Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama tour

Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
13 days
From: $ 7,500 $ 577 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy bird watching at Lake Murray is one of the best areas in the Province.
  • Visit villages such as Mumeri and Mindimbit, where the people are prolific carvers
  • Enjoy a full day of cultural and ecological touring
  • You will Spend the day enjoying the Mt. Hagen Show, world famous for its color, culture, and sheer vibrance

Short Description

The Panorama is a fully-escorted program that provides a stunning view into Papua New Guinea. Begin your adventure at the spectacular Mount Hagen Show, a sing-sing that provides an incredible view of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. In a land of nearly 800 languages, there is no better opportunity to see so many gathered in one place.  Continue your adventure withvisits to the Karawari Lodge, where you will enjoy the many cultural and ecological highlights of this area. From the lodge, you will make your way to the Sepik River and board the MV Sepik Spirit. Here you'll discover a rarely-visited corner of the globe.  Following your river cruise, head to Ambua Lodge, which overlooks the beautiful Tari Valley and which is home of the Huli, a flamboyant and colorful people. Your visit here will give you unparalleled insight into this wonderful pre-technological world that is still very much alive.  Complete your Papua New Guinea with a visit to the capital, Port Moresby.

The Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama is fully escorted. An escort guide will be with you throughout the trip.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Port Moresby
End City Port Moresby

Trip Includes

  • Meals
  • Night in double occupancy accommodations
  • Land transfers between components
  • English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment
  • Personal gear
  • Government tax
  • Airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation & check-in assistance (where permitted)
  • Complete pre-departure packet
  • Toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Port Moresby

Upon arrival in Port Moresby, you will be met and transferred to the Airways Hotel, where you will meet your escort and other group members. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Day 2: Port Moresby / Mt. Hagen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Rondon Ridge

Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Mt. Hagen town in the upper Wahgi Valley, a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world.  You'll be met and transferred to the Mount Hagen Show grounds for a full day of enjoyment.  The festival brings together sing-sing groups from across Papua New Guinea, celebrating a dazzling and diverse array of cultures. After arriving at the Kagamuga airport, you will be met and transferred directly to the Mt. Hagen show.

Later in the afternoon you are driven up a picturesque road past highlands gardens and on to Rondon Ridge. Perched high above Mt Hagen, with mist filled views of the Wahgi Valley below, Rondon Ridge is your accommodation during the Hagen Show.

Day 3: Mt. Hagen Show

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Rondon Ridge

Spend the day enjoying the Mt. Hagen Show, world famous for its color, culture, and sheer vibrance.  It truly is a spectacular event.  The diversity of the coastal, lowland, and highland sing-sing groups at the Mt. Hagen Show reflect the incredible variety of Papua New Guinea's landscape and makes for an unforgettable experience.

Day 4: Mount. Hagen / Lake Murray

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Murray Lodge

Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Lake Murray. Lake Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea.  During the wet season it spreads to occupy an area of about 2000 square kilometers.  It has a population of about 5,000 people scattered in small villages, both on tiny islands and coastal areas of the lake. Of interest, the lake also has had sightings of its' own "Nessie", believed to be a relative of the Theropod dinosaur family. Island communities of stilted houses dot the water landscape of the lake.  Dugout canoes are the primary mode of transportation and fishing is a major source of food to the local population. After lunch at the lodge, enjoy an afternoon tour.

Day 5: Lake Murray

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily

Accommodation: Lake Murray Lodge

Lake Murray is one of the best bird watching areas in the Province.  In addition to a host of migratory birds, several birds of paradise species, pelicans, hornbills, eagles, parrots and numerous other birds have been sighted. Lake Murray is also known for its Black Bass, Barramundi and Saratoga fish. Spend the day getting to know the sites of this area.

Day 6: Karawari

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Karawari Lodge

Transfer from the lodge to the airport for a short charter flight to Karawari.  From the airstrip there, you will be transferred by river boat to Karawari Lodge. Sitting on a ridge above the Karawari River, the lodge boasts a spectacular view over hundreds of miles of tropical jungle. Inspired by local architecture and built with traditional materials, the lodge offers modern comforts in a unique setting.

Day 7: Karawari / Sepik Spirit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sepik Spirit

Down the brown swirling waters of the Karawari, past vine and orchid tangled trees, the 'river trucks' move towards the Sepik Spirit. The almost absolute silence is broken only by the shrill cry of a disturbed water bird. The river flows broad and quiet, with little villages incised from the jungle. Sago, betel nut, lumbum and other palms compete with breadfruit trees and wild yams for a safe foothold.

Enjoy your stay on the air-conditioned MV Sepik Spirit. Inspired by the architecture of the "Haus Tamaran," or spirit house, the MV Sepik Spirit has a truly unique design. After lunch, tour the villages of Kaminimbit I, Kaminimbit II, and Kororua located in the middle of the Sepik.

Days 8 – 9: Sepik Region

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily

Accommodation: Sepik Spirit

Spend these days exploring the area of the Sepik Region. Cruise to the remote Black Water Lakes and visit villages such as Mumeri and Mindimbit, where the people are prolific carvers. Here you can purchase many interesting items such as masks, elaborately carved hooks, ancestral figures, hand drums, baskets, and gourds.

Day 10: Ambua

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ambua Lodge

Head back to the Karawari airstrip by boat for your charter flight to Ambua. Arrive at the Ambua airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to Ambua Lodge. The lodge sits high on the slopes of the Tari Valley, boasting fantastic views of the valley below and its surrounding peaks. This is the home of the Huli, a colorful and proud people living very traditional, tribal lives.

In the afternoon, explore the area surrounding Ambua - high mountain forests and roaring waterfalls will delight and surprise you.

Day 11: Tari area touring

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ambua Lodge

Enjoy a full day of cultural and ecological touring. Observe the Huli people and the wide array of animal and plant species unique to this country. Travel by vehicle into the Tari Valley Visit Hulil compound and sacred places. Learn how the Huli live and how they make use of their environment.

Day 12: Port Moresby

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Airways Hotel

Transfer to Tari airport to fly to Port Moresby. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Airways Hotel. In the afternoon, explore with a short during of the economic center and capital Papua New Guinea.

Day 13: onwards

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Jackson's airport for your international flight onward.

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Price Per Day: $ 577 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 800
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,275

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Optional Activities

Journeys grading system from I to IV will help you choose an experience with physical demands which match your motivation. 

  • Active exploration with optional day hikes, easy walking, leisurely bicycling or light canoeing. Comfortable travel by vehicle. 
  • Vigorous  Experience may include regular hiking or physical exercise in varied environments. Travel by vehicle may be long or over rough terrain. 
  • Challenging  Parts of trip will involve physical challenge. Daily hiking in rough terrain, high altitude, rough road travel and remoteness from modern medical care may be unavoidable circumstances. 
  • Demanding  Extended foot travel in very remote areas. Previous wilderness travel experience advisable. Doctor's certification may be requested

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures

Additional Information:

Trip Extensions :

Sydney Stopover: Duration : 4 days

Ambullua Trek in the Foothills of Mt. Wilhelm: Duration : 5 days

Trip ID#:

HagShojou

Trip Excludes

  • Meals not noted as included
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages (except tea or coffee at meals)
  • International or domestic airfare unless specified
  • Airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation
  • Any services not included in itinerary
  • Any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights
  • Acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control
  • Other costs as are more fully described in Journeys Terms & Conditions

Meals Included:

12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 12 Dinners

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