Papua New Guinea - A Tribal Odyssey

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• 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

Fact File

• 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.

Our August departure features the Mt. Hagen Show, where the tribes come from all over Papua New Guinea for a two-day spectacular "singsing" - a traditional song and dance festival complete with traditional tribal clothing and body decoration. Throughout our journey, we encounter amazing birdlife, lush flora, stunning scenery and some of the most fascinating tribal people on earth.

Please Note: 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, nothing in Papua New Guinea goes as planned, so travelers must be prepared for changes to this program as we travel.

FROM: $11995


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On Sepik adventure, basic dormitory accommodation (bush longhouses) with limited bathing and toilet facilities. Trobriand Island accommodation, basic with private facilities. Up to 6 nights single supplement not available.

Comfort notes

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.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Port Moresby to Mt. Hagen
Days 3 - 4: Mt. Hagen Cultural Show
Day 5: Mt. Hagen and Kumul Lodge
Day 6: Mt. Hagen to Goroka
Day 7: Goroka
Day 8: Madang
Day 9: Madang to Wewak
Day 10: To Sepik River
Day 11: Sepik River
Day 12: Sepik River Excursion
Day 13: Sepik River, Return to Wewak
Day 14: To Port Moresby
Day 15: Fly to Louisa, Kiriwina Island, Trobriand Islands
Day 16: Kiriwina Island, Trobriand Islands
Day 17: Kaibola Village, Trobriand Islands
Day 18: Port Moresby to Loloata Island
Day 19: Loloata Island
Day 20: Loloata to Port Moresby
Day 21: Depart Port Moresby
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