A Kaleidoscope of Culture
Papua New Guinea is for the adventurous. Hike through jungles and dive in the Tropical Fjords. Discover villages whose way of life has changed little in millenia.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
A Melting Pot of Cultures
You fly in to Port Moresby, the bustling capital of Papua New Guinea. It is a modern city, and like all modern cities it is a tapestry of culture. In a country where more than 800 languages are spoken, diversity is a given. You discover, however, a unique identity that is reflected in peculiar buildings such as the Parliament.
Your private resort in Tufi has all the comforts you could want, and you make the best of them. Tomorrow, you are an explorer, and an ambassador between cultures. You canoe to different villages that are inaccessible otherwise. The crystalline waters of the tropical fjords are the perfect place for diving, kayaking and fishing. Read more
Sparks of Wisdom
Now, the real journey into the memory of humanity begins. Ray has lifelong connections in the different villages. You learn from their cultures, unique in each way and yet relatable. You fish and forage with your hosts. One aspect of their lives touches you deeply: making fire. There is something profound about this. The torch has been passed on, now you too possess this sacred knowledge.
A Spiritual Hike through the Jungle
Mount Hagen is a city in the Western Highlands. Here you see nature in a completely different light. The rugged terrain and the inaccessible jungle forests have preserved the enormous diversity of this country. The diversity is both cultural and natural. Ray takes you birdwatching and you get to see colourful plumages that defy the imagination. They are not called birds of paradise for nothing.
History in a Dance
You discover the different ethnic groups in the Highlands. They perform fearsome dances that commemorate a time of strife and war, when the different groups had to fight for their territory. The rich history that lives deep within the forests of Papua New Guinea is alive, tragic and beautiful at the same time.
No Man Is an Island
You finish your adventure with another adventure. You are cast away in a deserted island, where you must survive and fend for yourself. Visitors from the neighbouring islands visit you each day and they teach you their secrets for survival. You learn how to forage the land, how to fish, and how to build with local materials. It’s a good thing you learned how to make fire, it really comes in handy.