Our new Papua New Guinea Highlights tour has been specifically crafted to take in the region’s very best sites, from Mount Hagen and the Tari Valley to the lowlands of Varirata, and is specifically designed for those with less time to spare in the field, yet still wishing for a comprehensive overview of this exceptional land. Time is spent 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.
Papuan Eagle, 15+ Bird-of-paradise species!, Zoe’s Imperial & Pheasant Pigeon, Wattled Ploughbill, Crested Satinbird, Torrent-lark, Painted Quail-thrush, three species of Owlet-nightjar, Brehm’s, Painted, Madarasz’s & Modest Tiger Parrot, Papuan Lorikeet, Lesser Melampitta, Emperor Fairywren, Crested Berrypecker & Mountain Firetail
Spectacled Dasyure, Black-tailed Giant Rat, Sugar Glider, Agile Wallaby, Plush-coated Ringtail
lowland and montane rainforest, secondary forest, Eucalyptus savanna, mangroves, grasslands, wetlands
hot and humid with tropical showers, cooler in the highlands
moderate pace with some longer hikes
Huli Wigmen, Tari Valley, traditional carvings, spectacular forest vistas and mountain scenery