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Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

This short tour gives you the chance to see sixteen birds-of-paradise as well as members of all seven endemic families and is a great introduction to birding in New Guinea.


The tour covers the key birding sites such as Varirata National Park, the Mount Hagen area and the Central Highlands in Enga Province. We will explore the diverse habitats found in these areas, from tropical rainforests in the lowlands to sprawling grasslands and forested valleys in the higher hills.


This is an affordable tour with nice lodging and reasonable walking (seemingly relaxed for most birder’s expectations) that gives every birder the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the highlights of birding in paradise.


The birding knowledge and company of our experienced tour leaders play a major part in the success of our tours here. They will be assisted by a series of local guides who monitor sites for key species throughout the year for our benefit.


This trip can be combined with our tours in Australia.

Day 1: Arrivals in Port Moresby and Afternoon Birding
Day 2: Full Day Birding at Varirata National Park
Day 3: Early AM Flights to Mount Hagen; Birding Kumul Lodge and Fantastic Feeders; PM drive out for Productive Birding at a Private Garden; Night Birding from Kumul Lodge
Day 4: Morning Birding Kumul Area: Blue Bird-of-paradise and More in AM; Short Birding Drive to Sirunki (Enga Province) for PM Highlands Birding Start
Day 5: Full Day Birding the Montane Area of Sirunki at Puman Daka and More
Day 6: Full Day Birding Montane Area of Sirunki at Mount Komonge Ridge and More, Covering More Montane Forests and Grasslands

Day 7: AM Drive from Yaskom Area to Mount Hagen; PM Fantastic Feeders at Mount Hagen and More

Day 8: Full Day Birding Kumul Area: Lesser Bird-of-paradise at Kama and More in AM; More Birding Kumul Trails in PM

Day 9: AM Final Kumul Area Birding; Post Lunch Flight to Port Moresby (and birding at Varirata National Park in late PM)

Day 10: Final Birding in Papua New Guinea at the Pacific Adventist University in the Morning; Flight Transfers Out from Late Morning to Early Afternoon for Most Trip Participants

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Detailed Itinerary

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