Mt Hagen Cultural Show
Cultural Show Program 1
13 Days / 12nights Program
Cultural Show Program
20 Days / 19 Nights Program
Highlights of the tour includes;

- Tour of the Sepik River and the culture
- Madang - Hobe village dance & activities
- Asaro mud man performance
- Mindima omo masalai dance
- Pit oven roasting
- Huli wig man dance- Tari
- Huli Bachelors
- Spirit dance - Lumuria
- Day spirit dance
- Wig making & maintenance



Day 1-Meals- Lunch & Dinner
Upon arrival from PX international flights meet and assist for the domestic flight POM/Wewak. Overnight at Inwewak Boutique hotel.

Day 2- Meals- BLD
After breakfast we transfer to Maprik passing through Kubalea and Yangarou areas. After lunch begin the tour of the Abelam area for old and new art work. In the afternoon return to lodge and overnight at Maprik Lodge. (TBA)

Day 3-Meals- BLD-
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Sepik River via Maprik/Wosera to Pagwi. Upon arrival at Pagwi you will then jump onto the waiting wooden motorised canoe up the Sepik River to Ambunti. Overnight at Ambunti Lodge .

Day 4-Meals- BLD
After early breakfast begins the tour of the Upper Sepik river villages includes Wagu and the Upper sepik villages. Overnight at Ambunti Lodge.

Day 5- Meals- BLD
After breakfast tour down the river to the middle Sepik villages includes Palimbe village, hause tambran, Aibom and the Chambri lakes, If time permits on our way back we visit Kamananbit village for artifacts buying. Return and overnight at Ambunti Lodge

Day 6- Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer to wewak. Overnight at Inwewak Boutique hotel.

Day 7 - Meals- BLD
After early breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your CG flight Wewak/HGU. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the hotel. After getting settled you will be transferred to Paia kona Mini Cultural show. Spend the entire day at the show ground. In the afternoon return and overnight at Hotel Kimininga.

Day 8-Meals- BLD
A yearly event in Papua New Guinea, the Mt. Hagen Cultural Show is one of the best shows to see some of the amazing traditional dances and tribal attire from over 100 different tribal groups. Each group performs their "sing sing" over a two-day period. A very early morning wake-up call gets us out to see the show preparations before the formal show begins. We see the performers preparing their traditional clothing and body decorations and practicing for their official performances. Overnight at Hotel Kimininga

Day 9 - Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred to the show ground to spend half of the day to witness the closing ceremony. After lunch you will be given a scenic drive to the Enga border for scenic drive. In the afternoon return and overnight at Kimininga Hotel

Day 10-Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your CG flight HGU/Tari. Upon arrival you will be transferred to AJ Lodge. After getting settled you will then driven to Lumuria village for yr Spirit dance. In the afternoon return and overnight at AJ Lodge.

Day 11- Meals- BLD
After early breakfast you will be transferred to Lakwanda lodge for the full day cultural activities includes, Huli wig man dance, Bachelors initiation, Girls initiation, wig making & wig maintenance, fortune teller, day spirit dance, and village study. Lunch will be served at Lakwanda. In the afternoon return and AJ Lodge.

Day 12- Meals- B
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your PX flight Tari/POM. Upon arrival in POM you will be met and transferred to Laguna Hotel. After lunch begin the tour of POM includes National Musuem and the Art Gallery, and the PNG Arts.
In the afternoon return and overnight at Laguna Hotel.

Day 13- Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be then transferred to the airport for your PX international departing flight to be nominated from your end.

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Cost Includes: Tours and Airport transfers, show gate fees, on seat on a bus, basis. Meals as specified on above itinerary B = Breakfast, and D= Dinner, and add on traditional dance, show gate fee and gate fees Local English Speaking Guide, 0% VAT (government tax on all above services.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE = International & domestic airfares, items of personal nature as such 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
Day 1- International arrival flight
Day 7- CG flight Wewak/HGU
Day 10-CG flight HGU/Tari
Day 12- PX flight Tari/POM
Day 13-- International departing flight to be nominated from your end.

Day 1- August- Meals- Dinner only- Arrive Port Moresby
Meet on arrival at Port Moresby airport and transfer to our hotel. We gather this evening for our orientation meeting and dinner. Overnight in Port Moresby- Laguna hotel

Day 2 -August - Meals-BLD
After breakfast we have a short city sights tour includes National Parliament, National Museum and the Botanical Gardens. After lunch in a local restaurant, we head to Koki, a stilt village located beside the Koki market, where we have time to explore both the village and the market. We finish our sightseeing for the day by walking up Paga Hill for a lovely view over Port Moresby Harbor. Overnight at Loloata Island Resort.

Day 3- August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast tour to the Variarata National Park. Spend half of the day at the National Park and then return to the resort. Afternoon free. Overnight at Loloata Island resort

Day 4-6- August - Trobriand Islands/Kiriwina Island
After breakfast today we fly to the island of Kiriwina, in the Trobriand Islands. The Trobriand Islanders have 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. Another 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. 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. Overnights at a basic lodge

Day 7- August - Meals- BLD -Port Moresby Sights
After breakfast transfer from Lodge to the airstrip fro your CG Airlines flight from Louisa to Port Moresby. Upon arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel. Have lunch at the hotel and after lunch PM free. Overnight at Laguna hotel.

Day 8- August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight Port Moresby/Mt. Hagen. Upon arrival in Mt. Hagen tour of Mt. Hagen local market, tour to Avi village to see the orchid gardens and then return for lunch at Hotel Poroman. After lunch continue to Kumul Lodge. In the afternoon nature walk around the lodge. Overnight at Kumul Lodge.

Day 9- August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer to Paiakona village for the Paia Mini cultural show. Full day at the village. Picnic lunch will be served at the village. In the afternoon return to Kumul Lodge.

Day 10- August - BLD-Mt. Hagen Cultural Show
A yearly event in Papua New Guinea, the Mt Hagen Cultural Show is one of the best shows to see some of the amazing traditional dances and tribal attire from over 100 different tribal groups. Each group performs their "sing sing" over a two-day period. A very early morning wake-up call gets us out to see the show preparations before the formal show begins. We see the performers preparing their traditional clothing and body decorations and practicing for their official performances. We spend the day at the Mt. Hagen Arena taking in the "sing sing" performances. Overnight at Kumul Lodge

Day 11 -August - Meals-BLD-Mt Hagen Cultural Event
A half day to attend the festivities at the Mt. Hagen Show. We attend the closing ceremonies and if time allows, and then begin our road tour to Goroka via Simbu Province one of the densely populated provinces in the country filled with rugged mountains and limestone. Upon arrival at Daulo pass we stop for a brief a panoramic view of the Asaro valley and then continue to Goroka. Overnight at Pacific Garden hotel

Day 12- August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast we explore this pretty town, visiting the JK McCarthy museum, and the Raun Raun theatre, Goroka coffee Roasters and the local market. After lunch we then visit the Asaro mud man village to learn about the famous eerie mudman who traditionally cover themselves in mud before raiding nearby villages. In the afternoon return and overnight at Pacific Garden Hotel

Day 13- August- Meals- BLD- Hagen to Goroka.
After early breakfast begin your road tour to Madang passing through the famous Markham valley and the Ramu sugar. Picnic lunch will be served at Ramu. Overnight at Jais Aben Resort

Day 14 -August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast begin the tour of Madang and the surrounds includes the Balek Widl life, Haus Tumbuna, and other visit nearby village for Madang traditional dance. Overnight at Jais Aben Resort

Day 15- August - Meals-BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight MAG/Wewak. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch tour of Wewak and the surrounds. In the afternoon return to the hotel . Overnight at Inwewak Boutique hotel

Day 16- August - Meals- BLD
Your drive to the River will take you 4 hours drive depending on the road condition. Upon arrival at Pagwi jump on the waiting wooden dug out motorized to Palimbe village. Overnight at Palimbe village

Day 17- August- Meals- BLD- Sepik River Adventure
This morning we set off on our adventure by wooden motorized canoe along the Sepik River tributaries. We visit stilt villages to learn about the local's way of life, see a Spirit House where rituals and initiations take place and as much as possible, try to speak with the villagers. We visit Palimbe, Aibom and Chambri Lakes villages to meet the people and see how they fish, make sago and built their canoes. We see "Haus Tambarans" -the traditional formal architecture, see clay plot making and traditional canoe building. We overnight for 1 night in local villages with limited facilities.

Day 18- August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer back to Wewak. On your way back stop at Korogu village to visit the Haus Tambran. Overnight at Inwewak Boutique hotel

Day 19 -August - Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight Wewak/MAG/POM. After noon free at the hotel. Overnight at Laguna hotel.

Day 20- August Meals- B
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your international departing flight out of Papua New Guinea to be nominated from your end.

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Cost Includes: Tours and Airport transfers, show gate fees, on seat on a bus, basis. Meals as specified on above itinerary B = Breakfast, and D= Dinner, and add on traditional dance, show gate fee and gate fees Local English Speaking Guide, 0% VAT (government tax on all above services.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE = International & domestic airfares, items of personal nature as such 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
Day 1- International arrival flight
Day 4- CG flight POM/LOUSIA
Day 7-CG flight LOUSIA/POM
Day 8- PX flight POM/HGU
Day 15 - PX Flight MAG/WWK
Day 19- PX flight WWK/POM
Day 20 - International departing flight to be nominated from your end.

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