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Mt Hagen Show & Sepik River

Itinerary

                           Wed, 14th Aug 2019                            Sun, 26th Aug 2019

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Age: Open

  • Locations: Mt Hagen, Sepik River & Port Moresby

  • Experiences: Culture, Nature & Adventure

  • 1 day guided nature tour at Mt Hagen

  • 3 days of cultural festivals at Mt Hagen

  • 5 days Sepik River adventure (Nature, Culture)

  • 4 days travel/transit Port Moresby/ Mt Hagen/ Wewak

  • Price includes four domestic airfares

Day 1: Wednesday 14th 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 4 star hotel accomodation. 

Day 2: Thursday 15th August, 2019

Domestic flight to Mt Hagen

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

  • After you settle in your room you have the rest of the afternoon to relax and explore the surroundings.

Day 3: Friday 16th August, 2019

Attend Paiya Mini Show

  • After breakfast, you will attend Paiya Mini Show with your tour guide from Pepeta PNG. You will take an hour bus ride to Paiya village.

  • You learn about diverse sing sings and traditional costumes and experience a once in a life-time show of different tribal groups in one place, showcasing their cultural sing sings and traditional costumes (bilas).

  • You can take photographs of different dances, costumes and face/body paintings.

  • A variety of local art and crafts will be on sale on site and this is a great opportunity to learn about the local artefacts or even buy something to take home.

Day 4: Saturday 17th August, 2019

Attend the Mt Hagen Show day 1

  • Attend the Mt Hagen show day 1 with your Pepeta PNG tour guide.

  • You will experience colorful, lively and magnificent headdresses, face paintings, masks and body paintings from many different tribes, all at one venue. The colors, chants and rhythmic movements are a proud display of the cultural diversity of tribes in Papua New Guinea who still live their traditional ways, they call it "pasin tumbuna" (the ways of our ancestors).

Day 5: Sunday 18th August, 2019

Attend the Mt Hagen Show day 2

  • Attend the Mt Hagen show day 2 with your Pepeta PNG tour guide.

  • ​Enjoy the last day of show and take back many happy memories from this once in a life time experience.
  • A variety of local art and crafts will be on sale on site and this is a great opportunity to learn about the local artefacts or even buy something to take home.

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Day 6: Monday 19th August, 2019

Flights to Wewak

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

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

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

Day 7: Tuesday 20th August, 2019

      Free Day in Wewak

  • Meet up with your Sepik River Tour Guide.

  • Town tour and do food shopping for your Sepik River Tour.

  • Your local guide will be with you and assist throughout the day.

Day 8: Wednesday 21st 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 9: Thursday 22nd 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. 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 artifacts.

Day 10: Friday 23rd 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 11: Saturday 24th 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 12: Sunday 25th August, 2019

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: Monday 26th August, 2019

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 
$6,790 (US dollars)
approximately:
K22,830 (PNG Kina)
$9,250 (Aust dollars)
€5,940 (Euros)
Note: Above cost is based on
          one person on tour.
 twin share
$3,990 (US dollars)
approximately:
K13,410 (PNG Kina)
$6,390 (Aust dollars)
€3,530 (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

5 nights in Mt Hagen including breakfasts, lunch & dinner

All Mt Hagen day tours (Bird watching (birds of paradise), nature hiking.

Paiya Mini Show entry

Mt Hagen Show VIP pass x 2 days

Local English speaking guide

3 nights accommodation in Wewak hotel including breakfasts

3 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 and Wewak

Travel insurance

Other personal spending

Visa fees

Drinks (alcohol /water)

Optional day activities are payable to hotel/ resort/ tour guides

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