Papua New Guinea
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Luxury Holidays to Papua New Guinea
Blessed with stunning natural beauty, teeming with rare, tropical flora and fauna, and home to fascinating tribal cultures, true adventure awaits with a luxury holiday to Papua New Guinea with Lightfoot Travel.
Papua New Guinea was the land that time forgot. When its forest-clad interior was first visited, explorers found tribes living an almost Stone Age existence, using seashells as currency until 1933. Today, its 600 islands are home to over 800 tribes, each with their own language and culture. The country lacks typical tourist infrastructure, but intrepid adventurers are richly rewarded.
Papua New Guinea has a raw beauty. Its interior is cloaked in dense rainforest, and its mountainous spine is dotted with active volcanoes and a network of waterways. Australian marsupials, such as tree kangaroos, wallabies and possums, live in the rainforest, and the birdwatching includes a kaleidoscopic array of species including birds of paradise.
Visiting the Highlands allows you to interact with some of the world’s most flamboyant cultures. Encounter the Huli Wigmen of the Tari Valley whose ceremonial song and dance is based on the mating ritual of birds of paradise, and experience the fearsome masks of the Mudmen in the Wahgi Valley. For an authentic experience visit during the Sing Sing Festival.
The biodiversity of Papua New Guinea continues around its coral-ringed coastline, which is teeming with fish. Under the sea, a collection of WWII planes and shipwrecks cement the country’s reputation as one of the finest dive spots in the world, while its rich waters ensure fantastic fishing.