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Highlands Tribes Escorted Tour. 7 nights. 10 - 17 September 2018. Culminates at the Goroka Festival. $2170. click here

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2018 PAPUA NEW GUINEA TOURS, CULTURAL FESTIVALS AND EXPERIENCES

2018 Festivals, Sing-Sings and Cultural Tours – Rates in US Dollars

 

KOKOPO NATIONAL MASK FESTIVAL – from $580   11-15 July 2018

Four nights’ half-board accommodation at the Rapopo Plantation Resort, Kinavai Ceremony, full day Rabaul and Kokopo land tour or Duke of York Island visit. Double occupancy rates: Garden Bayside room $580 per person. Premier Poolside room $635pp, Premier Suite $710 pp. Festival passes to be bought on site as the rate is set just prior to the event. 2016 rates were 50 Kina ($18). Extensions for the end of the Warwagira music festival (14th and 15th). Extensions for island visits and island stays possible. 

 

MOUNT HAGEN FOUR-NIGHT SING-SING PACKAGE 16 - 20 August 2018: $1620 including flights, limited availability

Four nights’ full board accommodation iat the Travellers' Hut Lodge, Paiya mini-show on the 18th with 12 iconic tribes, airport transfers on the 16th and 20th, transfers to the show grounds and back on the 18th and 19th. Includes show pass and return flights from Port Moresby flights. Single occupancy: $3295 info here

 

 

2018 MT HAGEN DISCOVERER SHOW TOUR 11-day/10-night escorted program

17 August - 27 August, 2017: $9,648 USD basded on two sharing with all domesitc flights.

The Discoverer is a 11-day/10-night escorted program, providing a unique opportunity to discover the culture and ecosystems of the world's second largest island.. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smorgasbord of colour, 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. The program includes 2nights at Rondon Ridge lodge, 2 nights stay at Karawari lodge in the Sepik region, 2 nights in Tari at Ambua Lodge and 2 nights at Lake Murray which is Trans Niugini Tours newest facility, as well as a night at Airways Hotel at the beginning and end of the tour. All meals, transfers and tours are included. Itinerary here

VISTA MOUNT HAGEN SHOW TOUR: 13-day/12-night fully escorted tour 

9 to 21 August 2018: $10,278 based on two sharing with all domestic flights

The Vista is a fully escorted 13-day/12-night program that provides a stunning view of Papua New Guinea. The journey begins with the stunning vista of Ambua Lodge overlooking the Tari Valley, home of the Huli. Then fly to a special cruise on the Sepik River aboard the MV Sepik Spirit, the perfect way to discover a rarely visited corner of the globe. After the cruise, relax at Karawari Lodge, which is located in the Sepik Region. From there, fly into the Western Highlands to feature the highlights of a flamboyant and colourful people the spectacular Mt Hagen Cultural show, providing an incredible vista of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. In a land of nearly 800 languages, there is no better place to see so many gathered in one place.  Itinerary here

PANORAMA HAGEN SHOW TOUR:   14-day/13-night escorted tour 17-30 August 2018: $11,220 baased on two sharing with all domestic flights.

Panorama is a carefully planned 14 day/13 night escorted trip. It begins with the famously vibrant Mount Hagen Cultural Show and continues on to some of Papua New Guinea's most iconic places, the Sepik region, Lake Murray and the Southern Highlands.The Hagen Show brings together sing-sing groups from across Papua New Guinea. The variety of cultures represented by the groups reflects the diversity of Papua New Guinea's landscape. During your travels after the show, you experience that diversity first hand.  Itinerary here

 

HIGHLAND TRIBES ESCORTED MT HAGEN, ASARO, AND GOROKA TOUR 7 nights 10 - 17 September 2018 - $2170. including flights, single supplement $250. Culminates at the Goroka Festival.

Mt Hagen for two nights with its amazing birdlife and the Melpa people, Asaro Mudmen village stay and private Sing-Sings with two nights' accommodation in a rustic lodge, Goroka two-day festival with three nights' accommodation in air-conditioned guest house accommodation close to the show grounds. Includes meals except lunches in Rabaul, and lunches and dinners in Goroka, includes internal flights, show entry, activities, transfers, Sing Sings, guiding, PDF itinerary here or interactive itinerary here

GOROKA FESTIVAL HIGHLANDS JOURNEY 20189 – 17 September 2018, from $7411 including all domestic flights 

The Goroka Highlands Journey is an 9-day/8-night guided, unescorted program. This program takes you on a journey through the Highlands and Sepik cultures. Beginning in the Southern Highlands at Ambua Lodge - home of the flamboyant Huli people. Thirteen species of birds of paradise, human hair wigs and spectacular views await the intrepid traveller seeking the ultimate journey. Your journey continues to Karawari Lodge, perched on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River and the Sepik Basin.  You will learn about the amazing ecology, culture and history of this remote and amazing corner of the planet.  From the Highlands fly to the resplendent Rondon Ridge, which boasts panoramic views of the Waghi Valley.  From Mount Hagen a short flight will take you to the famous Goroka show where an array of sing-sing groups will dazzle your senses. Itinerary here.

 

GOROKA CLASSIC SHOW TOUR 2018 6th to 18th September, 2018, from $9983 USD including flights

The Goroka Classic Show Tour is an unescorted 13-day/12-night program. This Classic tour begins in Tari Valley home of the flamboyant Huli, a colourful and proud people still largely living as their ancestors did. Ambua Lodge is high on the slopes of the Tari Valley with magnificent views of the valley below and the surrounding peaks. You will learn about the amazing ecology, culture and history of this remote corner of planet earth. From Tari you fly to Sepik Region to explore the waterways of the Sepik River and its tributaries. Spend three nights onboard the Sepik Spirit which is the ultimate 'floating lodge' for the adventurer who desires all the comforts of civilisation on the mighty Sepik River. From Sepik Spirit you will then fly to Mount Hagen. Spending a night at the resplendent Rondon Ridge in a valley that was unknown to the outside world until 70 years ago. From Mount Hagen your journey takes you into Goroka to attend the two days famous Goroka Cultural Show before traveling to Port Moresby and onto your out going international flight. Itinerary here

 

SHORT GOROKA SHOW PACKAGES  13 - 17 September 2018 - from $1090. Flights included - availability limited.

Thursday 13th: fly in from Port Moresby Friday 14th: full-day Asaro Mudmen village visit and Asaro Sing-Sing (the best Asaro visit around)

Saturday 15th: VIP passes for Goroka Show Sunday 16th: VIP Passes for the Goroka Show

Monday 17th: Fly back to Port Moresby 

  • $1150 USD based on 2 sharing an air-conditioned guest house 5 minutes’ walk from the show grounds, full board. Single occupancy $1295.
  • $1190 in a standard room at the new Phoenix Hotel, with breakfasts,two sharing, $1530 single occupancy
  • $1350 in a Premier room at the new Phoenix Hotel, with breakfasts, two sharing, $1850 single occupancy
  • $1680 in a standard room at the Bird of Paradise Hotel, half board two sharing, $2230 single occupancy

Guesthouse itinerary here      Hotel itinerary here

 

SEPIK RIVER MINI-EXPEDITIONS including flights

 

From $2925 per person in a group of two, $2115 based on four sharing

Any time of year, for a five-night trip. Flights to Wewak from Port Moresby. One night at In Wewak Boutique Hotel, four days and three nights visiting the Middle and Upper Sepik, one night at In Wewak Boutique Hotel. Full board. Highlights: A motorised dug-out canoe trip in the Upper and Middle Sepik, visiting, Wagu, Palimbei and Kanganaman villages and their “Crocodilemen” and the remote Wagu lagoon and its excellent birdlife. Experience diverse landscapes, enter spirit houses, meet ancient tribes and local artisans.

 

ORO PROVINCE GUEST HOUSES AND TUFI RESORT 5 nights from $1310 pp, full board, including flights

Wednesdays to Mondays due to flight schedules.

Weds: Fly from Port Moresby to Tufi 1445 - 1610, night at Tufi resort in a Deluxe Bungalow

Thurs: Speed boat ride down the coast passing the fjords to Jebo Beach, walk up to Orotoaba Guest House. Village visit, garden visit, waterfall walk. Night at Orotoaba.

Fri: Optional dawn start to look for Raggiana Birds of Paradise. After breakfast walk down to Jebo guest house. Outrigger trip, fishing, snorkelling.

Sat: Outrigger transfer to Garewa guest house. Waterfall visit, snorkelling, fishing.

Sun: Speed boat ride to Maclaren Sound for the Tufi Cultural Experience and Sing Sing. Komoa Beach BBQ, afternoon fjord kayaking or relaxing at the resort, Night at Tufi Resort in a Deluxe Bungalow

Mon: 0840 flight to Port Moresby, landing 1010.

Based on two sharing, , three nights in village guest houses and two nights at Tufi Resort in:

Deluxe Bungalow

$1350

Deluxe Room

$1280

Standard Room

$1190

 

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