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Sepik River Canoe Adventure Tours

This adventure package is designed for tourists who want to explore the mystical Sepik River, its tributaries and water channels, and several lakes that are connected to the river. The tourist as he/she canoes through these water ways will be able to discover the mythologies, cultures and traditions of the Sepik people which are as ancient as the river itself.

Program Overview
Commencing Day (s):
Daily
Number of Nights:
Seven (7)
Tour Availability:
All year around from 2012 to 2013
Places to Visit:
Wewak and the Sepik River
Tour Extensions:
Program can be extended to the Highlands for 4 additional nights.

Detailed Itinerary: Port Moresby, Wewak and the Sepik River. (This program can be extended to the Highlands for 4 additional nights).

Day 1: International Flight/Port Moresby/Wewak
Arrive in Port Moresby from your international flight and get your connection flight to Wewak on flight PX126 at 15:30. Overnight at Wewak Surfside Lodgel. (Bed only)

Day 2: Wewak/Palambe
Transfer by vehicle to Pagwi for your canoe expedition and start your river expedition to Palambe where you will see two Haus Tambarans (Spirit Houses) and village study. Overnight at Palambe Guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 3: Palambe/Chambri Lakes/ Kanganamun
Journey into Chambri Lake by motorized canoe. En route stop at Aibom where its people are famous for their pottery making. After Chambri Lake transfer to Kanganamun and overnight at Kanganamun Guesthouse. (BLD)

Day 4: Kanganamun/Kamanabit
After breakfast visit the Kanganamun House Tambaran, village study and interact with the villagers of Kanganamun. Have lunch and then transfer to Kamanabit further downstream. You will see their haus tambarans a possible crocodile hunt with the locals after dinner. Overnight at  Kamanabit Guest House. (BLD

Day 5: Kamanabit/Blackwaters/Govase
After breakfast board your canoe to Krosmeri River into Black Water. Interact with the locals and also encounter myriad of birds and wild life. Continue your journey upstream to Govase and overnight. (BLD)

Day 6: Govase/Kangriman/Kamanabit
Village tour of Govase Village. Interact with the locals and explore their traditions cultures and lifestyles. After lunch motorized downstream to Kangriman’s Haus Tambaran (spirit house). Continue on to Kamanabit and Overnight. (BLD)

Day 7: Kamanabit/Pagwi
Today bid farewell to your friendly hosts at Kamanabit village and continue your journey to Wewak via Pagwi. On arrival check into Wewak Surfside Lodge and overnight. (BL)

Day 8: Wewak/Port Moresby
Transfer to the airport and board flight PX 125 at 06:00 to Port Moresby via Madang for your next destination. The fight arrives at 08:10. END OF PROGRAM. Or Extend the program to the Highlands. See below.

For detailed itinerary and costing download the pdf here or or just e-mail us!

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EXTENDED PROGRAM

Highlands Explorer Tours
In this extended program you will be visiting the Highlands region of PNG including Goroka and Mt Hagen and parts of Simbu and Enga provinces. Highlights of this program including an encounter with the Asaro Mud-men of Goroka and several other tribal groups in Mt Hagen plus birding, wildlife and nature tours in Kumul Lodge.

 4 nights itinerary: Wewak, Goroka, Simbu, Mt Hagen and Kumul Lodge.

Day 8: Wewak/Goroka
Board flight PX125 to Port Moresby and get your connection flight to Goroka on flight PX960. Half day tour in Goroka including Asaro Mudmen and villages. Overnight at Red Riverside Lodge. (D)

Day 9: Goroka/Mt Hagen
Transfer by road to Mt Hagen. En route village and cultural tours in Simbu Province. Overnight at Pakuwat Wilderness Lodgel. (BLD)

Day 10: Mt Hagen (Rugli Village)/Kumul Lodge
Transfer to Rugli village for village and cultural tours. Afternoon transfer to Kumul Lodge and overnight. (BLD)

Day 11: Kumul Lodge
Full day Kumul Lodge birding and wildlife discovery tours. Overnight at Kumul Lodge. (BLD)

Day 12: Kumul Lodge/Mt Hagen/Port Moresby
Transfer to the airport and board flight PX181 to Port Moresby. The flight departs at 10:30 and arrives at 11:30. (B) END OF PROGRAM.

For detailed itinerary and costing download the pdf here or or just e-mail us!

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Brief overview & highlights for this tour program:

* 7 nights program starts @ PGK3,985 per person.

* Tour is available all year around.

* Tour covers Wewak and the remote parts of the Sepik River

* Highlights including initiation ceremonies, and Sepik Haus Tambaran (spirit house).

* Travel Agents can apply for commissions and discounts.

* This tour can be extended to the Highlands for 4 additional nights.

 

Let us know what dates you would like to travel for this particular program. We will then inform you if there are others already registered for the tour on your requested dates. You can choose to do this program on your own if there are no other persons registered for the dates you intend to travel. For more information send us an email or call us on +675 5423552.

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Sepik House Tambaran (Spirit House). This is an exclusive men house where all the initiations and ceremonies takle place. Women and children rarely set foot into this habitation. Special permissions given to tourists.
Sepik People depend on the river system for all their livelihood. The riverplays a huge role in the lives of people.
 
 
   
   
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