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

  • Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages

    Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages

    November 3November 21, 2016

    From Bunaken National Marine Park—where you’ll snorkel and dive with rainbow-hued tropical fish—to the Raja Ampat archipelago—home to the world’s richest variety of marine life—this is an incredibly immersive exploration of Indonesia.

  • Faces of Melanesia

    Faces of Melanesia

    November 17December 3, 2016

    Introducing the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its fascinating people, our award-winning journey to these idyllic islands features incredible bird-watching opportunities, elaborate local traditions and ceremonies, snorkeling over pristine coral reefs, and the option to explore Papua New

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Papua New Guinea

  • Megapode
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    The Megapodes of Tsoi Lik, Papua New Guinea

    June 4, 2014 | Blog Post

    The island and people of Tsoi Lik have always held a special place in the hearts of Zegrahm’s cofounders and travelers.

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    Santa Ana Island
    Field Report

    Faces of Melanesia 2013 Field Report

    May 10, 2013 | Field Report

    Monday, March 25, 2013 - En Route / Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: We all converged on the city of Port Moresby from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of Melanesia.

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    Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
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    Rare Birds Ahoy

    May 6, 2013 | Blog Post

    During a series of voyages led by Zegrahm directors Peter Harrison and Jonathan Rossouw, Zegrahm travelers have once again been enjoying some exciting birding in the southwest Pacific. The Zegrahm team, traveling aboard the Clipper Odyssey, recently visited Papua New Guinea as well as the Solomon and Vanuatu islands.  

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  • Ewer Village, Agats, Papua
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    On Location: Asmat Villages

    March 25, 2013 | Blog Post

    Our flotilla of Zodiacs sped upriver in the direction of the small Asmat village of Ewer, on the edge of a huge flooded mangrove forest with little change in elevation for miles and miles. The village seemed quiet, but when we looked with binoculars, it became clear that there were hundreds of people lining the shore watching our approach. 

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    Huli Men, Tari Gap, New Guinea Highlands
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    Trip Report: Papua New Guinea Extension

    January 18, 2011 | Blog Post

    Leaving the posh comfort of the Clipper Odyssey behind, our intrepid group struck inland into the great interior of Papua New Guinea; an area that has still been only partially explored by outsiders since its high valleys and ancient populations were first happened-upon in the middle of the last century.

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    Ewer Village, Agats, Papua
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    On Location: An Otherworldly Experience in the Asmat

    December 14, 2010 | Blog Post

    The Asmat is an almost indescribable sight to behold. From the the fiercely painted warriors aboard canoes and the smoke-filled men’s house to the grass huts and meandering boardwalks built on stilts and throngs of scantily-clad men, women, and children, everything you see and experience is undoubtedly surreal for the Western traveler.

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  • Rabaul, East New Britain Island
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    On Location: History, Volcanic Displays, and Dramatic Dances Highlight Rabaul Visit

    May 17, 2008 | Blog Post

    Our day on Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) was an incredible mix of culture and natural phenomena. Once ashore, we set out to visit the World War II Museum, the fascinating Japanese barge tunnels (the island was a Japanese stronghold during the War), and the Tavurvur Volcano hot springs.

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    Palm Trees
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    Coconut Palms: Trees of Life

    October 19, 2007 | Blog Post

    The coconut palm—that elegant lanky symbol for tropical island paradise—is also one of the most fascinating trees on the planet.

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    Mangrove near Aldabra Atoll
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    The Amazing Mangrove

    April 19, 2006 | Blog Post

    What plant appears to walk out and over water, grows its roots upward to "breathe," has seeds that germinate before they fall, eliminates salt from its pores, and serves as a nursery for baby tropical fish?

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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.

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