Tribal Lands of Papua New Guinea

One of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet, Papua New Guinea is home to more than 850 known languages. With a rich living culture that is almost as diverse as its languages, the majority of its population continue to live and practice the rural traditions of their ancestors. One of the least explored countries anywhere in the world, both culturally and geographically, Papua New Guinea has adventure written all over it! This stunning journey takes us deep into the heart of its natural and cultural landscapes, affording an opportunity to experience the full gamut of its astonishingly rich cultural traditions.

First we’ll travel down the Sepik River to visit the fascinating crocodile people, before venturing up into the highlands to spend two days living with the Kalam people in the Bismarck region of the Northern Highlands. There will also be time to enjoy some nature trails and bird watching, before we enjoy the privilege of witnessing one of the spectacular Tribal Festivals Festival, constituting one of Papua New Guinea’s most celebrated events. Ending the journey along the golden beaches of the South Pacific, we’ll take some time out to explore the azure waters off the coast of East New Biritain, before making our way back to Port Moresby and, eventually, home.

Highlights:

  • Discover the spectacular culture and landscapes of the Sepik River.
  • Enjoy exceptional birdwatching opportunities amongst the Western Highlands.
  • Spend two days enjoying the hospitality of the Kalam tribe in the Northern Highlands
  • Visit the famous Goroka Show, one of the highlights of the PNG cultural calendar.
  • Snorkel in the azure waters of the South Pacific.

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers.
  • 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • This tour will be by minibuses, motorised canoe, and domestic flights.
  • 15 nights' accommodation (8 in hotels, 2 in a homestay, 2 in a lodge & 3 in a community guesthouse)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Please note that our departures currently include a stay with the Huli Wigmen in the Southern Highlands. However, given the current instability in the area we may amend this section of the itinerary to stay in the Simbai Village in the Bismarck range to be hosted by the Kalam Tribe. This decision will ultimately be based on local security and reviewed closer to departure.

Please note that we have two festival departures - one in Hagen and the other in Goroka. Overnights stops may vary dependent on individual departures so please see individual detailed itineraries for full information.

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