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Papua New Guinea Tour
8 Days – 7 Nights

Start in Goroka and end in Port Moresby! With the In-depth Cultural tour Papua New Guinea Goroka Show and Kalam Cultural Festival, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Goroka, Papua New Guinea and 2 other destinations in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Goroka Show and Kalam Cultural Festival includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more. Travel to PNG and be a part of the amazing Goroka Show. The annual Goroka Cultural Show showcases a gathering of over 70 tribes in the heart of the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. This is a massive sing-sing – a unique display of culture, song and dance. It provides spectators with firsthand insight into the cultural diversity in PNG.
Our Goroka Show lets you experience one of the biggest cultural festivals in Papua New Guinea, bringing together hundreds of tribesmen and women showcasing their culture. After the excitement of the Goroka Show continue on to remote Simbai for an off-the-beaten-track adventure.Our Goroka Show Tour & Kalam Festival is a journey of discovery taking you deep into the heart of Papua New Guinea.
Price includes:
-Charter flight between Mt. Hagen – Simbai – Mt. Hagen
•Accommodation
•Meals included in the program
•Private transfers incl. fuel
•Village entry fees
•Goroka Show entry fee
•Kalam Festival package
•Activities mentioned in the program
•Local guides
•Tour Leader from Tia Tours .
•No Limit Adventures coordination and assistance

Itinerary

The Goroka Show Tour & Kalam Festival is a journey of discovery taking you deep into the heart of Papua New Guinea.

After breakfast depart for the showgrounds where the Goroka Show will take place. The Goroka Show is an annual festival that has been taking place since the 50s. This fantastic event presents the opportunity for visitors to witness different tribes from all over the country who gather to display their culture, song and dance in rich colourful costumes, headpieces and magnificently painted bodies.Once the show winds down for the afternoon we visit Asaro Village. Witness the famous Asaro Mudmen present a cultural performance. The Asaro Mudmen are famous for wearing fierce looking masks, with their bodies covered in white mud which made them look like ghosts emerging from the morning mist, when attacking their rival tribes. After the sing sing visit the Mens Haus and take a stroll through the village, mingling with the locals. Return to your accommodation and free time. Packed lunch provided to take to the show.

Enjoy the second day of the show today. Take in all the song and dance the local Highlanders have to offer. Early afternoon we transfer to Kennedi Village for an afternoon spent with the locals. Try your hand at archery, see a traditional sing-sing and help prepare a traditional lunch, called Mumu, where food is placed in the ground, covered by hot rocks and banana leaves. Return to your accommodation late afternoon. Free time.

After breakfast we depart Goroka and travel by private vehicle to Mt Hagen. On the way pass through numerous villages and see people going about their daily life. The scenery is beautiful as we drive through mountainous country with valleys and gorges. Lookout stop at Daulo Pass at the altitude of 2474m. On arrival in Mt. Hagen stop at the local market, one of the largest markets in the country, where local people sell their produce. Very lively experience indeed and a great photo opportunity. Check in at your accommodation and free time.

Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Simbai. Simbai is very remote and accessible only by small plane. Due to remoteness there is a limited number of tourists visiting this area which makes this place and the experience very special. After an hour flight we land in the mountains of Simbai and are welcomed by enthusiastic crowds. A local guide will meet the arriving plane and accompany guests to the Kalam Guesthouse. Accommodation is basic in a traditional guesthouse made with bush material. Toilet and a bucket shower are outside in separate huts. Food is simple and traditional, but very tasty prepared by local women. After lunch guests will have the opportunity to walk through the village and witness the traditional lifestyle still practiced here. Dinner and early night.

The Kalam Festival takes place every year but, its only relatively recently that tourists have been allowed to participate and witness the ceremonies conducted during the two-day event. Ceremonies like initiation of young boys into manhood, brides price payment, dispute resolution are part of the annual gathering of neighbouring villages. Young men in their impressive green beetle headpieces present their traditional sing sing as part of the event. Guests are free to walk around villages, visit homes and participate in daily activities of the people, who still live the traditional lifestyle. The number of visitors are low which makes this unique experience intimate.

The Kalam Festival continues this morning. Enjoy the ongoing festivities, song and dance as the locals showcase their culture. After lunch we say goodbye to our new friends from Simbai. Return to Mt. Hagen by charter plane and connect to Port Moresby. Upon arrival transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Check out by 10am. Today is the end of the tour. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight from PNG. Optionally choose to travel to another region of Papua New Guinea.(Domestic flight required: Mount Hagen to Port Moresby)

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