Trip reference number: 10524

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Culture & Birds Of Paradise Photography

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Enjoy an outstanding photographic journey in the company our wildlife photography expert, Bret Charman, travelling into the depths of Papua New Guinea’s tropical forests to capture images of magnificent birds of paradise along with colourful cultural rituals.

Papua New Guinea is a place where nature and culture meld into a cocktail of sights and sounds and millions of years of isolation have helped forge some of the most visually spectacular and unusual wildlife on earth. The famed birds of paradise are certainly the island's show stoppers, and this stunning family of birds have long been recognised and revered, thanks to their ornamental plumage, dazzling colours and extravagant courtship displays.

Tribal groups have each created their own expressive forms of art, dance, costumes, music, architecture and even weaponry. These are celebrated in a variety of annual festivals or sing-sings where cultural groups and tribes come together.

On this unique small group wildlife photography tour, our expert will be on hand throughout to provide all the necessary advice and help you develop your skills; in addition he will cover a variety of subjects including camera basics and simplifying the photographic process, to essentials in composition and field techniques. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Singapore & on to to Papua New Guinea
  3. Day 3: Arrive in Port Moresby, visit Varirata National Park
  4. Day 4: Transfer to Highlands: Tari Gap
  5. Days 5-7: Highlands: Tari Gap
  6. Day 8: Charter flight to Lowlands: Sepik Region
  7. Days 9-10: Lowlands: Sepik Region
  8. Day 11: Transfer to Highlands: Mount Hagen Region
  9. Days 12-13: Highlands: Mount Hagen Region
  10. Day 14: Transfer to East New Britain: Rabaul & Kokopo
  11. Days 15-17: East New Britain: Rabaul & Kokopo
  12. Day 18: Transfer to Port Moresby & depart
  13. Day 19: Arrive UK

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice to take into account possible flight schedule changes, which can occur at any time, prior to or during the tour. Flights to the Sepik River region may be particularly susceptible to change due to local conditions. In addition, this tour involves some travel in remote areas, which adds to adventure and increases the wilderness experience. Due to terrain, weather, road conditions, and other factors beyond our control, some elements of the tour may have to be altered at short notice.

  • Available*: Jun to Jul
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £11,695 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £10,095 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic scheduled flights Port Moresby/Tari, Mount Hagen/Port Moresby, Port Moresby/Rabaul/Port Moresby
    • Charter flights Tari/Karawari & Karawari/Mount Hagen
    • 15 nights hotels/lodge/resort accommodation
    • All meals
    • Transfers
    • Mask Festival permit and guided activities as per itinerary
    • Photography tuition
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trip
    • Culture
    • Nature drive
    • Panga ride
    • Photography
    • Swimming
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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