Papua New Guinea: 10 Days Birding in Paradise Tour Pricing

2021 Trip Pricing:  16,000 PGK ($4,620 USD or £3,700 GBP*)  for 10 Days and 9 Nights

New Britain Extension: $2,350 USD or £1,880 GBP*

 

Inclusions: 

  • Tour package includes all lodging, meals* and access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services on an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. 

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details and more), information on entry into Papua New Guinea and information on travel health issues, packing information and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.

  • Transport and Airport Transfers: 

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip. 

    • Flight cost one round trip flight to the Kumul area is not included. See the details below for the flight cost estimate.

    • The main trip ends in Port Moresby, from which you will fly home. Those doing the New Britain Extension will fly to New Britain. 

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of 6 or 8 (minimum 6 participants). We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than eight participants.

Possible Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Single Supplement:  For the main tour, the single supplement is $880 USD. Please note single rooms may not be available at all sites, due to the limited choice on lodging options in remote parts of Papua New Guinea.

  • We estimate the round trip price to Mount Hagan (near Kumul lodge) will cost $250 to $300 USD. 

 

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • Highlight Trip Price Fixed in Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK): Trip price is fixed in Papua New Guinea Kina.  US Dollar prices are estimates based upon US Dollar to PGK exchange rate of 3.46 PGK per USD on May 1, 2020.  British Pound (GBP) prices are estimates based upon GBP to PGK exchange rate of 4.32 PGK per USD on May 1, 2020. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank wire fees for client payments into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does include supper. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense which you pay to the restaurant or lodge directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 6 to 8 participants, and one tour leader (Leio De Souza or Jesse Huth). The tour often is often supported by one additional local guide and driver. Pricing is based upon this group size. 

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: Budget about $880 for a single room. In most situations, we can arrange a single room. Due to the remoteness of most sites in Papua New Guinea, some lodge may not provide a single room (even if we book it).  We will adjust the final single room price to match our actual economic costs. If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, and restaurant staff are not included in pricing for this tour. If you wish to pre-pay these tips, add about $200 US Dollars (about 150 GBP*) to the tour price, and/or otherwise budget about $8 to $10 USD per day for these tips.

You should plan to tip your tour leader separately.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Port Moresby from your home airport.

    • Flight cost for internal trip flights will total about $800 to $1,200 USD. These flight costs are not included in the trip price.  We book these flights at cost, and we will bill actual costs here.

    • The main trip ends in Port Moresby, from which you will fly home. Those doing the New Britain Extension will fly to New Britain (another flight which runs about $240 to $400 USD).

    • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

    • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips:

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated September 2020 for all 2021 tour dates. 

                

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More details about this Trip:

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK