Purely adventurous, awesomely anthropological and exceptionally exotic. It’s a remote frontier that’s bubbling with intrigue and begs to be discovered for those brave enough to make the trek. It’s home to the world’s most exotic tribes, who together speak over 800 different languages nearly impossible to understand if you’re not in the inner tribal circles. Many here still rely on Stone Age practices, elaborate ceremonies, and festivals that keep the ancient tradition alive and as visitors, we have rare opportunities to catch glimpses of these overwhelmingly amazing sights.
Capital: Port Moresby
Currency: Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK)
Country Code: +675
Do I need a Visa? Visas are required for many countries – best to consult VisaHQ to view the requirements for your home country
How will I charge my devices? Papua New Guinea’s electrical current is 240 v, AC 50Hz.
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Port Moresby (POM) and flying from…
New York: 36 hours
Los Angeles: 18.5 hours
Toronto: 37 hours
Sao Paulo: 22 hours
London: 18 hours
Geography: Papua New Guinea neighbors Indonesia to the east, together with surrounding islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Most of the country is mountainous, with a heavy concentration of rain forest.
Time Zones: GMT +10
How's the weather? Papua New Guinea experiences warmer weather, between 70-80 degrees F year-round but one must take note of the monsoon seasons before planning travel. The northwest monsoon occurs December to March while the southeast monsoon occurs May through October
Meet the Skeleton Men in Mount Hagen, rarely seen or visited by outsiders and get an up close glimpse of their intriguing customs and rituals
Bask in the beautiful traditional music of the flute players when welcomed at Karawari Lodge
Embark on an exploration with an expert naturalist decked out in traditional dress who will show you his side of Papua New Guinea from a local’s point of view
Bike the famed Boluminski Highway on the island of New Ireland, stopping in to visit villages along the way honing their skills on traditional craftwork
Sea kayak in stunning channels in between a network of islands and bear witness to amazing marine life just feet below you
Special Papua New Guinea pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.