Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour

# Group Tour

Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour

11 Days from $9,973 per adult.
11 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 and two nights at the new Lake Murray Lodge. Accommodation during the Mount Hagen Cultural show weekend is at the Highlander Hotel.

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Itinerary

Price from $9,973 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms. Single Supplement £700. NB: Single supplement is based on single room throughout, except twin share at Highlander Hotel.

Day 1 - 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 the Stanley Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Staying at Stanley Hotel. Includes Dinner.

Day 3 - Mount Hagen Show

Transfer to the airport for 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 t to the Highlander Hotel. Afternoon pre-show program at Rondon Ridge in preparation for the Mount Hagen

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

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. 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 - Rondon Ridge

Transfer to the airstrip and fly by charter flight to Mount Hagen. Transfer to Rondon Ridge for lunch. Afternoon guided nature walk on the trails around the lodge

Staying at Rondon Ridge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Port Moresby

Pick up from the lodge and transfer to the airport for flight to Port Moresby. Connect with 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:
May to October

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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There should never be less than three nights in this sensational location [Ambua Lodge] with a superb climate (hot during the day and cool at night) with very good food, and seeing the amazing Huli Wigmen with their outstanding head-dresses.

Mr D C - Essex

Route Map

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Rondon Ridge: -5.875120, 144.250527
Highlander Hotel: -5.863337, 144.224385
Karawari Lodge: -4.596667, 143.522500
Lake Murray Lodge: -7.008436, 141.502079
The Stanley Hotel and Suites: -9.438127, 147.182669