Simbai & Kaironik Valley
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Trek from Simbai to Kaironk, the first day of a two-day trek through the central part of East Sepik province on the northern part of Papua New Guinea, just one province away from Indonesian Papua. People still live in the same hexagonal shaped huts that their ancestors built, cutting materials from the same patches of bush thathave grown in this valley for eons.
Overnight Hut Stay
Spend the night camp-style in zip-up sleeping bags inside an empty village hut.
Be welcomed by a sing-sing, a gathering of a few tribes or villages. Natives will arrive to show their distinct culture, dance and music in order to peacefully share traditions.
Visit the little tribal museum which is just a grass hut where they display their tribal “jewels” which are sacred artifacts and some very old head-dresses and ornaments worn by their ancestors.
Hike through the ancient Kaironk River valley, stopping at the Wombun archaeological dig site, arriving mid afternoon at Dusin village at the end of the valley, located on a ridge overlooking the Kaironk river.
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Simbai & Kaironik Valley Itineraries
Nature in the Raw: Wild Papua New Guinea
A unique peek into a culture few travelers are lucky enough to see, this 10-day itinerary will show you a whole new side of Papua New Guinea. Meet fascinating, rare species, scuba dive exuberant coral reefs, hike in the sprawling Kaironk River Valley and enjoy a motorized canoe ride along the Sepik River.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $11,300
Papua New Guinea Crocodile Festival
Scuba dive alongside incredible whale sharks, trek through dense jungles and watch as locals mingle with fearful-yet-fascinating crocodiles on this 12-day Papua New Guinea luxury journey. This one-of-a-kind adventure takes place in August during the wild Crocodile Festival in the Sepik Region.
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $11,700
Simbai Village Guesthouse
Simbai Village Guesthouse provides an extremely basic sleeping quarters for those who truly want to experience the real culture of Madang, Papua New Guinea, spending a few nights living as the locals do in this isolated town with no roads in or out. The rooms here, which come in single and double form, are equipped with pit toilets, kerosene lanterns, and a kitchen with cooking utensils. The friendly staff are always ready to assist, from organizing trekking trips, providing local guides, to doing guests’ washing in the nearby stream.
Papua New Guinea Goes Well With
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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A Couple from London
The Asaro Mudman tribal people took us where no tourists had been before, down through their lands to the source of the clay they use to make their tribal masks.