ONLY GOING TO PICK ONE PLACE TO VISIT IN PNG? - IT SHOULD BE GOROKA, AND IT SHOULD BE THIS TOUR...
Goroka - Culture, Nature, and Adventure! - 4 days/3 nights
Day 01: Port Moresby - Goroka
Today as you land in Goroka you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Bird of Paradise hotel in Goroka. This afternoon, you will transfer with your guide to witness the famous Asaro Mudmen performers.
Upon arrival in their village, you will experience a local mumu - which is cooking in an earth oven with hot stones. The best part may just be sampling the creation after!
Later this afternoon, return to the Bird of Paradise Hotel in Goroka.
DAY 2: Kemese Cultural Village
This morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you will depart for Kemese Village. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and explore the village today while meeting many locals and their tribe.
There is an incredible lookout - with a few stairs to climb - that allows you to see the entire valley! Breathtaking!
Later this afternoon, you will transfer back to Goroka to the hotel for the evening.
Day 3: Full day adventure 4WD drive to Hogave Conservation Site.
Today you will depart the hotel early and transfer to Hogave Conservation Site. From Goroka, you will drive along the highway and turn off to the dirt unsealed road and travel along this muddy track road to reach Hogave Conservation site. Arrive and check into the Guest House. The drive to the site is about 2 hours - though this can be longer if the road conditions are not satisfactory.
Hogave is an incredible piece of the untravelled Papua New Guinea complete with virgin rainforest (over 200 square kilometers), wildlife, and many different species of birds. The area has become quite a hot spot for conservation efforts (and this is paying off) as there are many tribes that claim rights to the area and only a small group who desire to really conserve this area.
Overnight Hogave Guest house with meals.
DAY 4: Exploring Hogave Conservation Site
This morning after breakfast, you can opt to do some birding along the forests and viewing of orchids and plants. Or simply trek as you please as every which direction will leave you in complete awe.
This afternoon, we can walk into the villages to meet the people and culture of the tribe and get a taste and feel for their everyday and lifestyle.
Return walk to Hogave Guest House with meals.
DAY 5: Hogave - Goroka
This morning we will depart Hogave nice and early to return back to Goroka. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Goroka airport for your onward flight.
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**if you would like us to arrange your stay or transfers on either end of your tour in Port Moresby, just let us know!