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, now a yearly classic, 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 for three days, consists of hundreds of tribes from all over the island showcasing their tribe’s traditional dress and dancing.
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.
Lots of tourists fly into Mount Hagen, see the show and leave, we want to give you a better taste of the PNG. We will head deeper into the highlands, visiting the cities of Goroka and Lae. We’ll break bread with the locals over a pig mumu feast and participate in smaller scale festivals. Break away from the resorts and experience real Papua New Guinea!
In Group B, we will be exploring one of YPT’s favourite secret, the island of Bougainville. Bougainville is extremely distinct from mainland Papua, with its own cultures and languages. It is also a land of adventure with not even a proper city around. There, we’ll go thick in the jungle hunting not only abandoned tanks and cannons but also the pride of WWII relics hunter: the planewreck of Admiral Yamamoto. Bougainville is a pristine part of the world with peaceful lodges and incredible snorkelling, which we will partake in fully!
Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to see one of the least explored parts of the world!
Flights in this part of the world are often prompt to cancellations but can also sell out quite quickly. We recommend booking the tour early so that we can secure your included flights but waiting until two months before the tour before booking your flights to and out of Port Moresby. In the event of included flights selling out or rising two months before the tour, YPT reserves the right to review the tour price for late bookings.
Single Supplement (USD)
|Group A: Mount Hagen only||August 17th||August 25th||$2995||$650|
|Group B: Mount Hagen and Bougainville||August 17th||August 30th
*Twin room have not yet made it to Bougainville and as such, accommodation there will be single or double rooms (for couples)
Tuesday 17th August – Port Moresby
Wednesday 18th August – Mount Hagen
Thursday 19th August – Mount Hagen
Friday 20th August – Mount Hagen
Saturday 21st August – Mount Hagen
Sunday 22nd August – Mount Hagen
Monday 23rd August – Goroka
Tuesday 24th August – Lae
Wednesday 25th August – Port Moresby/Buka
Thursday 26th August – Buka/Arawa
Friday 27th August – Siwai Region
Saturday 28th of August – Buin Region
Sunday 29th of August – Pokpok Island/Arawa
Monday 30th of August – Kieta
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation in Mt. Hagen and Port Moresby
– Flight from Mt. Hagen from Port Moresby
-Flight from Lae to Port Moresby
-Meals in Bougainville
– Show admission tickets
– Local guide and YPT guide
– Visa (we can provide support if needed)
– International flights to and from Papua New Guinea
– Meals and drinks in Port Moresby and the Highlands
– Personal expenses
– Tips for the local guide
– Single supplement (€600)
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.