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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Destination Guide

Delve deep into remote terrain when you travel to Papua New Guinea with 1Papaya. Meet with highland tribes, search for birds of paradise and explore the Karawari River basin as you enjoy insider experiences and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our Papua New Guinea luxury tours.

In the Tari Valley, encounter Huli Wigmen and learn about their culture. You may see a tribesman demonstrate how the wigs are made, or even be witness to an unforgettable Sing Sing ceremony, which includes traditional singing and dancing. When you’re not interacting with the Huli people, explore the area on the many walking trails. Keep an eye out for some of the 217 species of birds as you immerse yourself in the jungle landscape, which boasts an incredible profusion of high-altitude orchids and flowering rhododendrons.

Discover the narrow jungle waterways of the Karawari River. Stop in various river villages to meet the locals and admire some of their acclaimed art, including totems, homemade drums, and beautiful carved storyboards that tell of the myths and legends of the people. Keep your eyes open for the bountiful birdlife along the riverbanks and nearby lakes.

Visit Mount Hagen and the upper Wahgi Valley, home to some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Melpa people who live near Mount Hagen City, the business heart of the Papua New Guinea Highlands. In the Melpa tribe, “big men” gain status by accumulating wealth and then giving it away in a series of ritualized exchanges.

Throughout your travels in Papua New Guinea, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your journey is authentic, innovative and utterly unforgettable.

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