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Papua New Guinea Highlands Discovery

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights
Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years. All excursions are on a group basis.

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Private Tour in brief

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Day 1: Fly to Singapore (N)

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Day 2: Fly to Mt Hagen via Port Moresby

Fly from Singapore to Mount Hagen via Port Moresby, then drive through the highlands to Rondon Ridge. Afternoon guided nature walk and birdwatching. Stay 3 nights at Rondon Ridge. (D)

Days 3-4: Mt Hagen

Discover the traditions and customs of the Melpa people of the Wahgi Valley. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Fly to Karawari

Fly to Karawari and stay at the Karawari Lodge for 3 nights. Visit the Kundiman village for a sago making demonstration. (B, L, D)

Days 6-7: Karawari river

Journey along the Karawari river to visit small riverside villages, and see carved totems, drums and woodcarvings. Look out for plentiful birdlife along the way. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Fly to Mt Hagen

Fly to Mt Hagen and transfer to Rondon Ridge for 1 night. During this stay you will enjoy the nature trails near the lodge on a guided excursion. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Kokopo via Port Moresby

Fly from Mt Hagen to Port Moresby. Lunch (at own expense) before flying to Tokua airport. Stay at the Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort for 3 nights. (B, D)

Day 10: Kokopo

Join a cruise in search of dolphins and sail through the turquoise waters to the Duke of York Island. Interact with local islanders, swim in the aqua waters and have lunch on the sandy beach. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Kokopo

Visit several Japanese second world war sites, an active hot spring and the Rabaul Volcano Observatory for views of the volcanoes. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Fly to Port Moresby

Fly to Port Moresby and stay 1 night at the Airways Hotel. (B)

Day 13: Fly home via Singapore

Transfer to the airport and fly home via Singapore. (B)

Day 14: Arrive home (N)

Fly to Karawari and stay at the Karawari Lodge for 3 nights. Visit the Kundiman village for a sago making demonstration. (B, L, D)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information

Fly from Singapore to Mount Hagen via Port Moresby, then drive through the highlands to Rondon Ridge. Afternoon guided nature walk and birdwatching. Stay 3 nights at Rondon Ridge. (D)

Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

private tour accommodation

  • Karawari Lodge
    Karawari Lodge

    The remote Karawari Lodge is only accessible via its private airstrip or the Karawari river. Accommodation is in 10 separate cottages containing two rooms, each built out of local bush materials and inspired by traditional architecture. Each cottage has two private twin rooms, each with modern en suite bathrooms and a communal veranda. The dining and lounge areas, the bar and a vast collection of Sepik artefacts are housed in Karawari's main lodge building, designed and built in the form of a traditional 'haus tambaran' or spirit house. Features: 20 rooms, restaurant, bar, gift shop. Room amenities: Mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fans, hot & cold water.

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Dates & prices

PPG2020

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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