Tour Operator - Beyond Authentic Experience Lt
Contact - https://www.myliveadventures.com/en/bikejunior36
This show is the most well-known tribal gathering and cultural event in PNG. Approximately 100 tribes arrive to showcase their music, dance and perform extraordinary displays of tribal rituals.
The festivel started in the mid-1950's, initiated by the Missionaries. The Australian Kiaps (patrol officers) then took over organising the festival in 1957. Kiaps from each district built round houses typical of their districts where they displayed the various and unique cultures of the people living there.
The Kiaps also brought in 'singsing' groups from surrounding areas creating an entertaining weekend for everyone within the Province. Also helping people forget their tribal difference.
Tour availability :
Fix departures only (refer to fix departure dates)
Fix departure dates - list of dates:
05 September 2018, 04 September 2019
Itinerary Day 1:
Wednesday 05 September 2018 Arrive at Wewak Airport in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for check in. Our guide meets you at the hotel and briefs you on your Canoeing Sepik Adventure tour. Overnight In Wewak Boutique Hotel (DB).
Itinerary Day 2:
Thursday 06 September 2018 After your early breakfast, 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 3:
Friday 07 September 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 4:
Saturday 08 September 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 5:
Sunday 09 September 2018 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:
Monday 10 September 2018 This morning you will board your MAF aircraft for your onward flight. You fly to Wewak. Upon arrival, you will be transfered to your hotel. Overnight In Wewak Boutique Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 7:
Tuesday 11 September 2018 Transfer to your onward flight. You fly across to Mt Hagen. Meet/greet upon your arrival at the Mt Hagen airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Short visit to Mt Hagen's colorful local Market. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 8:
Wednesday 12 September 2018 Full day scenic drive to Wabag & return. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 9:
Thursday 13 September 2018 Full day tour of Mt Hagen & Surrounds. Overnight Mt Hagen hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 10:
Friday 14 September 2018 Morning scenic drive through the fertile Waghi Valley, view traditional local houses, villages, battle fields, drive between quarrelling mountains, inspect roadside markets, travel through Daulo Pass, the Asaro Valley and eventually arriving Goroka in the afternoon. After check in at your hotel, we will take the rest of the afternoon on a short orientation tour. Overnight Goroka Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 11:
Saturday 15 September 2018 Return transfers to the Goroka Showground with your two days show pass. Overnight Goroka Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 12:
Sunday 16 September 2018 Return Goroka Show transfers. Full day at the Show. Overnight Goroka Hotel (LDB)
Itinerary Day 13:
Monday 17 September 2018 Morning tour of Goroka and Surrounds including the Raun Raun Theatre, McCarthy Museum, Coffee plantation and Asaro Mud Men village. Transfer to your onward flight in the afternoon. ********End Of Our Services*******
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
B) Full refund up until 30 days before trip (less 10% fee)
Land Cost Inclusions: Half twin share accommodations, All meals from dinner on 05th to Breakfast on 17th September, transfers & tours, 2 days' Show tickets, Local guide fees, village entrance fees, 10% VAT/GST Tax.
Land Cost Exclusions: Any expenses of personal nature and/or any item not listed in the "Land Cost Inclusions".
Additional Cost Single Supplement: US$913.00 (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. 10 September MAF flight Ambunti/Wewak @ US$136.00 & 11 September MAF 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 05th September and end in Goroka with a transfer to the airport 17th September. Wewak, Mt Hagen & Goroka Hotels: (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. Sepik Canoeing & Mt Wilhelm Trekking: Accommodations are in village guesthouse and meals are of basic nature. Meals: Local cuisines mixture of fresh vegetables, fruits and supermarket tinned/packed food items.
Gears and Equipment:
Will be sent upon receipt of booking request
Pick Up / Meeting Location:
Pick up at every airport of entry.