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Goroka Show & Rabaul

Itinerary

                           Thurs, 17th Sep 2020                               Sat, 26th Sep 2020

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Age: Open

  • Locations: Goroka, Rabaul & Port Moresby

  • Experiences: Culture, Nature & History

 

  • 2 days guided land, water and cultural tour

  • 2 days of Goroka cultural festival

  • 4 days extended Rabaul tour

  • 1 day Port Moresby (transit/overnight to catch flights)

  • 1 day of transiting to meet international flight

  • Price includes four domestic airfares

Day 1: Thursday 17th September, 2020

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 18th September, 2020

Domestic flight to Goroka

  • Your Pepeta tour guide will assist with hotel check out, arrange your airport transfers and check in to your Goroka accommodation.    

  • Our first day trip in Goroka starts after lunch with a visit to Goroka J.K. McCarthy Museum. This visit will give you an opportunity to see the combination of local
    tribal artifacts, World War 2 Memorabilia and a collection of photographs tracing local history. It gives you a perspective of Goroka then and now.

Day 3: Saturday 19th September, 2020

Attend the Goroka Show day 1

  • Attend Goroka show with your Pepeta PNG tour Guide.

  • Today is the big day of experiencing the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea. The Goroka show is a well-known tribal gathering and cultural event. It is an annual event held during the country’s Independence Day (September,16) in the town of Goroka. Here you will experience the best of over 50 tribal colors who arrive at the show
    ground to display their singsings, music, dance and culture. In recent times, it has become a major attraction for both national and international tourists and remains one of the largest cultural events in Papua New Guinea.

  • Great opportunity for tribal photographs.

Day 4: Sunday 20th September, 2020

Attend the Goroka Show day 2

  • Attend Goroka show with your Pepeta PNG tour Guide.

  • Today is the big day of experiencing the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea. The Goroka show is a well-known tribal gathering and cultural event. It is an annual event held during the country’s Independence Day (September,16) in the town of Goroka. Here you will experience the best of over 50 tribal colors who arrive at the show
    ground to display their singsings, music, dance and culture. In recent times, it has become a major attraction for both national and international tourists and remains one of the largest cultural events in Papua New Guinea.

  • Great opportunity for tribal photographs.

Day 5: Monday 21st September, 2020

Full day tour of Goroka region

  • Group trip to local attractions:

    • Village tour

    • Asaro Mudmen

    • Traditional Mumu cooking

    • Goroka town and surroundings tour

Day 6: Tuesday 22nd September, 2020

Flights to Rabaul

  • A morning flight to Port Moresby and then an afternoon flight to Rabaul.

  • Pepeta PNG staff will greet you at Port Moresby Airport and assist with transfer to your onward flight to Rabaul.

  • Your local host will meet you at Kokopo airport and assist with transfer to your accommodation.

Day 7: Wednesday 23rd September, 2020

Full day tour of Rabaul/Kokopo region

  • Group tour with experienced local guide: A full day, land tour of Rabaul/Kokopo region visiting some of the sites steeped in the history that has shaped the East New Britain of today. In an airconditioned vehicle you will visit old Rabaul town, learning about WWII history and the devastating 1994 volcanic eruptions before heading into Kokopo, the new town, to experience arguably the best market in PNG and visiting the WWII museum.

  • One of the highlights of this tour will be a 45 minutes hike each way up to the top of Mt Tavurvur, currently the most active volcano in Rabaul. Once on the top the view is spectacular with stunning view of Rabaul township, Simpson Harbour , Matupit Island and the crater view of Tavurvur volcano itself.

  • The tour will stop for lunch at an agreed time.

  • You will return to the resort in time to freshen up for dinner.

Day 8: Thursday 24th September, 2020

Water Activities

  • Dolphin swim and snorkelling at WW2 Japanese Zero fighter.

    • An experience not to be missed! After a short boat ride you will arrive at a place where the dolphins congregate every day. Your friendly guides will assist you to get in the water with your snorkelling gear and while holding a rope attached to the boat, see these amazing animals swimming playfully alongside you. 

    • Following the dolphin swim you will be taken to the shallow water site where a Japanese Zero fighter was shot down during World War 2. Here you can snorkel in the clear water and view the remains of the crashed plane.

  • In the afternoon you have a free choice of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, swimming in the pool, fish feeding or visit the Kokopo market.

Day 9: Friday 25th September, 2020

Optional activities

  • Optional day tour activities available from the resort, such as:

    • Small Pidgin Island trip snorkel/swim (half day/full day option)​

    • Simpson harbor/ Bee Hive island cruise.

    • Scuba Diving or snorkelling

    • Village/Island tour (half/full day options)

Day 10: Saturday 26th September, 2020

Flight to Port Moresby & depart for home

  • An early morning flight back to Port Moresby to meet your international flight home

  • Pepeta staff will meet you at Jackson's International Airport and assist with transfer to your international flight.

  • If time permits a breakfast/lunch at a nearby cafe will be arranged.

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

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Price

single ( 1 person on tour)
$5,470 (US dollars)
approximately:
K18,650 (PNG Kina)
$8,100 (Aust dollars)
€4,990 (Euros)
Note: Above cost is based on one person on tour.
Are you traveling as a group of 6 or more? Contact Pepeta PNG team for group rates.
  twin per person
$3,080 (US dollars)
approximately:
K10,600 (PNG Kina)
$4,600 (Aust dollars)
€2,840 (Euros)
Note: The minimum booking required for the above price is 4 persons. 
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What does the total price include?

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

One night stay in Port Moresby including breakfast

Four nights in Goroka including breakfasts

Full day tour in Goroka (Traditional Mumu (cooking) lunch & Asaro Mudmen village visit)

VIP tickets to Goroka show x 2 days

Dedicated Pepeta PNG tour guide for the Goroka leg of the tour

Four nights accommodation in Rabaul including breakfasts

Full day land tour of Rabaul & Kokopo

Dolphin swim & snorkel tour

All transfers to and from airport, festival and dinner venues

Meet and greet service by Pepeta PNG staff

What is not included?

International flight

Lunch/dinner in Port Moresby & Rabaul

Lunch/dinner in Goroka

Travel insurance

Other personal spending

Visa fees

Drinks (alcohol /water)

Destinations

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