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Discoverer Festival Program



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Shirley Johnson

Trans Niugini Tours

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

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Discoverer Festival Program

The Discoverer is a 10 nights program in August 2018, providing a unique opportunity to discover the culture and ecosystems of the world's second largest island. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smorgasbord of colour, culture and excitement. The highlight of the Discoverer program is attendance at the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, a world famous cultural gathering of many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land.


Port Moresby

Upon your arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff. You will then be transferred to Airways Hotel.

Overnight Stanely Hotel (D)

Highlander Hotel, Mount Hagen

This Morning you will be transferred from the Airways Hotel to Port Moresby Airport for your onward flight 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. You will be met and transferred directly to the Mount Hagen show. It is a truly spectacular event. The diversity of the costal, lowland and highlands sing-sing groups at the Hagen show reflects the incredible diversity of the Papua New Guinea landscape - An unforgettable experience. Read more

Highlander Hotel (BLD)
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Highlander Hotel, Mount Hagen

A full day is spent at the Mount Hagen show - world famous for its colour, culture and vibrancies. It is a truly spectacular event. The diversity of the coastal, lowlands and highlands singsing groups at the Hagen Show reflects the incredible diversity of Papua New Guinea's landscape - an unforgettable experience. Read more

Highlander Hotel (BLD)
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Karawari Lodge, East Sepik

In the morning Trans Niugini Tours staff will transfer you to your Charter flight to Karawari. As the flight progresses, the mountains start to give way until eventually vast tracts of dense tropical lowland rainforest cover the landscape for as far as the eye can see. Sitting on a ridge above the Karawari River, Karawari Lodge boasts a spectacular view over hundreds of kilometres of dense tropical jungle. Inspired by local architecture and built with traditional materials, the lodge provides modern comforts. PM visit to Kundiman village for sago making demonstration. Sago is the staple food for the river people. Read more

Karawari Lodge (BLD)

Karawari Lodge, East Sepk

After breakfast enjoy touring programs that provide insight into the amazing ecology and culture of the Karawari area. Travel along the jungle-fringed waterways where boatmen, standing upright, paddle their slender dugout canoes. See bountiful bird life along the rivers and nearby lakes. Excursions enhance your understanding of traditional village culture. Read more

Karawari Lodge (BLD)

Lake Murray, Western Province

Fly by charter from Karawari to Lake Murray. Arrive at Lake Murray you will be transferred to the lodge and have lunch and then proceed on with a half day tour.

Lake Murray Lodge (BLD)

Lake Murray, Western Province

A full cultural tour. Explore the waterways of Lake Murray and visit local villages in one of the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea.

Lake Murray Lodge (BLD)

Ambua Lodge, Tari Basin

Fly by charter aircraft to Ambua airstrip over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. Ambua Lodge is high on the slopes of the Tari Valley - home of the Huli, colourful and proud people, still largely living the same way that their ancestors did. The afternoon is spent exploring the area surrounding Ambua - high mountain forests with roaring waterfalls beckon the intrepid traveller. Read more

Ambua Lodge (BLD)

Ambua Lodge, Tari Basin

A full day of cultural and ecological touring. The Tari area is home to an incredible 13 species of birds of paradise, as well as numerous orchid species. Learn how the Huli live and how they interact with and use their environment. The ecological and culturally based touring is sure to satiate those yearning for discovery. Only very rarely will an opportunity to gain such insight into a pre-technological culture will present itself, a culture that has changed little since the dawn of time. Read more

Ambua Lodge (BLD)
DAY 10

Port Moresby, The Stanley Hotel

You depart Tari for Port Moresby on Air Niugini PX865. Upon arrival in Port Moresby you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to your hotel.

The Stanley Hotel (BLD)
DAY 11

Port Moresby

In the morning Trans Niugini Tours staff will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your outgoing international flight.

International connection out


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Port Moresby
Day 2
Location Mount Hagen
Hotel Rondon Ridge
Day 4
Location East Sepik
Day 6
Location Lake Murray
Day 8
Location Hela Province
Hotel Ambua Lodge
Day 10
Location Port Moresby
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Port Moresby
Hotel The Stanley Hotel


Package includes

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

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$2100.00 per person
  • Monday 20 August - Mount Hagen to Karawari
  • Wednesday 22 August - Karawari to Lake Murray
  • Friday 24 August - 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 to book and ticket the domestic Air Niugini flights together with your international flights. We will book the internal air charter flights.
  • Internal Domestic flights you are to book with Air Niugini (PX) :
  • Saturday 18 August - PX180 Port Moresby to Mount Hagen
  • Sunday 26 August - PX865 Tari to Port Moresby


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