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The Jiwaka Show

The Jiwaka people consist of three distinct groups of people. They are the people of Jimi, the Wahgi and Kambia people. All three groups have completely different lifestyles and traditions. The Jimi people are small in size and live in the Jimi valley bordering Madang and Western Highlands Province. The people of Kambia are on the West of Mt. Hagen sharing the boarding of Southern Highlands while the Wahgi people live in the Wahgi Valley, closely related to the people of Chimbu. Their traditions and cultures are similar to the people of Chimbu, as they live not far from each other.

The Jiwaka people speak three different languages. These different language groups will gather together to display their traditional sing sing at the show. The Jiwaka show attracts a good number of neighboring tribes and as well invite neighboring tribes to take part in the show. This makes the Jiwaka show very unique and an exciting experience.

It is easily accessible by road from Mt. Hagen only 30 minutes drive away

PROGRAM # 1
Plumes & Arrow Tour – Wagi Sing Sing

This 11-day/10-night program is an unescorted tour with the highlight being the Wagi Cultural Show. Clients will have up close interactions with locals participating and learning about their unique traditions . The style of accommodation in some parts of the itinerary is pretty basic such as the Wagi Guest House in Nondugl, Western Highlands Province. The minimum numbers to operate this program is 5-8 participants.

Summary

Day 1-11 - 11 days/ 10 nights

1 night Holiday Inn, Port Moresby
3 nights Hotel Kimininga, Mt Hagen, l
3 nights ambua Lodge, Tari
3 nights Loloata Island Resort, Port Moresby

June 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 PX180 Port Moresby to Mt Hagen (08:45/09:45), meet and transfer to hotel, afternoon city tour of Mt Hagen town and surrounds – Overnight HOTEL KIMININGA. Day

3 (BLD): Road transfer to attend the Wagi Show with picnic lunch and in the afternoon road transfer from Nondugl back to Mt Hagen. Arrive Mt Hagen and overnight: HOTEL KIMININGA.

Day 4 (BLD): Transfer to attend the Wagi Show with picnic lunch and in the afternoon road transfer from Nondugl back to Mt Hagen. Arrive Mt Hagen and overnight: HOTEL KIMININGA.

Day 5 (BLD): Transfer hotel to Kagamuga airport, fly by charter aircraft Mt Hagen to Tari, arrive Tari airstrip and transfer to Ambua Country Lodge, a locally owned. Afternoon guided nature tour around the lodge. Overnight: Ambua Country Lodge (3 nights).

Day 6 (BLD): Full day touring activities in Tari the Huli Wigman land.

Day 7 (BL D): Full day touring activities in Tari the Huli Wigman land.

Day 8 (BLD) Transfer Tari to Port Moresby. You will be met by Country Tours staff and transfer by Ferry to Loloata Island Resort outside Port Moresby (3 nights).

Day 9-10 (BLD) Spend the two full days swimming or snorkeling harbor cruise and beach walks.

Day 11 (B--): Ferry transfer to Bootless Bay, Arrive and transfer Bootless Bay to airport for outgoing international departure flight.

END OF COUNTRY TOURS ARRANGEMENTS

Land cost based on a minimum of 5-8 persons traveling.

If the numbers increase or decrease we will review costs.

5-8 pax: @ US$3826.00 per person on twin share basis.

Single Supplement: US$685.00 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 2: PX180 Port Moresby to Mt Hagen
Day 5 Charter flight Mt Hagen to Tari
Day 7 Tari to Port Moresby
Additional air transfer arrangements:
We book / ticket following charter flight and you pay us together with land cost.

Day 5 Charter flight Mt Hagen to Tari The land costs in this program are based on a minimum of 5-8 participants traveling. If the numbers drop or increase then we will have to review costs accordingly.

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 May. 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 less than 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.