Tumbuna Adventure Show Tour of Papua New Guinea

14 Days from £7374 per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
14 Days
Group Tour
Culture and Archaeology

Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin word for ancestors. “Taim Bilong Tumbuna” refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.  The Tumbuna Sing Sing  will be a celebration, involving local tribes  celebrating culture in a colourful extravaganza  of traditional dress, dancing and singing. Bringing together a few of the 800 or so language groups of Papua New Guinea, the Tumbuna Sing Sing  is a unique opportunity to witness the ways of the Tumbuna, as well as meet and listen to stories first hand from tribal elders about the Taim Bilong Tumbuna.

The Tumbuna Adventure tour is an unescorted group, which means you will have a different local guide in each location.The highlight of the program being attendance at the Tumbuna Sing Sing. A small and intimate cultural show allowing attendees to interact with performers.

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Itinerary

Price from £7374 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 - Mount Hagen

Fly to Mount Hagen. Met and transfer to the hotel. After lunch enjoy and afternoon tour of Mount Hagen.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Mount Hagen

Full day at the Tumbuna Show. Picnic lunch included at the show ground.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Karawari

Fly by charter flight to Karawari. Met and transfer to the lodge. Afternoon visit to Kundiman Village for various demonstrations.

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Karawari

A full day of ecological and culturally based touring. Travel along the jungle fringed waterways of the Karawari River. Visit local villages an learn about their culture and way of life.

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Karawari

A full day of ecological and culturally based touring. Travel along the jungle fringed waterways of the Karawari River. Visit local villages an learn about their culture and way of life.

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Ambua

Fly by charter flight to Ambua Airstrip. Met 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 10 - 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 11 - Ambua

Another day of ecological and culturally based touring.

Staying at Ambua Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - 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.

Staying at Airways Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Depart Port Moresby

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

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - 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.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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An excellent trip which lived up to and exceeded our expectations. A good mix of different locations and an introduction to different cultures which gave us a great insight into life in a very different country from our own.

Mr T B - Glasgow

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Ambua Lodge: -5.961781, 143.067131
Airways Hotel : -9.479999, 147.179992
Highlander Hotel: -5.863337, 144.224385
Karawari Lodge: -4.596667, 143.522500