Trip reference number: PAPG

Trip Operator: Peregrine

Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea – Limited Edition

From: £2720.00

Every year in September, over 100 clans gather in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea for one of the biggest tribal festivals in the world – the Goroka Show. Set to the beat of Kundu drums, thousands of painted, feather-adorned tribespeople come together in a huge sing-sing to perform traditional songs, dances and rituals. Join Peregrine on this eight-day adventure and discover the huge cultural diversity of this South Pacific island nation. Under the guidance of a local leader, you'll spend two full days at the show, as well as several days in the beautiful Asaro Valley interacting with friendly villagers – including the Asaro Mudmen and Simbu tribes – through performances and immersive activities. This is definitely an off-beat experience straight to the core of PNG's tribal cultures, and this year, you're invited. Highlights/r/n
  • Still largely untouched by mass tourism, Papua New Guinea is a truly an off-beat destination, home to friendly locals and well-preserved customs.
  • The Goroka Show – which brings together over 100 tribes from across Papua New Guinea – is a brilliant display of PNG's immense cultural diversity. Spend a full two days immersed in performances of dance, song and rituals.
  • Spend a day with the Simbu people of the Asaro Valley. Take part in traditional activities such as basket weaving, face painting and flute playing with local elders, and be welcomed to a traditional sing-sing gathering.
  • Visit the village home to the Asaro Mudmen, who once used intimidating clay masks to scare their enemies. While there, you'll take part in a fire-making ceremony, observe a cultural show and join the local villagers in a traditional mumu meal.
  • Rest easy knowing that your knowledgeable leader for the journey will provide insight into tribal cultures and help you navigate interactions and situations that may seem out of reach.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
14/09/2020 21/09/2020 2 £2720.00

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