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Islands to Highlands Adventure



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  • 8 Days

Shirley Johnson

Trans Niugini Tours

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Islands to Highlands Adventure

'Malolo' directly translated from Tok Pisin means 'rest' and the very nature of Malolo lodge, its surrounds and the local people, ensure that one can do just that - relax. A most serene place where one falls asleep to the gentle lapping of the ocean and wakes to the morning calls of tropical birds. Daily cultural tours visit nearby coastal villages where local people still live mostly off the ocean, the forests and the land, living in complete harmony


Malolo Plantation Lodge, Madang

Upon arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met and greeted by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to your ongoing Air Niugini flight to Madang. Upon arrival at Madang Airport you will be met and transferred to the Malolo Plantation Lodge.

Overnight Malolo Lodge (D)
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Malolo Plantation Lodge, Madang

After breakfast you proceed on a half-day tour of a nature walk and snorkeling at Tadwai Island and then reposition back to the Lodge. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Malolo Lodge (BLD)

Malolo Plantation Lodge, Madang

This morning enjoy a full day tour of Madang and surrounds. Leaving Malolo Plantation Lodge-the drive takes us past villages, copra and cocoa plantations before arriving at Siar Village, an example of a "modern day" village. From Siar, pass roadside markets then visit the main town market, Coast watchers Memorial Lighthouse, the small Madang Cultural Museum, and drive along the waterfront harbour. Depart town for a 45 minute drive south to Balek Nature Sanctuary. After a picnic lunch in the grounds, explore the Sanctuary, which has a collection of exotic plants and orchids, hot sulphur springs, eels and tortoises can also be found here. Depart for Bilbil village where you will have a chance to view a demonstration of clay pot making. After the tour is done you will be transferred back to the Lodge. Read more

Overnight Malolo Lodge (BLD)

Malolo Plantation Resort, Madang

After breakfast proceed on a half-day tour along the north coast for a village study tour and then reposition back to the Resort for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Overnight Malolo Lodge (BLD)

Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen

Today you will be transferred to Madang airport for your flight PX111 to Port Moresby. Upon arrival you will be assisted to your ongoing flight PX186 to Mt. Hagen. Upon arrival at Mount Hagen airport you will be met by our staff and transferred to Rondon Ridge. Mount Hagen town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Read more

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Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen

Two full days are spent exploring the Hagen area and Wahgi Valley. The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who are in the face of modernity, still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles. In the mountains surrounding the Wahgi Valley lives a stunning array of bird, orchid and plant life. Read more

Overnight Rondon Ridge (BLD)

Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen

Spend another day exploring the Hagen area and Wahgi Valley

Overnight Rondon Ridge (BLD)

Port Moresby

You will be transferred to Mount Hagen Airport for your flight PX181 to Port Moresby. Arrive at Port Moresby and transfer to your outgoing International flight.

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Day in trip
Day 1
Location Madang
Day 5
Location Mount Hagen
Hotel Rondon Ridge


Package includes

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

Package excludes

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

More information

  • Domestic Flights you are to book:
  • Fri Day 1 PX112 Port Moresby/Madang
  • Tue Day 5 PX111 Madang/Port Moresby
  • Tue Day 5 PX186 Port Moresby/Mount Hagen
  • Fri Day 8 PX181 Mount Hagen/Port Moresby


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