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Mt Hagen Cultural Show-Papua New Guinea

Departure/Return Location
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Set Departure Date
17 - 21 August 2023

Tour Length 
5 Days (2 days travel)
No age limit  
Group size
1 or more
From $2900.00 per person

Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions:

  • Show escort
  • 3 days cultural activities
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • 4 nights’  accommodation(Based on twin Share) 2.5*
  • 2 days VIP show tickets (Mt Hagen)
  • Daily transfers to Show
  • All airport transfers
Tour Exclusions:
  • International and domestic flights. (Please book domestic airfares at same time as booking international airfares as per itinerary) Note domestic schedule could change slightly prior to August 2023
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services of a person nature such as beverages, laundry charges, phone and internet bills
  • Single supplement $610.00
  • Accommodation in Port Moresby if required. $295 per room. Based on Twin Share


  • Camera/Go Pro/Video
  • Light clothing
  • Sun Hat
  • Light jacket (if it rains)
  • Light Fleece for evenings
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled Water

The Mount Hagen Cultural Show is world famous. Tourists from all around the world converge on Mt Hagen this weekend. It is a once in a life time experience. If you want to view something truly spectacular this is a must see event. Tribes from all over the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea and neighboring tribes from the Jiwaka Province will congregate at 'Kanaga town' Mount Hagen to display their unique 'singsing's (cultural dances). The exciting Mt Hagen Cultural Show was first staged in 1961 before PNG's independence as an event to unite the different tribes in the region. The show's purpose is to share cultural experience and calm the very-present tribal animosities.
A $1500 deposit per person is required to secure accommodation and show tickets. Note accommodation is at a premium at this time


Thur 17th August Arrive Port Moresby, there are several domestic flight options to Mt Hagen. Please connect with suitable domestic transfer POM-Mt Hagen 

Meet/greet on arrival and transfer to hotel/lodge and overnight. Accommodation: Lodge (D)

Fri 18th August   Paiya Mini Show

An early breakfast before guests are transferred to Paiya Mini Show, located approximately 20klms out of Mt Hagen township. Guests will be welcomed by the village chief and wives in traditional attire. Paiya mini/pre show involves different dancing groups from different areas of the province. Performers decorated with plumes of birds of paradise, body ornaments and grass skirts, faces decorated with clay, charcoal and traditional painting. Is also an opportunity to see the villagers prepare for the actual show. See mock fighting using shields and bows and arrows, traditional marriage ceremony - exchanging pigs, money and other valuables. The day ends with a local cuisine called "Mumu" prepared in an underground oven covered with hot stones and leaves. (B, L, D)

Sat 19th Aug Mt Hagen Show

Today with your escort for the show guests will be transferred to the Mt Hagen show grounds. The Mt Hagen Cultural Show was first staged in 1964 by many different tribes from Western Highlands Province as a means of (1) sharing the cultural experience with each other, (2) to calm the every present tribal animosities and enmities by bringing all tribes together in a one cultural event to expose the positive side of life, (3) and to celebrate the diversity of cultures among the local people. In 1964 Papua New Guinea was still under its colonial power, Australia. Between 1964 and 1975, there has been some huge paradigm shifts; one being so obvious is the show's focus. The Mt Hagen Cultural Show has changed its focus from the aforementioned three reasons to a new one that is, performing for tourists. The show of today is therefore, an international and domestic tourist attraction event. Also, there are prize monies to be won by the best performing cultural group, thus the competition is aggressive, yet colourful and exciting. Accommodation: Lodge (B)

Sun 20th August Mt Hagen Show

Today spent at the show, mid afternoon scenic drive up to Rondon. Accommodation: Lodge

(B, L, D)

Mon 21st Aug Transfer to domestic terminal ANG PX180 08:30am – 09:30am

If unable to connect with international flights we can arrange accommodation in Port Moresby. (B)
For those in the group going onto Mt Wilhelm your ground transport will be picking you up this morning for the drive into the mountain.


17 - 21 August 2023 

COST per person: AUD

2 - 3 Pax $2900.00
4 - 5 Pax  $2000.00
6 - 7 Pax  $1588.00
Single Supplement $610.00


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