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.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
MY, Papua New Guinea 2018

Dušan Brinkhuizen was very personable, great birder, keen on helping us all see the species.

Paul Varney
KH, Papua New Guinea 2023

This was my first birding tour ever, so I wasnt sure what to expect. The tour leader, Paul, was so amazing, there are not enough superlatives. All of the other participants had been on birding trips before, and Paul was very gracious to make sure I had the opportunity to see as many birds as possible and know what to expect. He was very conscientious, and prepared for almost anything. The trip was physically challenging due to the steep muddy trails, high and low temperatures, and oh yeah, the earthquakes. I wasnt sure what to expect, although the descriptions were pretty accurate, but I was ready to stop hiking by the 11th day. Thank you for the recommendation of collapsible walking sticks. Those were very useful. I am very glad I had the opportunity to take this trip. I cant say enough good things about Paul as the trip leader. I hope he gets to lead all of his first choice tours in the future!

Adam Walleyn
BA, Papua New Guinea

Adam Walleyn acted as a very experienced and skilful leader. He had an intimate knowledge of the birds and great skills in finding and showing them. His communication was extremely clear, to the point and flavoured with a good sense of humour. In the few difficult situations that arose due to flights, civil unrest, etc, he showed extremely good skills in handling these with a perfect balance between group decisions and executive decisions. A role model for a tour leader.

Adam Walleyn
JB & SB, Papua New Guinea 2018

We are home having had an amazing trip to PNG....we were very impressed with Adam Walleyn and Gareth Robbins and would rate them very highly as tour leaders. Very Best Wishes from very satisfied customers.

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 * GBP5,299 * EUR6,292 * AUD10,193

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP633 * EUR752 * AUD1,218

Flight costs: PGK3,750 * USD976 * GBP766 * EUR909 * AUD1,473

Can be linked with: Papua New Guinea - New Britain Extension III 2024

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 * GBP5,299 * EUR6,292 * AUD10,193

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP633 * EUR752 * AUD1,218

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP694 * EUR824 * AUD1,335

Can be linked with: Papua New Guinea - New Britain Extension I 2025

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 * GBP5,299 * EUR6,292 * AUD10,193

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP633 * EUR752 * AUD1,218

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP694 * EUR824 * AUD1,335

Can be linked with: Papua New Guinea - New Britain Extension II 2025

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 * GBP5,299 * EUR6,292 * AUD10,193

Single Supplement: PGK3,100 * USD807 * GBP633 * EUR752 * AUD1,218

Flight costs: PGK3,400 * USD885 * GBP694 * EUR824 * AUD1,335

Can be linked with: Papua New Guinea - New Britain Extension III 2025

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 * GBP5,513 * EUR6,547 * AUD10,605

Can be linked with: Papua New Guinea - New Britain Extension I 2026

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 * GBP5,513 * EUR6,547 * AUD10,605

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