ESCORTED TOURS 2020


We offer an annual calendar of fixed-departure escorted soft adventure small group tours focused on authentic PNG culture. Each tour includes multiple village visits and at least one festival or private sing-sing where you will be able to mix casually with the locals on the sidelines, uncrowded by other tourists.

Although you might normally be an independent traveller, joining a small group of like-minded travellers (usually between 6 and 8 people) escorted by one of our experienced Papua New Guinean tour leaders is a safe, hassle-free way of experiencing exotic rural areas of PNG and allows you to concentrate on enjoying the experience and capturing some of the most stunning cultural photography available anywhere in the world.

On our tours, accommodation in rural areas is at small local hotels and village guest houses - not tourist lodges full of other tour groups - and all the touring activities, sing-sings and demonstrations of traditional practices (sago making, tattooing, courtship rituals to name a few) take place in real local villages not tourist
centers or hotel grounds. We encourage locals to present themselves in full traditional costume ("bilas") for our visits without any Western clothing or gaudy plastic decorations. This facilitates high quality cultural photography.

Most of the sign-up escorted tours featured on this page are complete tour programs including internal air travel, accommodation, activities and most meals.
For booking enquiries please email ecotourism.melanesia@gmail.com or fill in our contact form.

If joining a group tour is not your thing, you may wish to select an itinerary from our menu of independent touring packages . Our local guides will look after you at each destination as you proceed through your independent tour. Customised itineraries for travellers with special interests are also available.

APRIL 18-25 2020
ANZAC DAY PILGRIMAGE TOUR 7 nights

2 nights Port Moresby, 1 night Wewak, 1 night Lae, 2 nights Rabaul, 1 night Port Moresby (dawn service)
Tour leader: Mr Wing Wima (Ecotourism Melanesia guide)

2 nights extension available to Alotau/Milne Bay and 3 nights extension available to Popondetta, Kokoda and Buna/Gona.

 

MAY 2020
(TBA)

 

 

JUNE 2020
(TBA)

 

JULY 07-18 2020
EM207A RABAUL MASK FESTIVAL TOUR 11 nights

1 night Port Moresby, 3 nights Wewak/Sepik River, 2 nights Madang, 2 nights Goroka, 3 nights Rabaul (festival)
Tour leader: Mr Wesley Momen (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)


(3 nights extensions available to Alotau or Tufi)

AUGUST 04-17 2020
EM208A SEPIK CROCODILE FESTIVAL AND MT HAGEN SHOW TOUR 13 nights
1 night Port Moresby, 3 nights Ambunti (festival), 1 night Wewak, 2 nights Madang, 2 nights Goroka, 4 nights Mt Hagen
Tour leader: Mr Glynn Iruru (Ecotourism Melanesia operations manager)

(3 nights extensions available to Tsendiap (festival), Alotau, Rabaul or Tufi)

AUGUST 12-17 2020
EM208W MT HAGEN SHOW WEEKENDER TOUR 5 nights

5 nights Mt Hagen
Tour
escort: Mr Nickson Tani Korua (Ecotourism Melanesia Mt Hagen guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Tsendiap (festival), Alotau, Rabaul, Tufi or Sepik River)

AUGUST 12-25 2020
EM208
R MT HAGEN SHOW ROAD TOUR 13 nights
5 nights Mt Hagen (festival), 2 nights Goroka, 3 nights Madang, 3 nights Wewak/Sepik River
Tour leader: Mr Espinol Paul (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Tufi, Alotau or Rabaul)

SEPTEMBER 09-14
EM209W GOROKA SHOW WEEKENDER TOUR
5 nights
2 nights Mt Hagen, 2 nights Goroka
Mrs Jane Toleitau (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Simbai (festival), Alotau, Rabaul, Madang or Sepik River)

SEPTEMBER 09-20 2020
EM20
9R GOROKA SHOW ROAD TOUR 11 nights
2 nights Mt Hagen, 3 nights Goroka (festival), 3 nights Madang, 3 nights Wewak/Sepik River
Tour leader: Mrs Jane Toleitau (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Tufi, Alotau or Rabaul)

OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 09 2020
EM210 MOROBE SHOW AND MILNE BAY CANOE FESTIVAL TOUR 10 nights
3 nights Lae (festival), 3 nights Goroka, 4 nights Alotau (festival)
Tour leader: Mr Wing Wima (Ecotourism Melanesia resident Lae guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Trobriand Islands
, Rabaul, Madang or Sepik River)

NOVEMBER 12-22 2020
EM211 TUFI TAPA AND TATTOO FESTIVAL AND KARIMUI SHOW TOUR 11 nights
1 night Port Moresby, 3 nights Tufi (festival), 1 night Mt Hagen, 3 nights Karimui (festival), 2 nights Goroka
Tour leader: Mr Wesley Momen (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)

(3 nights extensions available to Madang, Alotau, Rabaul or Sepik River)