Mt Hagen Show Adventures #2

Tour Operator - Bill Tombe

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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): 10
Itinerary Day 1: Saturday 11 August 2018 Morning Flight from Port Moresby to Wewak. Guide meet you on your arrival. Depart Wewak with your guide by private hire car or bus to Pagwi Middle Sepik. 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. Sleep at Kanganamun guesthouse (LDB)
Itinerary Day 2: Sunday 12 August 2018 Depart Kanganamun and visit the nearby beautiful village of Palembei with its two Haus Tambarans, both filled wth 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 3: Monday 13 August 2018 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 4: Tuesday 14 August 2014 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 5: Wednesday 15 August 2018 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 Boutique Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 6: Thursday 16 August 2018 Transfer to your flight. You fly to Mt Hagen. You will be met by our staff upon your arrival at Kagamuga airport and transfered to your Mt Hagen hotel. After check in at your hotel, you will be on a guided visit to the Mt Hagen's colorful local Market. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB).
Itinerary Day 7: Friday 17 August 2018 Full day tour of Mt Hagen & Surrounds including visits to view different cultural groups doing rehearsal for the show. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 8: Saturday 18 August 2018 Return transfer to the Showground Full day at the show with your show badge. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 9: Sunday 19 August 2018 Return transfer to the Showgrounds Full day at the show Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 10: Monday 20 August 2018 Transfer to your onward flight. ****End Of Our Services****
Difficulty: Beginner
Cancellation and Refund Policy: B) Full refund up until 30 days before trip (less 10% fee)
What's Included: Land Cost Inclusions - Half twin share accommodations - All meals from dinner on 11th to Breakfast on 20th August. - all transfers - 2 days' Show Badge. - Local guides - village entrance fees - 10% VAT/GST Tax.
What's Excluded: Land Cost Exclusions: Any expenses of personal nature and/or any item not listed in the "Land Cost Inclusions".
Other Information: Additional Cost Single Supplement: US$499.00 (not available at this stage). However single room will only be allocated if available at the time of checking in or closer to the date of travel. Flight - We book/ticket from this end. 16 August 2018 CG Flight Wewak/Mt Hagen @ US$182.00 Important notes: All other domestic Air Niugini (PX) flights, you book/ticket from your end. Our services begin in Wewak on 11 August Wewak and end in Mt Hagen with a transfer to the airport 20 August. Mt Hagen & Wewak Hotels: (2.5 -3*star) Clean, comfortable and self-contained. We have included breakfast and dinner. You can arrange directly with the hotel for your pack lunch to take with you to the show. Meals: Local cuisines mixture of fresh vegetables, fruits and supermarket tinned/packed food items. Book NOW to avoid the inconvenience of wait listing issues.
Minimum Pax: 4
Maximum Pax: 15
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Wewak Airport, East Sepik Province
Region: Oceania

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