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Papua New Guinea Expedition: Firedance Festival

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Papua New Guinea Expedition: Firedance Festival

Travel deep into Papua New Guinea to experience local cultures, natural splendour and island life on a nine-day adventure culminating in the spectacular Firedance Festival. Watch as local villagers invite you into their communities and perform a traditional dance around the fire – a culturally rich and awesome sight to see. Along with this festival, discover the wild beauty of the Duke of York Islands, learn of the fascinating military history of East New Britain, encounter resident spinner dolphins, and let local island life delight your senses. For those interested in a South Pacific adventure that is definitely one-of-a-kind, let Papua New Guinea’s islands capture your imagination.

    • As a small group, be welcomed into a local village and watch as traditional Baining dancers circle a growing fire and perform dancing rituals – a insight into one of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous cultures.
    • Spend time before and after the performance learning more about these traditional customs, sharing meals, stories and laughs with local community members.
    • Jump into island life of the Duke of York Islands, marvelling at an active volcano, tucking into a beachside barbecue and experiencing a traditional sing-sing with the villagers.
    • Discover how the World Wars played out in the Pacific, by visiting the War Museum in Rabaul and heading underground for a tour of the Japanese tunnels in Kokopo.
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    We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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    Sep 16, 2023 through
    Sep 21, 2023
    8 Nights from
    $3,555.00 (USD)
    Per Person
    Various departures
    Sep 14, 2024 through
    Sep 19, 2024
    8 Nights from
    $3,730.00 (USD)
    Per Person
    Various departures
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    Day Destination
    1 Rabaul
    2 Rabaul
    3 Vunagum Village
    4 Duke of York Islands
    5 Duke of York Islands
    6 Kokopo
    7 Firedance Festival
    8 Firedance Festival
    9 Rabaul
    Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.