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Sample Papua New Guinea Itinerary


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This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Papua New Guinea might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Papua New Guinea tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.

Iconic Papua New Guinea | 14 Days

Day 1 Arrive Port Moresby and connect on to Mt. Hagen by commercial flight. Spend the night at a beautiful eco-lodge surrounded by nature just outside the town.
Day 2
Explore the magnificent Waghi Valley, view the menacing Asoro Mudmen and/or attend a magnificent highlands sing-sing seasonally for an unforgettable Papua New Guinea travel experience.
Day 3

Travel by charter flight to Ambua Airstrip and the magnificent Tari Highlands.  Spend the night at an award-winning Papua New Guinea resort designed in the style of the local Huli villages.

Day 4

Explore the Tari Highlands and villages of the Huli Wigmen, some of the most colorful people in all of Papua New Guinea.

Day 5

Explore nature trails in the vicinity of Ambua Lodge where you'll find primary tropical forests, thundering waterfalls and the elusive bird of paradise.

Day 6

Charter flight to Timbunke in the middle Sepik Region. Board the luxurious Sepik Spirit for a cruise through this area known for spectacular arts and crafts, untouched local villages and age old traditions.

Day 7-9

Continue cruise of Sepik with 3-4 village excursions daily.

Day 10

Disembark the cruise and transfer by speedboat the the magnificent Karawari Eco Lodge, built on a hill overlooking hundreds of miles of lowland tropical forests and the winding Karwari River.  Visit a local school supported by Asia Transpacific Journeys and our partners. The children delight in the company of visitors and will sing and display appreciation for your support.

Day 11

Charter flight to Mt. Hagen and commercial connection on to Madang. Spend the night at a colonial era plantation or comfortable resort-style hotel in town.

Day 12

Enjoy world class snorkeling, sea kayaking or visit local coastal villages.  Madang and its incredible natural harbor is one of the most picturesque cities in the South Pacific.

Day 13

Commercial flight to Port Moresby. Visit the National Museum and PNG Arts warehouse where you'll find art and artifacts from throughout the country. Stay at comfortable resort near the airport.

Day 14

Depart Port Moresby on international flights via Australia or Singapore.

Plan Your Journey

Every trip begins by us wanting to know you better. For starters we'll want to know who you're traveling with, your travel dates, any special interests you may have and what types of hotels you prefer. You may not know the answer to all the questions - don't worry, that's where we come in.

Traveler Questionnaire

Use the following questions to help you think about your ideal journey - better yet copy and paste them into an email and send them off our our knowledgable Travel Specialists who can then provide some suggestions.

  1. Will you be traveling with family or friends? How many people are in your group?
  2. Do you have specific dates in mind?
  3. About how many days do you expect the trip to last?
  4. Which destinations are you interested in?
  5. Do you have specific interests that you would like to concentrate on such as art, architecture, archaeology, wildlife, spas, cuisine, textiles, religion, sports, schools or nature?
  6. Do you like to have activities planned sun up to sun down, or do you prefer some downtime?
  7. Do you have an interest in active travel (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.)?
  8. If you are of active disposition, do you consider 2 hours of hiking enough or do you like to go all day?
  9. On trips past, what were some of the activities or specific things that you most enjoyed?
  10. What type of accommodations do you generally prefer? Only five-star? Small, boutique properties? Nice, but not over the top?
  11. Do you have an approximate budget in mind for the trip?
  12. Are you celebrating a special occasion on this journey?
  13. Do you plan to use frequent flyer miles or reward points for international travel?
  14. Do you plan to book your own air or use our company's in-house air department?