With a smorgasbord of colour, culture and excitement this adventure offers a unique opportunity to discover the real Papua New Guinea, the world’s second largest island. Immerse yourself in the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, an international recognised event where many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land gather to celebrate costume, art and culture. On this trip we will explore Papua New Guinea, starting and finishing our adventure in Port Moresby. Fly up by chartered flight to Mt Hagen and continue to Ambua whilst passing through Karawari and Lake Murray on the way. This adventure will let us explore and experience the real Papua New Guinea whilst we uncover the areas untouched by tourism.
The trips gives you a great insight into the Papuan people at all locations but especially during the famous Mount Hagen Show where multiple sensory experiences including the rhythmic thumping of Kundu (traditional drums made of lizard skins) along with hundreds of people in a towering sea of headdresses, colourful foliage and paint-encrusted faces. For the rest of the journey we will focus on the ecosystems, wildlife and local tribes. This includes discovering high mountain forests with roaring waterfalls and socialising with the Huli people, who today, still live the same way their ancestors did.