Vista Mount Hagen Show Tour

# Group Tour

Vista Mount Hagen Show Tour

13 Days from $12,215 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
13 Days
Group Tour
Culture and Archaeology

The Vista tour is a fully escorted program that provides a stunning view of Papua New Guinea. The journey begins with the wonderfulvista of Ambua Lodge, overlooking the Tari Valley, home of the huli. Then fly to the Sepik River and stay aboard the MV Sepik Spirit, the perfect way to discover a rarely visited corner of the globe. After the cruise, relax at Karawari Lodge, which is located in the Sepik Region. From there, fly to the Western Highlands for the highlight of the program, the spectacular Mount Hagen Show, providing an incredible vista of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. In a land of nearly 800 languages, there is no better place to see so many gathered in one place.

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Itinerary

Price from $12,215 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms. Single supplement £880. Please note the single supplement is for a Single room EXCEPT at the Highlander Hotel and on board the Sepik Spirit, which are on twin share basis.

Day 1 - Depart Singapore

Depart Singapore and catch Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Port Moresby

Arrive in Port Moresby. Meet with group and transfer to the hotel.

Staying at Airways Hotel. Includes Dinner.

Day 3 - Karawari

Transfer from hotel to Jackson's Airport, for your domestic flight to Mount Hagen, and onwards flight to Karawari. Meet with representatives at the airport for transfer to Karawari Lodge. Poised on a ridge overlooking the river and jungle-clad Sepik Basin, this lodge draws you into an entirely unique world. What is most fascinating here is how the people live at one with the land, and how it moulds their lives. They still live as they have for generations, with rituals, sing-sings, storytelling, food gathering and preparation all largely unchanged.

The Lodge has a well-planned cultural programme, with daily river boat visits to local villages in place. These allow guests to observe village life and customs, participate in typical daily activities and enjoy re-enactments of traditional ceremonies. You wills also visit remote jungle waterways, where there are huge lichen and vine-festooned trees, an abundance of brilliant flame flowers, and many beautiful orchids. With a myriad of birds providing the raucous jungle music, enjoy observing man and the environment as it has been for thousands of years.

In the afternoon, take a half day excursion along the jungle-fringed waterways of the Karawari River where standing boatmen paddle slender dug-out canoes adorned with sculpted silhouettes of crocodile masks. Experience village life, including carved totems, drums, woodcarvings and different artistic expressions. There is also plentiful bird-life to be seen along the rives and nearby lakes.

Staying at Karawari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Sepik River

After breakfast, transfer form Krawari Lodge to the Sepik Spirit. This stationary floating lodge has nine spacious en-suite guestrooms and is uniquely designed in the style of the local 'haus tambaran' or spirit house. Enjoy lunch on board, before beginning your voyage of discovery to a local village in the afternoon.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Sepik River

Enjoy a full day touring the area from the Sepik Spirit, with picnic lunch provided. Visit local villages where the people are prolific an skilled carvers. From here you can purchase many fascinating items such as elaborately carved masks, hooks, ancestral figures, hand drums, baskets, bilums and gourds. Yous will also visit the remote Black Water Lakes.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Sepik River

Another day of exploration in the area, as detailed in day five. In the evening, the Sepik Spirit will cruise back to Karawari in preparation for early morning departure the following day.

Staying at Sepik Spirit. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Ambua

In the morning, transfer to Karawari Airstrip for charter flight to Lake Murray. Lunch on arrival, then proceed on an afternoon walk of the island to a local village.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Ambua

A day of ecological and culturally based touring sure to satiate those yearning for discovery. Visit the Kuni and Pari tribes and lean of their local traditions.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Ambua

Enjoy another day of exploration in this area.

Staying at Lake Murray Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Mount Hagen

Transfer to the airstrip and catch charter flight to Mount Hagen. During the flight, marvel at the scenery as mountains rise high out of the flat lands of the Sepik Basin. Upon arrival into Mount Hagen, you will be met and transferred to the Highlander Hotel. In preparation for the Mount Hagen Cultural show there will be a pre-show program in the afternoon.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Mount Hagen show

Full day spent at 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 12 - Mount Hagen show

Another full day spent at the Mount Hagen Show.

Staying at Highlander Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Depart Port Moresby

Transfer to Kagamuga 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.fed

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[Your Papua New Guinea representatives] were probably the most efficient and best organised company I have had dealings with. They were an absolute pleasure – everything worked perfectly.. .Overall an excellent holiday, very well organised and a fascinating place to visit. Most enjoyable. Thanks.

Mr P G — Surrey

Route Map

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MV Sepik Spirit: -4.275208, 143.334098
Highlander Hotel: -5.863337, 144.224385
Karawari Lodge: -4.596667, 143.522500
Lake Murray Lodge: -7.008436, 141.502079