Intrepid | Papua New Guinea National Mask Festival

Why you'll love this trip

  • Marvel at an active volcano, tuck into a shoreline barbecue and experience a traditional sing-sing in the Duke of York Islands

  • Discover how the World Wars played out in the Pacific. Visit the War Museum in Rabaul and head underground for a tour of the Japanese tunnels in Kokopo

  • Be mesmerised by the chants of the Kinavai ceremony as the canoes paddle across the magical dawn

  • There's nothing in the world like the Baining fire dance. Watch as men engulf themselves in flames to the beat of the bamboo drum and escape unharmed

  • Gain an insight into small village industry on a day trip to the tiny Matupit Island

  • Relax and unwind at the plush Rapopo Plantation Resort when it's all over

Is this trip right for you?

  • With very limited departures per year, this is a niche trip. It's perfect for those interested in tribal cultures, war history, village life or volcanic landscapes – or who simply love to take the path less travelled.

  • There are lots of water-based activities, so being comfortable on a boat is essential.

  • We spend one night in a village community without running water and electricity, in basic accommodation. The experience, of course, is well worth the sacrifice of creature comforts!



8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner


Private vehicle, Boat


Hotels (7 nights), Homestay (1 night)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Matupit Island - Day trip
  • Rabaul - Yamamoto's Bunker
  • Rabaul - Karavai Ceremony
  • Rabaul - Rabaul Markets
  • Rabaul - Old Niugini Club
  • Rabaul - Japanese Submarine Base & Tunnels
  • Duke of York Islands - Mioko Island tour & sing sing
  • Kokopo - Bitapaka War Cemetery
  • Kokopo - Blue Lagoon
  • Kokopo - Dolphin watching & snorkelling
  • Kokopo - Kokopo Markets
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer
HLO Ref# 16327
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