Mount Hagen Birding, Goroka Show, Madang and Sepik River

# Group Tour

Mount Hagen Birding, Goroka Show, Madang and Sepik River

15 Days from €5,823 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
15 Days
Group Tour
Birding
Culture and Archaeology
Off The Beaten Track

This is an exceptional group tour led by local expert guides and combining many of Papua New Guinea’s cultural and birding  highlights.  Begin with a simple highland lodge near Mount Hagen for the rare opportunity to see numerous birds of paradise.  Then continue your special adventure with the spectacular Goroka Show, the largest cultural extravanganza in the country in which more than 100 tribes display their music and dancing skills over the two glorious days of this extraordinary sing-sing. Next comes the Pacific coastal resort of Madang for snorkeling on some of the world’s best reefs and relaxation time by the sea.   Finally, explore the Sepik River by motorised canoe with a two-night stay in a river settlement, allowing full immersion in the local life and culture of the longest river in the island of New Guinea. Your final night in Port Moresby  includes a visit to nearby Varirata National Park for the chance to spot Raggiana bird of paradise, PNG’s resplendent national bird and a fitting end to an extraordinary trip.

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Itinerary

Price from €5,823 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart Singapore

Depart Singapore on Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Mount Hagen

Arrive Port Moresby and connect with Air Niugini to Mount Hagen. Met and transfer to the lodge.

Staying at Kumul Lodge. Includes No Meals.

Day 3 - Mount Hagen

Visit selected birding site. Target birds include King of Saxony, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia and Blue Bird of Paradise.

Staying at Kumul Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4 - Mount Hagen

Visit selected birding site. Target birds include King of Saxony, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia and Blue Bird of Paradise.

Staying at Kumul Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Goroka

Transfer by road to Goroka. En route witness the Oma Masalai performance. Transfer to the hotel.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 6 - Goroka

Spend the day at the Goroka Show.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7 - Goroka

Spend the day at the Goroka Show.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 8 - Madang

Transfer by road to Madang. En route stop at Yonki Hydro Dam. Transfer to the hotel

Staying at Madang Resort Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Madang

Morning harbour cruise to include a visit to Siar Island and Pig Island for snorkelling. Afternoon tour to Amele villages, including Hobe, Suyao and Haya with sing sing performance at Haya Village.

Staying at Madang Resort Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Wewak

Morning excursion to Balekl Habitat, museum and local market. Afternoon transfer to the airport and catch flight to Wewak. Met and transfer to the hotel.

Staying at In Wewak Boutique Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Sepik

Transfer by road to Pagwi and commence Sepik Rive canoe Safari to Wagu Lake.

Staying at Wagu Guest House. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Sepik

Early morning visit to the nearby Rainforest to see the Lesser Bird of Paradise. Later, visit the Wasukuk area Blackwater tributaries - Meno, Tonginmjam with sing sing included at one of the villages.

Staying at Wagu Guest House. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Wewak

Return to Pagwi by canoe, then transfer by road to Maprikand enjoy a mini cultural show. After the show, transfer by road to Wewak. Transfer to the hotel.

Staying at In Wewak Boutique Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 14 - Port Moresby

Transfer to the airport and catch PNG Air flight to Port Moresby. Met on arrival and visit the Adventure Park

Staying at Stanley Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 15 - Depart Port Moresby

Early morning visit to Varirata National Park to see Raggiana Bird of Paradise. Return to the hotel, then transfer to the airport. Catch Air Niugini flight to Singapore

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
Yes

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

Best Visited:
January to September

Area Specialist

Claire Pote

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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We write to express our thanks for organising another highly successful special itinerary tour [to Papua new Guinea], despite the last minute changes to our tour schedule. We were very impressed with [your representatives]. They ran a highly professional service in all aspects. The three lodges, all with their own very special character, were well run with friendly staff, clean and with good facilities. The food at all three was excellent -including the vegetarian provision. The transfer arrangements…were excellent…The excursion opportunities at all the lodges were good.. .The three contrasting locations of the lodges…enabled us to sample three very different village cultures, and their remoteness and juxtaposition to primary rainforest. . .made for excellent wildlife viewing especially for birds.. .In all our world travels so far, we have never been able to match the very special experience that combined the comfort of these individually unique lodges.. .with the opportunities to explore some of the world’s dwindling rainforest and meet its ancient and charming peoples and witness its unique birdlife. To step outside our lodge cabin [at Tari] and observe three species of birds of paradise was just magic!

Route Map

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Kumul Lodge: -5.866667, 144.216667
Pacific Gardens Hotel: -6.064770, 145.393450
In Wewak Boutique Hotel: -3.550000, 143.633333
Wagu Guesthouse: -4.379276, 142.727905
Madang Resort Hotel: -5.208234, 145.810305
The Stanley Hotel and Suites: -9.438127, 147.182669