It was while traveling in Papua New Guinea that UCLA professor Jared Diamond was asked by a local elder, “How is it that the white man has all the cargo?” His answer, 20 years in the making,
was published in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel, which explains gaps in power and technology between human societies as originating in environmental differences: that is, you can’t hitch a marsupial to a plow.
Any great Papua New Guinea tour will include attendance at a sing-sing (tribal festival). We recommend the famous Mt Hagen Sing-Sing, the obscure and authentic Tumbuna Sing-Sing and the Waghi Sing-Sing. Whichever you choose these incredible spectacles will be a highlight of your Papua New Guinea itinerary.
Papua New Guinea travel should also include a visit to a Huli Wigmen village to observe close-up the traditions of these wildly exotic and friendly people, who weave elaborate headdresses from human hair. You can also meet the Asaro Mudmen, the Sepik Crocodile People and dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct tribes on a trip to Papua New Guinea.