Papua New Guinea is one of the most diverse
populations on earth with over 800 different languages spoken in a country with
a population of around 8 million people.
There are many different and exotic cultures within
Papua New Guinea and it is a land of traditional people living a subsistence
lifestyle. People live in small villages and are dependent on subsistence
farming. Women are responsible for the day to day work such as gardening and caring
for young children.
There is much diversity between the cultures in
Papua New Guinea, for example there is the colourful Huli tribe who inhabit the
southern highlands and Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. Colourful clay is
used for traditional body decoration by the Huli's. In contrast the
young men of the Sepik
region undergo painful skin cutting on their backs. This is a symbol of
strength and power to resemble the much worshiped water spirit (crocodiles) of
The cultural shows and festivals of Papua New
Guinea are a way for the proud local people to showcase their traditional
customs and beliefs through dance and "sing sings". This also
provides a wonderful opportunity for tourists to see the many different
cultures of Papua New Guinea all come together in an array of colour and
Our experienced and knowledgeable local guides will
ensure you are taken care of as they teach you about the varied cultures Papua
New Guinea has to offer.