Goroka Classic Show Tour

16 Days from £9167 per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
16 Days
Group Tour
Culture and Archaeology

This Classic tour begins in the Tari Valley home of the flamboyant Huli, a colourful and proud people still largely living as their ancestors did. Ambua Lodge is high on the slopes of the Tari Valley with magnificent views of the valley below and the surrounding peaks. From Tari, you fly to the Sepik Region to explore the waterways of the Sepik River and its tributaries. Spend three nights on board the Sepik Spirit, which is the ultimate “floating lodge”, for the adventurer who desires all the comforts of civilization on the mighty Sepik River. From the Sepik Spirt you will fly to Mount Hagen, spending a night at the resplendent Rondon Ridge in a valley that was unknown to the outside world until 70 years ago. From Mount Hagen your journey takes you to Goroka to attend the two days famous Goroka Cultural Show.

NB: This is an unescorted group, which means you will have a different local guide in each location.

Please note the 2017 tour is now full. Please register interest for the 2018 group.

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Itinerary

Price from £9167 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms.

Day 1 - Depart London

Fly overnight from London to Singapore.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Singapore

Arrive in Singapore and connect with onward flight to Port Moresby.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 3 - Port Moresby

Arrive in Port Moresby. Meet with group and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Staying at Airways Hotel. Includes Dinner.

Day 4 - Ambua

Transfer to the airport and fly to Tari. Met on arrival and transfer to the lodge. Afternoon exploring the area surrounding Ambua. This is the home of the Huli Clans, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Southern Highlands and one of the most culturally intact, in all of PNG.

Staying at Ambua Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Ambua

A day of ecological and culturally based touring sure to satiate those yearning for discovery. The Tari area is home to an incredible 13 species of birds of paradise, as well as numerous orchid species. Learn how the Huli live and how they interact with and use their environment.

Staying at Ambua Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Ambua

Another day of ecological and culturally based touring.

Staying at Ambua Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Sepik Spirit

Fly by charter to the Sepik. Met on arrival and transfer to the Sepik Spirit. After lunch visit Kaminimbit I, Kaninimbit II and Kororua village, where the people are prolific and famous carvers.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Sepik Spirit

Full day spent exploring the many waterways of the Sepik and its tributaries, including visits to traditional Sepik villages.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Sepik Spirit

Another full day spent exploring the many waterways of the Sepik and its tributaries, including visits to traditional Sepik villages.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Rondon Ridge

Transfer to the airstrip and take charter flight to Mount Hagen. Met on arrival and transfer to lodge. Afternoon birdwatching from the nature trails at Rondon Ridge. Over 200 species of birds have been spotted in the forest surrounding the lodge, including 13 species of birds of paradise.

Staying at Rondon Ridge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Goroka

Morning pick up from the lodge and transfer to airstrip. Take charter flight to Goroka, home of the famous and intriguing Asaro mudmen. Met and transfer to the hotel.

Staying at BIrd of Paradise. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Goroko

Pick up from the lodge and transfer to the show ground. Spend the day at Goroko show, a marvellous opportunity to gain an overview of PNG cultural diversity. Amongst the performers are the legendary mud men of Asaro. Later transfer back to the hotel.

Staying at Bird of Paradise. Includes All Meals.

Day 113 - Goroka

Pick up from the lodge and transfer to the show ground. Spend another day at Goroko show.

Staying at Bird of Paradise. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Port Moresby

Morning pick up from the lodge and transfer to the airport. Catch flight to Port Moresby. Met on arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour which includes visits to the National Parliament (outside view only), National Museum and National Botanic Gardens. if time allows a stop will be made at a PNG artifact shop.

Staying at Airways Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 15 - Depart Port Moresby

Transfer to the airport and catch flight to Singapore. Connect with onward flight to London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 12 - Arrive London.

Arrive London Heathrow

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly to Singapore on British Airways and to Port Moresby on Air Niugini Airlines

Area Specialist

Claire Pote
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Extensions are possible, please ask for more details.

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Ambua Lodge: -5.961781, 143.067131
Rondon Ridge: -5.875120, 144.250527
Airways Hotel : -9.479999, 147.179992
MV Sepik Spirit: -4.275208, 143.334098
Bird of Paradise Hotel: -6.083477, 145.386264