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2012 Hagen Show Momase-Highlands Explorer Tours

This program includes the 2012 Mt Hagen Cultural Show festivity and the discovery of two regions of PNG, namely the Momase and the Highlands. The expedition starts in Morobe Province through to Madang and  Sepik River and terminates in Mt Hagen. The package is designed to ensure one discovers some of the unique cultures and traditions of the Momase and Highlands people including entering remote places rarely set foot by outsiders. Highlights of this tour includes the Aseki mummies, Sepik Spirit Houses, Asaro Mudmen and the 2012 Mt Hagen Show.

17 nights itinerary brief overview: 27th July  to 13th Aug 2012 covering Bulolo, Aseki, Lae, Bogia, Madang, Wewak, Sepik River, Goroka and Mt Hagen (2012 Mt Hagen Show).

Day 1: Fri 27th July 2012 - International flight/Port Moresby/Bulolo
Arrive from international flight and board flight PX710 at 15:00 for Bulolo. Arrive at 16:00. Overnight at Pine Lodge. (D)

Day 2: Sat 28th - Bulolo/Aseki
Transfer to the Aseki area to see the Kuku Kuku people and visit the mummies kept over hundreds of generations. In the afternoon drive back to Pine Lodge and overnight. (BLD)

Day 3: Sun 29th - Bulolo/Gabensis/Lae
Transfer to Lae. En route stop at Gabensis area for village and cultural discovery tours. Proceed to Lae in the afternoon and overnight at the Phils Motell. (BD)

Day 4: Mon 30th - Lae/Madang
Half day tour of Lae and its surrounding highlights and then proceed to Madang by road. On arrival check into Madang Lodge and overnight. (BLD)

Day 5: Tues 31st - Madang/Bogia
Transfer to Bogia District along the Northcoast Highway and begin exploring the villages, its people and their cultures and traditions. In the afternoon settle in and overnight at Anua Negu Lodge. (BLD) 

Day  6: Wed 01st Aug – Bogia/Manam Island
Transfer by boat to Manam Volcanic Island for a full day expedition. In the afternoon transfer back to the mainland and overnight at Anua Negu Lodge. (BLD)

Day 7. Thurs 02nd - Bogia
Today full day tours in Bogia including visiting several villages, the people and their cultures and traditions. Overnight at Anua Negu. (BLD)

Day 8: Fri 03rd - Bogia/Madang/Wewak
Transfer to Madang and board flight PX126 at 16:35 for Wewak. Overnight at Wewak Surfside Lodge. (BD)

Day 9:  Sat  04th - Wewak/Kanganamun
Transfer to Pagwi for your canoe expedition. Visit the oldest Haus Tambaran along the Sepik River and overnight at Kanganamun Guest House. (BLD)

Day 10: Sun 05th - Kanganamun/Palambe/Kamanabit
Visit Palambe by motorize canoe and hike inland for about 30 minutes and exploring the Palembe villages and see the Haus Tambaran, its people and their traditions and cultures. Overnight Kamanabit village guest house. (BLD)

Day 11: Mon 06th - 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 12: Tues 07th - Kamanabit/Wewak
Bid farewell to your friendly hosts at Kamanabit village and transfer to Pagwi and onto Wewak. Overnight at Wewak Surfside Lodgel. (BLD)

Day 13: Wed 08th – Wewak/Goroka
Board flight PX125 at 06:00 to Madang and then road transfer to Goroka. Afternoon tour Asaro Valley and encounter the Asaro Mud- men. Overnight at Red Riverside Lodge. (BLD)

Day 14: Thurs 09th – Goroka/Mt Hagen
Transfer to Mt Hagen via the Highlands Highway. En route stop and discover the cultures and traditions of the Emerian people in Simbu Province. Continue to Mt Hagen and overnight at Pakuwat Wilderness Lodge. (BLD)

Day 15:  Fri 10th - Mt Hagen (Pakuwat Mini-Show)/ Kumul Lodge
Spend half day experiencing the Pakuwat mini-show, a prelude of what you would be expecting in the Mt Hagen Show. In the afternoon visit Kumul Lodge for birding and wildlife tours. Overnight at Pakuwat Wilderness Lodge. (BLD)

Day 16, 17:  Sat 11th,  Sun 12th - Mt Hagen Show Ground
Spend these two days enjoying the show festivity be captivated by the cultural extravaganza displayed by hundreds of tribal groups in the Highlands of PNG. Overnight at Pakuwat Lodge. (BLD)

Day 18: Mon 13th – Mt Hagen/Port Moresby/Next Destination
Transfer to airport and board flight PX181 to Port Moresby and continue onto your next destination. The flight departs at 10:15 and arrives in POM at 11:15. END OF PROGRAM.

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Brief overview & highlights for this tour program:

* 17 nights program starts @ PGK9,375 per person - HURRY! Limited spaces available.

* Tour Starts on the 27th July and ends on the 13th August 2012

* Tour covers the remote Aseki area, Lae, Madang, Sepik River, Goroka and Mt Hagen including the 2012 Mt Hagen Show.

* Highlights including the Aseki mummies, Sepik Spirit House, Asaro Mud-men and 2012 Mt Hagen Show

* Travel Agents can apply for commissions and discounts.

 

Mt Hagen Show is a premier cultural event in PNG. Most clientele bookings is confirmed in advance to secure good rooms in hotels, lodges and guesthouses. We encourage you to secure your place by way of booking confirmation early. So HURRY! First come first serve...

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Sili Muli Dancers- Wabag, EP
The Sili Muli women dancing group from Enga Province also partake in the annual Mt hagen Cultural Show. They are well known for dancing semi-naked with the intent to let their breast attract young men from different tribes. Its a traditional courtship dancing in Enga Province when a woman is escorted to the groom's place by the young woman from the brides clans and tribes. Get ready with your camera for amazing photos from the Sili Muli dancers!
Dancers from Mt Hagen - WHP
Traditional sing-sing group from all over PNG congregate together on this festivity such as the Kanana Untbu male warriors from Tambul District in Western Highlands Province.
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Past Clientele Testimonies regarding the PNG Highlands and Momase Regions.

"I very much enjoyed the trip to Wewak and the Sepik River area. Seeby was very helpful and it was so interesting to see how the river people live in comparison to the Highlands. A complete contrast in every way, including the weather (wow, very hot and humid), so I do feel that I have seen some of the most striking and vivid areas of PNG in the space of two short weeks." - Jane, Ireland.

" I enjoyed the Aseki Kuku-Kuku people very much. This encounter was an experience I will never forget." - McCormack - Sydney, Australia.

 
 
   
   
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