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Explore Goroka and Mount Hage: A Journey of Culture, Nature, and Adventure – 5 Days/4 Nights

W98P+JG2, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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4 days (approx.) - English

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Goroka 4 Days Best of the Highlands From the Cradle Cultural City

Highlights
  • Experience up close and personal performance from the Asaro Mudmen
  • Have your face painted in traditional Asaro tribe colors and designs
  • Observe how their meals are often cooked on hot stones, leaves and left covered in a traditional earth oven called “mumu”
  • Stop over at Mindima village, home of the Oma Masalai (Skeleton Dancers)
  • Visit Anji Village, typical of the highlands region and mingle with the villagers
Description

Goroka + Mount Hage – Culture, Nature, and Adventure! – 5 days/4 nights

Day 1: Port Moresby Goroka (By Plane) 

Depart Port Moresby for Goroka  upon arrival and  check in to your hotel, you will spend today at Gurupoka Village and experience up close and personal performance from the Asaro Mudmen, an opportunity to have a feel of the traditional village life of the Asaro Tribe. Enjoy a traditional dance performance called the “Mokomoko War Victory Dance”. Have your face painted in traditional Asaro tribe colors and designs and observe how their meals are often cooked on hot stones, leaves and left covered in a  traditional earth oven called “mumu’  . You will have a taste of the food cooked in the “mumu”, you will return to your hotel after an  eventful day.  

Dinner is not included, packed lunch and bottled water will be provided, you must request  this upon check in so that it will be ready for you to pickup on your way out for the village  tour. 

DAY 2: Goroka -Chimbu-Hagen (By Road) 

After breakfast Checkout of your hotel and depart around 7:30am by road for Mt Hagen, this is a  most beautiful part of the highlands high way where you will enjoy the mountain view with hamlets  of kunai grass houses and patches of vegetable gardens along the way, your driver will stop at one  place for you to take photographs as you drive up Kasam Pass and higher towards Chimbu (or  Simbu – as locally pronounced) This drive takes up to 3 hours. 

You arrive at the Simbu Riverside lodge, stretch your legs, freshener up, board your vehicle and continue your road trip to stop over at Mindima village, home of the Oma Masalai (Skeleton  Dancers) Here again you will be given a warm welcome with a singsing and a traditional courtship  dance performance, the village guide will explain to you as the performance proceeds.  

The skeleton dancers also referred to as “Oma Masalai” will also come out and perform for you,  enjoy another tasty ‘mumu” before boarding your vehicle for the drive to Mt Hagen.  

You change vehicles in Mt Hagen and your lodge van picks you up for another 30 minutes drive  up to the foothills of Anji Mountains, upon arrival you check into your bungalow (Triple share)  

Today will be the longest day of your tour as it involves a lot of activities and long drive on some gravel  road that’s bumpy. You must rest early tonight as you will visit another local tribe in the morning. 

DAY 3: ANJI VILLAGE TOUR 

After Breakfast depart the lodge for Anji Village, typical of the highlands region, you will be welcomed with a singsing and dance, another mumu goes with the singsing, take time to see  firsthand the village hamlets, gardens and way of life of the Melpa people. 

You return to the lodge and take it easy, bird watching from the varendah of the lodge or go  walking through their lush forest and see some of the orchids and birds unique to the highlands of  PNG. Even though today takes you out of the lodge, and into another highland’s village, it will be a slow day so you  can take your time, take photographs and mingle with the villagers. 

Your accommodation here is in a bungalow triple share, Kumul lodge gets very cold at night as it is located  on high altitude of PNG.

DAY 4: Mt Hagen – Port Moresby 

After breakfast, you depart Kumul lodge for your ride back into Mt Hagen where you check in to  catch your morning flight back to Port Moresby. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport for a 30 minute ride to your hotel, located on an  island off the Motuan Coastline. Loloata resort with rooms set on the oceanfront, overlooking a  private beach and house reefs.   A completely different experience to the cool highlands climate and cultural exposes, you get this time to  relax, enjoy a swim in the sea, or swimming pool, go kayaking, or for a snorkel, or just relax and wind  down from a full on three days tour. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, before you retreat for the night 

DAY 5: DEPART PNG 

After breakfast you checkout and your hotel shuttle takes you to the airport for you to check your flight to  your next destination.

Included:

  • Transfers as listed
  • Accommodation as listed
  • Guide
  • Cultural activities and tours as listed

Excluded:

  • Gratuities
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal items such as insect repellent, sunscreen, medications if necessary, souvenirs, etc

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart Port Moresby for Goroka and check in to your hotelSpend the day at Gurupoka Village and experience a performance from the Asaro MudmenHave your face painted in traditional Asaro tribe colors and designs and observe how their meals are cooked on hot stones, leaves and left covered in a traditional earth oven called “mumu”Taste the food cooked in the “mumu” and return to your hotel| Day 2 After breakfast, checkout of your hotel and depart around 730am by road for Mt HagenEnjoy the mountain view with hamlets of kunai grass houses and patches of vegetable gardens along the wayStop at Mindima village, home of the Oma Masalai (Skeleton Dancers) and enjoy a traditional dance performance and a tasty ‘mumu’Change vehicles in Mt Hagen and check into your bungalow (Triple share)| Day 3 After breakfast, depart the lodge for Anji VillageBe welcomed with a singsing and dance and enjoy firsthand the village hamlets, gardens and way of life of the Melpa peopleReturn to the lodge and take it easy, bird watching from the varendah of the lodge or go walking through their lush forest| Day 4 After breakfast, depart Kumul lodge for your ride back into Mt HagenCatch your morning flight back to Port Moresby and be picked up at the airport for a 30 minute ride to your hotel, located on an island off the Motuan CoastlineEnjoy a swim in the sea, or swimming pool, go kayaking, or for a snorkel, or just relax and wind down from a full on three days tour| Day 5 After breakfast, checkout and your hotel shuttle takes you to the airport for you to check your flight to your next destination.

Starting Location
W98P+JG2, Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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