Papua New Guinea Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
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.
About Papua New Guinea
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 Guinea tours. For sports enthusiasts, Papua New Guinea also offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
What are the top cities or places to visit in Papua New Guinea?
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.
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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
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