Papua New Guinea 2024/2025: Hagen Festival

15 days
08-08-2024 08-11-2025
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Price $4590

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms.
  • Breakfasts. Transfers to/from the airport.
  • Admission ticket to the Hagen Festival.
  • Admission ticket to the Mini-Hagen Festival.
  • Visit to a traditional Papuan village.
  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • Assistance of a Polish guide.
  • Assistance of local guides.
  • Flight from Port Moresby to Mt Hagen.
  • Flight from Lae to Port Moresby.
  • Picnic in the Ramu Valley.

The price does not include

  • Cost of international airline tickets.
  • Visa fees.
  • Gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the program.
  • Travel insurance.

Culture and history



Travel itinerary

Flight to Papua

Very soon, Papua New Guinea will welcome us with all its splendor. Our adventure will begin with passport and baggage check-in and a flight to the Philippines.

A day in the skies

Today, still in the skies, awaiting amazing experiences.

Arrival in Manila.

After arriving in the Philippines, we will proceed to the hotel for breakfast and some rest. Then, we will embark on a tour of Manila starting with exploring Intramuros. We will discover the historic fortifications and churches of this historical district.

After lunch, we will enjoy some relaxation at one of the beaches near Pasay or Pasig. Overnight stay at a hotel in Manila.


After breakfast, we will head to the Chinatown district of Binondo, where we will immerse ourselves in the culture and taste traditional Chinese delicacies. Then, we will take a stroll along Escolta Street, a historic shopping street.

After lunch and sampling authentic Filipino dishes at a local restaurant, we will visit Rizal Park. This is the perfect place to relax and observe the social life in the city center.

In the evening, we will go to the airport to continue our journey to the capital of Papua – Port Moresby.

Papua Nowa Gwinea

Port Moresby

Upon arrival in Papua New Guinea, we will transfer to the capital, Port Moresby, and check into our hotel.

In the early afternoon, we will embark on a city tour, visiting the Parliament House, the National Museum, and the Art Gallery. We will conclude the day with dinner.

Overnight stay in Port Moresby.

Mount Hagen

In the early morning, we will head to the airport to fly to Mount Hagen. Upon arrival, we will check into a hotel surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful landscapes. Dinner and overnight stay.

Next, we will visit the main market of Mount Hagen, where you can see various tribal artifacts unique to the Papua New Guinea region.

Afterward, we will venture into the surrounding mountains, where with a bit of luck, we may spot paradise birds, mountain possums, and cassowaries. We’ll return to Mount Hagen for dinner and overnight stay.

Visit to a traditional Papuan village.

Today, we will visit a local village where we will taste the traditional Papuan dish “mumu.” This dish is prepared by cooking in the ground on heated stones using banana leaves and ferns, sweet potatoes, bananas, and pork.

While waiting for the meal, we will learn about various customs and traditional skills of the local residents, such as fire-making and archery.

After the feast, we will go trekking to a nearby waterfall, where we can swim and enjoy the charm of the local waters. Then, we will return to Mount Hagen to Kaibar, a local restaurant in the area.

Overnight stay in Mt Hagen.

Men Dani tribe shoot an arrow. May 15, 2012 The Baliem Valley, Indonesian, New Guinea


After breakfast, we will visit the Luglamp tribe to participate in the School Day celebrations. This is a kind of Mini-Hagen Festival, where as the only tourists, we will experience this holiday organized by local students and teachers.

After the celebrations, we will return to Mt. Hagen. After lunch, we will visit a coffee plantation. Then, dinner at the famous Highlander Hotel. Overnight stay.

Festiwal Hagen

Today is the big day of the festival! We will arrive at the festival grounds early enough to witness participants preparing their costumes.

There will be an opportunity for face painting (for an additional fee) and participation in traditional games. After the festivities, we will return to the hotel for dinner.

Festiwal Hagen

Today marks another day of the festival, with another round of dances and entertainment, offering the opportunity to capture wonderful souvenir photos. In the evening, we will go for a night outing to Mount Hagen to commemorate the end of the festival. Overnight stay.


Today we depart from Mt Hagen to continue our journey. Along the way, we will have lunch at the Mt Wilhelm Hotel in the Simbu Province. We will also visit the Mindima Skeletons tribe.

We will also stop by the J.K. McCarthy Museum, which houses exhibits ranging from World War II artifacts to traditional relics from Papua New Guinea. Overnight stay in Goroka.

Port Moresby

After the morning flight from Lae to Port Moresby, you’ll have some free time to relax and unwind.

Overnight stay in Port Moresby.

Departure from Port Moresby.

We hope that Papua New Guinea has left a lasting impression on you. Today, we will fly to Manila to continue our journey back home.

We also invite you to consider other trips with Rek Travel Adventure. Perhaps this time, you’d be interested in exploring the Falkland Islands?

Papua New Guinea 2024: Hagen Festival


Upon arrival in Manila, it’s time for accommodation and rest.

Today marks the final leg of our journey, as we take our flight back home.

We also invite you to consider other trips with Rek Travel Adventure. Perhaps this time, you’d be interested in exploring the Falkland Islands?

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.