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      Still largely untouched by mass tourism, Papua New Guinea is a truly an off-beat destination, home to friendly locals and well-preserved customs.. The Goroka Show – which brings together over 100 tribes from across Papua New Guinea – is a brilliant display of PNG’s immense cultural diversity. Spend a full two days immersed in performances of dance, song and rituals.. Spend a day with the Simbu people of the Asaro Valley. Take part in traditional activities such as basket weaving, face painting and flute playing with local elders, and be welcomed to a traditional sing-sing gathering.. Visit the village home to the Asaro Mudmen, who once used intimidating clay masks to scare their enemies. While there, you’ll take part in a fire-making ceremony, observe a cultural show and join the local villagers in a traditional mumu meal.

      Overview

      Every year in September, over 100 clans gather in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea for one of the biggest tribal festivals in the world – the Goroka Show. Set to the beat of Kundu drums, thousands of painted, feather-adorned tribespeople come together in a huge sing-sing to perform traditional songs, dances and rituals. Join Peregrine on this eight-day adventure and discover the huge cultural diversity of this South Pacific island nation. Under the guidance of a local leader, you’ll spend two full days at the show, as well as several days in the beautiful Asaro Valley interacting with friendly villagers – including the Asaro Mudmen and Simbu tribes – through performances and immersive activities. This is definitely an off-beat experience straight to the core of PNG’s tribal cultures, and this year, you’re invited.

       

      Breakfast Included: 5

      Lunches Included: 2

      Dinner Included:


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      Start Date End Date Price Room Type Status
      14-SEP-2020 21-SEP-2020 From: AUD $4,960.00 N/A DG2 places left!

      Goroka

      Welcome to Papua New Guinea! Today, on arrival day, travel through Port Moresby to Goroka, the capital of the East Highlands Province of PNG. You will be met on arrival in Goroka and transferred to your lodge. Due to different travel times and schedules, please note that you are required in Goroka day one of the tour. The tour officially starts this evening, with an important welcome meeting at the hotel. Here you will be introduced to your group and local guide, who will go through your itinerary and answer any questions you may have about the trip.

      (Itinerary 1) Asaro Valley Mudmen Village / (Itinerary 2) Kemege Village

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): After breakfast this morning, depart the hotel at 8 am and make your way to a nearby village, passing through the Daulo Passage (around 2480 metres above sea level) on the way. Experience a cultural show put on by the Asaro Mudmen, who are famous for their eerie ceremonial masks and clay-like body paint. According to legend, the tribesmen were once defeated by an enemy clan and forced to hide in the nearby Asaro River. When they emerged covered in the clay, the enemy were scared off by their ghost-like appearance. The mud men adopted the intimidating costuming for subsequent battles. While in the village, witness a fire-making ceremony, learn the art of fire-making and enjoy a traditional mumu lunch cooked in an earthen pit. Afterwards, take a trip around Goroka with your leader. Get a dose of history at the JK McCarthy Museum, discover how beans are processed at a coffee factory, browse the colourful produce stalls at a local village market, and visit Goroka's RaunRaun Theatre. Included Activities:  • Asaro Valley - Traditional Mumu Lunch • Asaro Valley - Mudmen Village visit Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): This morning, enjoy a fresh brew of coffee and take in the sights of the mountains. Afterwards, travel to the nearby village of Kemege where we will be welcomed with a traditional sing-sing. We will then walk to the skull caves where there are some remains of the villages ancestors.

      (Itinerary 1) Asaro Valley – Simbu Village / (Itinerary 2) Goroka Pikini

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): Today, discover the culture and heritage of the Asaro Valley's Simbu tribes in a nearby village. You'll be invited to take part in a range of traditional activities, including having your face painted by local villagers, witnessing a courting ceremony, playing bamboo flutes with village elders and trying your hand at some target practice using a bow and arrow. You'll also learn the art of weaving baskets and bilums (colourful handmade string bags), and take part in a private sing-sing (a ceremonial gathering of local tribes). Enjoy lunch in the village. In the late afternoon, after a full day of new experiences and cultural immersion, retire to your hotel. Included Activities: • Asaro Valley - Simbu Village visit • Goroka - Local Market • Goroka - Raun Raun Theatre • Goroka - JK McCarthy Museum • Goroka - Coffee Factory visit Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): Today is all about the pikinis – the children of PNG's Eastern Highlands. They'll be performing traditional song and dance shows as a lead-in to the main festival events tomorrow. Take your camera and enjoy the show! Included Activities: • Goroka - Goroka Show • Goroka Show - Pikini Day

      (Itinerary 1) Kemege Village / (Itinerary 2) Goroka Show

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): This morning, enjoy a fresh brew of coffee and take in the sights of the mountains. Your will then travel to the nearby village of Kemege where we will be welcomed with a traditional sing-sing. Afterwards, walk to the skull caves where there are some remains of the villages ancestors. Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): Today is the first day of the annual Goroka Show – Papua New Guinea's biggest sing-sing and one of the most important events of the year. Over 100 tribes from around the country come together in a colourful, feather-fuelled celebration of culture, ritual, song and dance. The show originated in 1957, when a group of Australian patrol officers – known locally as 'kiaps' – invited tribes in their areas to gather in song and dance. After your local guide has shown you around the show grounds, you'll be free to wander from performance to performance in your own time. Included Activities:  • Goroka - Goroka Show

      (Itinerary 1) Goroka Pikini Day / (Itinerary 2) Goroka Show

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): Today is all about the pikinis – the children of PNG's Eastern Highlands. They'll be performing traditional song and dance shows as a lead-in to the main festival events tomorrow. Take your camera and enjoy the show! Included Activities:  • Goroka - Goroka Show • Goroka Show - Pikini Day Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): Enjoy another full day of performances at the Goroka Show. This evening, perhaps head out for an optional dinner with your local guide and fellow travellers to celebrate the Goroka Show. Included Activities:  • Goroka - Goroka Show

      (Itinerary 1) Goroka Show / (Itinerary 2) Asaro Valley Mudmen

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): Today is the first day of the annual Goroka Show – Papua New Guinea's biggest sing-sing and one of the most important events of the year. Over 100 tribes from around the country come together in a colourful, feather-fuelled celebration of culture, ritual, song and dance. The show originated in 1957, when a group of Australian patrol officers – known locally as 'kiaps' – invited tribes in their areas to gather in song and dance. After your local guide has shown you around the show grounds, you'll be free to wander from performance to performance in your own time. Included Activities:  • Goroka - Goroka Show Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): After breakfast this morning, depart the hotel at 8 am and make your way to a nearby village, passing through the Daulo Passage (around 2480 metres above sea level) on the way. Experience a cultural show put on by the Asaro Mudmen, who are famous for their eerie ceremonial masks and clay-like body paint. According to legend, the tribesmen were once defeated by an enemy clan and forced to hide in the nearby Asaro River. When they emerged covered in the clay, the enemy were scared off by their ghost-like appearance. The mud men adopted the intimidating costuming for subsequent battles. While in the village, witness a fire-making ceremony, learn the art of fire-making and enjoy a traditional mumu lunch cooked in an earthen pit. Afterwards, take a trip around Goroka with your leader. Get a dose of history at the JK McCarthy Museum, discover how beans are processed at a coffee factory. Included Activities: • Asaro Valley - Traditional Mumu Lunch • Asaro Valley - Mudmen Village visit

      (Itinerary 1) Goroka Show / (Itinerary 2) Asaro Valley – Simbu Village

      Itinerary 1 (14 September Departure): Enjoy another full day of performances at the Goroka Show. This evening, perhaps head out for an optional dinner with your local guide and fellow travellers to celebrate your adventure. Incldued Activities: • Goroka - Goroka Show Itinerary 2 (16 September Departure): Today, discover the culture and heritage of the Jon Teve Tribe of Henganoffi in a nearby village. You'll be invited to take part in a unique range of traditional activities, including having your face painted by local villagers, witnessing a courting ceremony, playing bamboo flutes with village elders and trying your hand at some target practice using a bow and arrow. You'll also learn the art of weaving baskets and bilums (colourful handmade string bags), and take part in a private sing-sing (a ceremonial gathering of local tribes). Enjoy lunch in the village. In the late afternoon, after a full day of new experiences and cultural immersion, return to your hotel. Included Activities: • Asaro Valley - Simbu Village visit • Goroka - Local Market • Goroka - Raun Raun Theatre • Goroka - JK McCarthy Museum • Goroka - Coffee Factory visit

      Goroka

      As there are no activities planned for today, your trip ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight connections via Port Moresby.










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      Trip Code: PAPG

      Group Size: 12

      Start: Goroka

      End: Goroka

      Duration: 8

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