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Sepik River Tour

Itinerary

                           Sun, 27th Sep 2020                              Mon, 5th Oct 2020

  • Duration: 9 days

  • Age: Open

  • Locations: Sepik River, Wewak & Port Moresby

  • Experiences: Culture, Nature & Adventure

  • Four days in Upper/Middle Sepik, tribal village stay

       (guided tours/optional day trips)

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

  • Price includes two domestic airfares

Day 1: Sunday 27th 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, Port Moresby.

Day 2: Monday 28th September, 2020

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: Tuesday 29th 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: Wednesday 30th 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: Thursday 1st October, 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: Friday  2nd October, 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: Saturday  3rd October, 2020

Travel downstream to Wewak

  • Last chance for early morning bird watching.

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

  • Check in to accommodation at Wewak Boutique Lodge.

Day 8: Sunday 4th October, 2020

Domestic flight to Port Moresby

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

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

Day 9: Monday 5th October, 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

USD $2,500 (US dollars)
approximately:
PGK K8,600 (PNG Kina)
AUD $3,700 (Aust dollars)
EUR €2,330 (Euros)

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

Three 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 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)

Other optional day excursions are payable to hotel/tour guide

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