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Papua New Guinea - Home of the Birds of Paradise

Description

Papua New Guinea is considered one of the last pristine paradises on earth with a nature that could develop with almost no external influences. Over 700 languages are spoken here, and hardly a single tribe resembles the other. In addition to the culture and tradition, the wildlife was able to develop without external influences due to the area's long isolation. Allow the varied bird world take your breath away! You will even lay your eyes on the most unique, most beautiful bird of them all: Bird of Paradise. With a little luck, you will be one of the few people who sees this natural treasure.

Highlights

  • Discover one of the last pristine paradises in the world
  • Feast your eyes on birds of paradise in their natural environment
  • Go on a journey into the past
  • Impressive contrasts between the Stone Age and modern times
  • Guided tour with English speaking guide

Destinations

Day 1, Friday: From Port Moresby to Mt. Hagen - Welcome to Another World!

Upon your arrival at Port Moresby International Airport, you will be met by a friendly staff member who will take you to Mount Hagen for your flight. After the short domestic flight, you will finally reach Mount Hagen! The country's fourth largest city is best known for the annual Mount Hagen Show, where native people from the most remote valleys come here to present colorfully decorated dances.

Your destination today is Rondon Ridge Lodge, approximately 30 minutes drive from Mt. Hagen. The lodge is located on the edge of the Wahgi Valley and offers a wonderful view of the picturesque valley.

3 nights in the Rondon Ridge Lodge with full board in a double room, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

(D)

Day 2, Saturday & Day 3, Sunday: Bird Watching in the High Mountains

United on the third largest island in the world, about 800 languages ​​are spoken in Papua New Guinea; that is about 20% of all languages ​​in the world! Living completely isolated until recently, the tribes in the highlands of the island first came into contact with the outside world in the 1930s. Even today, they still maintain their oldest traditions. You will meet barefoot locals, women carrying their children in traditional handkerchiefs tied to their backs, and farmers who sell their goods on the side of the road.

In addition to all the well-preserved traditions, the breathtaking nature developed almost completely without external influences. Get to know the different crevices of the island's incredible nature during small guided hikes. The landscape of Papua New Guinea is unique because of its many mountain ranges and the development of a number of rare birds and animal species. There are ten different species of birds of paradise around the lodge.

(B / L / D)

Day 4, Monday: From Mt. Hagen to the Tari Highlands - Home of the Hulis

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Tari. The spectacular flight is already an experience within itself. Fly through the impressive landscape and past the two peaks of Mount Giliwe.

Upon arrival at the airport in Tari, you will be transferred to Ambua Lodge. On one side, the lodge is bordered by dense a jungle. Discover beautiful hiking trails that lead over suspension bridges and past hidden waterfalls.

4 nights in the Ambua Lodge with full board in a double room, Tari, Papua New Guinea

(B / L / D)

Day 5, Tuesday to Day 7, Thursday: In the Tari Highlands - A Mecca Not Only for Bird Watchers

During the next couple of days, you will experience the unique variety of flora and fauna around the Ambua Lodge. Go on small hikes to experience the overwhelming variety of the surrounding nature. Discover a variety of orchid species and learn how the Hulis use the diverse plant species in their daily lives. An absolute highlight are the 13 different species of birds of paradise.

(B / L / D)

Day 8, Friday: From Tari Highlands to Karawari - One of the Most Remote Areas of Papua New Guinea

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport in Tari and continue to Karawari. Take a small propeller machine over one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. Karawari itself is in the midst of a bizarre limestone landscape.

Upon arrival at Karawari Airport, you will board a boat that will take you to your next accommodation. The boat is the only means of transport here since it is in one of the most remote areas of the world.

3 nights in the Karawari Lodge with full board in a double room, Karawari, Papua New Guinea

(L / D)

Day 9, Saturday & Day 10, Sunday: In Karawari - Go Back In Time to the Stone Age

Use the next couple of days to truly enjoy this tropical getaway. Go on a journey of discovery into a bygone era and get to know the Kundiman tribe's everyday life. People still live as they did hundreds of generations ago with their rituals, stories and songs. Take daily boat trips to various villages in the region, which will give you an insight into village life and habits.

Discover an infinite splendor and variety of animal and plant species around these remote, tropical areas. On walks through the dense jungle around the lodge, you can again observe numerous birds of paradise.

(B / L / D)

Day 11, Monday: From Karawari to Port Moresby - Back to Civilization

This morning, you will be taken back to the airport and fly back to Mt. Hagen. Grab a bite of lunch, then you will say goodbye to the birds of paradise and the most remote island in the world.

Fly to Port Moresby, where you will be met and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

1 night in Airways Hotel with breakfast in a Bacchus Room, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

(B / L)

Day 12, Tuesday: Departure from Port Moresby

Today you go onboard your return flight. Your transfer to the airport after breakfast ends your tour through Papua New Guinea. We hope you had a wonderful and unforgettable time in a country from another time. aWe are happy to make this trip to your liking, so if you want an extension or make changes to the course, then contact us either by email, by phone, via WhatsApp or live chat. itravel - for that moment.

(B)

You accomodations:

Rondon Ridge Lodge, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

This exclusive lodge welcomes you at an altitude of approximately 2,300m, and offers breathtaking views over the Wahgi Valley. Mount Hagen is the business center of the highlands, and even grows its own tea and coffee.

The lodge offers 12 tastefully decorated rooms, all with a modern bathroom. The room also includes an electric blanket, which is very welcome due to its low temperatures in the high mountains.

3 Nights

Ambua Lodge, Tari, Papua New Guinea

The Ambua Lodge sits majestically on a ridge, approximately 2,300 meters high, overlooking the Tari high valley. On one side, the lodge is bordered by dense, untouched jungle; on the other side, the landscape merges with the grasslands.

The lodge features 40 round bungalows with beautiful panoramic views. Since the lodge has its own small hydropower plant, its power is ecologically supplied 24 hours each day. There is also a bar in the main house, as well as a dining and lounge area where guests can enjoy culinary delights at a cozy, open fire pit.

Spread out amongst the lodge's large garden, the bungalows interior design is made exclusively from local materials. From the 180 degree panorama windows, you can enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding jungle and landscape. The bungalows have a private bathroom, electric blankets and extra thick bedding for the cool evenings in the highlands.

4 nights

Karawari Lodge, Karawari, Papua New Guinea

The Karawari Lodge sits enthroned on a hill above the banks of the Karawari River. Located in one of the most remote areas of Papua New Guinea, the complex is built on a ridge surrounded by tropical rainforest.

The lodge is perfectly adapted to the natural environment, and the construction is reminiscent of the regional haunted houses. The furniture and interior design all come from local handcrafts. The lodge has a dining room and a lounge with a bar.

The 20 rooms are furnished in a traditional style and feature shower, separate toilet, fans, mosquito nets and a private veranda.

3 nights

Airways Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

After staying in Papua New Guinea's hinterland, you can now head to one of the best airport hotels in the entire Austro-Asian area. The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the airport, and is set in a tropical garden. Enjoy stunning views of the Bootless Bay and the majestic mountains of the Owen Stanley Ranges.

Facilities include a swimming pool with spectacular views over the runway and several restaurants and bars serving culinary delights.

Each room has a luxurious marble bathroom, cable TV and air conditioning. The spacious, private balcony offers panoramic views. Select rooms offer free access to the fitness center.

1 night

Services and Infos

Travel duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Including:

  • 11 nights in accommodations according to itinerary.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • Transfers & sightseeing according to itinerary with local English speaking guide.
  • Domestic flights

Excluding:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • Visa, if required
  • Optional tours
  • Not mentioned meals and drinks

Services and Tips:

Papua New Guinea is one of the most mysterious countries in the world and one of the last undiscovered paradises. Even today, large parts of the rugged country are almost unexplored. The natives live here without external influences. Papua New Guinea is still as wild and primitive as in the Stone Age.

Connected to these insights into ancient cultures and traditions is also an infrastructure that is far behind the western one. Passengers who are prepared for poor road conditions and non-minutely functioning processes will experience unforgettable moments in Papua New Guinea.

Please note that on board flights within Papua New Guinea has a maximum weight of 10 kg luggage and 5 kg of carry-on luggage per person.

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