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Papua New Guinea Independent Travel Ideas
WONDERS OF NEW GUINEA
New Guinea, the last great land mass to remain unexplored, still remains a place of great wonder and mystery. Exotic animals, extraordinary art and flamboyant warriors await the curious traveller.
The tour begins in the Tari valley, home of the colourful Huli, a race whose right of passage for young men is to grow their own human hair wigs. In the forest surrounding the valley awaits a plethora of thirteen species of birds of paradise and a whole host of unique orchid species. From there, the wondrous journey continues to the Sepik Region and Karawari Lodge - an area that was still a restricted area in the 1960's.
Discover river life on the Karawari River and spectacular primitive art as well as an incredible array of parrots and orchids. From the Sepik Region and back to the highlands to explore the world of the Melpa people. Exploration continues in this area where no white foot had ever trodden until the mid-1930's.
Day 1. Port Moresby. Upon arrival in Port Moresby you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to the Airways Hotel. Overnight Airways Hotel
Day 2. Port Moresby to Tari. In the morning, you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to PX866 to Tari. The Tari Valley - home of the Huli, a colourful and proud people still largely living the same way that their ancestors did.
Ambua Lodge is high on the slopes of the Tari Valley, with magnificent views of the valley below and surrounding peaks. The afternoon is spent exploring the area surrounding Ambua. High mountain forests with roaring waterfalls beckon the intrepid traveller. Overnight Ambua Lodge LD
Day 3-4. Tari. Enjoy two full days of cultural and ecological touring. The Tari area is home to an incredible 13 species of birds of paradise, as well as numerous orchid species. Learn how the Huli live and how they interact with and use their environment. Overnight Ambua Lodge BLD
Day 5. Tari to Karawari. Fly by charter aircraft to Karawari airstrip over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. The country between Ambua and the Sepik region is an amazing array of jagged limestone that seem to rise and drop at impossible angles.
From the airstrip, you will be transferred by river boat to Karawari Lodge. Sitting on a ridge above the Karawari River, Karawari Lodge boasts a spectacular view over hundreds of kilometres of dense tropical jungle. Inspired by local architecture and built with traditional materials, while still providing modern comforts. Overnight Karawari Lodge BLD
Day 6. Karawari. Wake up to the chattering of Lorikeets and Eclectus Parrots. After breakfast enjoy touring programs that provide insight into the amazing ecology and culture of the Karawari area. Overnight Karawari Lodge BLD
Day 7. Karawari to Mount Hagen. Fly by charter from Karawari to Mount Hagen, during the flight mountains rise up to startling heights out of the flat lands of the Sepik Basin. Mount Hagen Town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Perched high on Mount Kuta is Rondon Ridge, with unbelievable views of the Wahgi Valley. Overnight Rondon Ridge BLD
Day 8. Mount Hagen. A full day is spent exploring the Hagen Area and Wahgi Valley. The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who in the face of modernity, still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles. In the mountains surrounding the Wahgi Valley live a stunning array of bird, orchid and plant life. Overnight Rondon Ridge BLD
Day 9. Mount Hagen to Port Moresby. This morning you depart for Port Moresby on Air Niugini PX181. Upon arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to your ongoing international flight. B
Accommodation, airport transfers, tours, meals as specified BLD and local guides.
International and domestic airfare