Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Papua New Guinea Show Tours: Mount Hagen, Goroka, Tumbuna, Wahgi, Morobe, Alotau

Travelers have been inquiring about availability on upcoming Papua New Guinea cultural festival tours.

Below is a list of Trans Niugini Tours' trips with space available at the time of this posting.

These highly regarded journeys are carefully planned to combine a festival experience with exploration of some of Papua New Guinea's most iconic regions.

Space on these trips is limited. Depending on the itinerary, availability ranges from several doubles to space for a single traveler interested in sharing a room.

Many major travel sellers who cater to discerning and intrepid travelers can book these trips along with the scheduled international and domestic flights.

Alternatively, you can contact Trans Niugini Tours Reservations Office. It is located in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea. The email address is

Here is the list of available trips with links to their details. Sold out tours are not listed.

May, 2011 The Tumbuna Sing-Sing

The 'Tumbuna'(Tok Pisin for ancestors)Show is held annually in the beautiful Paiyagona Valley, a 45 minute drive from Mount Hagen. It is a private sing-sing for invited guests of Trans Niugini Tours.

June, 2011 The Wahgi Sing-Sing

The intimate Wahgi Show is held in the village of Nondugl, a place where time has almost stood still. Visitors spend a night at the village's guest house and are warmly welcomed at the annual Wahgi sing-sing.

August, 2011 The Mount Hagen Cultural Festival's "Hagen Discoverer"

This escorted trip is built around the Mount Hagen Show, one of PNG's most famous sing-sings. The current showground is in a picturesque setting on the outskirts of the town. Some photographers call this heaven.

August, 2011 The Mount Hagen Cultural Festival's "Hagen Highlights"

Travelers are welcomed to Mount Hagen after visiting some of PNG's more remote regions. Trans Niugini Tours has been based in Mount Hagen for more than 30 years and has a long history of association with the Hagen Show.

September, 2011 The Goroka Cultural Festival's "Goroka Journey"

This is a unique and well designed trip built around the famous Goroka Show. Travelers are based at beautiful Rondon Ridge during the festival. On show days, they fly into Goroka on private aircraft.

October, 2011 The Morobe Show

This agriculturally focused fesitval is the oldest in Papua New Guinea. The number and variety of cultural groups impresses. It is one of PNG's largest public events, drawing over 30,000 Papua New Guinean attendees.

November, 2011 The Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival

The Alotau Canoe & Kundu Festival is a small and friendly cultural show celebrating war canoes and inherited kundu drums. A comprehensive PNG itinerary includes this intimate event.

The phrase, "Act now to avoid disappointment!" is actually good advice for travelers planning to book one of these 2011 cultural festival tours.

copyright (c) 2007 - 2011 Mary Jane Murray