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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Papua New Guinea: Undiscovered Exploration

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Program #3228RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Papua New Guinea is known for its share of discoveries. As one of the few locations on Earth that is still largely unexplored, it is not unusual for scientists to find never-before-seen plant and animal species within its realm. It is also estimated that more than 1,000 cultural groups call Papua New Guinea home. Explore this beautiful, remote land to unearth the history of its native peoples, and join local experts as they provide keen insight into its ecology and natural wonders.


Highlights

• Board a “floating lodge” on the Sepik River and travel by jetboat to discover the region’s rich natural history and riverside villages.
• Journey by outrigger canoe to Tadwai Island for opportunities to explore its natural beauty and snorkel in the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters.
• Seek the 10 species of Birds of Paradise and other species on optional birding walks.

Program Notes

The length of program and itinerary may vary due to flight schedules. Study field trips/excursions dependent on local conditions and river level.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day over uneven terrain, some hills; elevations up to 10,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Flight to Papua New Guinea, 1 night; arrival Port Moresby, flight to Madang, 3 nights; flight to Mount Hagen, 2 nights; flight to Timbunke,Sepik River, 3 nights; flight to Tari, 3 nights; flight to Port Moresby, 1 night; flight to Brisbane, 1 night, flight to U.S., 1 night.

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Oct 16 — Oct 31, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Performances
8 Flights during the program
Visas: 2(out of 2 required)

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