Papua New Guinea – Of Huli Wig Men, Ancestral Spirits, and the Sepik

Price Starting at $9,695.00

    • 8995 $
    • 2395 $
    • 3195 $
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Journey into a land forgotten by time, where ancient tribes still own the land and people commune with nature as a way of life. Papua New Guinea is an enclave of rare life, from the endemic flora and fauna, to the customs and traditions that make this island nation thrive. Over 850 distinct languages are spoken today in Papua New Guinea, making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth. Take a leap into the unknown as you cross vine bridges in the rain forest, discover the fascinating world of the highlands and the decorated Huli wigmen of Tari, and boat along the great Sepik River, stopping off to interact with unforgettable tribal locals. Discover New Guinea, the last bastion of traditions and ancestral spirits.

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Depart the USA and crossing the international dateline, you arrive in Port Moresby two days later, where you will be met and guided to your domestic flight to Mt Hagen. A picturesque drive then takes you through highlands gardens to your accommodation, a luxury lodge perched high above Mount Hagen, with mist filled views of the Wahgi Valley below. Next day will be fully devoted to experiencing the unique cultural offerings of Papua, specifically in the Wahgi Valley. Enjoy a guided journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People, the most prominent group of people in the valley, though several other cultural groups live nearby, each with their own set of “bilas” (body decoration,) customs and traditions, and their own language. From your accommodation on Mount Hagen, you have a view of the Western side of the valley, covered in lush rainforest, limestone bluffs, and local homes and farms. RONDON RIDGE.

(Meals Aloft, D; B, L, D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Apr-Nov
    $9,695

2020

  • Apr-Nov
    $10,395

Maximum group size: 18 travelers. The Sepik Spirit only has 9 cabins.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • All internal flights in Papua New Guinea, some on scheduled carriers, others on small charters.
  • Superior or best available accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • All meals in Papua New Guinea. Breakfast in Brisbane. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach, by boat and on foot.
  • Water in the coaches and with included meals.
  • Accompanied by local guides in each destination.
  • All entrance fees to places of interest.
  • All applicable hotel taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.

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