Sepik River Crocodile Festival and the spectacular Mount Hagen Show

# Group Tour

Sepik River Crocodile Festival and the spectacular Mount Hagen Show

15 Days from $7,871 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
Culture and Archaeology
Off The Beaten Track

Led by various local regional guides, this 15 day /14 night itinerary offers the opportunity to experience TWO exciting cultural festivals in Papua New Guinea.  The tour begins with an adventurous canoe safari in the Sepik River to experience the Sepik crocodile festival. The Crocodile Festival highlights the importance of the crocodile and its cultural significance to the people of the Sepik River. Next visit the coastal resort of Madang with some time to explore the nearby islands and villages before travelling into the highlands to visit Goroka, home of the famous “mudmen”. Finally, the tour ends with opportunity to visit Mount Hagen for the spectacular Mount Hagen Show providing an incredible vista of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. A truly fantastic tour highlighting the cultural diversity of Papua.

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Itinerary

Price from $7,871 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 Ambunti Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Sepik

Enjoy the Sepik River Crocodile festival

Staying at Ambunti Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Sepik

Enjoy the Sepik River Crocodile festival

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 PNG Airlines flight to Madang. Met and tfr to the hotel. Afternoon town tour to include the museum, Bilbil village and Balek Habitat.

Staying at Madang Resort Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Madang

Morning harbour cruise to visit Siar Island and Pig Island for snorkelling

Staying at Madang Resort Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Goroka

Tfr by road (c.7-8 hours) to Goroka with stop at Yonki Hydro dam en route. Tfr to the hotel.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10 - Goroka

Morning visit to Asaro village for Mudman performance and tradtitional "mumu" lunch. Afternoon viis tot Chimbu Village

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 11 - Mount Hagen

Tfr by road to Mount Hagen. En route visit Mindima Village for Oma Masalai prformance

Staying at Shine Inn Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Mount Hagen

Morning visit to Paiya village for mini cultural show.

Staying at Shine Inn Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Mount Hagen

Day to enjoy the Mount Hagen cutlural show

Staying at Shine Inn Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Mount Hagen

Day to enjoy the Mount Hagen cutlural show

Staying at Shine Inn Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 15 - Depart Port Moresby

Tfr to the airport and catch Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby. 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:
May to October

Area Specialist

Claire Pote

It is possible to do a shorter version of this itinerary, which excludes the Mount Hagen Show

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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Pacific Gardens Hotel: -6.064770, 145.393450
In Wewak Boutique Hotel: -3.550000, 143.633333
Ambunti Lodge: -4.214166, 142.815195
Madang Resort Hotel: -5.208234, 145.810305
Shine Inn Lodge: -5.856691, 144.243591