From  £8650
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Hike lush jungle terrain in search of spotting the mating rituals of elusive Birds of Paradise
  • Visit remote tribal communities where colourful, long-standing traditions are still alive
  • Observe master craftsmen in Sepik Province
  • Cruise the Karawari River
  • Enjoy charter flights over remote landscapes
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Papua New Guinea Cultural Adventure

13 Day Tour, from £8650 per person

Papua New Guinea offers an unparalleled variety of adventures for those seeking a truly unique travel experience. PNG's astounding portfolio of landscapes includes rugged mountains, paradise island-dotted coastlines and vast river deltas, each inhabited by fascinating tribal communities within which traditional cultures still thrive.

This 13-day tour journeys into the highlands to discover the customs of local Melpa people and offers the opportunity to meet the colourful Huli Wigmen to learn the art of making their ornate ceremonial wigs. No Papua New Guinea holiday is complete without experiencing the diverse native creatures that call the jungle environments home; cruise the wide, untamed Karawari River in East Sepik region in search of wildlife and, in the trees, set off in search of the sometimes elusive Birds of Paradise to watch their elaborate mating displays.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
DEPARTURE

Fly to Singapore.

DAY 2
SINGAPORE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Land Singapore. Transit and depart on the overnight flight to Port Moresby.

DAY 3
PORT MORESBY / MT HAGEN
PORT MORESBY / MT HAGEN

Land Port Moresby. Transit and take the final flight to Mt Hagen in Western Highlands Province. Land and drive to Rondon Ridge which sits at the edge of the Kubor Ridge and offers stunning views of the Wahgi Valley below. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to relax after the flights.

Accommodation
Rondon Ridge
DAY 4
MT HAGEN
MT HAGEN

Today will be spent exploring Rondon Ridge to enjoy bird watching and nature observation. During your time here there is the opportunity to explore traditional villages, local markets and bird watching in search of the regions birdlife including the flamboyant bird of paradise. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
MT HAGEN TO LAKE MURRAY (WESTERN PROVINCE)
MT HAGEN TO LAKE MURRAY (WESTERN PROVINCE)

Today board a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Lake Murray which is located in Western Province. Land and transfer to Lake Murray Lodge which sits nestled amongst trees on an island spit beside the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. This afternoon head out on an excursion to explore the village communities and bird watching sites. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
LAKE MURRAY
LAKE MURRAY

Spend today discovering the Western Province with excursions organised by the lodge. The area is home to a number of stilt house communities with the primary form of transport the traditional dugout canoe and fishing an important source of food for these communities. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
LAKE MURRAY
LAKE MURRAY

A further day in the region to explore on excursions arranged by the lodge. Western province is home to over 50% of New Guinea's bird population so there is a high chance of seeing pelicans, hornbills, parrots, eagles and of course several species of bird of paradise. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
TARI
TARI

Discover the region on a further full day excursion. Depart the lodge in the morning with an English-speaking Huli guide and visit traditional homesteads and spiritual places and of course the Huli wigmen themselves. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
TARI TO KARAWARI (EAST SEPIK PROVINCE)
TARI TO KARAWARI (EAST SEPIK PROVINCE)

Depart Tari on a charter flight to Karawari. Land on the airstrip and board a boat for the short journey to Karawari Lodge which sits above the banks of the Karawari River. This afternoon cross the river to visit a traditional village and watch the process of sago making, the staple food of the area. (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Karawari Lodge
DAY 11
KARAWARI
KARAWARI

Today is a further chance to explore East Sepik province. This is one of the most remote and unspoilt destinations in the country. There are no roads, shops or phones in the area so it is a great place to get away from it all and discover a unique way of life. Village visits and cultural encounters are the order of the day and depending on which village is visited on the day you are here there may be a demonstration of fishing or hunting techniques, a visit to a Men's Haus or a traditional dance. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
KARAWARI TO PORT MORESBY
KARAWARI TO PORT MORESBY

Take the flight back to Port Moresby. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to relax. (B)

DAY 13
DEPARTURE

Return to Port Moresby airport for the flight back to the UK, via Singapore. (B)

Pricing Information

13 day tour, from £8650 per person

Price Includes

  • International flights in economy class with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow
  • Return flights in economy class with Air Niugini from Singapore to Port Moresby
  • Internal flights as stated on Air Niugini + lodge charter
  • Meals as stated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as provided by the individual lodges
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Price Excludes

  • Papua New Guinea visa (obtained on arrival, no charge)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals that are not listed in the itinerary

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Tour Route Map


  1. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
  2. Papua New Guinea, Mt Hagen
  3. Papua New Guinea, Lake Murray, Western Province
  4. Papua New Guinea, Tari
  5. Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

Tour Accommodation

Karawari Lodge
Karawari Lodge
Karawari Lodge Karawari Lodge stands majestically on a lone ridge 300 metres above the banks of the Karawari River and overlooking an endless expanse of dense tropical lowland rain forest. The lodge......
Rondon Ridge
Rondon Ridge
Rondon Ridge Rondon Ridge lies 7100 feet above sea level, on the outer fringes of the Kubor Range. Boasting panoramic views of the Wahgi Valley below, Rondon Ridge is the pinnacle of luxury in a......

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