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Papua New Guinea & the Goroka Festival 2023


13 days from $11,795 per person

Limited to 16 guests

Witness cultural traditions rarely seen by Western eyes as you cruise the Karawari River in search of remote tribal villages, spot a dazzling array of exotic birdlife and marvel at the brilliant spectacle of the Goroka Show.

A&K Advantages

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant tribal cultures that have remained unchanged for centuries, while cruising rivers and exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe
  • Join a gathering of more than 100 local tribes for the Goroka Show, a dazzling, two-day spectacle of song, dance, pageantry and tradition celebrating Papua New Guinea’s independence
  • Enjoy the convenience of flying in and out of the Goroka Show via private charter on each of the two days of the festival
  • Take a three-night cruise on the Karawari River, winding past unspoiled villages and pristine rainforests of the Sepik Region
  • Relish intimate interactions with distinctive cultures spanning the highlands of Tari, the Mount Hagen region and the remote river villages along the Sepik

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 | Villages of Black Water Lake
DAY 8
Sepik Region | Tribes of the Mumeri & Mindimbit
DAY 9
Mount Hagen | Birder's Paradise of Rondon Ridge
DAY 10
Mount Hagen | Goroka Show
DAY 11
Port Moresby | Goroka Show
DAY 12
Cairns, Australia | A Parting Glimpse
DAY 13
Depart Cairns
A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


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