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Papua New Guinea: A Highlands Adventure

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,353

Embark on a fascinating adventure into the Highlands of Papua New Guinea to get in touch with people on the fringes of the modern world. Exploring Mt. Hagen and the Wahgi Valley, you’ll encounter the ancient civilizations of the Melpa and Huli people and experience the startling wilderness of remote mountains and valleys.


This 5-day Papua New Guinea vacation takes you to Mt. Hagen and the Wahgi Valley. It features first-class accommodations, small group tours, and is ideal for travellers wanting an adventure far from the tourist trail.

Your journey begins in Port Moresby, your point of entry in Papua New Guinea. From Port Moresby, you’ll fly to Mount Hagen, the third-largest urban centre in the country and your base for your adventures here. You’ll spend three full days around Mount Hagen exploring the Highlands and the Wahgi Valley. First explored by westerners in the 1930s, this area of Papua New Guinea has boomed with recent oil and natural gas production, but still retains the pre-industrial traditions that have guided life here for thousands of years. During your adventure, you’ll hike through cultivated valleys, search for Birds of Paradise, and marvel at the sugar-cane gardens and jungles that define the valley. You’ll also visit remote villages to get in touch with the inhabitants of the valley, the Melpa and Huli, who lead subsistence lifestyles and have never adopted western clothing and still dress in elaborate costumes of feathers, flowers, and face painting; you might even see some folks painted like skeletons.

At the end of your exploration of the highlands, you’ll connect back to Port Moresby to continue your onward travels. Consider pairing this Papua New Guinea adventure with a trip to Australia, as it makes a great add-on to a journey to the Top End.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,353

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Day 1

Arrive Port Moresby

Upon arrival in Port Moresby you will be met and greeted by Goway's local representative, Trans Niugini Tours and transferred to your domestic flight to Mount Hagen.

Transfer from the Mount Hagen airport to your accommodation where the balance of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Rondon Ridge Lodge

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  • Rondon Ridge Lodge



    Rondon Ridge is a 40-minute drive from the town of Mount Hagen and just under an hour from the airport. There are several daily flights between Mount Hagen and the capital, Port Moresby. Rondon Ridge is a perfect hub for access to Ambua Lodge, Karawari ...

    Rondon Ridge is a 40-minute drive from the town of Mount Hagen and just under an hour from the airport. There are several daily flights between Mount Hagen and the capital, Port Moresby.
    Rondon Ridge is a perfect hub for access to Ambua Lodge, Karawari Lodge, MV Sepik Spirit and Bensbach Wildlife Lodge.

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Days 2-4

Mount Hagen and Wahgi Valley

Three full days are 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 lives a stunning array of bird, orchid and plant life.

Tours will also include a visit to a local Huli Village in Mount Hagen. These Highland people employ as their art, body decoration, face painting and human hair decorated with feathers, flowers and moss. The Huli culture is the most vibrant intact and colourful to be experienced anywhere.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Depart Port Moresby

This morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Port Moresby for your onward international flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Touring with local expert guides as detailed in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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17 Dec 2019
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