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Crocodile Festival & Sepik River

Itinerary

                          Thur, 1st Aug 2019                              Sun, 11th Aug 2019 

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Age: Open

  • Locations: Sepik River, Wewak & Port Moresby

  • Experiences: Culture, Nature & Adventure

  • Three days at the Crocodile Festival (Culture)

  • Two tour days in Middle Sepik (Guided tours/optional day trips)

  • Two days travelling in and out of Sepik River

  • Four days Port Moresby and Wewak (transit/overnights to catch flights)

  • Price includes two domestic airfares

Day 1: Thursday 1st August, 2019

Arrive in Papua New Guinea

  • Pepeta tour staff will warmly welcome you at Jackson's International Airport, Port Moresby. They will assist with your luggage and transfer to your hotel, the Holiday Inn Express.

Day 2: Friday 2nd August, 2019

Morning flight to Wewak

  • Your local host will meet you at Wewak Airport and assist with transfer to your hotel.

  • In the afternoon your Sepik tour guide will take you shopping for food and other necessities for the Sepik River trip.

Day 3: Saturday 3rd August, 2019

Travel up the Sepik River

  • An early start for today's long journey.

  • You will travel by 4wd vehicle to the village of Pagwi, where you can learn about the local fresh fruit and vegetables and purchase some for yourself.  

  • Then transfer to a motorised dugout canoe for travel further upstream to your final destination of Wagu village.

  • Dinner at Wagu Guesthouse with local hosts.

  • Optional evening activities, available any evening on request: 

    • Crocodile spotting.

    • Fishing

Day 4: Sunday 4th August, 2019

Sepik River area tour

  • Optional morning activity:

    • Early morning (before breakfast) bird watching, experience the local
      birds including the bird of paradise. About 1.5 hours walk. 

  • Full day ​tour including rainforest hiking and visiting a waterfall for a refreshing swim. 

  • Late afternoon visit to the Heinstein river to experience fishing with the locals.

Day 5: Monday 5th August, 2019

Attend the Crocodile Festival day 1

  • An early breakfast then a canoe trip to Ambunti for the Crocodile Festival.

  • Attend Crocodile Festival show day 1 with your Sepik River tour guide.

Day 6: Tuesday 6th August, 2019

Attend the Crocodile Festival day 2

  • An early breakfast then a canoe trip to Ambunti for the Crocodile Festival.

  • Attend Crocodile Festival show day 1 with your Sepik River tour guide.

Day 7: Wednesday 7th August, 2019

Attend the Crocodile Festival day 3

  • An early breakfast then a canoe trip to Ambunti for the Crocodile Festival.

  • Attend Crocodile Festival show day 1 with your Sepik River tour guide.

Day 8: Thursday 8th August, 2019

Sepik River area tour

  • Board the motorised canoe to visit nearby villages. You will be warmly welcomed and the locals will proudly show their traditional ways of life and customs. You will be shown the very special Sepik Haus Tambaran (Spirit house) and hear about the unique ceremonies that occur within.

  • The Sepik area is also renowned for the skill of its carvers and you will have the opportunity to see and purchase unique, hand made masks and other artefacts.

  • Free afternoon in Wagu. It’s been an eventful last 6 days so why not just relax and take in the slow pace of life in this part of the world. A world where city lights, traffic and modern technology is out of reach and you are taken back to a society that still live their traditional life, connected to nature and cultural heritage.

Day 9: Friday 9th August, 2019

Travel downstream to Wewak

  • Last chance for early morning bird watching.

  • A full day of travelling by motorised canoe to Pagwi and then vehicle to Wewak.

  • Check in to accommodation at Wewak Boutique Lodge.

Day 10: Saturday 10th August, 2019

Domestic flight to Port Moresby

  • Early morning flight to Port Moresby. Pepeta PNG staff will meet you at the airport and assist with transfer to your hotel.

  • Optional afternoon tour: Nature park, city tour followed by evening dinner by Fairfax Habour.

Day 11: Sunday 11th August, 2019

Depart for home

  • Depart for International destination. After 11 days of travelling through a truly special region of the world, it's time to head home.  

  • Hotel check-out and airport transfers assisted by Pepeta PNG staff.

A detailed itinerary will be provided at the time of booking.

What does the total price include?

Two domestic return airfares with Air Niugini (PNG's national airline)

Two nights stay in Port Moresby including breakfasts

Two nights in Wewak including breakfasts

VIP tickets and escort to Crocodile Festival x 3 days

Five nights accommodation at Wagu village guesthouse

All Sepik River/Tribal Village guided tours, all accommodation and meals at Wagu Village guesthouse, vehicle transport and boat transport to villages

All transfers to and from airport, festival and dinner venues.

Meet and greet service by your local hosts from Pepeta PNG

Summary

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Price

What is not included?

International flight

Lunch/dinner in Port Moresby and Wewak

Travel insurance

Other personal spending

Visa fees

Drinks (alcohol /water)

Other optional day excursions are payable to hotel/tour guide

  single
$5,840 (US dollars)
approximately:
18,870 (PNG Kina)
$7,290 (Aust dollars)
€4,770 (Euros)
  twin per person
$3,430 (US dollars)
approximately:
11,530 (PNG Kina)
$4,670 (Aust dollars)
€2,990 (Euros)

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