Sepik River, Madang and the Spectacular Goroka Show

# Group Tour

Sepik River, Madang and the Spectacular Goroka Show

12 Days from $6,010 per adult.
12 Days
Group Tour
Culture and Archaeology
Off The Beaten Track

Led by various regional guides, this two-week group tour is perfectly suited to those with limited time in Papua New Guinea. The group will firstly visit remote villages along the Sepik River, travelling by motorised canoe for a truly authentic glimpse of village life along New Guinea’s longest artery. Next we travel to the warm coastal resort of Madang for the opportunity to experience the local culture and snorkel or dive the colourful coral reefs. Finally comes the highlight of the trip: we ascend to the cool Eastern Highlands for the spectacular Goroka Show, the oldest and largest cultural festival (or sing sing) in the country. For two days, over 100 highland tribes come together to display their unique music, regional dances and tribal rituals: a spectacle like no other on earth.

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Itinerary

Price from $6,010 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Singapore

Depart Singapore on Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Wewak

Arrive in Port Moresby. Meet with group and assisted with connection to Wewak. Met and tfr to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Staying at In Wewak Boutique Hotel. Includes No Meals.

Day 3 - Sepik

Transfer by road to pagwi and then board motorised dugout canoe and commence the Sepik river canoe safari.

Staying at Palimbe Guesthouse. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Sepik

Visit the Middle Sepik villages and enjoy a sing sing. Continue to Wasui Lagoon and Wagu lake.

Staying at Wagu Guest house. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Sepik

Early morning visit to the rainforest to see the Lesser Bird of Paradise. Later, visit the Wasukuk area Blackwater tributaries, include Meno and Tonginmjam. enjoy a sing sing in one of the villages.

Staying at Ambunti lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Wewak

Return to Pagwi by canoe and transfer by road to Maprik and enjoy a mini cultural show. Later, transfer to hotel in Wewak.

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

Day 7 - Madang

Tfr to the airport and catch flight to Madang. Met and transfer to the hote;l. Afternoon tour of the town including Coast Watchers Memorial, Madang museum and Bilbil village.

Staying at Madang Resort hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Madang

Morning harbour cruise, including a visit to Siar Island for a short walk and Pig island for snorkelling. Return to the hotel. 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 9 - Goroka

Depart Madang for overland transfer (7-8 hours) to Goroka. A spectacular road tip over the rugged mountains with stops en route, including Yonki Hydro dam and Kainantu pottery centre.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10 - Goroka

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the show ground. Spend the day at Goroko show, a marvellous opportunity to gain an overview of PNG cultural diversity. Later transfer back to the hotel.

Staying at Pacific Garden Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 11 - Goroka

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the show ground. Spend another day at Goroko show.

Staying at Pacific Garden hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 12 - Depart Port Moresby

Morning pick up from the lodge and transfer to the airport. Catch 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 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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The [Papua New Guinea] trip was a success…! got great pictures.. .and we enjoyed it very much. Our arrangements worked much better than we expected…

Mr R M — London N1

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Pacific Gardens Hotel: -6.064770, 145.393450
In Wewak Boutique Hotel: -3.550000, 143.633333
Ambunti Lodge: -4.214166, 142.815195
Palimbe Guest house: -4.176669, 143.253034
Wagu Guesthouse: -4.379276, 142.727905
Madang Resort Hotel: -5.208234, 145.810305