Papua New Guinea tour, cultures & customs

“A 19 day, small group tour of Papua New Guinea, fully guided and staying in small hotels and homestays. With some internal flights to access this great country more quickly. A pretty active trip too. ”


Port Moresby | Eastern Highlands | Visit to Asaro Mudman village | Climb to Mount Gurupoka | Chimbu village | Madang | Boat trip to Siar Island | Rabaul, New Britain Island | Mt Tavurvur | Kinavai Ceremony | Annual Warwagira & National Mask Festival | Mount Kombui | Port Moresby Adventure Park | Daugo Island | Manila

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02 Jul 2021
US $6595
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Papua New Guinea is a country where 'green' policies and principles are not exactly buzz words so it's all about the little things adding up to slowly start to make a difference. We are always talking to our local ground agents about the importance of stressing to clients the importance of basic responsible principles such as appropriate waste disposal, not to waste water, turning off lights on leaving the room in hotels, not replacing towels and bedding daily etc.
Our local agents are also keen to stress to visitors the importance of not straying from marked trails at historic sites, an important step towards maintaining the sites for future generations.

As a company we have introduced responsible practices in our UK office including paper, cardboard, aluminium and plastic recycling. We also support local UK charities including the RNIB and various charities around the world. 50% of our office staff use public transport (bus and train) and cycle to work. Management encourages this with their introduction of the cycle to work scheme which offers subsidised cycle ownership.

The Impacts of this Trip

By the very nature of life in Papua New Guinea all services are provided by local people. This includes your local English-speaking group guides, the drivers, local guides at various monuments/sites and hotel staff. All staff are paid a fair wage for Papua New Guinea and all wages are kept within the local communities thereby supporting local people. Furthermore, by visiting these hotels and sites additional income is brought into the region, further helping to develop the local area.

Importing food stuffs into Papua New Guinea can be prohibitively expensive so all of the food for meals included on the itinerary is sourced locally whether it is served in hotels or a local restaurant. All hotels on the itinerary are locally owned, managed and run.

Possibly one of the key positive benefits of visiting Papua New Guinea is the albeit sometimes small influence outside attitudes and cultures can make on the people of the country. Papua New Guinean's are always welcoming and friendly and keen to learn a little about Western ways. This vacation helps to allow each culture to learn a little about the other.

For every booking on the Cultures & Customs group tour Regent Vacations will make a contribution to Hobe village school. The Village Chief, Joel, has worked tirelessly to develop and expand the village school to allow the children of his community to gain an education and work towards a better life. This money will be used to provide essential stationary supplies and will be purchased in Madang by the Regent Vacations Tour Manager.


1 Reviews of Papua New Guinea tour, cultures & customs

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Braining Fire Dance in East New Britain

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for the unexpected - good and bad roads - some long days traveling

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Provide employment

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good for the serious traveler - not for someone who wants comfort all the

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