ESCORTED TOURS 2021


We offer an annual calendar of fixed-departure soft adventure small group tours focused on authentic PNG culture. Each tour includes multiple village visits and at least one festival or 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 2021
EM204 ANZAC DAY PILGRIMAGE TOUR 7 nights

Wewak, Lae, Rabaul, Port Moresby (dawn service at Bomana War Cemetery) with optional extensions to Alotau/Milne Bay and Popondetta/Kokoda/Buna
Fully escorted small group tour, group size 6-16.
Tour leader: Mr Wing Wima (Ecotourism Melanesia historical guide
)

JULY 13-25 2021
EM207A RABAUL MASK FESTIVAL TOUR 12 nights

Rabaul, Port Moresby, Wewak, Sepik River, Madang, Goroka
Fully escorted small group soft adventure tour, maximum 8 people.
Tour leader: Mrs Jane Toleitau (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour
escort)

AUGUST 04-17 2021
EM208A SEPIK CROCODILE FESTIVAL & MT HAGEN SHOW TOUR 13 nights

Port Moresby, Wewak, Ambunti (festival), Madang, Goroka, Mt Hagen (festival)
Fully escorted small group soft adventure tour, group size 6-16
Tour leader: Mr Wing Wima
(Ecotourism Melanesia guide)

AUGUST 11-16 2021
EM208W MT HAGEN SHOW WEEKENDER TOUR 5 nights

5 nights Mt Hagen
Fully escorted 4 day program including Paiya village sing-sing

Tour escort: Mr Nickson Tani Korua (Ecotourism Melanesia guide)

AUGUST 11-22 2021
EM208
R MT HAGEN SHOW ROAD TOUR 11 nights
Mt Hagen (festival), Goroka, Madang, Wewak/Sepik River
Fully escorted small group soft adventure tour, group size 6-16
Tour leader: Mr Espinol Paul (Ecotourism Melanesia senior guide)

SEPTEMBER 15-20 2021
EM209W GOROKA SHOW WEEKENDER TOUR
5 nights
2 nights Mt Hagen, 3 nights Goroka
Fully escorted 4-day program including Paiya village sing-sing, Asaro Mudmen trip
Tour excort: Mr Espinol Paul (Ecotourism Melanesia senior guide)

SEPTEMBER 15-26 2021
EM20
9R GOROKA SHOW ROAD TOUR 11 nights
Mt Hagen (festival), Goroka, Madang, Wewak/Sepik River
Fully escorted small group soft adventure tour, group size 6-16
Tour leader: Mr Espinol Paul (Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour guide)

SEPTEMBER 15-27 2021
EM209B
GOROKA SHOW AND KALAM CULTURE FESTIVAL TOUR 12 nights
Mt Hagen, Goroka (festival), Simbai (festival), Madang
Tour leader: Mrs Jane Toleitau
(Ecotourism Melanesia senior tour escort)

OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 10 2021
MOROBE SHOW AND MILNE BAY CANOE FESTIVAL TOUR 11 nights
Lae (festival), Goroka, Alotau (festival), Port Moresby
(program not yet published)
Tour leader: Mr Wesley Momen
(Ecotourism Melanesia senior guide)

NOVEMBER 12-22 2021
TUFI TAPA AND TATTOO FESTIVAL AND KARIMUI SHOW TOUR 11 nights
Port Moresby, Tufi (festival), Mt Hagen, Karimui (festival), Goroka
(program not yet published)
Tour leader: To be advised
)