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Goroka Show & Sepik River

Itinerary

                           Fri, 11th Sep 2020                              Wed, 23rd Sep 2020

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Age: Open

  • Locations: Goroka, Sepik River & Port Moresby

  • Experiences: Culture, Nature & Adventure

  • 2 days escorted at the Goroka Cultural Festival (Culture)

  • 2 tour days in Goroka (Guided tours/optional day trips)

  • 5 days Sepik River adventure (Nature, Culture)

  • 4 days travel/transit Port Moresby/ Goroka/ Wewak

  • Price includes four domestic airfares

Day 1: Friday 11th 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: Saturday 12th September, 2020

Flights to Wewak

  • A morning flight to Wewak.

  • Your tour guide will greet you at Wewak Airport and assist with transfer to your hotel accommodation.

  • Overnight in Wewak.

Day 3: Sunday 13th September, 2020

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: Monday 14th September, 2020

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. Villagers will also perform a traditional dance for your enjoyment.

  • 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.

Day 5: Tuesday 15th September, 2020

Sepik River area tour

  • Optional morning activity:

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

  • 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 6: Wednesday 16th September, 2020

Free Day in Wagu Village

  • Today is a free day in Wagu Village, you can choose to rest and relax or talk to your host to do something.

  • Optional day tour: Experience traditional hunting. If you would like to experience how the local men go hunting, this trip will be a great experience for you.

    • Cost:

      • 650K for group of 4 + people

      • 500K for 2 people.

  • Cost include: boat, local guide, site fee, packed lunch

  • The cost for the optional day tour will be payable to your host.

Day 7: Thursday 17th September, 2020

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 8: Friday 18th September, 2020

Domestic flights to Goroka

  • Early morning flight to Port Moresby and then an afternoon flight to Goroka. Pepeta PNG staff will meet you at the airport and assist with your onward flight to Goroka.

  • Meet and greet by local tour guide and assist with airport transfer to your Goroka lodge accommodation. 

  • If time permits you can visit to Goroka J.K. McCarthy Museum. This visit will give you an opportunity to see the combination of localtribal artifacts, World War 2 Memorabilia and a collection of photographs tracing local history. It gives you a perspective of Goroka then and now.

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Tuesday 22nd September, 2020

Domestic flight to Port Moresby

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

  • Dinner and overnight at Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Day 13: Wednesday 23rd September, 2020

Depart for home

  • Depart for International destination.

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

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

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Price

 single 
$6,880 (US dollars)
approximately:
K23,200 (PNG Kina)
$10,060 (Aust dollars)
€6,190 (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 share
$3,470 (US dollars)
approximately:
K11,800 (PNG Kina)
$5,140 (Aust dollars)
€3,160 (Euros)
Note: The minimum booking required for the above price is 4 persons.

What does the total price include?

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

2 nights stay in Port Moresby including breakfasts

4 nights in Goroka including breakfasts

Half day tour in Goroka (Traditional Mumu (cooking) lunch & Asara Mudmen village visit)

VIP tickets to Goroka show x 2 days

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

2 nights accommodation in Wewak hotel including breakfasts

4 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

What is not included?

International flight

Lunch/dinner in Port Moresby, Goroka and Wewak

Travel insurance

Other personal spending

Visa fees

Drinks (alcohol /water)

Destinations

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