Example Itinerary

Private Papua New Guinea: Mt Hagen to Bensbach by Private Aircraft

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $41,500
Interests
Off The Grid, Tribal
Destinations
Papua New Guinea
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Discover the fascinating and mysterious country of Papua New Guinea with this exhilarating 10-day tour. Fly to each exciting destination on your own private jet and beat the hassle of commercial flights. You’ll start the journey of a lifetime by flying to Mt Hagen and visiting the traditional village of Polga. Here, you’ll see a captivating mudmen performance and learn about traditional culture and history. Next, you’ll head to the breathtaking Upper Sepik region and embark on a canoeing adventure tour through remote villages and winding rivers. After, you’ll end the unforgettable tour in Bensbach, a unique region comprising of pristine grasslands and wetlands bursting with exotic wildlife.

Why travel by private jet?

Traveling by personal jet is the finest way to experience Papua New Guinea. Save valuable time and say goodbye to long transfers, flight delays and cancellations. You’ll also travel in style and experience the utmost in comfort and relaxation aboard your own private jet. Finally, you’ll fly to exclusive and distant destinations, usually unreachable to travelers. See the best of Papua New Guinea and discover the country’s many hidden gems on your own private charter aircraft. 

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Witness an intriguing mudmen performance in the traditional village of Polga
  • Paddle through winding rivers and visit remote villages by canoe in the Upper Sepik region
  • Visit the famous Huli Wigmen tribe and learn to make your own elaborate wig
  • Trek through untouched grasslands and wetlands in Bensbach and admire rare wildlife

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Mount Hagen

Start your adventure off in the seaside capital of Port Moresby. In the morning, you’ll board your luxurious personal jet and enjoy a comfortable flight to the volcano city of Mt Hagen. Here, you’ll take a private guided tour of the charming township and see a colourful local market and the Keltiga Cultural Village. After, you’ll check in to the accommodating Highlander Hotel and rest up for an exciting day ahead.

Day 2 Mount Hagen

Today, you’ll travel to the lush green Wahgi Valley and take a tour of the traditional Polga village. Here, you’ll meet mystical tribe members and witness a fascinating mudmen performance. Ancient tribes believed that mud disguises took on supernatural powers and had the ability to scare enemies away. In the late afternoon, you’ll head back to the comfortable Highlander Hotel and relax in the evening.

Mount Hagen

Day 3 Ambunti

Begin the day by flying to the quaint town of Ambunti. Once landed, you’ll embark on your exhilarating Sepik canoeing adventure. Jump in your canoe and paddle along Papua New Guinea’s longest river and pass by fascinating villages hidden from the modern world. After a day of adventure, check into the cozy Ambunti Lodge and enjoy a hearty meal before retreating to bed.

Day 4 Ambunti

After breakfast, you’ll continue your exciting Sepik Canoeing Adventure. Today, you’ll paddle through the stunning Wagu Lake and pass by the breathtaking Hunstein mountain range. Home to a plethora of exotic wildlife and rare plant species; you’ll be sure to see fascinating animals and beautiful flora and fauna in this special region. In the late afternoon, you’ll head back to the Ambunti Lodge and rest for the remainder of the day.

Ambunti

Day 5 Tari

Board your personal charter aircraft in the morning and fly to Tari, a rustic town where people still wear distinctive traditional dress. Here, you’ll take a stroll through the pristine rainforest and enjoy an afternoon of birdwatching while trekking through lush pathways. After, you’ll settle in at your room at the Ambua Lodge, an award-winning, eco-friendly establishment with beautiful views of the Tari Valley.

Day 6 Tari

Today, you’ll spend a second day exploring Tari. In the morning, you’ll head to the remote Pepoko village, home to the famed Huli Wigmen tribe. Here, you’ll meet Huli villagers dressed in elaborate headdress,and learn how to make your own wig. After, you’ll participate in a traditional Huli barbecue and feast on a succulent pig roast.

Tari

Day 7 Bensbach

In the morning, step onto your personal jet and fly to Bensbach, an isolated village in the southwest corner of Papua New Guinea. With endless green plains and no rocky regions, this unique landscape has allowed wildlife to thrive in the area. After your arrival, settle in to your room at the serene Bensbach Wilderness Lodge and spend the remainder of the day exploring your new surroundings.

Day 8 Bensbach

After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Bensbach and trek through grasslands teeming with deer, wallabies, snakes, monitor lizards and more. After, take a stroll through the nearby floodplains, an important stopping point for migratory birds. Here, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of spectacular birdwatching before heading back to Bensbach Wilderness Lodge.

Bensbach

Day 9 Bensbach

Enjoy one last day in Bensbach and experience Mother Nature at her best. Head to the wetlands in the morning and admire large flocks of pelicans, pygmy geese and sea eagles as they hunt for fish from the sky above. For those interested in fishing, you’ll have the opportunity to catch the feisty barramundi, which can grow up to nearly 40 inches in length.

Day 10 Departure

On your final day, take one last scenic private flight back to Port Moresby. Here, we wish you farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Port Moresby Jackson's International Airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting destination.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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. 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.

Other than your long-haul flights (not included), all flights are by private jet charter. Price includes jet charter, ground arrangements, landing permits and any repositioning charges. Changes in landing fees or fuel prices may cause the itinerary price to vary.

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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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