from: $2400*

A TREK WITH A DIFFERENCE

Hike and culture 2017

The Tufi district of Oro Province is famous for its Nordic-type fjords. The breathtaking topography is dominated by some 25 fjords which penetrate deep into the coastal landscape. Many of the fjords feature sheer basalt cliffs. There are numerous white sandy beaches perfect for swimming, and pristine fringing reefs offer excellent snorkelling. The water clarity is stunning and scuba diving is a major attraction for visitors to the area. The people of the Tufi area have a rich cultural heritage that is nurtured and treasured. Village people in the Tufi district are experienced at hosting visitors in village guest houses for hiking, fishing and skindiving experiences. This is a village to village trek in a safe rural area of PNG with spectacular scenery and fantastic snorkelling. The tour can commence any Friday and ends the following Wednesday. The package price includes accommodation, meals, canoe transfers, guides and activities (except where stated). BYO snorkelling gear. The trip features daily hikes of varying duration, some canoe paddling, and plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling, beach walking, fishing, bird watching, playing volleyball with the villagers etc. Each night you will overnight in a village guest house and next day your host will walk or paddle with you to the next village on the itinerary. All accommodation, meals, guides and village-based activities are included in the cost of the package (except additional hire of motorised dinghy for outer reef fishing, sightseeing etc – pay as you go).

Itinerary outline:

Day 1 - fly Port Moresby to Tufi, stay the night at the Tufi Resort.
Day 2 - morning around resort then by boat to Jebo Village.
Day 3 - morning around Jebo for lcoal activities before a short hike to Orotoaba village.
Day 4 - morning around Orotoaba learning local culture or hike to see Birds of Paradise or Birdwing Butterfly. Hike and paddle to Baga village.
Day 5 - try an outrigger canoe paddle today to Kofure village
Day 6 - morning activities and lunch before hiking back to Tufi before heading to the airport. 

*Villages and itinerary is subject to change due to availability of guest houses 

Price

From $2400 per person based on 6 or more in the group.
From $2450 per person, based on 4-5 people.
From $2895 per person, based on 2-3 people.
Single traveller from $3850.

Flights and Port Moresby accommodation are not included but can be arranged as part of the package. Port Moresby to Tufi return flights start at $450 per person.

Includes

  •     Tufi – airport meet and greet, transfer to resort
  •         1 night’s twin share standard room accommodation at Tufi Resort with meals
  •         4 nights’ guest house accommodation with all local-style meals
  •         Guide fees
  •         Motor boat transfer from Tufi to the first village
  •         All non-motorised activities at villages
  •         Sing-sing performance at one of the villages
  •         Outrigger canoe transfers with paddlers or hiking transfers with guides/porters

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Prices are quoted in AUD, valid for 2017 BUT are subject to change without notice due to currency variations and increases in taxes. They cannot be guaranteed until paid in full. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due no later that 60 days prior to departure. Bank transfer or credit card fees are not included in the above rates and will be added at the time of quoting. Bookings made within 60 days must be paid in full. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.