Have you ever wanted to come face to face with fierce tribal warriors, head-hunters or a witch doctor? If so, or if you simply want to explore and experience one of the most remote parts of Earth, come and experience the truly remarkable Mt Hagen Festival in Papua New Guinea!
On this tour, YPT will be taking full advantage of the festival celebrations allowing you to see the traditional New Guinean life in all its feathered glory. The Mt. Hagen Show, which goes on over the whole weekend, consists of hundreds of tribes from all over the island showcasing their tribe’s traditional dress and dancing.
We will not only spectate the show, but also get opportunities to take part in the daily life of the people of PNG. We’ll attend a school’s culture day and stay in a village for a traditional feast. It doesn’t get more real than that!
During the tour, we will stop by the capital, Port Moresby where you will meet your guide and fellow travellers over drinks at the yacht club, before heading deep into the interior to one of the most isolated parts of the world. This year, we will visit even more of the highlands provinces than last year stopping by the very seldom visited cities of Goroka and Madang before we catch our flight back to Port Moresby. Other companies will fly you in and out for the festival only, we take you behind the scene, to real PNG.
For the first time, YPT will delve even deeper inside uncharted territory as we offer an extension to the up until recently war-stricken province of Bougainville. Sign up for Group B and join us as we learn more about this conflict, meet the people it involved but also discover a land of untouched beauty. Urban exploration of an abandoned mine, island hopping, village visits and lots of banana-boats, all rolled up in one neat, full-on package! For those who have already seen Mount Hagen, our tour of Bougainville is also available as a standalone tour.
Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to see one of the least explored parts of the world!
|A||August 13th||August 20th||€2595|
|B||August 13th||August 25th||€3825|
Tuesday 13th August – Port Moresby
Wednesday 14th August – Mount Hagen
Thursday 15th August – Mount Hagen
Friday 16th August – Mount Hagen
Saturday 17th August – Mount Hagen
Sunday 18th August – Mount Hagen
Monday 19th August – Goroka
Tuesday 20th August – Madang
Wednesday 21st August – Port Moresby/Buka
Thursday 22nd of August – Buka/Arawa
Friday 23rd August – Pidia
Saturday 24th of August – Arawa/Topinang
Sunday 25th of August – Kieta
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation in Mt. Hagen and Port Moresby
– Mumu Feast
-Meals in Bougainville
– Return flights to Mt. Hagen from Port Moresby
-Flights to and from Bougainville
– Show admission tickets
– Local guide and YPT guide
– Visa (we can provide support if needed)
– International flights to and from Papua New Guinea
– Drinks and personal expenses
– Most meals
– Tips for the local guide
– Single Supplement (€600/900)
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.