When to Go
- BEST TIMES: The dry season May-October is the best overall, and generally cooler. Festivals are held during this time.
- ALSO CONSIDER: November-April is hot and humid but some areas, like Milne Bay, get less rain at this time.
J.P. McAuley’s said, “where the earth dances, the mountains speak and the doors of spirit open” of Papua New Guinea. It’s the kind of place that shocks even experienced travelers with massive forested landscapes only barely affected by humans. We craft luxury Papua New Guinea tours that highlight the people of this mysterious land, representing hundreds of ethnic groups and speaking more than 800 languages. Explore the reefs and beaches of the coast to complete your Papua New Guinea adventure.
Explore indigenous culture, visiting villages where competing tribes wear feathered and flowered headdresses or massive clay masks. Lush green slopes invite trips to waterfalls or walks in the forest.
Meet skilled artisans producing elaborate traditional masks, shields, and standing figures, and ceremonial drums. Learn about life on the river and the lineage of indigenous clans.
With phenomenal plant diversity and wildlife ranging from marsupial tree-kangaroos to giant birdwing butterflies, there is always something to see. Over 30 species of birds of paradise are found here.
Snorkel or dive with clouds of multi-colored fish or paddle blue waters along palm-fringed fjords. Papua New Guinea is world-renowned for its rich undersea diversity.