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Mt Hagen Cultural Show

Departure/Return Location
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Set Departure Date
15 - 19 August 2019  
Tour Length 
3 Days (2 days travel)
Physicality
Easy
Age
No age limit  
Month
August
Groupsize
1 or more
Cost
From $3995.00 per person

Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions:

  • Show escort
  • 1 day cultural activities
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • 1 nights accommodation Port Moresby (Based Twin Share) (B/Fast)
  • 3 nights’  accommodation(Based on twin Share) 2.5*
  • 2 days VIP show tickets (Goroka)
  • 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 2019
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services of a person nature such as beverages, laundry charges, phone and internet bills
  • Single supplement POA

Equipment List

  • 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 truely 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Thurs 15th August - Arrive Port Moresby connect with POM-Mt Hagen PX186 - 15:00 - 16:00

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

Day 2: Friday 16th 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. (BLD)

Day 3: Saturday 17th August - 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 2017, 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)

Day 4 : Sunday 18th August - Mt Hagen Show Mt Hagen-POM    PX187 18:30-19:30

Today spent at the show, late afternoon your escort for the show will transfer guests to the domestic terminal for flight to Port Moresby. Accommodation: Hotel (B)

Day 5: Monday 19th August - Depart Papua New Guinea

Early morning transfer to International Terminal. (B)

    

Dates

16-18 Aug 2019 & 14-16 Aug 2020

Prices

$3995.00 per person

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