot the water landscape of the lake. Dugout canoes are the primary mode of transportation and fishing is a major source of food to the local population.|
||Full Day Tour. Overnight Lake Murray Lodge. Lake Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. During the wet season it spreads to occupy an area of about 2000 square kilometers. It has a population of about 5,000 people scattered in small villages, both on tiny islands and coastal areas of the lake.|
|Day 8||Charter flight to Tari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge is an inspired mixture of local architecture, spectacular views and modest luxury off the beaten track. Located at 7000 feet (2100 meters) in the PNG Southern Highlands, homeland of the Huli clan with their human hair wigs adorned with colourful flowers. Recipient of the Pacific Asia Travel Association's "Pacific Heritage Award" which sighted Ambua Lodge as "superb example of culturally sensitive and ecological responsible tourism". Ambua Lodge has thirteen species of birds of paradise close by and an amazing array of orchids. Lists of birds, orchids and other plants of the Ambua and Tari Gap area are available.|
|Day 9||Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge. Overnight Ambua Lodge. estled amongst the Doma Peaks near Tari, almost 7000 feet above sea level, is Ambua Lodge. An award-winning, eco-friendly lodge boasting magnificent views of the Tari Valley below|
|Day 10||Fly with Air Niugini to Port Moresby. Half day tour. Overnight Airways Hotel|
|Day 11||Connect to international flight out.|
This is an Escorted Program and Land Cost Includes:
Accommodation,airport transfers and tours on a seat in a bus basis, meals from dinner on 17 August to breakfast on 27th August, services of a professional tour guide throughout, local guides and show gate fees. Cost also includes all gratuities to hotel, restaurant staff, local drivers, guides and porters.Land Cost Does Not IncludeDomestic and international flights, visa fees and services of a personal nature such as beverage, laundry charges, phone and fax bills etc.
You are only to book and ticket the domestic Air Niugini flights together with your international flights. We will book the Air Charter flights.
The Air Niugini flights you are to book and ticket are:
Sat 18 August PX180 Port Moresby/Mount Hagen
Sun 26 August PX865 Tari/Port Moresby
To secure space due to the popularity of our show programs, a non-refundable deposit of US$1000.00 per person is required to confirm the booking.Cancellations: Immediate: Loss of deposit until June 3; received between 4th June 2018 and commencement of the tour will attract a 75% fee of the total land and air charter costs. No refund is available after scheduled arrival in Papua New Guinea or in respect of any tour, accommodation, meals or other services not utilized during the tour. Any additional costs incurred because of changes made during the itinerary by clients, will be to the client's account.
Please note that we are unable to refund any services, which appear in the main itinerary, but are not taken.
Call 1-800-221-2474 9AM - 5PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time or (516) 248-2042 outside USA/Canada Although we have provided as much information as possible on our website, we are happy to answer your questions directly on the phone. Sometimes, it is just easier to speak to one of us. We are awaiting your call. Call (800) 221 - 2474 or email