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  • Goroka tribal festival
  • Hulu mudmen - always a popular inclusion on all Papua New Guinea tours.
  • An aboriginal festival Papua New Guinea
  • Ambua Lodge
  • Melanesian children of Papua New Guinea
  • The skeleton dance

In a few words, Papua New Guinea is a colourful equatorial wonderland. Situated 160 kilometres/100 miles north of Australia, it is part of the second largest island in the world after Greenland. It is also the highest tropical island with 70% of it being cloaked in dense tropical forests. This is the reason for the 20,000 species of different flowering plants to be found on Papua New Guinea tours.

Exotic by nature, it has rugged razor-backed mountains, lush vegetation including rainforests, reef and mangrove swamps as well as palm-fringed beaches. The coral reefs support a huge variety of fish of which there are 1200 different species. This also allows for excellent diving on Papua New Guineaa tours. For sports enthusiasts, Papua New Guinea also offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Port Moresby is the capital and is a port as well as the business centre. On travel to
Papua New Guinea, you will see some excellent old colonial settlements here. Visits to the Botanical Gardens, National Orchid Garden and the craft market are very worthwhile.

The real charm of Papua New Guinea is in its more remote countryside. It is here that you can experience a return to nature not only because of the scenery but also because of the native people you are going to meet. The people are Melanesian, similar in strain to the Fijians.

One way to do this on Papua New Guinea tours is to take a cruise on the lengthy Sepik River on a small floating “wilderness lodge”. You pass through remote villages and come face to face with the locals and experience their customs and lifestyles extremely foreign to our way of being. You can tour the same area and stay in houses in different villages bringing you even closer to the locals.

It is not unusual for visitors to Papua New Guinea to encounter a Sing Sing - a gathering of tribes or villages to show their distinct culture, dance and music. The villagers paint and decorate themselves.

Each year there are two main tribal gatherings and cultural events in the country. Perhaps the most famous is the Mount Hagen show where various regional, provincial and even national tribal dance groups gather to celebrate their cultural heritage in the form of Sing Sing. It is held in August. The other important gathering is the Goroka show which is held in September. Both events are spectacular The people come in bilas (full traditional costumes) with stunning face tattoos, body paint, elaborate headdresses (birds of paradise plumes), shell breastplates and cuscus fur.

It may not be for everyone but if you want a true “experience”, you will be rewarded by trying one of our Papua New Guinea tours and vacations.

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Unique Islands of the South Pacific

True North Adventure Cruise in the South Pacific: “That’s The Best Holiday I Ever Had!”

 Discover Tribal Culture in Papua New Guinea

Explore Papua New Guinea on Our Holiday of a Lifetime

Discover Papua New Guinea

Tribesmen from Papau New Guinea Take NYC

 


 

Papua New Guinea Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Papua New Guinea tours. 

Learn about the history and culture of Papua New Guinea, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Papua New Guinea's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Papua New Guinea for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Papua New Guinea tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Papua New Guinea tours at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacations, New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages, stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.

 


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  • Adventures in Paradise Luxury Adventure Cruise: Cairns to Cairns

    Escape to the remote paradise of Papua New Guinea to explore fascinating islands and exotic underwater worlds. Cruising aboard the True North, you’ll scuba dive through wrecks from World War II around the Deboyne Islands, visit the Trobiand Islands to learn about the villagers’ exotic customs, and fly in a helicopter over Benua Cave on Bougainville Island.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 16,606
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Coral Discoverer Papua New Guinea Expedition Cruise: Wewak to Darwin

    Cruise the remote islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to discover the best that nature has to offer and experience one of the last frontiers on the planet. Dive coral reef systems, search for elusive Birds of Paradise, and meet villagers who until recently have been shielded from the outside world, all while enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities of the Coral Discoverer.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,396
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Coral Discoverer West Papua from Darwin

    You’re really ‘out there’ on this cruise through the little known islands of West Papua. Discover serene, untouched beaches, bountiful wildlife, and rarely visited native tribes on this superb West Papua Cruise.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Jungle Lodges & Sepik River

    Papua New Guinea is one of the least visited countries on earth, a last frontier for travellers. Discover this remote paradise staying in jungle lodges and on a "floating lodge" on the Sepik River.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,953
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • The New Guinea Encounter

    This touring experience allows the globetrotter with limited time the chance to visit remote villages, encountering ancient cultures, gaining an insight into life as it has been for thousands of years.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,861
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • The New Guinea Odyssey

    Explore New Guinea, get immersed in the wildlife of the area. You will be taken on a cultural journey that provides the opportunity to experience this amazing “Land of the Unexpected”.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,759
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • The Papua New Guinea Explorator

    The landscape of Papua New Guinea is as diverse as the people that inhabit it. With vast tracts of wild and undeveloped country, this stunning tropical wonderland is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,895
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Wonders of New Guinea

    New Guinea, the last great land mass to remain unexplored is a place of great wonder and mystery. Exotic animals, extraordinary art and flamboyant warriors await the curious traveller.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,840
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
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