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 two 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.

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(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.

(Days 3 to 9) - 7 Nights Accommodation in Tufi

Enjoy a seven night stay in a deluxe bungalow.

Accommodations are fully air-conditioned, screened and fanned, with private balconies and ensuites.

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 transfers included.

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

(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**

 
Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $5,567 $7,231 Domestic Flights within destination country are included. International return flights from the USA are not included. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability)
Special (Economy Class) $6,998 $8,662 Jul 24 2014 - Sep 17 2014
USA Permitted Departures: 24JUL - 17SEP2014. Expires: 14AUG14
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $7,502 $9,166 Basic: 1MAY-8JUN, 24JUL-21SEP 2014. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability
Shoulder (Economy Class) $7,709 $9,373 Shoulder: 1FEB-30APR, 9JUN-23JUL, 22SEP-8DEC 2014. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability
Peak (Economy Class) $8,227 $9,891 Peak: 9DEC 2014 - 31JAN 2015. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply) Subject to Availability
Premium (Economy Class) $10,479 $12,143 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $12,087 $13,751 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/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.