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GOROKA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

This 9-day/8-night program is an unescorted tour with the highlight being the Goroka Show. The Goroka show is a unique and fascinating cultural event featuring more than 800 tribal participants and sing sing groups from all over the country gathering to show case their erred dance rituals such as the Asaro mudmen and ethnic tribal dances. It’s a one not to be missed. Experience for yourself this spectacular event before it’s too late.

Summary
9-days/8-nights
  • 1 night Holiday Inn, Port Moresby
  • 2 nights Ambua Country Lodge-Tari
  • 2 nights Hotel Kimininga-Mt Hagen
  • 3 nights Bird of Paradise Hotel-Goroka

Day 1 (D): Arrive Port Moresby ex-international flight, meets, greets and transfers to hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight – Holiday Inn.

Day 2 (BLD): Transfer from your hotel to flight PX864 Port Moresby to Tari, meet and transfer to hotel, after check-in commence with PM nature walks around Ambua Country Lodge. Overnight Ambua Country Lodge (2 nights)

Day 3 (BLD): Today you go on Full day village and cultural study and tour including Huli Wigman and wig growing, Huli singsing, widow and spirit dance are among other things to see and do in Tari.

Day 4 (BLD): Road transfer from Tari to Mt Hagen and transfer straight to Hotel Kimininga. Overnight Hotel Kimininga (2 nights)

Day 5 (BLD): Full day tour to Polga cultural centre for cultural activities including Hagen men and women singsings. Afternoon do sight seeing tour to tea and coffee plantations including a visit to Mt Hagen market.

Day 6 (BLD): Transfer from Mt Hagen to Goroka. Check in. After check in do tours around Goroka including the JK McCarty museum. Overnight Bird of Paradise Hotel (3 nights)

Day 7 (BLD): Full day at the Goroka Show including picnic lunch.

Day 8 (BLD): Full day at the Goroka Show with picnic lunch. Day 9 (B--): Transfer to flight PX961 Goroka to Port Moresby. Meet and transfer to your onwards international departure flight.

END OF COUNTRY TOURS ARRANGEMENTS

Land cost based on a minimum of 9 -14 persons traveling. If the numbers increase or decrease we will review costs.

9-14 pax: @ US$3474.00 per person on twin share basis. Single Supplement: US$860.00 per single occupancy.

Land Cost Includes: Accommodation on twin share basis, meals as indicated as B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, tours and transfers, show entrance fee, local English speaking guides and government tax.

Land cost Excludes: Any other meals than those specified, international and domestic Air Niugini (PX) flights, international departure tax, visa fees, beverage, laundry, phone/fax bills, and other services of personal nature etc.

ADDITIONAL COST

Regarding Air Arrangements: We suggest you book and ticket the domestic Air Niugini (PX) flights together with your international flights and take advantage of discounts available when ticketed overseas. These flights are:

Day 1: PX126 Port Moresby to Madang
Day 11: PX181 Mt Hagen to Port Moresby

BOOKING TOUR SALES CONDITIONS.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Deposits: A non-refundable deposit is required to book any of our show programs. Only deposits, we are able to secure a space our show programs. The required deposit is US$250 per person. The received deposits will be deducted from your final payment.

Final Payments: Final payment is to be made on or before 01st of August. Over this busy period, most other tour operators require final payment at 60 days or before, however, we from past experiences have set this deadline to give ample time to our clients to forward their payment.

All deposits and final payments are to be forwarded by Telegraphic Transfer (T/T). Please fax a copy of your T/T receipts when forwarding the payments. This will ease us in identifying your payments or you could send us an email advising us when the payment was made so we can monitor the clearance of your payment with our bank.

Our account details are:

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP (PNG) LTD
P.O. BOX 121, MT HAGEN 281,
WESTERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ACCOUNT NAME: COUNTRY TOURS LTD
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 119 73115
INTERNATIONAL SWIFT CODE: ANZBPGPX

Cancellations: Cancellations must be reviewed in writing at our office so appropriate refunds can be calculated and refunded where applicable. Our cancellation policies are as follows:

  1. Although the deposit are non refundable, if cancellations are received at 90 days or before, we will consider refunding the deposit. This will be determined by the nature of the cancellation.
  2. Cancellations received after 90 days will forfeit the US$250 per person deposit.
  3. Cancellations received at 60 days and before 30 days will attract a forfeiture of 25% of the tour payment if already made.
  4. Cancellations received after 30 days and before 21 days will attract a 50% forfeiture of the tour payment. Cancellations received under 21 days will forfeiture the tour payment.

Please note, we are more than happy to discuss the cancellation penalties determining the nature of the cancellations. Refunds will be made accordingly. The sooner you advise us of your cancellation, the sooner you will be refunded your funds; thus, all cancellations must be received in writing at your earliest possible.

If you have any queries or comments on the above, please do not hesitate to contact us. Only with your comments and suggestions, we are able to improve and better monitor and provide the services to the expected standards.

Also, if you need any further specific details on any of the activities or places listed in the above itinerary, please advice and we will provide the details immediately.