Morobe Show 2017

Morobe Show Tour 28 September to 9 October 2017


NB: A minimum of 4 pax are required to operate this program.  Should we not reach the minimum numbers this program will be cancelled.

The Morobe Show is the oldest festival in Papua New Guinea. Essentially staged to showcase technological improvements in the regions agricultural industry, it is one of Papua New Guinea's largest events drawing crowds of over 30 000 annually.

Likened to a country fair, the show is an educational insight into one of the lesser known but vitally important sectors of the PNG economy - agriculture. Stalls and displays by the country’s leading companies demonstrate how this industry has evolved and prospered in spite of the challenging conditions in which they operate.

While the cultural aspect of the show is a lesser feature of the overall show, the Morobe Show boasts the greatest variety of sing-sing groups of any of the country’s festivals. More than 2000 performers in over 80 sing-sing groups represented 13 of Papua New Guinea's 19 provinces in last years show.

Our “Morobe Show Tour” is an unescorted 12 day / 11 night program starting at Ambua Lodge near Tari in the Southern Highlands. Tari is the home of the flamboyant Huli Wigmen and during your 3 night stay at Ambua you will learn all about this fascinating culture and have the opportunity to see rare Bird of Paradise on our morning birding tours.

From the misty mountains of Ambua, our charter aircraft takes you North across the majestic Central Ranges to the lowlands of the Sepik Basin for 2 nights at Karawari Lodge. Explore remote lowland waterways where cultural expression is manifested in incredible carvings, and experience life at a pace long forgotten by the first world.

From the Sepik we fly you to Mount Hagen for 2 nights at our most luxurious lodge, Rondon Ridge. A magical setting on the Kubor Range overlooking the town of Mount Hagen and the Wahgi Valley below. Mount Hagen is home to the Melpa people and your days here are spent discovering the intricacies of a culture still largely based around 'big men' and the compensation system that keeps the society intact.

From Mount Hagen you via Air Niugini to Lae for a full weekend of festivities and the highlight of the tour – the Morobe Show.

Thu 28 Sept
Arrive in Port Moresby. Overnight The Stanley Hotel
Fri 29 Sept
Fly with Air Niugini to Tari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Sat 30Sept
Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Sun 1 Oct
Full Day Tour. Overnight Ambua Lodge
Mon 2 Oct
Charter flight to Karawari. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge
Tue 3 Oct
Full Day Tour. Overnight Karawari Lodge
Wed 4 Oct
Charter flight to Mt Hagen. Afternoon Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Thu 5 Oct
Full Day Tour. Overnight Rondon Ridge
Fri 6 Oct
Fly to Port Moresby and connect to your flight to Lae.  Overnight Lae International Hotel
Sat 7 Oct
Full Day Morobe Show. Overnight Lae International Hotel
Sun 8 Oct
Full Day Morobe Show.  Overnight Lae International Hotel
Mon 9 Oct
Fly with Air Niugini to Port Moresby and connect to international flight out.

Land Cost: US$6465.00 per person (twin share). Single throughout except twin share at Lae International $7600.00.   US$8461.00 single throughout - only one single space available.

Charter Flights: US$1046.00 per person.

Mon 2 Oct - Tari to Karawari
Wed 4 Oct - Karawari to Mount Hagen

Land Cost Includes: Accommodation, meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, transfers, tours and local guides.

Important Note:
You are only to book and ticket the domestic Air Niugini flights together with your international flights. We will book the Air Charter flights.

The Air Niugini flights you are to book and ticket are:
Fri 29 Sept - PX864 Port Moresby/Tari
Fri 6 Oct - PX181 Mount Hagen/Port Moresby
Fri 6 Oct - PX106 Port Moresby/Lae
Mon 9 Oct - PX101 Lae/Port Moresby

To secure space due to the popularity of our show programs, a non-refundable deposit of US$500.00 per person is required to confirm the booking.

For further information please contact us

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