|Language||English (we also speak spanish, french, portuguese…)|
Transport: Internal flights, ground transport and boat rides
Accommodation and food
Show entry fees and cultural performances
Local English-speaking guides
Photography and edition course with Iñigo Echenique
Video course and video of our trip by Luis Piñero
|Not including||Flight to Papua|
Day 7 | Flight to Port Moresby: After leaving our bags and suitcases in the hotel, we will start this wonderful trip by exploring Port Moresby. We will give a speech introducing you to the countries culture and we will explain the exciting schedule of the following days. Our first great dinner will be waiting for us in one of Port Moresby´s best rated restaurants so we can enjoy what the countries gastronomy has to offer.
Day 8 | Port Moresby – Sepik – Wewak: Early in the morning we will take our first internal flight to Sepik, The guide who will take us through this adventure will be waiting for us. We will move to Wewak, where we will do a portrait workshop to learn how to approach the different tribal people we will meet through our journey.
Day 9 | Wewak – Kanganamun village: After an early breakfast, we’ll and begin our photographic adventure in earnest as we travel to the diverse and fascinating Sepik River region. The Sepik River is the largest in Papua New Guinea and heavily depended on for transportation, water and food. We’ll transfer to the village of Pagwi, (3-4 hours’ drive), where we’ll connect with a motorized canoe to Kanganamun. We’ll be met on arrival and check into village guesthouse. Afternoon tour of Kanganamun village – making sago, weaving, making carvings and other art displays. This will be the first of two nights we’ll have the opportunity to experience village living. Overnight in Kanganamun Village.
Day 10 | Kanganamun: We will wake up with sunset to get the best light to picture the mini festival organized by the local people. The locals perform traditional dances for the group. We will also visit Spirit house and its spiritual displays: gods believed to be living spirits that had been worshiped for many years. Overnight in Kanganamun village.
Day 11 | Kanganamun – Pagwi – Wewak: Continue with village study and cultural activities as you travel upstream, back to Pagwi, and onward to a waiting vehicle back to Sepik. Overnight in Wewak.
Day 12 | Wewak – Mt Hagen: Morning Breakfast, then transfer to Mt. Hagen via Port Moresby. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, if time permits, tour Mt. Hagen market and coffee processing plant, then back to hotel. Overnight in Mt Hagen.
Day 13 | Mt. Hagen – Paiya Village: We’ll have a full day at Paiya village on a private photoshoot with various groups including, Tari Huli Wigmen, Mud Men and Skeleton men. Overnight in Mt. Hagen.
Day 14 | Mt. Hagen: Day tour to see and photograph this island’s singularly unique birds. Overnight in Mt. Hagen.
Day 15 | Flight to Port Moresby: Early breakfast, then transfer to airport for flight to Port Moresby. Check in and do activities around Port Moresby. Visit villages, Koki market, visit house built on water, traditional dance, etc., around Port Moresby. You will have the opportunity to go around the city enjoying Lua´s video workshop or coming with Iñigo back to the hotel before dinner to learn from his picture editing techniques. Overnight in Port Moresby.
Day 16 | Flight to Milne Bay: We will take another internal flight in the early morning. Once we arrive, we’ll be met by a local guide and transfer to the beautiful Tawali Resort. Tawali is located in a secluded area of Milne Bay amongst local fishing villages and accessible only by boat. Built on a limestone bluff eighty feet above the water, Tawali offers guests a private retreat in which to enjoy the wonders of PNG. Tawali was constructed by local craftsmen and you will find beautifully carved totems and woodwork in the spacious main lodge and throughout the resort. After check in, you’ll enjoy a scenic tour and optional water activities until the afternoon. Overnight at Tawali Resort.
Day 17 | Hewiia: We’ll visit local fishing villages where we’ll meet and photograph locals and their unique arts and crafts, including canoe building, wood carving and generally village life. Afternoon retire to hotel/lodge. Overnight in Tawali Resort.
Day 18 | Hewiia: We will spend the day enjoying some of the resort’s activities including scuba diving, bird-watching or hiking. We will have great spots for the photography and video workshops of this day: mountain, waterfalls, village, etc. Overnight at Tawali Resort.
Day 19 | Return flight
To end up with, we leave you a video Luis did on our last trip around India. In this trip through Papua he will film us taking pictures, enjoying the landscapes, gastronomy, interacting with locals, etc. He will send the video to all assistants as a memory of this unique trip.
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