From  £6380
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour an Asaro Mudman village
  • Explore interesting Madang town
  • Cook a megapode egg in volcanic waters
  • Watch the Tolai tribe Kinavai Ceremony
  • Marvel at the Baining fire dance
  • Visit a traditional fishermans village
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Cultures & Customs of Papua New Guinea

18 Day Tour, from £6380 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
29 Jun  -  17 Jul

Papua New Guinea is a country of adventure. Offering a heady mix of traditional tribal encounters, jungle exploration in wildlife-rich environments and pristine sandy beaches, Papua New Guinea is as diverse as they come.  And how best to explore the country’s myriad of experiences than on our Regent exclusive small-group tour. Fly to Papua New Guinea and head to the Eastern Highlands to discover the life of a Highlander: enjoy village visits and colourful sing sings in Goroka district and enjoy a fascinating Asaro Mudman performance which you’re unlikely to forget! End in East New Britain Province and attend the enthralling Wagwagira & National Mask Festival. Witness the early morning Kinavai ceremony performed by the local Tolai tribe and discover still-active Mt Tavurvur, pretty Simpson Harbour and witness a traditional Baining Fire Dance.

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
DEPARTURE
Fly to Port Moresby, via Manila.
DAY 2
PORT MORESBY
PORT MORESBY

Arrive in Port Moresby and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax after the long flight. Dinner is included tonight. (B/D)

DAY 3
GOROKA
GOROKA
Fly to Goroka.Land and head out on a tour of the Asaro Mudman village. Enjoy a traditional fire making ceremony and enjoy a tasty "mumu" lunch before crossing the spectacular Daulo Pass. (B/L/D)
DAY 4
GOROKA
GOROKA
Climb to Mount Gurupoka this morning and be rewarded with fantastic views of the Asaro valley and Daulo Mountains. Explore an ancestral cave and watch a Ghost Dance show. In the afternoon explore Goroka's market, the coffee factory and JK McCarthy Museum. (B/D)
DAY 5
GOROKA
GOROKA

Travel to a local Chimbu village and learn a little of their traditional way of life. Learn the ancient skills of making musical instruments, weapons and bilum (string bags) used by many local Papua New Guineans. Overnight Goroka. (B/D)

DAY 6
GOROKA TO MADANG
GOROKA TO MADANG
Enjoy a scenic drive through lush terrain heading towards Madang. En-route stop at Kamaliki Village for a dance performance and enjoy a photo stop at Yonki Hydro Dam. (B/D)
DAY 7
MADANG
MADANG

Discover Madang town. Visit the museum to see ceremonial headdresses, jewellery and musical instruments at the small but interesting museum. Visit the Coastwatchers Memorial Beacon and take a stroll around the local market. (B/D)

DAY 8
MADANG
MADANG
Drive to Amele Village and watch a traditional dance, culture and music performance and enjoy a tasty Madang-style lunch. (B/L/D)
DAY 9
MADANG
MADANG
Head out on the (hopefully not so) high seas! Enjoy a cruise around picturesque Madang Harbour. Visit tiny Siar Island and enjoy the chance for a spot of snorkelling on the colourful reefs around Pig Island: watch our for turtles and barracuda. The afternoon is free at leisure. (B/D)
DAY 10
MADANG TO RABAUL
MADANG TO RABAUL
Fly to Rabaul via Port Moresby. Drive to the hotel and relax for the afternoon. (B/D)
DAY 11
RABAUL
RABAUL
Journey to the Duke Of York Islands and spend the day exploring this small island community - the village children are sure to be excited by your visit! Take a tour of the island and enjoy a dip in the azure seas to enjoy a spot of snorkelling: you may find that the village children will be keen to join you and show off their swimming skills. (B/D)
DAY 12
WARWAGIRA & NATIONAL MASK FESTIVAL
WARWAGIRA & NATIONAL MASK FESTIVAL
Head down to the beach early morning to watch the Tolai tribe's Kinavai ceremony. Enjoy the spectacle of dukduks and tumbuans (masked forest spirits) emerging from the sea to the beating of traditional kundu drums. Spend the morning enjoying the festival's cultural dancing and ritual performances before an afternoon in Kokopo town. (B/D)
DAY 13
RABAUL
RABAUL
Drive to the Gazelle Peninsula, home to troublesome Mt Tavurvur. Learn about the curious megapode birds who lay their eggs in the volcanic ash to incubate. Meet the Matupit villagers who dig for the eggs and try your hand at cooking one in a steaming pool. Also visit a u-boat tunnel, a relic of WWII, and the New Guinea Club History Museum. In the evening marvel at the fantastic Baining Fire Dance, where groups of adolescent village boys compete to run through blazing flames as the village elders chant, a truly wonderful spectacle to behold. (B/L/D)
DAY 14
RABAUL TO PORT MORESBY
RABAUL TO PORT MORESBY
Fly to Port Moresby. Land and visit the Port Moresby Nature Park which is home to a range of wildlife including the elusive Bird of Paradise. Also visit the fascinating National Museum which is crammed with interesting artefacts and see the neighbouring National Parliament. (B/D)
DAY 15
PORT MORESBY
PORT MORESBY
This morning board a boat and head out to Daugo Island, also known as Fisherman's Island, a short journey from Ela Beach. Visit the white sand beach for a spot of swimming before taking a tour of the fishing community who live on the island. (B/D)
DAY 16
PORT MORESBY TO MANILA
PORT MORESBY TO MANILA
Fly from Port Moresby to Manila. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)
DAY 17
MANILA
MANILA
Explore the city with visits to the historic walled city of Intramuros, San Agustin Church and peruse the market in Quiapo before a farewell dinner as a group. (B/D)
DAY 18
DEPARTURE
Return to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

18 day tour, from £6380 per person
(Single person supplement + £1250)

Price Includes

  • Return economy class flights with Philippines Air from London Heathrow to Port Moresby
  • Internal economy class flights as stated with Air Niugini
  • Meals as stated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English speaking driver-guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not listed on the itinerary
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
29 Jun 2018
-
17 Jul 2018
£6380 £1250 SOLD OUT

Tour Route Map


  1. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
  2. Papua New Guinea, Goroka
  3. Papua New Guinea, Madang
  4. Papua New Guinea, Rabaul
  5. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

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