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Niugini Paradise Tour

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3,725

/ person
  • 1
  • 8 Days

Shirley Johnson

Trans Niugini Tours

Discover how easy Papua New Guinea can be when travelling with Trans Niugini Tours.

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Niugini Paradise Tour

The New Guinea Encounter allows the traveler with limited time the opportunity to visit remote villages and gain an insight into life as it has been for thousands of years. It gives the opportunity to encounter ancient cultures of the Highlands people and experience the remote Lake Murray. An extremely rich diversity of plants and bird life in these areas is sure to give the nature enthusiast a taste of this amazing and exotic country.

DAY 1

Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen

Upon your arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to your flight Air Niugini Port Moresby to Mount Hagen. Mount Hagen Town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Perched high on Mount Kuta is Rondon Ridge, with unbelievable views of the Wahgi Valley. Read more

Overnight Rondon Ridge (LD)
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DAY 2

Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen

Enjoy a full day of touring featuring the unique culture and tradition of the melpa people who live near the Mount Hagen City which is the business heart of the Papua New Guinea highlands, supplying a number of important industries, such as tea, coffee and mining. It is a city where stone meets steel, where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be “predisposed to capitalism,” because of their complex traditional society in which “big men” earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in ceremonial exchanges. Read more

Overnight Rondon Ridge (BLD)
DAY 3

Lake Murray Lodge, Western Province

Fly by charter from Mount Hagen to Lake Murray. Upon arrival at Lake Murray you will be transferred to the lodge for lunch and then proceed on with a half day tour.

Lake Murray Lodge (BLD)
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DAY 4

Lake Murray Lodge, Western Province

Enjoy a full day tour exploring the waterways of Lake Murray and visiting local villages in one of the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea.

Lake Murray Lodge (BLD)
DAY 5

Lake Murray Lodge, Western Province

Lake Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. Of interest, the lake also has had sightings of its' own "Nessie", believed to be a relative of the Theropod dinosaur family. Excursions are around the lake in 8-seat river boats. In keeping with our eco-friendly philosophy, the entire lodge operation is powered with the latest technology in solar power. This provides 24 hour electricity with 240 volt power, a luxury in this remote location. Read more

Lake Murray Lodge (BLD)
DAY 6

Ambua Lodge, Tari

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Tari over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. The country between Ambua and the Sepik region is an amazing array of jagged limestone that seem to rise and drop at impossible angles. Ambua Lodge is an inspired mixture of local architecture, spectacular views and modest luxury off the beaten track. Located at 7000 feet (2100 meters) in the PNG Southern Highlands, homeland of the Huli clan with their human hair wigs adorned with colourful flowers. Afternoon guided nature walk through the alpine forest looking for the exotic bird of Paradise. Read more

Overnight Ambua Lodge (BLD)
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DAY 7

Ambua Lodge, Tari

Enjoy a full day of cultural touring. In contrast to the Sepik people whose art is manifested in ceremonial and decorative carvings, these Highland people employ as their art, body decoration, face painting and human hair wigs decorated with feathers, flowers and moss. The Huli culture is the most vibrant intact and colourful to be experienced anywhere. Read more

Overnight Ambua Lodge (BLD)
DAY 8

Port Moresby

This morning you depart for your Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby and then further connect onto your outgoing international flight back home.

International Departure (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Mount Hagen
Hotel Rondon Ridge
Day 3
Location Lake Murray
Day 6
Location Tari, Hela Province
Hotel Ambua Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfares Domestic and International
  • Charters are quoted separately and are additional
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Additional Air Charter Costs:
  • US$1, 046.00 per person
  • Friday Day 3 – Mount Hagen to Lake Murray
  • Monday Day 6 – Lake Murray to Tari
  • Special Note Regarding Charters: Maximum baggage allowance is 10kg per person and a maximum of 5kg carry on baggage per person. Large, hard sided suitcases are not permitted on charter aircraft.
  • Important Note:
  • Domestic and international flights are not included in the cost and we do not arrange these. You are only to book and ticket the domestic Air Niugini flights together with your international flights. We will book the internal air charter flights.
  • Air Niugini (PX) Domestic Flights:
  • Wednesday Day 1 – PX186 Port Moresby to Mount Hagen
  • Wednesday Day 8 – PX865 Tari to Port Moresby

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