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Special cultural tour

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

PNG Festival packages

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910-night Tawali resort - Spirit of Niugini cruise - Tufi resort: The best of Milne Bay and Oro provinces, 31st August to 10th September. Free photo coaching and yoga from $4160  click here

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Escorted Tawali Resort-Spirit of Niugini-Tufi Resort Combination Trip

31 August to September 10th, 2018

A nine-night trip escorted by Papua New Guinea dive addict Christopher Bartlett, with over 650 dives in-country in 7 years. This trip combines perfectly with the amazing HIghlands Tribes tour 10 to 17th September so you can experience the best of PNG above and below the waterline. Or extend at Tufi for three nights and go to the Goroka Festival 14 to 17 Spetember. 

Christopher is a widely published photojournalist and gives free coaching during the trips, to any experience level. There is also free yoga daily on the sundeck. This is a special itinerary combining the southern islands of Milne Bay with the iconic sites just north of our departure/arrival point on the refurbished Spirit of Niugini.

This itinerary has an excellent combination of pelagic dive sites with schooling barracudas, jacks, reef sharks, surgeonfish, batfish and more; amazing corals, both soft and hard, untouched by bleaching (see video here, shot in September 2017); fantastic macro with more cool critters than I can list here, including Milne Bay, Bargibanti and Denise pygmy seahorses, wunderpus, mimic octopus, numerous frogfish species, lacy scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphanes), shrimps galore, and also the famous "walking" epaulette sharks (Milne Bay and Papuan) and manta cleaning stations. 

Plus the legendary B17 "Black Jack", the B25 "Pistoff" and, conditions permitting, the S'Jacob wreck.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

·      1 Night Stanley Hotel Single/Double Occupancy Standard Room

·      Domestic Airfares

·      3 Nights Tawali Deluxe Bungalow

·      3 Nights Spirit of Niugini Liveaboard

·      3 Nights Tufi Deluxe Bungalow

·      Return Airport Transfer

·      Daily diving (3 to 4 dives)

·      Fuel surcharge

·      Environmental and Safety fee

·      Meals (Full Board Meals: Stanley Hotel, Tawali Resort, Tufi Resort and Spirit of Niugini)

·      Photo coaching from PNG dive expert and internationally-published underwater photo journalist Christopher Bartlett

·      Daily yoga with Ines Moosmann of Nomad Yoga

 

Tour Price Does Not Include

·      International airfares, any visa costs (Visa on arrival free of charge available for many nationalities, but not all).

·      Travel Insurance (We strongly advise buying Travel Insurance)

·      Over-seas Medical-claimInsurance.

·      Beverages with meals.

·      Tips, laundry, optional excursions and other items of a personalnature.

·      Any items or services not specified in theitinerary.

 

Per person rates

Deluxe Bungalows at both resorts, on Spirit of Niugini:choose from the following options

Mid deck cabin 2 sharing: $4400

Mid deck cabin single occupancy: $5400

Lower deck cabin two sharing $4160

Lower deck cabin single occupancy $5130

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 31 August

Arrival in Jackson Airport-Port Moresby, transfer to The Stanley Hotel

Lunch

Afternoon free in which we can go to Port Moresby Nature Park to see the birds and tree kanagaroos

Dinner

Day 2 - 1st September

Breakfast at The Stanley Hotel

Airport Transfer to Jackson Domestic Airport

Flight to Alotau airport.

 

Tawali Resort

Arrival at Alotau airport on PNG Air, drive through beautiful Milne Bay, along the coast to Tawali Resort

Welcome Drinks (Fresh coconut)

Cold Towels with Vanilla Essence

Resort Orientation

Lunch

1st Dive

Dinner

 

Day 3 - 2nd September

Breakfast at Tawali Resort

1st Dive

Break

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Dinner

 

Day 4 - 3rd September

Breakfast at Tawali Resort

. 1st Dive

Break

 2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Dinner

 

Day 5 -  4th September

Spirit of Niugini-Liveaboard

Breakfast at Tawali Resort Boarding the Spirit of Niugini

Boat Orientation and Briefing

1st Dive

Break

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

 Night Dive

Dinner

 

Day 6 - 5th September

Spirit of Niugini-Liveaboard

Light Breakfast

1st Dive

Full Breakfast

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Break

Night Dive

Dinner

 

Day 7 - 6th September

Spirit of Niugini-Liveaboard

Light Breakfast

1st  dive

Full Breakfast

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Break

Night Dive

Dinner

 

Day 8 - 7th September

Light Breakfast

1st  dive

Full Breakfast

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Break

Arrival at Tufi Resort

Disembark from Spirit of Niugini

Dinner

Sing-Sing and local band during dinner

 

Day 9 - 8th September

Tufi Resort

Breakfast at the Tufi Resort

1st Dive

Break

2nd Dive

Lunch

3rd Dive

Dinner

 

Day 10 - 9th September

Tufi Resort

Breakfast at the Tufi Resort

1st Dive

Break

2nd Dive

Lunch

 

Day 11 - 10th September

Farewell

Breakfast at the Resort

Departure from Tufi Airport by PNG Air

 4-night Goroka festival pre-trip extensions from $1090 including domestic flights between Port Moresby and Goroka

Boat details and gallery here

Milne Bay diving video here

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