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PNG Birding Tours

PNG Birding Tours Birding in Papua New Guinea is superb. From the islands to the Highlands, covered with moss rainforest, from the coastline. Into the lowlands to the highest peak in the interior of Papua New Guinea hold some 700 species of birds including 38 of the worlds 43 species of the spectacular Birds of Paradise, New Guinea eagles, and gorier pigeons.

Expert bird watchers have discovered some species of birds, which early birders thought were non-existent in the country. In the aim of discovering undiscovered species, birders limb peaks, cross-rivers, and walk extensively in the interior of Papua New Guinea. As it may turn out, the birds are lucky to be discovered instead of the birders becoming lucky spotting them.

It is only a few minute walk from our accommodation or just looking out a window of your Hotel room, a species is always visible, making Papua New Guinea a birders dream.

As such, there are certain areas in the country, where birds are plentiful, different species of course and every effort is put into preserving the bird life and the natural environment. As development continues to expand in the country, there is very little to no thought of sparing a safe environment for birds, thus, birds penetrate deep into the interior to safer zones. Noise and air pollution are some factors, which leaves the birds with no choice but to penetrate deep into the interior. Thus birding watching in Papua is also challenging and with the help of latest technologies you could easily capture and take some great shots of a life time experience.

The areas selected in the below itinerary are homes of some spectacular birds. Common to uncommon species are found in these areas. Bird watchers from all over the world come this far to this tiny jungle country to be most impressed and satisfied with what they encounter. Therefore, it should be your turn to explore this wonderland of many wings. This birding tour program is specially designed for bird lovers and keen and eager on discovering the many birds of Papua New Guinea.

PNG BIRDING STANDARD TOUR

Itinerary in brief:
Fri Day 1 -(D..) Arrive PX 393 Singapore to Port Moresby, meet greet and transfer to Gateway Hotel by Country Tours staff. After check in proceed to PM birding at Pacific Adventist University (PAU). Overnight Gateway Hotel (3 nights)

Sat Day 2 (BLD) Full very early morning birding to Varirata Forest- Sogeri

Sun Day 3 (BLD) Full day very early morning birding to Lea lea area along the Brown River Valley.

Mon Day 4 (BLD) Pick up from the Hotel by Country Tours staff and transfer to flight CG1312 Port Moresby to Tabubil, meet and transfer to Lodge- Overnight Hotel Cloud lands (3 nights)

Tue Day 5 (BLD) Full day very early morning birding around Star Mountain Forests

Wed Day 6 (BLD) Full day birding around Tabubil forest area. Thu Day 7 (BLD) Road tour Tabubil to Kiunga birding enroute. Arrive Kiunga and overnight Kiunga Quest House. (3 nights)

Fri Day 8 (BLD) Full day birding in Kiunga Sat Day 9 (BLD) Early morning boat trip up the mighty Fly River and onto Elevala River to Ekame/ Kwatu Lodge. Birding enroute Overnight Kwatu Lodge, a locally owned basic Guest House.

Sun Day 10 (BLD) Full day early morning birding around the Ekame/ Kwatu Lodge. PM Return down river by boat from Ekame to Kiunga -Overnight Kiunga Guest House Mon Day 11 (BLD) Transfer to flight CG1413 Kiunga to Mt Hagen. Meet and transfer by Country Tours Staff to Kumul Bird View Lodge. Overnight Kumul Lodge. (3 nights)

Tue Day 12 (BLD) Full day early morning birding.

Wed Day 13 (BLD) Full day birding to Kama village and surrounds.

Thu Day 14 (BLD) Road transfer by coaster bus from Mt Hagen to Tari and arrive Ambua forest. The drive will take approximately 7-8 hours. Overnight Ambua Country Lodge, a locally owned Eco-Lodge build in the forest near Ambua Gap. A perfect place to stay especially for nature lovers and bird watchers. PM birding/nature walks around the lodge with local guides .

Fri Day 15 (BLD) Full day birding Sat

Day 16 (BLD) Full day birding.

Sun Day 17 (BLD) Full day early morning birding to the farmlands .

Mon Day 18 (BLD) Transfer to flight PX flight PX865 Tari to Port Moresby, meet and transfer to connect to your onwards departure flight PX 392 Port Moresby to Singapore.

END OF COUNTRY TOURS ARRANGEMENTS

LAND COST:
5-7 PAX US$ 5851.00 NET PER PERSON TOUR LEADER PAY FULL PRICE 8-9 PAX US$4860.00 NET PER PERSON –TOUR LEADER PAYS 50% OF THE TOTAL LAND COST. 10-12 PAX US$4375.00 NET PER PERSON- Tour Leader is FOC. Tour leader accompanying 4 or less pax pay full price. Single Supplement: US$1320.00 PER SINGLE OCCUPANCY COMMISSION ON LAND CONTENT: PLEASE APPLY

Land cost includes: Twin share accommodation, all meals dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day, guides, airport transfers, site entry fees and government taxes. Land cost excludes: Domestic flights, any other meals than those specified, visa fees, international departure taxes, laundry, phone, fax bills and other services of personal nature.

ADDITIONAL COST

We will book and ticket the following domestic flights. You pay us together with the land cost. Mon Day 4 CG1312 Port Moresby to Tabubil Mon Day 11 CG1413 Kiunga to Mt HagenMon Day 18 PX865 Tari to Port Moresby

NEW BRITAIN EXTENSION

Mon Day 1 (D) Transfer by Country Tours staff to flight PX844 Port Moresby to Hoskins in the Island of New Britain. You will be met by Walindi Plantation Resort Staff and transfer to lodge. Overnight Walindi Plantation Resort. (4 nights)

Tue Day 2 (BLD) Full day early morning birding around the Pokili Wildlife Management Area, Garu Ridge & the Kulu River

Wed Day 3 (BLD) Full day birding around the Pokili Wildlife Management Area, Garu Ridge & Kulu River

Thu Day 4 (BLD) Full day birding to the Kimbe Bay

Fri Day 5 (B.. ) Transfer to flight PX845 Hoskins to Port Moresby. You will be met, assist by our staff and transfer you to connect your onwards international departure flight.

END OF COUNTRY TOURS ARRANGEMENTS

LAND COST: 5-7 PAX US$2340.00 NET PER PERSON. Tour leader pays 50% of the total landcost. 8-9 PAX US$1650.00 PER PERSON. TOUR LEADER IS FOC 10-12 PAX US$1340.00 NET PER PERSON. TOUR LEADER IS FOC TOUR LEADER FOR BRINGING 4 PAX AND LESS PAYS FULL PRICE.

Single Supplement: US$210.00 net per single occupancy COMMISSION ON LAND CONTENT: PLEASE APPLY Land cost includes: Twin share accommodation, all meals dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day, guides, airport transfers, site entry fees and government taxes.

Land cost excludes: Domestic flights, any other meals than those specified, visa fees, international departure taxes, laundry, phone, fax bills and other services of personal nature.

ADDITIONAL COST

You are to book and ticket the following domestic flights together with your international flights from your end to take discounts available overseas. Please advice us if you have any difficulty in booking so we may assist. Mon Day 1 PX 844 Port Moresby to HoskinsFri Day 5 PX 845 Hoskins to Port Moresby

NOTE: This is our standard bird watching tour itinerary. We are always flexible to do tailor made programs to suit our customers special interests and needs depending on how long they wanted to stay in a particular area and do bird watching.