Malagan Festival - Kavieng
Summary of itinerary in brief (11 Days / 10 nights)
Hotel /Accommodation Number of nights
Kavieng- Kavieng Hotel 4 nights
Mt.Hagen- Hotel Kimininga 2 nights
Goroka -Pacific garden Hotel 2 nights
POM-Loloata Island Resort 2 nights
Trobriand Islands- Kiriwina 3 nights
POM - Gateway hotel 1 night

Itinerary
Day 1- Saturday July- Meals- Dinner only
Upon arrival from PX international arrival flight meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Loloata Island Resort.

Day 2- Sunday- July- Meals- BLD
Today we fly to the island of Kiriwina, in the Trobriand Islands. The Trobriand Islanders have a fascinating and rich culture and a unique feature of these islands is the importance of yams. The crop is an indicator of how well the producer is at gardening and there is a yearly festival held to show off the best of the yams grown that season. Overnight at a Kiriwina lodge.

Day 3-Monday July- Meals- BLD- Trobriand Islands.
The Trobriand Islanders have a fascinating and rich culture. The label of a "free love society" has been placed on the islands, but the sexual practices of these people have been misunderstood. The society does encourage free choice and "casual encounters" as the norm for teenagers, however, people are encouraged to settle down to married life. The belief in this society is that all children are in spirit form until they enter a woman through her head and then are born. In addition to spending time with the villagers, we also explore the island including its beautiful beaches, WWII relics and nearby caves. Our time on Kiriwina Island is flexible so that we can explore according to the group's interests and local events. Overnight at a basic lodge

Day 4-Tuesday - Meals- BLD- Trobriand Islands.
The Trobriand Islanders have a fascinating and rich culture. The label of a "free love society" has been placed on the islands, but the sexual practices of these people have been misunderstood. The society does encourage free choice and "casual encounters" as the norm for teenagers, however, people are encouraged to settle down to married life. The belief in this society is that all children are in spirit form until they enter a woman through her head and then are born. In addition to spending time with the villagers, we also explore the island including its beautiful beaches, WWII relics and nearby caves. Our time on Kiriwina Island is flexible so that we can explore according to the group's interests and local events. Overnight at Kiriwina lodge

Day 5- Wednesday-July-Meals-BLD
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your Airlines PNG (CG) flight Louisia/POM. Upon arrival meet and transfer to Loloata Islands Resort

Day 6- Thursday -July - Meals- BLD
After early breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight POM/RAB/KVG. Upon arrival you will be met by the Hotel representative and will be taken to the hotel. Overnight at Kavieng Hotel.

Day 7-Friday July - Meals- BLD
After breakfast tour of Kavieng and the surrounds includes the local market, villages, schools etc. Overnight at Kavieng Hotel

Day 8- July Saturday- Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the Malagan show ground. Full day at the show ground. Overnight at Kavieng Hotel.

Day 9- Sunday- Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the Malagan show ground. Full day at the show ground. Overnight at Kavieng Hotel

Day 10- Monday July - Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight Kavieng/RAB/POM/HGU. Overnight at Hotel Kimininga

Day 11-Tuesday July - Meals- BLD
After breakfast tour of Mt. Hagen and the surrounds includes the Local market, Pogla village for the Hagen Ladies dance and the Hagen Mans dance. After the performance visit Kindeng tea and coffee plantations. Return for lunch. After lunch visit Paiakona village to see the Paia chief and his wives with little art display. Return and overnight at Hotel Kimininga.

Day 12- Wednesday-July -Meals- BLD
After breakfast begin your road transfer to the Eastern Highlands Province passing through one of the densely populated provinces- Simbu. On your way stop at Mindima village for the Simbu play and the skeleton dance. You have your lunch at Mt. Wilhelm tourist lodge. After lunch continue your road tour to Goroka. Stop at Daulo Pass for rest and panoramic view of the Asaro valley. As you descend you stop ad Komunive village to see the eerie mud man performance and the mud man mask modelling. After the performance continue to Goroka and overnight at Pacific Garden hotel./visit the local JK McCarthy museum, Raun Raun theatre and the University of Goroka. Overnight at Pacific Garden Hotel

Day 13- Thursday-July-Meals- BLD
After breakfast tour of Goroka town and the surrounds includes a visit to Goroka coffee factory to see how local Arabica coffee is processed. Here you have an opportunity to purchase some packets as souvenir to take back to your country, visit JK McCarthy museum, Raun Raun Theatre, and a visit Ginitoka village to see the Goroka dance. Return for lunch and then after lunch transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight Goroka/POM. Overnight at Gateway hotel

Day 14- Friday July - Meals- B
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX international departure flight to be nominated from your end

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COST INCLUDES = Accommodation on single basis. Tours and Airport Transfers on seat on bus /canoe basis. Meals as specified on itinerary B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner, and add on traditional dances gate fees, Local English speaking guides.10% VAT (government tax on all above services)

COST DOES NOT = International & Domestic airfares, items of personal nature such as baggage charge, passport & visa fees, laundry, dry cleaning, beverage of any kind, trip & baggage insurance, medical expenses and departure tax and any other items of this nature.

Additional required flights that we urge you to book/ticket in conjunction with international arrival/departing flight are;
Day 1- International arrival PX flight
Day 6 - PX flight to POM/RAB/Kavieng
Day 10- PX flight KAvieng/RAB/POM/HGU
Day 13- PX flight Goroka/POM
Day 14- PX international departing flight to be nominated from your end.
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