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Heart of Papua New Guinea: Featuring the Goroka Show

Trip Length 11 days

From $6,595

  • Witness PNG culture in its rawest form—from the amazing Baining fire dancers and Asaro Mudmen to the spectacular Goroka Show
  • See the ever-rumbling Mt Tavurvur, which forms a dramatic volcanic backdrop to Blanche Bay
  • Explore Tufi’s tropical fjords and lush jungles, and snorkel its vibrant coral reefs
  • Experience local village life in the Duke of York Islands with an overnight village stay!

For nature and culture at its most primal and remarkable, it’s hard to top Papua New Guinea, where ever-changing landscapes harbor hundreds of unique species, and tribal life goes on much as it has for centuries. Our diverse itinerary will introduce you to the nation’s people and their ancient customs, as well as its looming volcanoes and stunning tropical fjords. For both active travelers and cultural enthusiasts, our Papua New Guinea adventure will take you to a world beyond your wildest dreams. While many of the islands are not well equipped for tourism, we’ve found the best spots and guides to show it all to you in classic—and comfortable—MTS style.

Day 1: Arrive in Papua New Guinea

Welcome to Papua New Guinea! After arriving at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, you’ll meet your guide, who will accompany you throughout your 11-day journey. A fabulous lunch awaits us at the airport’s Gateway Hotel, after which we head to the domestic terminal and our flight into Oro Province. The area around Tufi is often described as “Scandinavia of the Tropics”­­—the eruptions of extinct volcano Mt Trafalgar have formed the soaring fjords that make this landscape so unique. Tufi is a remote destination for divers wanting to experience the wonders of the Coral Triangle, an area that extends from New Guinea to Indonesia and on to the Philippines.

Here we settle in at Tufi Resort, nestled on the side of a tropical fjord. This evening we gather for a welcome cocktail and a full briefing of what to expect from our adventure: health and safety, cultural norms, tour logistics, etc. Then we sit down for a banquet dinner surrounded by masks, sculptures, and carvings depicting village life in New Guinea.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 2: Explore Tufi's waterfalls and fjords

Today we'll take a half-day tour to Boulders Waterfall and its surrounding rainforest. It is a short boat ride down the coast, then from the landing area we follow a small goat track through thick untouched rainforest to a beautiful hidden waterfall. The sparkling waters of the rainforest cascade down either side of a huge boulder into a rock pool where we cool off with a refreshing swim. When everyone is rejuvenated, we'll return to the boat that ferries us back to the resort.

After lunch we'll board larger boats for a relaxing cruise that reveals all that these stunning fjords have to offer. Rich with breathtaking flora and fauna, the fjords’ steep cliffs seem to simply fall into the sea. Here we can swim or just sit back, relax, and have a drink (there is an on-board bar) while our guide and captain tells us all about the area’s remote villages and their inhabitants. Return to the resort for dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 3: Tour the cultural side of Tufi

This morning we'll head out on a McLaren Harbour cultural tour and boat into one of the fjords, where we'll be met by local villagers in traditional dress. After boarding the villagers’ outrigger canoes, we'll head up river, deep into the inner reaches of the fjord, where spirits and sorcery run wild. From the end of the fjord we walk through the rainforest to a sacred area where our hosts show us how to sago is extracted and used to make dough balls, pancakes and even a sweet sago pudding. We’ll learn about bush medicines, fire making, mat making, and traditional tattooing, and find out how locals use various bush materials to maintain their traditional lifestyle.

Our visit ends with a paddle back to our boat, and from there it is be a short cruise back to the resort for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a famous Sunday BBQ luncheon on beautiful Komoa Beach, after which you are set free to dive, visit local villages, or just rest and relax.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 4: Journey from Tufi to Rabaul and Kokopo

We'll board an early-morning flight from Tufi back to Port Moresby, then check in for the flight over to Rabaul and Kokopo, the former and current capitals (respectively) of East New Britain Province on New Britain Island. Kokopo literally rose from the ashes after Rabaul was flattened by the ever-rumbling Mt Tavurvur, which forms a dramatic backdrop to the bay. On the drive to the hotel we see vast plantations of coconuts, cocoa, and balsa wood that line the road in this ultra-fertile region. Our extremely comfortable resort, Kokopo Beach Bungalows, overlooks the St Georges Channel, Blanche Bay, and lovely views of the volcano. The restaurant at the resort is built in an authentic traditional Haus-win style with local timber poles and a sago roof. From the restaurant you can just watch the passing boat traffic or take in a magnificent sunset.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kokopo Beach Bungalows

Day 5: Enjoy a village stay in the Duke of York Islands

Our adventure today takes us into Simpson Harbour and along the edge of the smoking volcano, Mt Tavurvur. We may spot locals digging for scrub fowl eggs in the hot volcanic sands, which the large birds use to incubate their huge eggs. Heading into the channel, we dock at Little Pigeon Island for a snorkel in the coral gardens and a picnic lunch on the beach. This afternoon we head to the Duke of York Islands to experience a traditional stay in the idyllic Miara village. Be prepared to live the life of a South Sea Islander for a night and get firsthand experience of their lifestyle—and challenges! Cast off Western ways to live in a thatched bungalow overlooking the water as villagers teach you the skills you need to survive—from hunting lobsters, to cooking in a ground oven, and paddling outrigger canoes. Local children will teach you to weave mats, while songs and stories from elders help you understand the customs and lores of the local people.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kabakon Island Village Stay

Day 6: Marvel at the spectacular Baining fire dancers

This morning we'll travel to Kabakon Island to see how the islanders garden and to have a look around the old coconut plantation. We'll have a late-morning cruise, and no doubt are accompanied by spinner dolphins back to Kokopo, lunch, and our luxury bungalows.

In the afternoon we'll visit Rabaul, Mt Tavurvur, local museums, and the Rabaul Volcano Observatory. This fertile area has enticed everyone from Melanesian seafarers to German and Australian colonists, and the Japanese who made the bay their center of South Pacific operations in WWII. War-history buffs will love seeing Admiral Yamamoto’s bunker, downed aircraft, and the barge tunnels used in the legendary Tokyo Express—the Japanese Navy’s nighttime deliveries to their forces fighting the US troops stationed in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

A special treat is in store tonight: performances by the spectacular Baining fire dancers. These masked, muscular dancers don’t just walk on coals—they attack the roaring fire with kicks and thrusts to create the sparks that emulate the volcanoes of the surrounding area. Witnessing a Baining fire dance is a truly unforgettable experience!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kokopo Beach Bungalows

Day 7: Take in the cultural riches of Port Moresby

An early-morning flight takes us back to Port Moresby, where we'll take a quick transfer to the beautiful Gateway Hotel. From here a minibus transports us directly to the Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Botanic Garden), the nation’s leading botanical and native zoological park and garden. After a guided walk that showcases some of the island’s most remarkable plants and animals, we'll enjoy lunch in the park. Onward to the National Museum & Art Gallery for a journey through the history and national heritage of New Guinea. Then we'll visit PNG’s Parliament House—surely one of the most distinctive government buildings in the world, celebrating the traditional Sepik-style haus tambaran. We’ll hear about Melanesian politics and the region’s history before and after independence in 1975. What a perfect segue into tomorrow, the last leg of our journey, to the smaller islands of Melanesia—but not before relishing tonight’s stay in a world-class hotel.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Gateway Hotel

Day 8: Experience the mysterious Asaro Mudmen

Goroka is a bustling provincial capital attracting migrants from all over the country to work in the mining and agriculture sectors. It’s is also home to the annual Goroka Show, one of PNG’s most famous and exciting tribal gatherings and cultural festivals. Lucky for us, we'll land at the town’s very busy airstrip on the eve of the two-day festival! From the airport, local guides accompany us to the transfer bus and on to our hotel for lunch. Later this afternoon, we'll explore the highlands’ Asaro Valley, home to the legendary Asaro Mudmen. Witness the spectacle of these cultural icons, with their ghoulish clay masks, as they re-create a battle that is part dance, part confronting theatre.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 9: Goroka Show excitement builds!

So as not to miss a moment of the excitement, we are up early to watch the Goroka Show participants prepare for the highly anticipated annual event. With cameras at the ready, we capture the excitement and commotion as over 1,000 tribespeople, representing over 70 tribes from across PNG, make and put on their elaborate adornments. We'll return to the hotel for breakfast before venturing to the showgrounds to watch the groups enter. Our special-access tickets get us up close and personal with the performers before the local crowds arrive. The dazzling preparations continue for hours as villagers from across the country jostle to enter the performance area. The sights, sounds, and diverse cultural performances of this two-day sing-sing are truly astounding!

In the afternoon we'll return to our hotel for a late lunch followed by a visit to the JK McCarthy Museum, featuring pottery, clothes, weapons, musical instruments, and WWII relics. Relax at the hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 10: Marvel at the Goroka Show extravaganza

Well celebrate our final full day together at the final day of the Goroka Show. Hundreds of performing groups vie for the show’s title of best cultural performance. The extraordinary sounds, kaleidoscope of colors, and electric enthusiasm of the performers and spectators alike are simply incredible. Later this afternoon we leave the festival and venture out to a nearby village, replete with picturesque suspension bridge, to see what contemporary life holds for the modern highlander. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner at the hotel.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 11: Depart for Port Moresby and Brisbane

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before leaving our hotel for the airport. We'll travel to Port Moresby, then connect to our flights to Brisbane and beyond.

  • Breakfast

Sep 07 - 17, 2018 Waitlist Only- Please Contact Hilary Walters at (888) 687 6235 x6028

pricing

2017 Prices
$6,595 (6-20 members)
$1,100 single supplement

2018 Prices
$6,895 (6-16 members)
$700 single supplement

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Gateway Hotel — Port Moresby

Conveniently located near the Jacksons International & Domestic Airport, the Gateway Hotel makes the perfect stopover before a long flight. The hotel's 130 well-appointed rooms are roomy with a contemporary feel, and its lovely pool provides a relaxing atmosphere adding to the Gateway's overall comfort. The food options are plentiful and scrumptious with three different casual restaurants and bars.

Kabakon Island Village Stay — Bismarck Archipelago

Kabakon Island is an uninhabited island paradise in the Bismarck Archipelago, a short boat ride from Kokopo and Rabaul in East New Britain. It's used by neighboring Karawara Island villagers as their garden isle! You’ll stay in a new two-bedroom thatched bungalow, with a large verandah with hammocks overlooking the water. You'll also find a table, chairs, and mattresses with sheets, blankets and mosquito netting. Bathroom and outdoor shower facilities are located just behind the bungalow, while the kitchen is in an adjacent building.

Kokopo Beach Bungalows — Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Located on the site of the original Kokopo Hotel and nestled along the coastline of Blanche Bay, the hotel boasts sweeping views of New Ireland, the unspoiled Duke of York Islands and the mighty volcanoes surrounding Rabaul town. Once you are captured by the spirit of this Island Paradise you will not want to leave. All hotel rooms are modern, air-conditioned, spacious, very quiet and have their ow private balcony where you will get a view of Blanche Bay.

Pacific Gardens Hotel — Goroka

Situated in the exotic Pacific Gardens Estate, this hotel is one of the premier accommodations in the region. Boasting a tranquil atmosphere stretching across 20 acres of land, the Pacific Gardens Hotel offers a bar, à la carte restaurant, private park, walking trails, and numerous places to relax around the property. Goroka is located in the highlands of Papa New Guinea, best known for its rich history and traditional tribal culture, and the Pacific Gardens Hotel is the ideal place to call home base during your adventure through the region.

Tufi Resort — Oro Province

Tufi Resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breath-taking fjord and the perfect place to unwind and explore the beauty of Papua New Guinea. In-room creature comforts include air-conditioning, hot water, en suite bathrooms, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Resort amenities include BBQ and dining settings, in-ground pool with views of the fjord below, and local activities include diving, snorkeling, nature walks and much more. You'll leave feeling totally invigorated.

  • Witness PNG culture in its rawest form—from the amazing Baining fire dancers and Asaro Mudmen to the spectacular Goroka Show
  • See the ever-rumbling Mt Tavurvur, which forms a dramatic volcanic backdrop to Blanche Bay
  • Explore Tufi’s tropical fjords and lush jungles, and snorkel its vibrant coral reefs
  • Experience local village life in the Duke of York Islands with an overnight village stay!

For nature and culture at its most primal and remarkable, it’s hard to top Papua New Guinea, where ever-changing landscapes harbor hundreds of unique species, and tribal life goes on much as it has for centuries. Our diverse itinerary will introduce you to the nation’s people and their ancient customs, as well as its looming volcanoes and stunning tropical fjords. For both active travelers and cultural enthusiasts, our Papua New Guinea adventure will take you to a world beyond your wildest dreams. While many of the islands are not well equipped for tourism, we’ve found the best spots and guides to show it all to you in classic—and comfortable—MTS style.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Papua New Guinea

Welcome to Papua New Guinea! After arriving at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, you’ll meet your guide, who will accompany you throughout your 11-day journey. A fabulous lunch awaits us at the airport’s Gateway Hotel, after which we head to the domestic terminal and our flight into Oro Province. The area around Tufi is often described as “Scandinavia of the Tropics”­­—the eruptions of extinct volcano Mt Trafalgar have formed the soaring fjords that make this landscape so unique. Tufi is a remote destination for divers wanting to experience the wonders of the Coral Triangle, an area that extends from New Guinea to Indonesia and on to the Philippines.

Here we settle in at Tufi Resort, nestled on the side of a tropical fjord. This evening we gather for a welcome cocktail and a full briefing of what to expect from our adventure: health and safety, cultural norms, tour logistics, etc. Then we sit down for a banquet dinner surrounded by masks, sculptures, and carvings depicting village life in New Guinea.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 2: Explore Tufi's waterfalls and fjords

Today we'll take a half-day tour to Boulders Waterfall and its surrounding rainforest. It is a short boat ride down the coast, then from the landing area we follow a small goat track through thick untouched rainforest to a beautiful hidden waterfall. The sparkling waters of the rainforest cascade down either side of a huge boulder into a rock pool where we cool off with a refreshing swim. When everyone is rejuvenated, we'll return to the boat that ferries us back to the resort.

After lunch we'll board larger boats for a relaxing cruise that reveals all that these stunning fjords have to offer. Rich with breathtaking flora and fauna, the fjords’ steep cliffs seem to simply fall into the sea. Here we can swim or just sit back, relax, and have a drink (there is an on-board bar) while our guide and captain tells us all about the area’s remote villages and their inhabitants. Return to the resort for dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 3: Tour the cultural side of Tufi

This morning we'll head out on a McLaren Harbour cultural tour and boat into one of the fjords, where we'll be met by local villagers in traditional dress. After boarding the villagers’ outrigger canoes, we'll head up river, deep into the inner reaches of the fjord, where spirits and sorcery run wild. From the end of the fjord we walk through the rainforest to a sacred area where our hosts show us how to sago is extracted and used to make dough balls, pancakes and even a sweet sago pudding. We’ll learn about bush medicines, fire making, mat making, and traditional tattooing, and find out how locals use various bush materials to maintain their traditional lifestyle.

Our visit ends with a paddle back to our boat, and from there it is be a short cruise back to the resort for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a famous Sunday BBQ luncheon on beautiful Komoa Beach, after which you are set free to dive, visit local villages, or just rest and relax.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tufi Resort

Day 4: Journey from Tufi to Rabaul and Kokopo

We'll board an early-morning flight from Tufi back to Port Moresby, then check in for the flight over to Rabaul and Kokopo, the former and current capitals (respectively) of East New Britain Province on New Britain Island. Kokopo literally rose from the ashes after Rabaul was flattened by the ever-rumbling Mt Tavurvur, which forms a dramatic backdrop to the bay. On the drive to the hotel we see vast plantations of coconuts, cocoa, and balsa wood that line the road in this ultra-fertile region. Our extremely comfortable resort, Kokopo Beach Bungalows, overlooks the St Georges Channel, Blanche Bay, and lovely views of the volcano. The restaurant at the resort is built in an authentic traditional Haus-win style with local timber poles and a sago roof. From the restaurant you can just watch the passing boat traffic or take in a magnificent sunset.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kokopo Beach Bungalows

Day 5: Enjoy a village stay in the Duke of York Islands

Our adventure today takes us into Simpson Harbour and along the edge of the smoking volcano, Mt Tavurvur. We may spot locals digging for scrub fowl eggs in the hot volcanic sands, which the large birds use to incubate their huge eggs. Heading into the channel, we dock at Little Pigeon Island for a snorkel in the coral gardens and a picnic lunch on the beach. This afternoon we head to the Duke of York Islands to experience a traditional stay in the idyllic Miara village. Be prepared to live the life of a South Sea Islander for a night and get firsthand experience of their lifestyle—and challenges! Cast off Western ways to live in a thatched bungalow overlooking the water as villagers teach you the skills you need to survive—from hunting lobsters, to cooking in a ground oven, and paddling outrigger canoes. Local children will teach you to weave mats, while songs and stories from elders help you understand the customs and lores of the local people.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kabakon Island Village Stay

Day 6: Marvel at the spectacular Baining fire dancers

This morning we'll travel to Kabakon Island to see how the islanders garden and to have a look around the old coconut plantation. We'll have a late-morning cruise, and no doubt are accompanied by spinner dolphins back to Kokopo, lunch, and our luxury bungalows.

In the afternoon we'll visit Rabaul, Mt Tavurvur, local museums, and the Rabaul Volcano Observatory. This fertile area has enticed everyone from Melanesian seafarers to German and Australian colonists, and the Japanese who made the bay their center of South Pacific operations in WWII. War-history buffs will love seeing Admiral Yamamoto’s bunker, downed aircraft, and the barge tunnels used in the legendary Tokyo Express—the Japanese Navy’s nighttime deliveries to their forces fighting the US troops stationed in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

A special treat is in store tonight: performances by the spectacular Baining fire dancers. These masked, muscular dancers don’t just walk on coals—they attack the roaring fire with kicks and thrusts to create the sparks that emulate the volcanoes of the surrounding area. Witnessing a Baining fire dance is a truly unforgettable experience!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kokopo Beach Bungalows

Day 7: Take in the cultural riches of Port Moresby

An early-morning flight takes us back to Port Moresby, where we'll take a quick transfer to the beautiful Gateway Hotel. From here a minibus transports us directly to the Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Botanic Garden), the nation’s leading botanical and native zoological park and garden. After a guided walk that showcases some of the island’s most remarkable plants and animals, we'll enjoy lunch in the park. Onward to the National Museum & Art Gallery for a journey through the history and national heritage of New Guinea. Then we'll visit PNG’s Parliament House—surely one of the most distinctive government buildings in the world, celebrating the traditional Sepik-style haus tambaran. We’ll hear about Melanesian politics and the region’s history before and after independence in 1975. What a perfect segue into tomorrow, the last leg of our journey, to the smaller islands of Melanesia—but not before relishing tonight’s stay in a world-class hotel.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Gateway Hotel

Day 8: Experience the mysterious Asaro Mudmen

Goroka is a bustling provincial capital attracting migrants from all over the country to work in the mining and agriculture sectors. It’s is also home to the annual Goroka Show, one of PNG’s most famous and exciting tribal gatherings and cultural festivals. Lucky for us, we'll land at the town’s very busy airstrip on the eve of the two-day festival! From the airport, local guides accompany us to the transfer bus and on to our hotel for lunch. Later this afternoon, we'll explore the highlands’ Asaro Valley, home to the legendary Asaro Mudmen. Witness the spectacle of these cultural icons, with their ghoulish clay masks, as they re-create a battle that is part dance, part confronting theatre.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 9: Goroka Show excitement builds!

So as not to miss a moment of the excitement, we are up early to watch the Goroka Show participants prepare for the highly anticipated annual event. With cameras at the ready, we capture the excitement and commotion as over 1,000 tribespeople, representing over 70 tribes from across PNG, make and put on their elaborate adornments. We'll return to the hotel for breakfast before venturing to the showgrounds to watch the groups enter. Our special-access tickets get us up close and personal with the performers before the local crowds arrive. The dazzling preparations continue for hours as villagers from across the country jostle to enter the performance area. The sights, sounds, and diverse cultural performances of this two-day sing-sing are truly astounding!

In the afternoon we'll return to our hotel for a late lunch followed by a visit to the JK McCarthy Museum, featuring pottery, clothes, weapons, musical instruments, and WWII relics. Relax at the hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 10: Marvel at the Goroka Show extravaganza

Well celebrate our final full day together at the final day of the Goroka Show. Hundreds of performing groups vie for the show’s title of best cultural performance. The extraordinary sounds, kaleidoscope of colors, and electric enthusiasm of the performers and spectators alike are simply incredible. Later this afternoon we leave the festival and venture out to a nearby village, replete with picturesque suspension bridge, to see what contemporary life holds for the modern highlander. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner at the hotel.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Pacific Gardens Hotel

Day 11: Depart for Port Moresby and Brisbane

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before leaving our hotel for the airport. We'll travel to Port Moresby, then connect to our flights to Brisbane and beyond.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Gateway Hotel — Port Moresby

Conveniently located near the Jacksons International & Domestic Airport, the Gateway Hotel makes the perfect stopover before a long flight. The hotel's 130 well-appointed rooms are roomy with a contemporary feel, and its lovely pool provides a relaxing atmosphere adding to the Gateway's overall comfort. The food options are plentiful and scrumptious with three different casual restaurants and bars.

Kabakon Island Village Stay — Bismarck Archipelago

Kabakon Island is an uninhabited island paradise in the Bismarck Archipelago, a short boat ride from Kokopo and Rabaul in East New Britain. It's used by neighboring Karawara Island villagers as their garden isle! You’ll stay in a new two-bedroom thatched bungalow, with a large verandah with hammocks overlooking the water. You'll also find a table, chairs, and mattresses with sheets, blankets and mosquito netting. Bathroom and outdoor shower facilities are located just behind the bungalow, while the kitchen is in an adjacent building.

Kokopo Beach Bungalows — Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Located on the site of the original Kokopo Hotel and nestled along the coastline of Blanche Bay, the hotel boasts sweeping views of New Ireland, the unspoiled Duke of York Islands and the mighty volcanoes surrounding Rabaul town. Once you are captured by the spirit of this Island Paradise you will not want to leave. All hotel rooms are modern, air-conditioned, spacious, very quiet and have their ow private balcony where you will get a view of Blanche Bay.

Pacific Gardens Hotel — Goroka

Situated in the exotic Pacific Gardens Estate, this hotel is one of the premier accommodations in the region. Boasting a tranquil atmosphere stretching across 20 acres of land, the Pacific Gardens Hotel offers a bar, à la carte restaurant, private park, walking trails, and numerous places to relax around the property. Goroka is located in the highlands of Papa New Guinea, best known for its rich history and traditional tribal culture, and the Pacific Gardens Hotel is the ideal place to call home base during your adventure through the region.

Tufi Resort — Oro Province

Tufi Resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breath-taking fjord and the perfect place to unwind and explore the beauty of Papua New Guinea. In-room creature comforts include air-conditioning, hot water, en suite bathrooms, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Resort amenities include BBQ and dining settings, in-ground pool with views of the fjord below, and local activities include diving, snorkeling, nature walks and much more. You'll leave feeling totally invigorated.

Dates and Pricing

Sep 07 - 17, 2018 Waitlist Only- Please Contact Hilary Walters at (888) 687 6235 x6028

pricing

2017 Prices
$6,595 (6-20 members)
$1,100 single supplement

2018 Prices
$6,895 (6-16 members)
$700 single supplement

Activity Level Moderate
Trip Length 11 days

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