Mt Hagen Show Adventure (11/24 AUG) - 14 days/13 nights

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The 2018 Hagen Show is making a return to Kagamuga, Mount Hagen - August 17th to 19th.

Tribes from all over the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea and other neighbouring provinces from the Highlands region will gather in the township of Mt. Hagen to put on exciting cultural performances involving traditional dances, singing and ritual - rivalling that of the Goroka Show.

The Hagen Show was first staged in 1961 before PNG's Independence as an event to unify tribes.

Local entertainers from the modern music scene will perform during the show. Arts and crafts will also be on display.

Don't miss out on this exciting cultural event in one of the Highlands regions biggest commercial township.

The Hagen Show

Tour availability : Fix departures only (refer to fix departure dates)
Fix departure dates - list of dates: 11 August 2018
Duration (Days): 14
Itinerary Day 1: SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018 - PORT MORESBY Arrive Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby from Hong Kong or Manila. Meet, greet and assist. Transfer to your hotel for checking in. Full day tour of Port Moresby City including the National Parliament House, Museum, PNG Art Shop and Varirata Wildlife Park. Overnight Gateway Hotel (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
Itinerary Day 2: SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018 - PORT MORESBY/WEWAK. Morning transfer to your onward flight. You fly to Wewak. Our guide meets you on your arrival at the Boram Airport. Hop onto your waiting vehicle/s and drive to Pagwi with your guide. Upon arrival in Pagwi, board your motorised dugout canoe heading downriver to Kanganaman, on the way, if time allows, stopping off at Korogu village (if not time, then on your way back up river) and onto Kanganamun village. Overnight at Kanganamun guesthouse (LDB)
Itinerary Day 3: MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018: MIDDLE SEPIK REGION Depart Kanganamun and visit the nearby beautiful village of Palembei with its two Haus Tambarans, both filled with artefacts. There will be plenty of opportunity to inspect and purchase many varied forms of artefacts in the village and inside the Haus Tambarans at this village. Return to Kanganamun and visit the initiated men in the Spirit House at night, a great experience when you can almost feel the ancestors in the shadows! It may be possible, as an alternative, to go crocodile hunting in the evening with young men from the village. Sleep at the village guesthouse (LDB).
Itinerary Day 4: TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 2018: MIDDLE SEPIK REGION Depart Kanganamun to visit Kimindibit village then travel to Aibom near the Chambri Lakes. This village is known for its local clay pottery sago storage jars and fire pots for cooking which the Aibom villagers exchange and trade with other villages for food. Travel on towards again towards the Blackwater lakes region stay overnight in family house at Mameri village (LDB)
Itinerary Day 5: WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018: MIDDLE SEPIK REGION Leave Mameri village onboard your canoe and go up a tributary river into the Black Water Lakes to travel around this beautiful lake area and visit the village of Govermas. In the afternoon return to Mameri village for the night (LDB)
Itinerary Day 6: THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 2018: MIDDLE SEPIK REGION The next morning you will back motor upriver, stopping off briefly at a village along the way to stretch your legs etc and onto Pagwi. Here your car/bus and driver will escort you and your guide back to Wewak to check into your Wewak hotel by late afternoon. Overnight In Wewak Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 7: FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018: WEWAK-PORT MORESBY-MT HAGEN Early morning transfer to the Boram Airport. You fly to Port Moresby. You will be met on your arrival in Port Moresby and assisted connection to your board your onward flight. You fly to Mt Hagen. You will be taken to your hotel for checking in. After checking in and lunch, you will go on a brief afternoon orientation tour including Mt Hagen's colorful local market and its township. Overnight Shine Inn (LDB)
Itinerary Day 8: SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018: MT HAGEN SHOWGROUNDS Return transfer to the Showgrounds Full day at the Show, Show Badge Overnight Shine Inn (LDB)
Itinerary Day 9: SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2018: MT HAGEN SHOWGROUNDS Return transfers to Showgrounds. Full day at the Show Overnight Shine Inn (LDB)
Itinerary Day 10: MONDAY 20 AUGUST 2018: MT HAGEN-ENGA-MT HAGEN Full day scenic drive tour to Enga & return. Overnight Shine Inn (LDB)
Itinerary Day 11: TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 2018: FLY MT HAGEN/TARI Transfer to Kagamuga Airport. You fly to Tari. On your arrival in Tari, pickup from Tari Airport, one and half hours drive up into the beautiful hills of the Tari Gap to Lakawanda. Afternoon lunch at the lodge, followed by a visit to Skull Cave, a catacomb of the dead warrior's bones resting in special arrangement underground. Visit surrounding nearby villages in the final frontier of the world, on the edge of civilization and on the last edge of history. These people were the last uncontacted peoples in this century, some in true sense only 40 years ago. Overnight at Lakawanda Lodge (LDB).
Itinerary Day 12: WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 2018: Commence on your intrepid journey into the highlands of Papua New Guinea, through jungles and waterfalls, mountains and rivers. We stop at Karida village for a traditional lunch (very very healthy as well. After lunch enjoy a welcome by the community and watch a Huli Wigmen Sing-sing performance, set off past gardens of Eden and village life frozen in time, to arrive finally at your Karida Guesthouse. Tonight hear elder stories of the past and present, about how the residents of the world's last untouched reserve of humanity came into the wider world and faced the change while keeping so much of their traditions burning strong still. This is the farthest you'll ever feel from home. Overnight Karida Guesthouse (LDB)
Itinerary Day 13: THURSDAY 23 AUGUST 2018: After a hearty breakfast, we leave our luggage here at Karida, set off into the inner forests to watch the rich bird life, beautiful waterfall, inspect the cemetery (matmat), skull cave, visit men's house away from their wives houses. Evening flute players and Spirit dancers. Overnight Karida Guesthouse (LDB)
Itinerary Day 14: FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 2018: FLY TARI/PORT MORESBY A short trek this morning takes you to the main road, where you hop on your vehicle to Tari Airport for your onward flight. You fly to Port Moresby. On arrival in Port Moresby, you transfer to hotel for your Lunch. Transfer to your international departure flight (L).
Difficulty: Beginner
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
What's Included: 1/2 twin share accommodations, meals specified as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner; touring excursions and activities, transfers, local guides, porters, two days show badge, village entrance fees, flight Hagen/Tari airfare, GST/VAT 10% Tax.
What's Excluded: Single Supplement through out except in Hagen over the show weekend US$661.00 - Domestic Air Niugini (PX) flight fares. - Bar & Beverages, Laundry and telephone/internet bills including any other expenses of personal nature or any item not listed in the 'cost inclusions'.
Other Information: DOMESTIC AIR NIUGINI (PX) FLIGHTS: You book and ticket following domestic flights along with your international flights to take advantage of any available discounts from your end. 12 AUGUST PX491 PORT MORESBY/WEWAK 0745/0945 17 AUGUST PX123 WEWAK/PORT MORESBY 0610/0820 17 AUGUST PX182 PORT MORESBY/MT HAGEN 1145/1245 24 AUGUST PX865 TARI/PORT MORESBY 1040/1215
Gears and Equipment: CLOTHING: SHIRTS- 2 cotton long-sleeved (for protection from sun and insects), 4 cotton short-sleeved shirts. SWEATER - warm sweater or jacket for high altitude areas such as Tari. TROUSERS - 2 long pants or jeans. 2 loose fitting walk shorts. FOOTWEAR - 1 pair comfortable shoes or boots for hiking. 1 pair of Teva type sandals. SOCKS - 2 thin cotton and woollen socks for treks. TOWEL - 1 light weight. RAIN GEAR - make sure it is watre proof and covers your backside. SUN HAT - with wide brim essential for sun protection. EQUIPMENT: BACKPACK - with frame for hard backpacking trips or..... DUFFLEBAG - with shoulder straps for other shorter trips. This packs easier for aircraft. DAY PACK - to carry daily essentials. SLEEPING BAG - light weight and compact for treks. SLEEPING SHEET - cotton sheet to keep sleeping bay clean. SLEEPING MAP - closed cell is sufficient or self-inflatable if desired. FLASH LIGHT - essential. ACCESSORIES: WATER BOTTLE - at keast one litre that does not leak. SUNGLASSES SUNTAN LOTION - the sun is very strong in the tropics - lip balm is also useful. FIRST AID KIT - containing personal medications (including some bandaids, anti-biotic cream, anti-malarials, anti-biotics, diarrhoea treatment, asprin for headache). Iodine tablets for water treatmant. UMBRELLA - fold down variety. SNACK FOOD - optional.
Minimum Pax: 6
Maximum Pax: 12
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Pick up and meet at every port of entry or arrival. Tour briefing at the first hotel of stay in the country.
Region: Oceania

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