Having travelled quite intrepidly, we wanted a trip that wouldn't fall into the traditional category of 'honeymoon' -- so we decided on Papua New Guinea.
Tari is located in the Southern Highlands, known as Papuan Wonderland by the western explorers who discovered these stunning high valleys and limestone peaks in 1935. Tari is the home of many types of orchid, over 13 different species of Birds of Paradise, and the remarkable Huli tribe, who are famous for their wigs and live much as their ancestors have for centuries. Indeed, Tari is one of the last areas in Papua where traditional attire is still worn by the locals.
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Explore rainforest tracks and go bird watching - the country’s pristine rainforest is home to many rare species of birds, butterflies and insects, and there are nearly 2,500 acres of land dedicated to national parks.
Visit Pepoko village, a remote village where you can learn to make the famous wigs of the Huli people. While at the village, stop by a Huli school where you can meet the students and teach them some basic English. Afterwards, take part in a traditional Huli barbecue where the Huli kill a pig and roast it in a pit.
Visit with the older generation of tribesmen from the highlands in this region, and listen as they recount the battles of World War II, when they thought Allied and Japanese aircraft were really evil spirits flying through the air. The Hela people are welcoming and friendly, and are particularly proud of their agricultural prowess and skill at animal husbandry.
Venture into wild Papua New Guinea on this comprehensive 12-day luxury journey. This getaway balances ventures to remote natural locations with rustic adventures. Flit between trekking in the Sepik Region and catching breathtaking views from Mount Hagen for an unforgettable experience.
Birdwatcher's paradise and a fisherman's haven are only a flight away with this 12-day itinerary taking you deep into exotic Papua New Guinea's wildlife culture. Stay in comfortable, eco-friendly lodges as you get up close and personal with the country's fascinating wildlife, including pelicans and fig parrots.
An incredibly well-rounded adventure, this 13-day itinerary takes you through many of Papua New Guinea’s most remote, beautiful locations. Trek in the rainforest, canoe winding rivers, chat with local tribes and lounge on the soft, powder-white beaches in both the Southern Highlands and along the Sepik River.
Untouched rainforests, the winding Sepik River, the stunning Madang beaches and the friendly local tribes await you on this 13-day Papua New Guinea adventure. Trek through the lush forest, celebrate the traditional Sing-Sing and enjoy the end reward with time to relax on the stunning, powder-white beaches.
Cover extensive ground on this 10-day luxury adventure through Papua New Guinea by private aircraft. You’ll have the rare delights of learning to make your own traditional wig with the Huli Wigman Tribe, before moving onto see a Mudmen performance, as well as a thrilling canoe adventure on the Sepik River.
Trekking in the jungle, canoeing along seemingly endless rivers, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, and relaxing on stunning white sand are all in store on this 12-day Papua New Guinea luxury adventure. Gain unique cultural insight as you trek between remote villages and stay with welcoming locals.
Nestled amongst the Doma Peaks near Tari, almost 7000 feet above sea level, is Ambua Lodge. An award-winning, eco-friendly lodge boasting magnificent views of the Tari Valley below, and the perfect base for encountering the famous Wigmen, the lodge consists of forty round houses set amongst landscaped gardens and built almost exclusively from natural materials. Each unit features 180-degree picture windows to soak in the view, en-suite bathrooms, and electric blankets and duvets for the cool highland evenings. Ambua has 24-hour, eco-friendly electricity, provided by its own hydroelectric power plant that generates clean, natural energy from a nearby mountain stream. The main lodge building houses the bar, dining and lounge areas and a cozy central fireplace.