Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
See the best of Papua New Guinea with our Classic Papua New Guinea itinerary, combining 12 days of adventure and exotic sights, including Sepik River, Goroka, Mount Hagen and Tari. Gain insight into Papua New Guinea’s traditional culture with intimate tribal encounters. This is truly the perfect luxury Papua New Guinea journey.
Today you can explore the rustic, traditional canoe villages that line the middle Sepik River region. Interact with local village people and gain insight into their day-to-day lives. Explore the winding pathways built using local materials, and check out the exotic wildlife that frequents the area. Top it all off with a visit to Papua New Guinea’s Primitive Art Center, where you can get a taste for the region’s artisan culture.
Explore the remote cultures of the Upper Sepik today, where you can get up-close and personal with what’s known as Papua New Guinea’s ‘last frontier’ - a place lost in time, where tribes have had very little contact whatsoever with the outside world. The Hunstein tribe of Wagu Lake will be one such encounter.
Upon your arrival in Goroka today, you’ll pay a visit to the legendary Asaro mudmen, and learn about their fascinating history involving conquering an invading tribe using mud; hence their name. Next, soar to new heights with a hike up the majestic Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea’s highest mountain, at just under 15,000 feet.
Today, you’ll be entertained and informed, starting with a performance by Goroka’s renowned theater group, Raun Raun, housed in a stunning piece of architecture. Finish off with a visit to the J.K. McCarthy Museum, dedicated to one of PNG’s legendary patrol officers, full of ancient cultural curiosities.
Today you’re heading to the third-largest city in Papua New Guinea, the volcano city of Mount Hagen. The area is famed for its coffee, and its coffee and tea plantations have brought rapid changes to the local lifestyle. Visit a coffee plantation to learn the intricacies behind the major local trade, and sample its delicate and bold flavors.
Today you’ll fly to Tari, home to a proud, flamboyant tribe known for their elaborate dress. You’ll check into your room at the Ambua Lodge, an award-winning, eco-friendly facility with stunning panoramas of the Tari Valley, before taking off once again to spot exotic bird life and hike through its winding rainforest pathways.