Papua New Guinea,

The Spectacular Mount Hagen Show, Goroka and Madang

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Group Tour
11 Days
From £4748
GEOIP Not Available
Culture and Archaeology

Tour Introduction

11 Days from £4748
GEOIP Not Available
per adult.

For those with limited time looking for a well-paced trip encompassing the cultural highlights of Papua New Guinea (PNG), this 11-day, locally-led group tour ticks all the right boxes. The itinerary begins with the spectacular Mount Hagen show (sing-sing), the most famous in PNG, which brings together more than 70 uniquely different cultural groups, each with its own individual costumes, music and dance routines. Next we travel to Goroka to immerse ourselves in the local culture, including the intriguing mud men, skeleton dancers and ghost dancers: fantastic spectacles you will never forget. Finally comes the Pacific coastal resort of Madang for more relaxation and, best of all, snorkeling and diving the colourful coral reefs. The trip is further enhanced by some of PNG’s best accommodation options so your comfort will not be compromised. All told, this is a special group tour at an affordable price which will appeal to anyone with a fascination for PNG and its diverse landscapes, nature and people.

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Full Itinerary

Price from £4748
GEOIP Not Available
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
Mount Hagen

Arrive in Port Moresby. Meet with group and assisted with connection to Mount Hagen. Met and tfr to the hotel. Afternoon guided Nature walk.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes Dinner.

Day 3
Mount Hagen

After breakfast, transfer to Paiya Village for a mini cultural show. Enjoy a pre- Mount Hagen Show performance by the tribes.

Staying at Highlander Hote. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Mount Hagen

Full day at the Mount Hagen Show.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Mount Hagen

Full day at the Mount Hagen Show.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Goroka

After breakfast, transfer by road to Goroka. En route, visit Mindima Village for Oma Masalai performance.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7
Goroka

Morning visit to Asaro village for mudman performance and traditional "mumu" lunch. Afternoon tour of Goroka town to include local market and JK McCarthy museum.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 8
Goroka

Morning hike to Mt Gurupoka for Ghost dance performance. Afternoon visit to Chimbu village to experience the local culture of the Chimbu tribe.

Staying at Pacific Gardens Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9
Madang

After breakfast, transfer by road to Madang. En route, visit Yonki Hydro dam.

Staying at Madang Resort. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10
Madang

Morning harbour cruise including a visit to Siar Island and Pig Island. Afternoon visit to Amele villages including Hobe, Suyao and Haya. Enjoy a sing sing at Haya village.

Staying at Madang Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11
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.

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Tour Accommodation

Papua New Guinea Coast and Beaches

Madang Resort Hotel

Overview

A large comfortable hotel ideally located at the entrance of the beautiful Madang harbour. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and offers a range of accommodation types to suit all budgets from standard rooms to executive waterfront bungalows.

The standard rooms are small and simple with en suite facilities, while the spacious en suite premier rooms are much more comfortable and spacious, recently refurbished with flat screen tv and balconies overlooking Dallman Passage.

The hotel has two restaurants including the new “Haus Win” featuring open dining along the waterfront.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
120
Facilities

Private facilities, 2 restaurant, 2 bars, 4 swimming pools, tennis courts, air conditioned gymnasium and fitness centre, as well as a lagoon with kayaks and canoes available for guests. There is a dive shop with full PADI Dive training facility.

Local Wildlife

Hundreds of species of coral, small fish, larger pelagic species including barracuda, jacks, rays and turtles.

Optional Activities

Snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, jungle hiking, coastal boat tours and tours to BilBil village,

The Highlands

Highlander Hotel

Overview

Located in Mount Hagen, the hotel is set with beautiful tropical gardens within secure surroundings. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Palmuri restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium as well as two bars and a small souvenir shop.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
60
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gymnasium and souvenir shop

Optional Activities

Bird and wildlife watching excursions in the local rainforest and cultural activities.

Papua New Guinea The Highlands

Pacific Gardens Hotel

Overview

The Pacific Gardens Hotel is a simple but comfortable hotel located in the lush Pacific Gardens Estate close to the airport in Goroka. The property, one of the best options in Goroka, is within a safe gated park with walking trails and BBQ area.

The hotel has a well-stocked bar and lounge, and a good a la carte restaurant serving international and traditional Papuan dishes.

The standard rooms are small and simple with en suite facilities, while the spacious premier rooms are set further away and much more comfortable and spacious, having en suite bathroom and direct dial phones. Wi-Fi is available in the main building (charged locally) and there are self-catering apartments for rent.

Other facilities include conference room, laundry service, room service, currency exchange, gift shop and pleasant gardens to enjoy.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
39
Facilities

Private facilities, restaurant, bar, lounge, direct dial telephones, Wi-Fi (charges apply), laundry service and currency exchange.

Optional Activities

Cultural tours in Goroka villages where the Asaro mud men tribes are found. The famous Goroka show is held every year close to Independence day (16 September), when over 100 different tribes from around the country gather to showcase their traditional dance, dress and music.

Route Map

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Pacific Gardens Hotel: -6.064770, 145.393450
Highlander Hotel: -5.863337, 144.224385
Madang Resort Hotel: -5.208234, 145.810305

Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
12/08/2020
£4748
£1679

Travel Information

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

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Claire Pote

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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!