Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Exotic Wildlife of Papua New Guinea (12 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea To Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019


Day 1
Tari, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Ambua Lodge Dinner

Arrive in Papua New Guinea’s bustling seaside capital of Port Moresby after your flight from Manila. You’ll be assisted with connecting to your flight to Tari, where you’ll transfer to Ambua Lodge, an award-winning, eco-friendly facility with stunning panoramas of the Tari Valley. Once settled in, you’ll spend the afternoon spotting exotic bird life, hiking through the area’s winding rainforest pathways.

Day 2
Tari, Papua New Guinea
Ambua Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day today doing more exploring of the natural wonders of the Tari Valley’s lush verdant forests, bird watching, hiking, and taking in the fresh, exotic air. After a thrilling day perusing the Papua New Guinea’s wilds, bed down in the comfort of your room at Ambua Lodge once again.

Day 3
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Tari, Papua New Guinea
Quality Hotel Highlander Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’re off to Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea’s third-largest city, where you’ll transfer to your room at Highlander Hotel. Spend the afternoon discovering Mt Hagen and getting familiar with your new surroundings. The city’s vibrant local market is always a fun stop.

Day 4
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Quality Hotel Highlander Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the picturesque Waghi Valley today, from its tea and coffee plantations for which it is famous, to an informative cultural village study, where you can learn all about the local way of life and interact with village people. Spend your evening relaxing at your room at Highlander Hotel once again.

Day 5
Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Kiunga Guest House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll take off for Kiunga, a port town in the country’s western province, surrounded by swamps and rainforests rich with biodiversity. After checking in to your air-conditioned room at Kiunga Guest House, spend the afternoon exploring these natural areas, birdwatching and hiking.

Day 6
Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Kiunga Guest House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast, before strapping up your hiking boots for more exotic adventures in the Kiunga swamps and rainforests. The lowlands here are home to a range of rare birds, including the famed Southern Crowned Pigeon, the Flame Bowerbird, the Large Fig-Parrot, and more. Get your camera ready.

Day 7
Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Kiunga Guest House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For your final full day in Kiunga, spend time once again exploring its wilderness, and interact with the area’s friendly locals. Spend one last night at Kiunga Guest House.

Day 8
Bensbach, Papua New Guinea
Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Bensbach Wilderness Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll take a flight to Bensbach, a remote village in the southwest corner of Papua New Guinea. The landscape here is mirror-flat, a unique feature that has allowed wildlife to thrive here. Check in to your room at the Bensbach Wilderness Lodge and get acquainted with your new surroundings.

Day 9
Bensbach, Papua New Guinea
Bensbach Wilderness Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day today taking in the natural surroundings and exotic creatures that inhabit Bensbach. Go birdwatching, seeing massive flocks of pelicans, pygmy geese and sea eagles, and fish its rich waters. Spend the night once again at Bensbach Wilderness Lodge.

Day 10
Bensbach, Papua New Guinea
Bensbach Wilderness Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See more of Bensbach’s wilderness today, catching sights of herds of deer, wallabies, snakes and monitor lizards on your outings. If you didn’t catch anything yesterday, or even if you did, spend some time fishing once again, in this fisherman’s paradise, and one of the world’s Barramundi capitals.

Day 11
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Bensbach, Papua New Guinea
Gateway Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take off for Daru today, where you’re transfer to Port Moresby. Check in to your room at the Gateway Hotel, and explore the city’s sights during your free time.

Day 12
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
None Breakfast

Say goodbye to Papua New Guinea today on your drive to the airport, where you can check in for your international flight either home or to your next destination.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This thrilling 12-day Papua New Guinea itinerary will have you getting up-close and personal with the country’s native wildlife. From its massive flocks of pelicans, to its large Fig-Parrot, this is a bird-watcher’s dream, and a fisherman’s as well, with rich waters teeming with sea life. Be amazed by herds of deer, wallabies, and monitor lizards as you trek through the lush, verdant surroundings.


  • Stay in eco-friendly lodges nestled into stunning surroundings

  • Meet local villagers and learn about their daily life

  • Spot some of the country’s rarest, most exotic birds

  • Fish in an angler’s paradise

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
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