Travel deep into Papua New Guinea to experience local cultures, natural splendour and island life on a nine-day adventure culminating in the spectacular Firedance Festival. Watch as local villagers invite you into their communities and perform a traditional dance around the fire – a culturally rich and awesome sight to see. Along with this festival, discover the wild beauty of the Duke of York Islands, learn of the fascinating military history of East New Britain, encounter resident spinner dolphins, and let local island life delight your senses. For those interested in a South Pacific adventure that is definitely one-of-a-kind, let Papua New Guinea’s islands capture your imagination.
Dates and availability
1. An arrival & departure transfer is included on this trip. Please provide us with your flight arrival & departure time for Rabaul (RBA) no later than 7 days before your trip commences. If we do not receive this information we will not be able to meet you at the airport. Late-night arrivals in particular will be difficult and daunting to make your way to our starting point on your own.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes the Island & Village Homestays where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. For travellers on the 21 Sep 2023 departure, due to the dates of the Firedance Festival the order of itinerary is:
Day 1 Rabaul - Kokopo
Day 2 Firedance Festival (Gaulim & Vunakaur villages)
Day 3 Firedance Festival (Vairiki village) - Kokopo
Day 4 Rabaul
Day 5 Duke of York Islands
Day 6 Duke of York Islands
Day 7 Vunagam village - Kokopo
Day 8 Kokopo
Day 9 Depart
All activities, meals and accommodation remains unchanged.