In 1930 the Leahy Brothers encountered one million people living in the highlands of Papua New Guinea without previous contact to the outside world.
Today the vast majority of these people continue to live according to their ancient traditions. The Discoverer cultural tour program is a 9-day/8-night program that offers a unique opportunity to discover the rich cultural and natural landscapes of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smorgasbord of colour, culture and excitement. The highlight of the Discoverer program is attendance at the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, a world-famous cultural gathering that features many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land.
Guests will begin their journey at the Rondon Ridge Cultural preshow, for an up close and personal experience with a selection of tribal groups. Followed by two full days at the Mount Hagen Cultural Show. As the show comes to an end travel to Karawari Lodge in the Sepik Region. From this stunning lodge in the heartland of one of the most remote areas of the country, guests will travel each day by river boat down the Karawari river to visit the small villages scattered along its shores. The villages provide a unique opportunity to visit traditional homes, witness ceremonial dances and celebrations and glimpse traditional village life. Explore the famous art and sculpture of the Sepik tribes, who express their beliefs through their creative carving of artistic masks, drums, baskets and sculptures.
From Karawari fly across untouched rainforests and mountains to the Tari valley. The Huli tribe that inhabits this area is the largest as well as one of the most colourful and iconic tribes of PNG. From here you will explore the local villages that will display the daily life of these mountain people and their unique and ancient traditions. Depart Tari full of rich and unforgettable memories of Papua New Guinea.
From Tari, we return to Port Moresby by plane, collect our dive bags, and continue on to Hoskins, New Britain to dive the best of Papua New Guinea on board M.V. Oceania.
Our Package Includes:
Accommodation in double-occupancy, airport transfers, meals from dinner on 17th August to breakfast on 25th August, local guides, show gate fees and tours with bus transfers.
Domestic and international flights, services of a personal nature such as beverage, laundry charges, phone and all gratuities to hotel, restaurant staff, local drivers, guides and porters.
$1000 to hold space, $1000 at nine months, $1000 at six months, $1000 at four months, and balance due at 90 days prior to departure.
Undersea Expeditions is putting together a group fare with Air Niugini. Contact us for details.
Travel to Papua New Guinea requires preparation: you will need a malaria prophylaxis and of course full vaccination against COVID-19.