Papua New Guinea is an attractive holiday destination for every kind of visitor. There are plenty of tour companies and adventure operators which offer tourists a wide range of Papua New Guinea tours – from nature tours, village tours, helicopter tours to World War II tours and city tours.
Here we look at the different types of Papua New Guinea tours that are available to make choosing the right tour for your upcoming PNG adventure easier and tailored to your interests.
Nature Tours are a type of Papua New Guinea tour that is best suited to those who are passionate about the great outdoors and love nature.
These kinds of New Guinea tours will give you the opportunity to experience the breathtaking and unexploited natural scenery of PNG. Besides the huge variety of exotic birds and other animal species and the immense plant (especially floral) diversity, you will see waterfalls, rainforests, caves, coastal islands, an active volcano and can even climb one of the mountains that stands at over 5000 metres above sea level.
Many operators of Papua New Guinea tours offer so-called “Village Tours”. These are a perfect and authentic way to experience the culture of Papua New Guinea – the indigenous people and their lifestyles. You will notice the friendliness of the local people and that any visitor or tourist will be warmly welcomed into these indigenous communities. These New Guinea tours will also introduce you to the different traditional food in accordance with the cultural lifestyle and destination.
Even Helicopter tours are in the range of Papua New Guinea tours on offer. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views, which you can obtain during this trip.
There are also helicopter tours to several cultural events – these New Guinea tours enable you to understand the differences between the existing cultural groups.
World War II Tours
This kind of Papua New Guinea tour will give you a firsthand historical experience of the combative fighting during World War II between the Allied forces and Japan. Participants of this trip will see war relics which are widespread throughout many parts of PNG, for example in Manus, East New Britain, Aitape, East Sepik, Morobe and Oro. If you are interested in seeing old aircraft, tanks and sunken warships, New Guinea tours like these are a great experience. You will also be able to visit war memorials and cemeteries to pay your respects to those who fought and gave up their lives in World War II.
Another type of Papua New Guinea Tour is a range of City Tours to cities like Port Moresby, Lae, Madang and Kokopo.
There is a Papua New Guinea Tour in Port Moresby where you visit the city, Kokoda Track, Hiri Moale Festival and the Variarata National Park – this should not be missed.
Lae is another popular destination for New Guinea tours. Tours to this region will take you into the depths of the rainforest; exposing you to beautiful gardens full of botanical delights and the rich cultural experiences of the local markets.
A city tour to Madang town – home to the flying foxes – is a Papua New Guinea tour which can offer a range of activities to delight all the senses. These include sightseeing, historical monuments, island hopping, cultural singsongs, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and much more.
Papua New Guinea tours also head to the little town called Kokopo that sits just outside Rabaul. On your tour to Kokopo you cannot miss out on checking out the cultural shows such as fire dances, visiting the local markets, exploring volcanoes or jumping feet first into the marine activities such as diving, island hopping and fishing.