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USD 1,350

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  • 1
  • 4 Days

Christopher Bartlett

Best Of Papua New Guinea


  • Local time:06:59


The Mt. Hagen show runs for two days on the 17th & 18th August 2019. More than 70 different cultural / ethnical groups perform at the show exposing diversities of cultures with costumes, songs and dances. On the day before the show, there is the excellent Paiya village mini show, with a dozen groups that you can watch prepare and take photos of the entire preparation process.

Thursday 15th August 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019 (Meals: Dinner on arrival) Meet on arrival at Mt. Hagen airport, transfer retire to lodge. Continue with dinner and overnight.

Mount Hagen
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Day two – Friday 16th August 2018

Early breakfast and transfer to Paiya village for the Paiya mini show. Paiya village is about 20kms - 45 minutes’ drive from Mt. Hagen town. Welcome by young girls (in traditional attire) on arrival, then explore village life and watch the performers who are carefully getting ready for the festival/dance. You are free to take photos from the preparations to rehearsal and actual dance in the main arena. Night in Mount Hagen. Read more

Paiya village
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Day three & four – Saturday 18th & Sunda

Early breakfast and transfer to Mt. Hagen show ground for the Mt. Hagen cultural show. This festival ordinarily involves more than 70 dancing groups from the Highlands and coastal PNG. Transfer early in order to see the preparations before the performance. You will be allowed to enter the main arena with VIP badges. You are free to take photos, watch the groups perform, shoot video, mingle with performers and learn about different cultures. In the afternoon retire to the lodge and refresh for few minutes and thencontinue to the Waghi valley for coffee and tea plantation visits and Mt. Hagen market, one of the best markets in PNG that sells mostly vegetables and fruits. Note: the same performers/dancers will appear on the next day – Sunday 19th. Read more

Mt. Hagen

Monday 20th August

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Port Moresby



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Mt Hagen
Hotel Travellers' Hut


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees and passes

Package excludes

  • Airfare approximately $400 USD - can be bought through us - subject to availability
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


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