• Encounter the Asaro Mudmen, the Wahgi, Simbu, Kaguel, Melpa and Trobriand Islanders tribes
• Mt. Hagen 'singsing' festival (Aug dep)
• Goroka 'singsing' festival (Sep dep)
• Visit the remote Trobriand Islands
• 3-day Sepik River adventure by wooden canoe
• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Port Moresby
• All meals included
• Includes 5 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2 or 3
Papua New Guinea is like no other place on Earth - culturally rich and geographically remote, with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere.
From the rugged mountains to the coastal islands, this journey is an adventure of a lifetime. We meet and learn about some of the tribal people of this land including the Asaro Mudmen, the Wahgi, the Simbu, the Kaguel, the Melpa and the fascinating Trobriand Islanders. Our adventure includes many village visits so that we can really meet the people and experience their way of life. We explore the Sepik River by wooden canoe and spend 3 nights on Kiriwina Island (part of the Trobriand Islands), where people live a traditional lifestyle. Throughout our journey, we encounter amazing birdlife, lush flora, stunning scenery and some of the most fascinating tribal people on earth.
Our August (Mt. Hagen festival) and September (Goroka festival) departures both feature a two-day spectacular "singsing" - a traditional song and dance festival complete with traditional tribal clothing and body decoration, where the tribes come from all over Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally interesting places on earth, with many of its tribal people following a traditional life-style. This adventure has been designed to experience the villages and people of Papua New Guinea. In order to do this, we visit a number of local villages and we overnight in one village. There are overnight stays where the accommodation is very basic; it can be dormitory style and have no fans/air conditioning and very limited facilities. As much of the interior of the country has no roads or impassable ones, we maximize our time by flying from location to location and flight schedules frequently change. While we endeavor to do/see everything listed in the itinerary, it is common for changes to occur to the itinerary for things that are beyond our control. Traveler must be prepared for changes to this program either before your journey starts or during the trip itself.
FROM: $11995 USD
has guaranteed departures
On the Sepik river, we have 2 nts. in basic dormitory accommodation (tribal longhouses) with limited bathing and toilet facilities. Trobriand Island accommodation is basic with private facilities.
2 days over 8,000 feet. Local roads can be rough and wet. Travelers must be flexible and prepared for day-to-day changes. Some areas are very primitive.
Arrive in Port Moresby
Port Moresby to Mt. Hagen
Days 3 - 4:
Mt. Hagen Cultural Show
Mt. Hagen and Kumul Lodge
Mt. Hagen to Goroka
Sepik River Excursion
Sepik River, Return to Wewak
Depart Wewak, Loloata Island
Fly to Louisa Island, Trobriand Islands
Kiriwina Island, Trobriand Islands
Kaibola Village, Trobriand Islands
Return to Port Moresby
Port Moresby City Tour
Virirata National Park
Depart Port Moresby