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WEWAK CRUISESHIP TOUR

The Sepik River runs 1126 kilometers from its source in the central mountains to the sea. Its volume of annual water flow make if one of the world’s largest waterways, but to the people who inhabit the river’s area, its importance as a cultural link to their past is incalculable. There are numerous different language groups and clans dependent on the river as a trade route, and as a symbolic point for artistic expression.

COUNTRY TOURS....Experience The Last Frontier

WEWAK - EAST SEPIK PROVINCE

The Sepik River runs 1126 kilometers from its source in the central mountains to the sea. Its volume of annual water flow make if one of the world’s largest waterways, but to the people who inhabit the river’s area, its importance as a cultural link to their past is incalculable. There are numerous different language groups and clans dependent on the river as a trade route, and as a symbolic point for artistic expression.

The Sepik region is a wonderland of islands, beautiful coastlines, river systems and mountain ranges. It is the site of the Japanese surrender in September 1945, and a history rich in human endeavor. First colonized by the Germans in 1885 the area soon attracted mercenaries, explorers, traders, labor recruiters, and missionaries. But it is the timeless history of the Sepik people themselves, which provides the mystery, and exotic folklore of this fascinating area.

There are no natural harbors in the Sepik Province coast, and there is no actual river delta. The river stains the sea brown for 50 kilometers, and it is said islanders off the coast can draw fresh water straight from the sea.

The Sepik River is navigable for almost its entire length. As it winds down to the sea it resembles a huge, brown, coiling serpent, The inexorable force of the river often tears great chunks of mud and vegetation out of the river banks and at times these drift downstream as floating islands – often with small trees and even animals aboard.

The principal town serving the Sepik is Wewak, and attractive palm fringed town with beautiful beaches stretching along the coast. Ugly reminders of WWII fighting in Wewak are the still-visible bomb craters near the airport. A Japanese-Papua New Guinea peace memorial can be found on Mission Hill.

There are a number of islands off the coast from Wewak, including Kairiru Island, which has a number of villages, a volcanic region, and is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. There are hot springs, water falls and at the eastern end, and enormous Japanese gun.

 

WEWAK & SURROUNDS - HALF DAY.

( Minimum 50 pax/no maximum)

08:00 AM SHIP ARRIVE AT WHARF.

08:30 AM COMMENCE HALF DAY TOUR WITH DRIVE TO MISSION HILL. (This is an excellent lookout from the hilltop towards the ocean and the township of Wewak, This area contains WWII memorial and was once use to be the juvenile center before ran by the Roman Catholic Church .

08:45 AM ARRIVE AT MISSION HILL.

09:00 AM DEPART MISSION HILL FOR MOEM POINT. (Moem point is at the sight where the PNG Defence force is. Visit to Moem point requires a short nature walks from the road to the seaside. The walk is easy and it will be enjoyed under the canopy of the tropical rainforest).

09:15 AM ARRIVE AT MOEM POINT

09:30 AM DEPART MOEM POINT FOR BOIKEN VILLAGE. ( At Boiken village, traditional cultural activities will be performed. This will give the passengers an opportunity to see a Sepik coastal village. Boiken has nice white sandy beach and view of the ocean is superb. The drive to Boiken will be passing through mangroves, natural forest and tiny villages Scenery is excellent).

10:30 AM ARRIVE AT BOIKEN VILLAGE

11:00 AM DEPART BOIKEN VILLAGE FOR WEWAK MARKET. (Wewak market similar to other coastal markets has a variety of products on display, vegetable, fruits, and other produce. Baskets are of most attraction as they are colorful and neatly woven from natural string and grass. Fish and seashells are common in the market).

12:00 PM ARRIVE AT WEWAK MARKET.

12:15 PM DEPART WEWAK MARKET FOR WEWAK HILL. (Wewak hill was the sight where the Allied forces used as a watch point for approaching enemy ships and took target from this point).

12:30 PM DEPART WEWAK HILL FOR WHARF AND BOARD SHIP.

 

COST: US$42.00 NET PER PERSON.

ALL SHIPS ESCORTS JOINING THE TOUR, FREE OF CHARGE.

CHILDREN 15 YEARS OF AGE & BELOW ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

The above cost includes tour transportation; English speaking guides and entry fees to all sights of visit, cultural activities and government taxes.

A Complimentary bottle of water will be provided for each participant.

** The morning half day tours can be repeated in the afternoon starting at 1:00 pm. Timings and tour routing will be made available if and when required **.

NOTE: At the time of publishing this site, Full Day tour itinerary in Wewak is not available as certain sights of interest are un accessible due to road conditions. If and when conditions improve, full day tour itinerary will be included.