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2012 Goroka Show & Highlands Explorer

Under this package the tourist will spend 4 nights in Goroka for the 2012 Goroka Cultural Show plus the surrounding Goroka tribal tours and a guided itinerary including Mt Hagen, Kumul Lodge and Tari Basin. In Tari you will meet the renowned Huli Wigmen and get up-close with their traditional way of life, rituals and subsistence economy. In Mt Hagen you experience the cultures and traditions of the Hagen people that are equally fascinating as the Huli people. You will also spend a full day birding and wildlife tours at Kumul Lodge. Highlight of this program includes the Huli Wigmen and Asaro Mudmen.

8 nights brief itinerary overview: 09th to 17th Sep 2012 covering, Tari Basins, Mt Hagen and Goroka (Goroka Culture Show ). (Can be extended to Sepik for an additional 5 nights).

Day 1: Sun 09th Sept 2012- International Flight/Port Moresby/Tari
Board flight PX864 to Tari at 08:30 and arrive in Tari at 10:00 and start tour of Tari Basin. Overnight at Hela Guesthouse. (D)

Day 2: Mon 10th - Tari Basin
Today fully immerse yourself in the Huli culture and its intriguing traditions. Overnight at Hela Guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 3: Tues 11th - Tari/Mt Hagen
Transfer by road to Mt Hagen. Drive time is 7 hours. En route see beautiful sceneries, tribal villages, roadside markets, authentic cultural encounters, etc. Overnight at Pakuwat Wilderness Lodge. (BLD)

Day 4: Wed 12th - Mt Hagen (Rugli Village)/Kumul Lodge
First half of day village discovery trip visiting the Rugli for village discovery, cultural and traditional tours. After lunch transfer to Kumul Lodge for birding and wildlife tours. Overnight at Kumul Lodge. (BLD)

Day 5: Thurs 13th – Kumul Lodge
Today spend the entire day birding and nature tours within the Kumul Lodge vicinities. Overnight at Kumul Lodge. (BLD)

Day 6: Fri  14th -  Mt Hagen/Simbu/Goroka
Transfer to Goroka via Highlands Highway. En route see Asaro Mudmen and Asaro Village. Overnight at Red Riverside Lodge. (BLD)

Day 7, 8: Sat 15th, Sun 16th - Goroka Show Ground
Spend these two days enjoying the show festivity at the Goroka Show Ground. Overnight at Red Riverside Lodge. (BLD)

Day 9: Mon 17- Goroka/Port Moresby
Board flight PX961 to Port Moresby. Flight departs at 10:40 and arrives at 11:55. END OF THE PROGRAM or for EXTENSION to the Sepik River Expedition see below.

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EXTENDED PROGRAM

Sepik River Explorer Tours.
In this extended program you will be canoeing on motorized dingy on the mighty Sepik River emerging yourself into the mystical culture of the Sepik people and explore some of the raw ecological beauty along the river's natural habitat. You will come to learn the fascinating culture of the river people with their rituals, initiation ceremonies, crafts, and the daily lifestyles that is demarcated by the river itself.

5 nights brief itinerary overview: 17th to 22nd Sept 2012 covering Wewak and Sepik River.

Day 9:  Mon 17th - Goroka/Wewak
Transfer by road to Madang and get connection flight PX126 at 15:35 to Wewak. Overnigt at Wewak Surfside Guest House. (D)

Day 10:  Tues 18th - Wewak/Kanganamun
Transferred to Pagwi for your canoe expedition. Visit the oldest Haus Tambaran along the Sepik River and overnight at Kanganamun Guest House. (BLD)

Day 11: Wed 19th - Kanganamun/Palambe/Kamanabit
Transfer to Palambe by motorize canoe and hike inland for about 30 minutes and exploring the Palembe villages and visit the Haus Tambarans. Overnight Kamanabit village guest house. (BLD)

Day 12: Thus 20th - Kamanabit/Chambri Lakes
Continue journey into Chambri Lake by motorized canoe and see potteries of all sizes, shapes, colors and patterns. Overnight at Kamanabit village house. (BLD)

Day 13: Fri 21st - Kamanabit/Wewak
Bid farewell to your friendly hosts at Kamanabit village and transfer to Pagwi and onto Wewak. Overnight at Wewak Surfside Guest House. (BLD)

Day14: Sat 22nd - Wewak/Port Moresby
Transfer to the airport and board flight PX 125 at 06:00 to Port Moresby for your next destination.  END OF PROGRAM.

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Brief overview & highlights for this tour program:

* 8 nights program starts @ PGK6,800 per person - HURRY! Limited spaces available

* Tour Starts on the 13th Sept and ends on the 21st Sept 2012

* Tour covers Goroka including the 2012 Cultural Goroka Show , Mt Hagen and the Tari Basin.

*  Highlights including the Asaro Mud-men, Huli-Wigmen and the 2012 Goroka Cultural Show

*  Travel Agents can apply for commissions and discounts.

* This tour can be extended for an additional 5 nights into the Sepik River.

 

Asaro Mud-boys- Goroka, EHP
Tribal folklore records that centuries ago the warriors of Asaro were defeated in a tribal fight "payback"raid, and, to make themselves look fierce in the process, covered their bodies with gray mud. According to legend, the ruse worked. Their enemies fled at the sight of these ghostly apparitions. The mud men and will recreated the drama for you when you attend the 2012 Goroka Show.
Waghi Tribal Dancers - JP
In Goroka Show you will also see hundreds of other tribal sing-sing groups showcasing their cultures and traditions including groups such as the Waghi Dancers from newly Jiwaka Province.
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Past Clientele Testimonies regarding the PNG Highlands.

"The staff was very professional and made us feel at home with their friendliness. Any unforeseen itinerary revisions were worked out seamlessly and to our satisfaction. We hope to return to PNG someday because we've never met more genuine, wonderful people. Dianne, please keep in touch and let us know if we can help in anyway to send more tourists to PNG where they will experience the trip of a lifetime. Attached is one of many photos we took of our memorable PNG trip, Regards", Alicia and Gloria- USA

 
 
   
   
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