Asmat Warriors, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Unleash your inner explorer with Zegrahm Expeditions’ Papua New Guinea travel adventure, venturing out by all-suite expedition ship, Zodiac, and onto remote shorelines. Far-flung island communities are seen up close as part of this Papua New Guinea cruise aboard the comfortable Caledonian Sky—learn about the kula ring of trading, the fascinating rituals of the yam harvest, and the fire dancing of Rabaul. Kite fish on Nauna. Gaze at the world-famous art of the Sepik River region. A highlight of your Papua New Guinea travel immersion: getting underwater to meet the dazzling array of rainbow-hued fish and giant gorgonian sea fans that make these healthy reefs their home. On land, meet megapodes, Brahminy kites, white-bellied sea eagles, and rainbow lorikeets.

Upcoming Papua New Guinea Expeditions

  • Papua New Guinea with the Mount Hagen Cultural Show

    Papua New Guinea with the Mount Hagen Cultural Show

    August 7August 20, 2018

    Offered through our sister company, Travcoa, spend two weeks exploring the wilds of Papua New Guinea, including a three-night cruise along the Karawari River. You'll also attend the vibrant Mount Hagen Cultural Show, where upwards of 100 tribes will share their cultural traditions through colorful costumes, primal dances, and hypnotic music.

  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea

    September 20October 6, 2019

    Highlights of our return to Papua New Guinea include snorkeling or diving among some of the most biodiverse waters in the world; meeting the the friendly Trobriand Islanders; and watching the spectacular fire dances of the Baining tribe.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.