12 Days: PNG Tufi & Rondon Ridge [ST-PNG1]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Port Moresby (1 Night), Tufi (7 Nights), Mount Hagen (3 Nights)
  • US Domestic Flights - Not included (as per your own arrangements)
  • International Flights - Not included (as per your own arrangements)
  • Papua New Guinea Domestic Flights - Port Moresby to Tufi (Return), Port Moresby to Mount Hagen (Return)
  • Day Tours - Tufi: Scuba diving; Mount Hagen: Melpa cultural tours
  • Shuttle Transfers - Port Moresby Airport International Terminal to Accommodation, Accommodation to Port Moresby Domestic Terminal, Tufi Airport to Accommodation (Return), Port Moresby Domestic Flight to Flight, Mount Hagen Airport to Accommodation (Return), Port Moresby Domestic Terminal to International Terminal.
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa only required for some South Pacific countries; $15 visa fee per person where applicable.
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - International Flight to Port Moresby

International Flight

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

(Day 2) - Shuttle Transfer, Port Moresby Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

(Days 2 to 3) - 1 Night Accommodation in Port Moresby

Enjoy a one night stay in a modern and comfortable facility with close proximation to the airport.

Guests are accommodated in one of the 95 modern rooms, some with Internet access, or one of the 20 serviced apartments which surround a centrally located pool. A short drive from both the international & domestic terminals, brings you to its quiet atmosphere, surrounded by rich tropical gardens and impeccable service, which provide for a memorable and pleasant stay.

Amenities include a 24-hour Foreign Exchange desk (located at Reception), Air-conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Dial-up Internet Access, Tea/coffee making facilities, Opening windows, Bath & Hairdryer.

Image Credit: David Kirkland

(Day 3) - Shuttle Transfer, Port Moresby Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

(Day 3) - Domestic Flight, Port Moresby to Tufi

Papua New Guinea Domestic Flight from Port Moresby to Tufi.

(Day 3 to 10) - 7 Nights Accommodation in Tufi

Enjoy a seven night stay in a deluxe room.

Accommodations are air-conditioned, screened and fanned, ensuites, some with private balconies and some without.

Amenities in rooms include hairdryer, fridge, and tea/coffee facilites.

Amenities on site include BBQ and dining settings, in-ground pool with views of the fjord below. The main building is a remarkable design that incorporates the reception, gift shop, library, TV area, restaurant and alfresco bar… hello margaritas!

Return Tufi Airport transfers included.

Upgrades available to Deluxe Bungalow.

*Special conditions apply. Subject to availability and date restrictions.

(Days 4 to 8) 12 Tank Dive Package for 4 days

Enjoy twelve tank Dives. Three dives per day for four days.

5-10 nautical miles offshore lies a string of reefs- ‘bommies’ that come up from a staggering depth of up to 600 m to a nice safety-stop level of 5-7m below the surface. The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with visibility exceeding 25-30m and water temperature from 27-30 degrees. There is constant fish activity including spectacular marine life in abundance with schooling reef fish and a variety of sharks including the rare albino hammer head sharks with an abundance of little critters, ideal for macro photography.

Visit one of the few destinations in Papua New Guinea to offer all year round diving.

The clear, calm and protected waters of the tropical fjords are perfect for macro and muck diving, such as the popular House Reef , which is only 3 minutes walk from the resort.

The nearest open water reef is just 15 minutes by boat. This diving parradise has over 30 major dive sites in the nearby tripical waters of the Solomon Sea, with many uncharted reefs waiting to be explored. Constant visibility of 30 metres plus and water temperatures of 26 C to 29 C all year round.

The stunning marine biodiversity makes this a unique reef system. Coral outcrops are so abundant with fish, that the saying “more fish than water” is a common phrase. Pelagic schools of tuna, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, white tip and black tip reef sharks, hammerheads and the rare white hammerheads, inhabit these exotic waters. Turtles, manta rays and eagle rays are also seen cruising by.

If Boat Diving is impossible due to Weather/Boat or any unexpected reason, diving will be transferrable to other activities but is not refundable.

Fees (Not Included): Chamber Levy AUD$4.50/day. Landowner tax for Canoeing, Walking, Snorkeling & Diving. Full or partial gear hire available. From $20.00 for snorkel gear to $60.00 for full dive gear.

It should be noted that weather conditions in parts of PNG could be variable from June to September and open water boat reef diving could be restricted to the fiords for safety reasons. The management reserves all rights in this regard.

(Days 8 and 9) - Free days to explore Tufi

Today you’ll have the day free to Explore Tufi. We suggest you use this opportunity to take in the sights of this beautiful area. Perhaps tour a local village or go for an exciting nature walk.

One of the few destinations in Papua New Guinea that can offer all year round diving, culture & relaxation. This diver’s paradise is located in the Fjords of Oro Province on the North East side of Papua New Guinea. Explore the deep fjords, pristine dive sites and the surrounding rainforests, or experience the thrill of hiking the northern end of the famous Kokoda Trail.

A great location to experience a variety of activities such as spending time in the local village guesthouses, enjoy bird watching tours, cultural festivals or just kick back and relax by the pool.

(Day 10) - Domestic Flight, Tufi to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea Domestic Flight from Tufi to Port Moresby.

(Day 10) - Shuttle transfer, Port Moresby Domestic Flight

Travel by shuttle from your incoming to your outgoing flight in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

** Store dive gear at Trans Niugini Office for all chartered flights**

(Day 10) - Domestic Flight, Port Moresby to Mount Hagen

Papua New Guinea Domestic Flight from Port Moresby to Mt. Hagen.

(Days 10 to 13) 3 Nights Accommodation in Mount Hagen

Enjoy three nights stay in a tastefully appointed highlands lodge.

Guests are accommodated in twelve tastefully appointed rooms with 180 degree views, electric blankets for warmed king beds on those fresh highlands nights, with modern en-suite bathrooms. Enjoy 24-hour, eco-friendly electricity, provided by a hydroelectric power plant that generates clean, natural energy from a nearby mountain stream.

Only a 40-minute drive from the town of Mount Hagen and just under an hour from the airport.

Two full days tour featuring the unique culture and tradition of the Melpa people who live near the Mount Hagen City which is the business heart of the Papua New Guinea Highlands, supplying a number of important industries such as tea, coffee and mining. It is a city where stone meets steel, where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways.

A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be “predisposed to capitalism,” because of thei complex traditional society in which “big men” earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in ceremonial exchanges.

(Day 13) - Domestic Flight, Mount Hagen to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea Domestic Flight from Mt. Hagen to Port Moresby.

(Day 13) - Shuttle transfer, Port Moresby Domestic Flight to International Flight

Travel by shuttle from your incoming to your outgoing flight in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

** Store dive gear at Trans Niugini Office for all chartered flights**

  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.