Our Papua New Guinea Highlights tour has been specifically crafted to take in the region’s very best sites, from Mount Hagen and Rondon Ridge to the lowlands of Varirata and Kiunga, and is designed for those with less time to spare in the field, yet still wishing for a comprehensive overview of this exceptional land. We bird in areas rich with avian diversity giving ample opportunity for finding many of the area’s most sought-after species. Fabulous birds-of-paradise will feature highly, while we will also enjoy some incredible fruit doves, kingfishers, parrots, honeyeaters, bowerbirds and a couple of endemic families such as berrypeckers and longbills. This tour can also be linked with our New Britain Endemics Extension for a wonderful two week exploration.

Top Birds

Papuan Eagle, 15+ Bird-of-paradise species!, Zoe’s Imperial & Pheasant Pigeon, Wattled Ploughbill, Crested Satinbird, Painted Quail-thrush, Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Papuan Lorikeet, Lesser Melampitta, Emperor Fairywren, Crested Berrypecker & Mountain Firetail

Top Mammals

Spectacled Dasyure, Black-tailed Giant Rat, Agile Wallaby

Habitats Covered

lowland and montane rainforest, secondary forest, Eucalyptus savanna, mangroves, grasslands, wetlands

Expected Climate

hot and humid with tropical showers, cooler in the highlands

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace with some longer hikes

Accommodation

comfortable to luxurious hotels and lodges

Ease of Birding

moderate, can be challenging at times

Other Attractions

traditional carvings, spectacular forest vistas and mountain scenery

Photographic Opportunities

good

What our clients say about us

Lev Frid
KL, Papua New Guinea 2022

I thought Lev Frid did a great job in managing the tour.

André Bernon
DK - PNG 2022

Andre and Lev were excellent guides, and ensured we had a great time, even when birding, the weather, or the inevitable logistical challenges of travel within PNG seemed to do their best to thwart us. They did an excellent job of managing expectations, but also ensuring that as many people in the group got to see the birds, while also understanding that not everyone would see ingle bird. Difficulties, whether with accommodations, weather, or even participants, were dealt with quickly, and I have no doubt far more issues were cleared before the group was even aware they existed! I look forward to returning to New Guinea (including West Papua) with Rockjumper soon, and also exploring more birding destinations with Lev and Andre or the other excellent guides you have!

Glen Valentine
AH, Papua New Guinea 2018

Glen Valentine was excellent, seeing and hearing most of the target birds, despite a very chatty, enthusiastic group that must have been very challenging at times.

Glen Valentine
MK, Papua New Guinea 2018

The credit for the trip’s success goes to our guides, Glen Valentine and David Erterius. Both have seemingly limitless knowledge of the birds, extrasensory capacities to find them, apparently endless patience and generosity with their clients, and (critically) wonderful senses of humor. They consistently squeezed more out of the birds, the environment, and the experience than I thought possible.

Lev Frid
DK - PNG 2022

"Andre and Lev were excellent guides, and ensured we had a great time, even when birding, the weather, or the inevitable logistical challenges of travel within PNG seemed to do their best to thwart us. They did an excellent job of managing expectations, but also ensuring that as many people in the group got to see the birds, while also understanding that not everyone would see ingle bird. Difficulties, whether with accommodations, weather, or even participants, were dealt with quickly, and I have no doubt far more issues were cleared before the group was even aware they existed! I look forward to returning to New Guinea (including West Papua) with Rockjumper soon, and also exploring more birding destinations with Lev and Andre or the other excellent guides you have!"

Papua New Guinea - Highlights II 2024

02 Sep 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 (11 days)

PGK25,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: André Bernon

Tour price (Per person): PGK25,950 * USD6,752 * GBP5,307 * EUR6,315 * AUD10,210

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP634 * EUR754 * AUD1,220

Flight costs: PGK3,750 * USD976 * GBP767 * EUR913 * AUD1,475

Papua New Guinea - Highlights I 2025

30 May 2025 - 09 Jun 2025 (11 days)

PGK25,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Tour price (Per person): PGK25,950 * USD6,752 * GBP5,307 * EUR6,315 * AUD10,210

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP634 * EUR754 * AUD1,220

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP695 * EUR827 * AUD1,338

Papua New Guinea - Highlights II 2025

04 Jul 2025 - 14 Jul 2025 (11 days)

PGK25,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Amanda Guercio

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Tour price (Per person): PGK25,950 * USD6,752 * GBP5,307 * EUR6,315 * AUD10,210

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP634 * EUR754 * AUD1,220

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP695 * EUR827 * AUD1,338

Papua New Guinea - Highlights III 2025

06 Aug 2025 - 16 Aug 2025 (11 days)

PGK25,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Tour price (Per person): PGK25,950 * USD6,752 * GBP5,307 * EUR6,315 * AUD10,210

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP634 * EUR754 * AUD1,220

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP695 * EUR827 * AUD1,338

Papua New Guinea - Highlights I 2026

29 Jun 2026 - 09 Jul 2026 (11 days)

PGK27,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Carlos Bocos

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): PGK27,000 * USD7,025 * GBP5,522 * EUR6,571 * AUD10,624

Papua New Guinea - Highlights II 2026

11 Jul 2026 - 21 Jul 2026 (11 days)

PGK27,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): PGK27,000 * USD7,025 * GBP5,522 * EUR6,571 * AUD10,624

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