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New Guinea ExperienceCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR
10 Nights

Day 1 Fri Arrive in Port Moresby. Fly with Air Niugini to Mt Hagen. Overnight Rondon Ridge

Mount Hagen City is the business heart of the Papua New Guinea highlands supporting a number of important industries such as tea, coffee, mining and transportation. It is a city where stone meets steel and where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be 'predisposed to capitalism' because of their complex traditional society in which 'big men' earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in a ceremonial exchange called "Moka". The Lodge has a variety of new touring vehicles and all excursions are accompanied by experienced local guides from the area.

Day 2 Sat Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 3 Sun Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 4 Fly to Timbunke. Transfer from Timbunke airstrip to our floating lodge the Sepik Spirit. The lodge is based in the village Kaminimbit I. Inspired by the architecture of the "haus tambaran" or spirit house, the Sepik Spirit has a truly unique design.

Begin your voyage of discovery into the mystical world of the Sepik with a slow jet-boat cruise to the air conditioned comfort of the Sepik Spirit. After lunch enjoy an afternoon tour to Kaminimbit I, Kaminimbit II and Kororua village. While touring the mighty Sepk you will visit villages where the people are prolific and famous carvers. Here you can purchase many interesting items such as masks, elaborately carved hooks, ancestral figures, hand drums, baskets, bilums and gourds.

The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in the world - in terms of flow. Steeped in mystery, the peoples of the Sepik area have fascinated anthropologists like Margaret Mead since the area was first visted. Overnight SEPIK SPIRIT (BLD)

Day 5, 6, & 7 Tue, Wed & Thu -- Three full days are spent exploring the many waterways of the Sepik and its tributaries including visits to traditional Sepik Villages. The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in the world - in terms of flow. Steeped in mystery, the people of the Sepik area have fascinated anthropologists like Margaret Mead since the area was first visited. Part of the mystery and attraction of the Sepik peoples is their amazing carvings, now famous the world over. Overnights SEPIK SPIRIT (BLD)

Day 8 Fri -- Fly by charter aircraft to Tari over the Central Ranges, which are some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. The country between Ambua and the Sepik region is an amazing array of jagged limestone that seem to rise and drop at impossible angles. Ambua Lodge is an inspired mixture of local architecture, spectacular views and modest luxury off the beaten track. Located at 7000 feet (2100 meters) in the PNG Southern Highlands, homeland of the Huli clan with their human hair wigs adorned with colourful flowers. Recipient of the 1991 Pacific Asia Travel Association's "Pacific Heritage Award" which sighted Ambua Lodge as "superb example of culturally sensitive and ecological responsible tourism".

Afternoon guided nature walk through the alpine forest looking for the exotic bird of Paradise. Overnight AMBUA LODGE (BLD)

Day 9 Sat Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 10 Sun Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 11 Mon Fly with Air Niugini to Port Moresby. Transfer to international flight out

Birding in ParadiseCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR
13 nights

Day 1 Fri Arrive in Port Moresby. Fly with Air Niugini to Mt Hagen. Overnight Rondon Ridge

Over 180 species of birds have been recorded in the rainforests around Rondon Ridge including ten species of Bird of Paradise. The surrounding area is pristine rainforest and home to numerous orchid species. The lodge has hours of walking trails providing ample opportunity to explore the unique ecology of this area. All nature and birding walks are accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable nature guides. Comprehensive bird and orchid lists are available for Rondon Ridge.

Day 2 Sat Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 3 Sun Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge.
Day 4 Mon Charter flight to Tari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge

A favored destination amongst birders, Ambua's rain forests have been the star of many a wildlife documentary. An incredible 217 species have been recorded here and Ambua is home to 13 different species of Bird of Paradise. Ambua employs knowledgeable local birding guides and caters for all interest levels, from early morning birding excursions for guests on more culturally orientated tours, keen to catch a glimpse of these spectacular birds; to fully specialized birding tours tailored to the seasoned enthusiast.

Day 5 Tue Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 6 Wed Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 7 Thu Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 8 Fri Charter flight to Karawari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge

Sepik's express their culture and beliefs through their art, inspiring the carving of incredible masks, drums, baskets and sculptures that integrate with their daily life and animist beliefs. Village tours allow you to observe master carvers at work and purchase from a selection of finely hand-crafted artifacts.

This tropical lowland rainforest is one of earth's most complex of habitats, housing an immense variety of flora and fauna - a staggering 229 different bird species have been recorded at Karawari. Optional birding cruises are available with opportunities to spot elusive 12-Wire Birds of Paradise, cockatoos, parrots, hornbills, cormorants and other water birds.

Day 9 Sat Full Day Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge
Day 10 Sun Full Day Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge.
Day 11 Mon Charter flight to Mt Hagen. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 12 Tue Fly with Air Niugini to Port Moresby. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Airways Hotel
Day 13 Wed Full Day Tour. Overnight Airways Hotel
Day 14 Thu Morning Tour. Transfer to international flight out

New Guinea OdysseyCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR
10 nights

Day 1 Sun Arrive in Port Moresby. Fly with Air Niugini to Mt Hagen. Overnight Rondon Ridge

Day 2 Mon Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 3 Tue Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Day 4 Wed Charter flight to Karawari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge
Day 5 Thu Full Day Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge

Day 6 Fri -- Fly to Timbunke. Transfer from Timbunke airstrip to our floating lodge the Sepik Spirit. The lodge is based in the village Kaminimbit I. Inspired by the architecture of the "haus tambaran" or spirit house, the Sepik Spirit has a truly unique design.

Begin your voyage of discovery into the mystical world of the Sepik with a slow jet-boat cruise to the air conditioned comfort of the Sepik Spirit. After lunch enjoy an afternoon tour to Kaminimbit I, Kaminimbit II and Kororua village. While touring the mighty Sepk you will visit villages where the people are prolific and famous carvers. Here you can purchase many interesting items such as masks, elaborately carved hooks, ancestral figures, hand drums, baskets, bilums and gourds.

The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in the world - in terms of flow. Steeped in mystery, the peoples of the Sepik area have fascinated anthropologists like Margaret Mead since the area was first visited. Overnight SEPIK SPIRIT (BLD)

Day 7 & 8 Sat & Sun -- Two full days are spent exploring the many waterways of the Sepik and its tributaries including visits to traditional Sepik Villages. The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in the world - in terms of flow. Steeped in mystery, the people of the Sepik area have fascinated anthropologists like Margaret Mead since the area was first visited. Part of the mystery and attraction of the Sepik peoples is their amazing carvings, now famous the world over. Overnight SEPIK SPIRIT (BLD)

Day 9 Mon Charter flight to Tari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge

Day 10 Tue Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Day 11 Wed Fly with Air Niugini to Port Moresby. Overnight Airways Hotel


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