SEPIK RIVER CRUISING

M.Y. KALIBOBO SPIRIT & MADANG RESORT HOTEL
The Kalibobo Spirit is a 30 metre luxury motor yacht operating both charter and scheduled expeditions to the Lower and Middle Sepik River. The vessel caters for 12 guests in ten cabins and staterooms, each with private en suite, satellite telephone and flat screen TV allowing access to the ships GPS plotter. Shore excursions are operated by Zodiac and specially designed speedboats, ideal for accessing inland waterways, lakes and tributaries. Selected cruises also carry a R44 Raven II helicopter. Compliment your Sepik River Cruise with a few days at the historic Madang Resort Hotel, overlooking Yamilon Lagoon and Madang Harbour for a memorable PNG experience.

M.V. SEPIK SPIRIT & KARAWARI LODGE

The spacious, M.V. Sepik Spirit is fully air-conditioned, with nine self contained rooms. Guest rooms, dining room, lounge and bar all offer panoramic views of the passing river and landscape. Explore the mighty Sepik River highway, discover where Margaret Mead once lived and researched, interact with villagers and learn how the art and culture of these river people is inseparable. This cruise is combined with a stay at world renowned Karawari Lodge, set on a hilltop overlooking a vast expanse of tropical jungle. Lodge rooms have private bathroom and fans with a verandah for guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. The main Lodge is designed in traditional “Spirit House” style, resplendent with artifacts and carved totem posts.


M.Y. KALIBOBO SPIRIT & MADANG RESORT HOTEL

DAY 1

Welcome to PNG. Meeting Service on arrival Port Moresby and transit assistance to domestic flight.
Overnight Highlander Hotel, Premier Mount Hagen with All Meals.
DAY 2 Charter flight to Timbunke. Join M.Y. Kalibobo Spirit for 5 night Cruise with All Meals and Touring.
DAY 3 to 6 Daily exploration into the deep reaches of the lower and middle Sepik regions. See amazing art at
Tambanam, visit Chambri Lakes, Palembi, Yentchen and Kambaramba Village built over a lake.
DAY 7 Arrive Madang after cruising overnight along the north coast from the Sepik Estuary. Two night stay Madang Resort Hotel Deluxe with All Meals.
DAY 8 Half day Tour of Madang area.
DAY 9 Transfer to airport for flight to Port Moresby and onward departure flight.


M.V. SEPIK SPIRIT & KARAWARI LODGE

DAY 1

Welcome to PNG. Meeting Service on arrival Port Moresby and transit assistance to domestic flight.
Overnight Rondon Ridge, Mount Hagen with All Meals.
DAY 2 Charter flight to Timbunke. Join M.V. Sepik Spirit for 3 night Cruise with All Meals and Touring.
DAY 3 to 4 Discover the mystery of the Sepik River, which attracts renowned art collectors and anthropologists
from around the world. Visit remote villages with magnificent Haus Tambarans and shop for carvings,
masks, baskets, beads, flutes and drums.
DAY 5 Transfer by riverboat to Karawari Lodge for 2 night stay with All Meals and Activities.
DAY 6 Full day Tour which may include searching for unusual birds along the rivers and lakes, village visits, or
bartering for unique artifacts.
DAY 7 Charter flight to Mount Hagen. Connect with flight to Port Moresby and onward departure flight.


SEPIK RIVER CRUISING - PRICES

Australian Dollar Twin cost per person.
Plus airline taxes & surcharges of $260 to $400 subject to change.
FROM
M.Y. KALIBOBO SPIRIT TOUR*
M.V. SEPIK SPIRIT TOUR
DELUXE
DELUXE
Singapore Tokyo    
Hong Kong or Manila
$5730
$4910
Nadi
$5630
$4810
Honiara
$5365
$4545
Sydney
$5400
$4580
Brisbane
$5310
$4490
Cairns
$5220
$4400
Single Supplement
$2965
$1225
Extra night Highlander Hotel
$ 185
Single Supplement
$100
Extra night Madang Resort
$185
Single Supplement
$95
Extra night Karawari Lodge or Rondon Ridge
$425
Single Supplement
$105
Extra nights or Port Moresby stopover may be required to meet flight connections, according to airline schedules at the time of travel.
Itineraries may operate in reverse to the programs shown above. Cruise programs are of an exploratory nature and itineraries may vary subject to weather conditions and social sensitivities.
*COST OF CHARTER FLIGHT MOUNT HAGEN TO TIMBUNKE OR V.V. NOT INCLUDED, BUT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST