Goroka Classic Show Tour

# Group Tour

Goroka Classic Show Tour

15 Days from £9395 per adult.
15 Days
Group Tour
Culture and Archaeology

The Goroka Classic Show tour is an unescorted program, taking guests to various cultural highlights of Papua New Guinea, before ending in Goroka for the yearly cultural show. The tour begins in Mount Hagen in the upper Wahgi Valley, where guests spend a night at the resplendent Rondon Ridge in a valley which was only discovered by the outside world 70 years ago. The journey then takes you to Karawari, where guests board the Sepik Spirit – the ultimate floating lodge allowing all the comforts of civilisation on the Karawari River. Exploring the waterways of the Sepik River and its tributaries will unearth many interesting local villages and wonderful scenery. After three nights on board, transfer by river boat to Karawari Lodge, also in the Sepik Region. After a night at the lodge, fly to Tari Valley – the home of the flambouyant Huli, a colourful and proud people who still live largely as their ancestors did. Ambua Lodge is located high on the slopes of the Tari Valley, commanding magnificent views of the below valley and the surrounding peaks. Learn about the fascinating ecology, culture and history of this remote corner of the world. Next, head to Goroka to attend the famous two day Goroka Cultural Show where you will encounter the legendary Asaro mud men. Finally, return to Port Moresby to catch your outgoing international flight.

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

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Price from £9395 per adult. Single Supplement £760. Please note that the single supplement is for a Single room EXCEPT at the Bird of Paradise Hotel and on board the Sepik Spirit, which are on twin share basis.

Day 1 - Depart Singapore

Depart Singapore on Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Mount Hagen

Arrive in Port Moresby, where you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to your Air Nuigini flight to Mount Hagen. Mount Hagen Town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Rondon Ridge is perched high on Mount Kuta, commanding extraordinary views of the Wahgi Valley. 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 Dinner.

Day 3 - Karawari

Transfer from Rondon Ridge to Kagamuga Airport for charter flight to Karawari.

Transfer to Karawari Lodge. After lunch, enjoy a visit to Kundiman village for a sago making demonstration

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Sepik River

Transfer from Karawari lodge to the Sepik Spirit. This stationary floating lodge has nine spacious en-suite guestrooms and is uniquely designed in the style of the local 'haus tambaran' or spirit house. Enjoy lunch on board, before beginning your voyage of discovery to a local village.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Sepik River

Enjoy a full day touring the area from the Sepik Spirit, with picnic lunch provided. Visit local villages where the people are prolific an skilled carvers. From here you can purchase many fascinating items such as elaborately carved masks, hooks, ancestral figures, hand drums, baskets, bilums and gourds. Yous will also visit the remote Black Water Lakes.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Sepik River

Another day of exploration in the area, as detailed in day six. In the evening, the Sepik Spirit will cruise back to Karawari in preparation for early morning departure the following day.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Lake Murray

Transfer to Karawari Airstrip for charter flight to Lake Murray Lodge. After lunch enjoy an afternoon guided walk around the island including a visit to the local village.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Lake Murray

A day of ecological and culturally based touring to the Pari tribe. Demonstrations will include traditional weaving, bilas displays and sing sing,

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Mount Hagen

Fly by charter flight to Mount Hagen and transfer to the lodge. After lunch, enjoy a guided nature walk around the trails at the lodge.

Staying at Rondon Ridge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Goroka

Morning pick up from the lodge and transfer to airstrip. Take charter flight to Goroka, home of the famous and intriguing Asaro mudmen. This will be your base for the duration of the 2020 Goroka Cultural Show.

Staying at Bird of Paradise. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Goroko

Pick up from the lodge and transfer to the show ground. Spend the day at Goroka 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 12 - Goroka

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

Staying at Bird of Paradise. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Depart Port Moresby

Morning pick up from the lodge and transfer to the airport. Catch flight to Port Moresby. Met on arrival and assisted with connection to Air Niugini flight to Singapore.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?

Flight Info:
Return flight with Air Niugini from Singapore to Port Moresby are included. Please enquire for flight fares from London Heathrow.

Best Visited:
May to October

Area Specialist

Claire Pote

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

Route Map

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Rondon Ridge: -5.875120, 144.250527
MV Sepik Spirit: -4.275208, 143.334098
Bird of Paradise Hotel: -6.083477, 145.386264
Karawari Lodge: -4.596667, 143.522500
Lake Murray Lodge: -7.008436, 141.502079