INDEPENDENT TOURING PROGRAMS


We offer a wide range of fully organised and resourced itineraries for private touring in Papua New Guinea.
Our independent touring programs are complete packages including private daily excursions with a reliable local guide, all accommodation, all equipment or safety gear needed, many meals and optional internal flights.
Our private touring packages offer you a unique and personal experience with the local people, their culture and environment without worrying about making all the arrangements yourself.
And "independent touring" with Ecotourism Melanesia does not mean that you are on your own. Our full-service promise to you is that after arranging your private tour and "pressing the Start button" we will support you every day during your trip with a experienced local guide plus full backup from our Port Moresby office. On arrival we give every visitor a local mobile phone SIM or handset so that our offfice staff will be just a phone call away 24 hours a day if you need any information or assistance.


For bookings and enquiries please e-mail us in the first instance at ecotourism.melanesia@gmail.com

General booking information can be found at the bottom of this page.
General information about independent touring in PNG can be found here.


PRICING: We are currently migrating all our pricing from local currency to USD. Any packages listed below with prices in PGK or SBD are not yet updated and are subject to re-quote in USD before booking.



"SEE PNG" GENERAL SIGHTSEEING
EM54 Goroka and Madang 3 nights
EM55 Goroka and Madang 5 nights - POPULAR
EM57 Goroka, Madang, Sepik River 7 nights



TRIBAL CULTURE
EM63 Simbai Side Trip 1 or 2 nights
EM62 Simbai Remote Village Fly-in
EM3A Sepik Safari 3 nights - POPULAR
EM3B Mystical Middle Sepik 2 nights


VILLAGE TO VILLAGE
EM60 Simbai Remote Trekking 4 nights
EM09 Woitape Valley Hiking 4 nights
EM15A Tufi Fjords Hike and Paddle 5 nights Fri-Wed
EM15B Tufi Fjords Hike and Paddle 5 nights Wed-Mon
EM15C Tufi Fjords Hike and Paddle 5 nights Mon-Fri



SEPIK RIVER
EM3A Sepik Safari 3 nights - POPULAR
EM3B Mystical Middle Sepik 2 nights
EM3C Sepik River Day Trip 1 day


KOKODA TRACK
EM10B Walk the Kokoda Track 9 nights

 


TOUGH TRIPS
EM29 Walk the Bulldog Track 9 nights
EM77 Climb Mt Wilhem 3 nights
EM9A Climb Mt Albert Edward 7 nights
On request, please enquire for:
Caving, Jungle trekking, River rafting


REMOTE AREA EXPEDITIONS
EM29 Walk the Bulldog Track 9 nights

EM60 Simbai Remote Trekking 4 nights
EM62 Simbai Remote Village Fly-in


LEISURE TOURS
EM24 New Ireland Cycling Holiday 7 nights

EM17 Tufi Weekender 3 nights Fri-Mon
EM43 Premium Golfing Tour 6 nights
EM25 Discover Kavieng 7 nights


PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
EM70 Cultural Tour for private groups 6 nights + extensions


PORT MORESBY DAY TRIPS
Port Moresby Day Trips


ARTIFACTS, HANDICRAFTS AND POTTERY TOURS

On request. Please enquire.


BIRD WATCHING TOURS
EM07A Easy Birding Trip 4 stops 8 nights


WILDLIFE TOURS

On request. Please enquire.


PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
EM62 Simbai Remote Village Fly-in


SPORTING TOURS
EM43 Premium Golfing Tour 6 nights

On request, please enquire for:
Surfing
Scuba diving and snorkelling


BATTLEFIELDS AND HISTORICAL TOURS
EM14 Kokoda Battlefieds 6 nights
EM30 Southern New Guinea Battle Sites 9 nights


FISHING TRIPS
EM26 Taure River Fishing Expedition 6 nights
EM27 Taure River Fishing with the locals 6 nights


ACROSS THE BORDER: SOLOMON ISLANDS EXTENSIONS
EM80 Discover Honiara and Auki 8 nights (from POM)
EM81 Honiara, Auki, Gizo Explorer 8 nights (from POM)
EM82 Honiara, Munda, Gizo Explorer 8 nights (from POM)
EM83 Western Solomons Eco-tour 8 nights


SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Air charters and air tours
Cruise ship shore excursions
Fixing for film and TV crews , photographers
Logistical support for research teams, recovery missions
Voluntourism projects

BOOKING NOTES FOR INDEPENDENT TOURING PACKAGES:
1. To book one of our creative and original independent touring packages, just send us an e-mail - or book through your local travel agency. Upon receiving a copy of your passport photo page and preferred dates of travel and we will invoice you for the booking deposit.

2. The deposit required for booking an independent touring package advertised on this page or elsewhere on our website is 10% of the package price if booking more than 6 months out, or 20% if booking within 6 months of the arrival date. The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.

3. Cancellation penalties:
Cancellation more than 6 weeks before the tour: full refund
Cancellation less than 6 weeks before the tour: loss of deposit
Cancellation less than 3 weeks before the tour: 50% penalty
Cancellation less than 1 week before the tour: 75% penalty
No show or cancellation or abandonment of the tour after arrival: no refund. Further, any component of your tour package that you refuse, cancel or otherwise fail to avail yourself of by choice during the course of the trip is deemed non-refundable. We recommend you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking. Your travel insurer may reimburse you for cancellation penalties under certain circumstances. .

4. Earlybird payment discounts may be available for some tour packages if you pay in full at the time of booking more than 6 months in advance of arrival.

5. Pricing: We are currently migrating all our pricing from local currency to USD. Any programs with prices in PGK or SBD are not yet updated and are subject to re-quote in USD before booking.
Packages currently priced in PNG Kina (PGK) and quoted in foreign currencies are subject to change in accordance with bank exchange rates up until the date when final payment is due ie 6 weeks before the tour.

6. See also the terms and conditions printed on page 2 of your quotation.

For enquiries, questions and queries e-mail us at ecotourism.melanesia@gmail.com