TREK AND ADVENTURE

Trek to the sacred summit of Hagen Mountain, rising from grassy lowlands, to the forest covered peak at almost 4,000 metres above sea level. This area abounds with tree kangaroos and many species of birds and orchids, some of which are yet to be classified. Staying overnight in a unique Cave Hotel is a highlight of this Highlands Trek. Travel from the Highlands to Tufi, PNG’s fjord land, flying over the magnificent Owen Stanley Ranges and realise how diverse this astounding country really is.

Lae, on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea is the major shipping port for Highlands produce and the gathering place for many different tribal groups. The impressive Rainforest Habitat and Botanical Gardens of Lae should be included on a visit to this area. The Markham Valley is spectacular, with waving sugar cane stands and mountains that seem to rise vertically out of the valley floor.

Just over three hours drive from Lae brings you to the historic town of Bulolo, the scene of one of Papua New Guinea’s early major gold finds. Most of the gold recovered from the area was alluvial and huge dredges were flown in by Junkers cargo planes to tap this source of wealth. The amount of machinery flown into the area established aviation history in PNG, as for a long time it was a world record for weight of cargo moved by aircraft. Now it is a sleepy mountain hideaway, better known for the Ecology Institute in nearby Wau and the strange smoked bodies that can be seen at Aseki. Wau itself boasts a wide range of historical, military, adventure and cultural sites and experiences.


HIGHLANDS TO COAST - HAGEN MOUNTAIN & TUFI
DAY 1 Welcome to PNG. Meeting Service on arrival Port Moresby with transit assistance to domestic flight.
Transfer to Kumul Lodge for 2 night stay with All Meals.
DAY 2 Half day Anji Village Cultural Experience.
DAY 3 Hagen Mountain Trek and unique overnight Cave Hotel stay with All Meals.
DAY 4 Return to Kumul Lodge for 1 night stay with All Meals.
DAY 5 Transfer to airport for flight to Port Moresby and overnight Lamana Hotel on room only basis.
DAY 6 Flight to Tufi for 1 night Tufi Resort Deluxe with All Meals. Tufi briefing and Tapa Cloth display.
DAY 7 Travel by boat and traditional outrigger into the far streams of spectacular McLaren’s Harbour Fjord.
See sago processing, fire making and admire crafts of the Komoa people, with traditional Oro sing sing. Proceed to Garewa Village for overnight stay with All Meals.
DAY 8 Boat trip past coastal lowlands and Tufi Highlands to Jebo Village. Continue on foot to Orotoaba, perched between two spectacular fjords for overnight Village Homestay with All Meals.
DAY 9 Rainforest walk through a backdrop of natural jungle, surrounded by hornbills and parrots, to learn
about sorcery and village practices before returning to Tufi Resort for final night Deluxe stay with All Meals.
DAY 10 Transfer to airport for flight to Port Moresby and onward departure flight.


HIGHLANDS TO COAST PRICES

Plus airline taxes & surcharges of $260 to $400 subject to change

Australian Dollar cost per person
FROM
4 ADULTS
3 ADULTS
2 ADULTS
1 ADULT
Singapore Tokyo        
Hong Kong or Manila
$3285
$3240
$3485
$4190
Nadi
$3185
$3140
$3385
$4090
Honiara
$2920
$2875
$3120
$3825
Sydney
$2955
$2910
$3155
$3860
Brisbane
$2865
$2820
$3065
$3770
Cairns
$2775
$2730
$2975
$3680
Extra night Kumul Lodge
$90
$80
$90
$125
Extra night Tufi
$170
$150
$130
$200

Extra nights or Port Moresby stopover may be required to meet flight connections, according to airline schedules at the time of travel.
Guesthouse accommodation is basic. Sleeping arrangements are of a communal nature, washing may be by bucket, river, or ocean and pit toilets (long drops) are the norm.
In Lae, Mount Hagen and Tufi 4 adults share two twin rooms, 3 adults share triple, 2 adults share twin and 1 adult single room.



LAE & WAU MOROBE ADVENTURE
DAY 1 Welcome to PNG. Meeting Service on arrival Port Moresby with transit assistance to domestic flight.
Transfer to Lae International Hotel for 2 night stay on room only basis.
DAY 2 Full day Lae Tour, including Botanical Gardens, Rainforest Habitat and Melanesian Arts.
DAY 3 4WD road transfer from Lae to Wau via Bulolo for 4 night stay Waramuli Guesthouse with All Meals.
DAY 4 to 6 Daily Touring. Visit wartime wrecks, 1930’s gold dredges, limestone caves and ancient smoked bodies.
DAY 7 Transfer by 4WD to Lae airport for flight to Port Moresby and onward departure flight.


LAE & WAU MOROBE ADVENTURE PRICES

Plus airline taxes & surcharges of $260 to $400 subject to change

Australian Dollar cost per person
FROM
4 ADULTS
3 ADULTS
2 ADULTS
1 ADULT
Singapore Tokyo        
Hong Kong or Manila
$2365
$2445
$2800
$3860
Nadi
$2265
$2345
$2700
$3760
Honiara
$2000
$2080
$2435
$3495
Sydney
$2035
$2115
$2470
$3530
Brisbane
$1945
$2025
$2380
$3440
Cairns
$1855
$1935
$2290
$3350
Extra night Lae
$115
$85
$115
$230
Extra night Wau
$140
$140
$140
$140

Extra nights or Port Moresby stopover may be required to meet flight connections, according to airline schedules at the time of travel.
Guesthouse accommodation is basic. Sleeping arrangements are of a communal nature, washing may be by bucket, river, or ocean and pit toilets (long drops) are the norm.
In Lae, Mount Hagen and Tufi 4 adults share two twin rooms, 3 adults share triple, 2 adults share twin and 1 adult single room.