PNG Village Experience
Papua New Guinea has over 850 different languages with over 700 different cultures. In this tour you will experience different cultures and different ways of living. These tours will cover 4 regions of the country.
1) Hedemari village- (Tari). The Huli people are well known for their wigs. You will spend several nights in the village studying how people live, making gardens, young man growing wigs, etc.
This tour is for those who love to experience village life. This means your meals will be consisted of local food, shower near the creek or well. You will be using hurricane lamps for light and pit toilets. Your transportation will be PMV (public motor vehicles) as there will be no private vehicles except from Hagen to Tari and Wewak/Pagwi/Wewak will be private hire.
Finally your village stays will certainly show you how simple Papua New Guineans live instead of spending nights in the five hotels and do not know how about simple PNG people live..

I believe that your village stays will definitely be a memorable one as you will begin to share and experience different peoples cultures and life style.

villagel /Accommodation Number of nights
Port Moresby- Gateway hotel 2 night
Kavieng - Putput village 2 nights
Wewak- Sepik Sufrfsite Lodge 2 nights
Sepik river - Palimbe village 2 nights
Hagen Area- Gia village 2 nights
Tari- Lakwanda village 3 nights
Trorbiand /Kiriwina-Omrakan village 4 nights

Itinerary
Day 1: Monday-Meals- Dinner only-
Upon arrival in Port Moresby meet 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: Tuesday-Meals- BLD
After early breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX flight POM/RAB/Kavieng. Upon arrival you will be met Michael and his wife Dianne and will be transferred or taken to Putput village..Overnight at Putput village.

Day 3- Wednesday August - Meals-BLD
Full day at Puttput village visiting villages, gardens, fishing grounds, local schools, aid posts etc. They will take you around the villages show you how they make their living, growing food, catching fish etc. They will also take you to their local market and schools as well. After your days at Putput village you will then be ready for next flight to join the Sepik River people. You will also part take in the local meals consisted of taro, fish and coconuts. Overnight at Putput village. (Michael & Diannes house)

Day 4- Thursday-Meals- BLD
After breakfast transfer village to the airport for your PX flight Kavieng/Rab/Wewak. Overnight at Sepik Surfsite Lodge.

Day 5- Friday-Meals- BLD
After an early breakfast we drive to Pagwi on the Sepik River. The drive can take between 5 and 6 hours as we visit markets and viewpoints along the way. Arriving in Pagwi we board motorized dugout canoes and travel down river to Palimbe village - home of the crocodile cult and set up for our next two nights in the village Upon arrival at Pagwi you will be met Jacob you will be your host for the next 3 nights at Palimbe village.. On the Sepik River we will be spending 2 nights in long house (bush longhouses) with limited bathing and toilet facilities. Overnight at Palimbe village village.

Day 6 - Saturday-Meals- BLD
Full day trip will be in dugout canoes, visit local Haus Tambran , visit fishing sites, sago making sites, gardening , school, Visit Palimbe Spirit houses, etc. Overnight at Palimbe village.

Day7-Sunday -Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Wewak. Overnight at Sepik Surfsite Lodge

Day 8- Monday-Meals-BLD
After breakfast you will take a walk to the airport for your MAF flight Wewak/HGU. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Hotel Kimininga.

Day 9-Tuesday - Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred to Gia village. Upon arrival at Gia village you will be met by Simbura Pokora and his family. This is where you will be spending your next 2x nights. You will be taken around the village showing you how people make gardens, build houses, harvest pandanus, visit the health centre, and visit the community school and the churches. Overnight at Gia village.

Day 10- Wednesday- Meals- BLD
After breakfast you say good bye to the family and head for Mt. Hagen. Overnight at Hotel Kimininga.

Day 11- Thursday- Meals- BLD
After breakfast begin your road tour to the Southern Highlands Province (Hela Province 2012) passing through Mendi the provincial capital of the Southern Highlands , Nipa and the Magarima districts.You will spend the next week days at Hedmari vllage.

Day 12- Friday- Meals-BLD
After breakfast tour the Huli villages and the Huli culture with Huli wigman dance, Huli widows, Huli Bachelor man wig growing and wig maintenance. Overnight at Lakwanda Lodge

Day 13- Saturday- Meals-BLD
After breakfast tour the Huli villages and the Huli culture with Huli wigman dance, Huli widows, Huli Bachelor man wig growing and wig maintenance. Overnight at Lakwanda Lodge

Day 14-Sunday- Meals-BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred from the village to the airport for your PX flight Tari/POM and then connect with CG Airlines PNG flight POM/Louisia. Upon arrival you will be met by the son of the paramount chief Mr. Brian Pulayasi. You will then be driven to Omrakan village the home of the Paramount chief.Overnight at Brian Pulayasi;s village.

Day 15- Monday-Meals- BLD
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 Omrakan village.

Day 16- Tuesday- Meals-BLD
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 Omrakan village

Day 17- Wednesday - Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your CG flight Loiuisa/POM. Overnight at Gateway hotel.

Day 18- Thursday - Meals-BLD
After breakfast transfer hotel to the airport for your PX international departing 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 2 - PX flight to POM/RAB/Kavieng
Day 4 - PX flight Kavieng/Rab/POM/Wewak
Day 17- PX flight Tari/POM
Day 18 PX international departing flight to be nominated from your end.

Domestic flights that we book and ticket and you pay us are;
Day 8- MAF flight Wewak/HGU
Day 14- CG flight POM/Louisa
Day 17- DG flight Louisia/POM


villagel /Accommodation Number of nights
Lumuria village 2 nights
Karidah village 1 night
Lakwanda Lodge 1 night

Day 1- Meals- Dinner only
Upon arrival from PX flight POM/Tari meet and assist for your 4WD drive to Hapiako. Upon arrival at Hapiako catholic Church jump off from the vehicle and take walk to Lumuria Guest House. In the night you will be entertained with spirit dance. Overnight at Lumiria village.

Day 2- Meals- BLD
You spend the full day at Lumuria village studying the culture and how and why the spirit dance is done. You will also study the peoples way of life and life style including Huli wig man dance, Huli widows etc. Overnight at Lumiria village.

Day 3- Meals- BLD
After breakfast you walk to Karidah village. You will be welcomed with Huli Bachelor boys. Here in this village you spend the whole day with the Karidah Bachelors school growing wig. You will be talking to the village elders and the Bachelors boys how hair is grown. Wig maintenance etc. Overnight at Karidah village.

Day 4- Meals-BLD
After breakfast you cross the Tagali river over to Lakwanda Lodge. Upon and after getting settled you hike to Lake Mindira to see the day spirit dance. Spend some time there talking to the dancers. Return and visit Hedemari Primary school, teachers and children. Overnight Lakwanda Lodge.

Day 5- Meals- BLD
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your PX flight Tari/POM to continue with your onward destination.

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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 - PX flight to POM/Tari
Day 4 - PX flight Tari/POM
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