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Papua New Guinea: Mount Hagen Festival 2022


13 days from $10,995 per person

Limited to 16 guests

Experience intimate, once-in-a-lifetime access to vibrant tribal cultures that have remained unchanged for centuries, cruising an exotic river and exploring one of the most remote corners of the globe, on a scenic journey that culminates with the spectacular celebration of the Mount Hagen Cultural Show.

A&K Advantages

  • Enjoy two days at the world-renowned Mount Hagen Cultural Show as nearly 100 tribes gather to honor their heritage with a dazzling spectacle of song, dance, pageantry and tradition
  • Take a three-night cruise on the Karawari River, winding past unspoiled villages where everyday life revolves around the river, and marveling at the diverse landscapes, pristine rainforests and exotic birdlife of the Sepik Region
  • Relish intimate interactions with distinctive cultures spanning the lowlands of the Sepik Region and the highlands of Tari and Mount Hagen, including the flamboyant Huli Wigmen, whose dances and songs are fashioned after the mating rituals of the bird of paradise

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Cairns, Australia
DAY 2
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | Island Gateway
DAY 3
Tari | Lush Canopy of the Southern Highlands
DAY 4
Tari | Cultures of the Highland People
DAY 5
Tari | Ancestral Legacy of the Huli Wigmen
DAY 6
Sepik Region | Secluded Riverine Wilderness
DAY 7
Sepik Region | Cast Off for Adventure
DAY 8
Sepik Region | Villages of Black Water Lake
DAY 9
Sepik Region | Tribes of the Mumeri & Mindimbit
DAY 10
Mount Hagen | Voices of the Sing Sing Festival
DAY 11
Mount Hagen | Spectacular Cultural Show
DAY 12
Cairns, Australia | A Parting Glimpse
DAY 13
Depart Cairns


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