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Papua New Guinea: Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Traditional huts in Wamen

Why is Papua New Guinea considered a top bucket list destination?

The remoteness of Papua New Guinea has made it intriguing to adventurous travellers and those seeking to explore the unknown - it is know as one of the worlds last Frontiers..The undeniably unique civilization, landscape and biodiversity makes Papua New Guinea a truly exceptional experience for travelers wanting to get out of their comfort zone. A country that is untouched by mass tourism offers an insight into its extensive wildlife and ecosystem, a culture that has been kept alive for thousands of years with over 800 languages and rugged hiking trails to conquer if desired.

What are the top bucket list activities on a Papua New Guinea vacation?

This destination itself is a bucket list. Some of the main attractions for travelers are the Eastern highlands and the Kokoda Trail, which were part of some of the bloodiest wars faced by Australian troops in WWII. The trail offers challenging treks attracts thousands of avid hikers. 

The unique cultures in Papua New Guinea can be experienced by attending some of the exceptional festivals that showcase tribal heritage through dance and song, popular ones include the Mask festival and Mount Hagen cultural show. 

Additionally, for those who seek to experience one of the world’s most premier dive destinations, they can embark on a scuba diving adventure and immerse themselves in a reef system that has some of the highest diversity of sea life and coral reefs.


Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Papua New Guinea: A Highlands Adventure

    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.
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,353
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Small Group Touring
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  • The New Guinea Encounter

    Discover the frontier on this trek into the jungles of Papua New Guinea. On this journey through the Wahgi Valley and along the Karawari River, you’ll get in touch with Indigenous villagers, see colourful birds, and explore the untouched majesty of the nation’s wilderness.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,382
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • The Papua New Guinea Explorer

    Spend 11 days exploring the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea. Float down jungle waterways, hike to highland villages, and meet with local villagers who are renowned for their woodcarving and subsistence lifestyles. This trip is the ultimate frontier adventure.
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,834
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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