Papua New Guinea's cultural heritage

The Eastern Highlands Cultural Show, which is simply known as the Goroka Show in Papua. New Guinea, is one of the country’s most significant events. It attracts more than 2,000 tribesmen and women, representing more than 70 different tribes from all over the country.

The Goroka Show is held every September in the peaceful highlands town of the same name. The town comes alive for this two-day sing-sing, a dazzling array of colour that showcases PNG’s rich diversity. The dates for 2012 are September 14-16.

Trans Niugini Tours is a PNG operator offering its Goroka Classic, an unescorted 14 day/13 night programme. The tour kicks off in Mount Hagen, spending a night at the famous Rondon Ridge, which is located in a valley unknown to the outside world until 70 years ago.

From Mount Hagen tour guests travel by private charter aircraft into the Sepik region to explore the Sepik River and its meandering tributaries. Stay at Karawari Lodge, perched on a ridge overlooking the vast Sepik basin. You cannot get more remote than this.

The private charter aircraft then flies guests south across the awesome Central Ranges to Abbua Lodge in the Tara Valley - home of the flamboyant Huli wigmen. During a 3-night stay  the tour guests learn all about the fascinating local culture and have the opportunity to see rare Birds of Paradise during morning birding tours.

On the eve of the show weekend, guests continue with their private aircraft to Goroka for two full days of show festivities before travelling back to Port Moresby.

Trans Niugini Tours is the only inbound tour operator owning and managing a selection of award-winning wilderness lodges along with its own fleet of aircraft, vehicles and boats

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