Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour

# Group Tour

Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour

14 Days from £8993 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

The Discoverer program provides a unique opportunity to discover the culture and ecosystems of the world’s second largest island – New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smorgasbord of colour, culture and excitement. The highlight of the Discoverer program is attendance at the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, a world famous cultural gathering of many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land. The program  also includes two nights stay at Karawari Lodge in the Sepik region, two nights at Ambua Lodge in Tari and two nights at the new Lake Murray Lodge. Accommodation during the Mount Hagen Cultural show weekend is at Rondon Ridge.

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Itinerary

Price from £8993 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms. Single Supplement £825. NB: Single supplement is based on single room throughout, except twin share at Highlander Hotel.

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 - 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. Transfer from Mount Hagen airport to the Highlander Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes Dinner.

Day 4 - Mount Hagen Show

Today is spent exploring the Mount Hagen Show – world famous for its colour, culture and vibrancy. It is a truly spectacular event. The diversity of the coastal, lowland and highlands sing sing groups at the Hagen show reflects the incredible diversity of Papua New Guinea’s landscape.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Mount Hagen Show

Another full day to experience the spectacular Mount Hagen Show.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Karawari

Transfer to the airport and take charter flight to Karawari. As the flight progresses, the mountains begin to give way until the landscape is covered by dense tracts of tropical lowlands. Met on arrival and transfer by jet boat to Karawari lodge. Sat upon a ridge on the edge of the Karawari River, the lodge boasts spectacular views over dense tropical jungle as far as the eye can see. This is an area of vast alluvial floodplains, laced with narrow waterways. The Karawari people are the most remote of the floodplains communities. After lunch transfer to the Kundiman village to observe a sago making demonstration (sago is a staple food for the river communities).

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Karawari

Enjoy a full day of guided excursions that provide insight into the amazing ecology and culture of the Karawari area. Travel along the jungle-fringed waterways, where boatmen, standing upright, paddle their slender dugout canoes. See bountiful birdlife along the rivers and nearby lakes. The various excursions will enhance your understanding of traditional village culture.

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Lake Murray

Transfer to the airstrip and fly by charter flight to Lake Murray. Transfer Lake Murray Lodge for lunch. After lunch enjoy an afternoon tour visiting local villages.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Lake Murray

Full day cultural tour exploring the waterways of Lake Murray. Visit local villages in one of the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Ambua

Transfer to the airstrip and fly by charter flight to the airstrip at Ambua. 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. Visits to the renowned Tari Gap could reveal up to 10 species of birds of paradise alone.

Staying at Ambua Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - 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 12 - Port Moresby

Pick up from the lodge and transfer to the airport for you flight to Port Moresby. Upon arrival, transfer to the Stanley Hotel.

Staying at The Stanley Hotel and Suites. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Singapore

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

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - Arrive London

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

Best visited:
August to August

Area Specialist

Claire Pote

Extensions and other airline options 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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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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Ambua Lodge: -5.961781, 143.067131
Rondon Ridge: -5.875120, 144.250527
Airways Hotel: -9.479999, 147.179992
Karawari Lodge: -4.596667, 143.522500
Lake Murray Lodge: -7.008436, 141.502079
The Stanley Hotel and Suites: -9.437622, 147.182502