Mouth Hagen Festival 2020

Description :

   Location : Papua New Guinea
   Duration : August 15th – 21st 2020
   Price : Call

The exciting Mt. Hagen Cultural Show was first staged in 1961 before PNG's Independence as an event to unite the different tribes in the region.
The show's purpose is to share cultural experience and calm the ever-present tribal animosities.  Local entertainers from the modern music scene will also perform during the show and local unique arts and crafts will also be on display.
 
Tribes from all over the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and neighboring tribes from the Jiwaka Province will be in 'Kangeh town' Mt. Hagen to display their unique 'singsings' (cultural dances).

The tour culminates with the Mount Hagen Cultural Show. The Hagen Show brings together sing-sing groups from throughout Papua New Guinea, with the variety of cultures and groups represented in turn reflecting the diversity of Papua New Guinea's landscapes.
From lowland tropical rainforests to alpine forests and grasslands, Papua New Guinea possesses a huge variety of rugged landscapes, exotic ecosystems and pre-technological cultures.

August 15th : Port Moresby – Hagen  
Arrival in Port Moresby, meet up the team and directly to take domestic flight to Hagen for another 1 hour flight. (LD), Hotel : Hagen.   
 
August 16th : Hagen Citytour
After breakfast, let look around Hagen city by visiting Hagen main Market and country side view and visiting small village around hagen to get in touch more with the local peoples. (BLD), Hotel : Hagen.   
 
August 17th : Village in Hagen  
After breakfast spend the full days to explore around Mt Hagen region, visiting remote village, meet the locals and hunting in local market. If possible setting Traditional sing-sing by villagers for Pictures purpose. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and overnight. (BLD)   

August 18– 19th :  FESTIVAL DAY  
Show Ground  Spend these two days enjoying the show festivity. Each morning after breakfast you will be transferred from the hotel to the show ground and into the main traditional sing-sing arena where you will be captivated by the cultural extravaganza displayed by hundreds of different tribes of PNG. Your lunch for these three days will be picnic lunch. In the afternoon drive back to the lodge and overnight. (BLD)   

August 21st: Hagen – POM – Homebase  
Long journey back to Homebase , End Of Services

TRIP COST
(For Port Moresby :  USD:  3.700 (If 6 – 15 pax)
This Price will increase IF the participants less 6 pax
 
* INCLUDING : All PNG Domestic Flight, Airport Tax, Trip Program, all Permit, Special Permit Assistance for Foreigner, All Entrance Tickets, Donation, In Land Transportation, Accommodation, Meals and drink, Tour Leader, International Ticket back to Denpasar.  
 
* EXCLUDE : International Flight From your homebase, Visa Fee, International Personal Travel Insurance, Photography Fee, Over Luggage, Meals in Airport, Tipping and all the personal needs. Any Case of Force Majure for Flight Delayed and  else.  
 
PASSPORT & VISA :  
- Passport should Valid at least for 6 month ahead.
- For All Indonesians, you need to apply PNG Visa first. We can help you on it, please sent us your passport 1 month before departure date.  - Countries Allowed to Obtains  Visa On Arrival /ONLY valid for :  Philippines, and Malaysia, All Pacific countries,  All Western European
countries, All Americans and New Zealand

• Conditions in the Field:
 
1. If you take land border its gonna be long road to go as its take more than 6 hours in the road to reach Port Moresby but its good to see around as New Guinea is the second largest island in the world after Greenland.  
 
2. There are another way to reach PNG for some of you who don’t want to take land border ways, flying from Denpasar with Air Niugini (PNG Flag Carrier) direct to Port Moresby/Jackson International Airport but they are NOT served from Jakarta.  
 
3. Visa On Arrival, NOT valid for Indonesians so you should apply it far from the date of departure in their Embassy in Jakarta or Consulate Office in Denpasar. If you need us to manage it for you, please sent all the document needed to us with passport still valid at least in 6 month.   
 
4. Landscape, Weather and the environment around Mount Hagen almost the same with Baliem Valley – Wamena. Dry in the afternoon and a bit cool in the night as there are located in highland range. Please prepare your gear and prover clothing.  
 
5. Call your Bank before leaving country for any transaction using credit card, better prepare enough cash to avoid not successful transaction by using it specially in the small region like Mt Hagen but it’s ‘a bit’ work in Port Moresby and in the Jackson Int Airport.  
 
6. Mt. Hagen, Wewak and Vanimo town is a small town that does not have many accommodation options sometime, especially when the festival took place sometimes difficult to find a hotel room, for it did eventually pay your Down Payment. Not much Star Hotel Accommodation, only standard Hotel but clean and relatively comfortable & Safe for the Rest.  
 
7. Toilet conditions, along the way to Festival and in the Traditional village,its hard to found clean toilet(sometime),we Suggest for women do not forget to always be ready Tissue in your bag.
 
8. Remind tourist sites and event we will visit are very influential with the weather factors that exist, then we beg to remind each other cooperation and maintain.
9. Throughout the festival takes place, we'll give you the freedom to exploration the festival with free. Please keep all your luggage each and remember where the meeting point set by the organizers to meet up with your group.
 
10. Remind strong political factors and PNG reputation as famous with Bad country in security sectors, for all the safety reasons we are NOT allowed you to go alone everywhere in the city around without permission from the organizer. Then Please pay high attention for all your belongings, money and your travel documents, specially in Public and Festival Arena.  
 
 
THINGS TO DO & TO BRING
 
# TO DO :
1. Drinking anti-malaria drug, at least 2 weeks before departure. Repeat every week on the same day during your trip. 2 tablets per week after meals, is sufficient to prevent Malaria parasites develop in your body. Continue this dose upon arrival at home, up to 4 weeks after your return home. These tablets are sold freely in pharmacies. The drug is widely available in pharmacies with a variety of brands, recommendation: Malarone, Cloroquin, Docycyclin, Pills Kina, Recocin-bayern.
 
2. Always Bring A Cash, along the journey difficult ATM machines meet so bring enough cash but in POM you still can found Visa – Master Machine from International Bank.  
 
3. In Mt. Hagen Festival, you can easily found their authentic stuff as local souvenirs such as carvings and paintings made of wood that high art so prepare the budget to buy this one.
 
4. Prepare a budget for each of your photo shooting session, because here photographing must pay (even in Festival Arena). Ask for permission in advance to anyone who you wants take for your pictures, if he asked for some money ask first how much he asked for even sometime by prepared candy/lollipop (for kids) and cigarettes bit work in approaching. So, exchanged, and prepare a small fraction of money before your departure.
 
5. For Non Indonesia, send a copy of your passport, passport photo and Indonesia Work Permits (If you have) to the Organizer in advance before the day of departure. Because we need to prepare special permit for your visit in Papua, please bring your passport and travel along this trip. Never left at your hotel. (It takes a special permit from the Police Office in Jayapura for Foreign Tourists remind of strong political factors are still exist in here)
 
# TO BRING :
1. Backpack/Cariel 40 L – 60 L/Travel Bag
2. Cloth For 6 Day
3. Short pant Min. 2
4. Long Pant Min 2
5. Sweather/ jacket 1
6. Towel  
7. Sun Blok 1 btl
8. sunglass  
9. Hat  
10. Sandal  
11. Camera  
12. Raincoat/Umbrella  
13. Shoes 1 Soft/hard soles
14. Shower Gear 1 packet
15. Private Medicine 1 Packet + Malaria Pills
16. Mosquito Spray  
 
For more information, Visit : www.indonesiatripadvisors.com indonesiatripadvisors@gmail.com / contact@indonesiatripadvisors.com Mobile : +62812.8373.487

PAYMENT SYSTEM :
By Transfer to :  PT. ITA WISATA NUSANTARA,
BANK RAKYAT INDONESIA (BRI)
Account Number :  0530–01–000096-56–9 
Branch :  KCP Sunan Giri Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur 
SWIFT CODE : BRINIDJA
 
ALL PAYMENT SHOULD BE DONE 100 % MAX March 10, 2020
 
** CANCELLATION :
Remind that your name will go fixed for ticket, travel insurance, accommodation, transportation and more at least 4 (four) week before the D date. For cancellation with any reason will charge as a follow : - Less than 30 Days from D Date : 30 %
- Less than 20 Days from D Date: 50 % .
- Less than 7 Days from the D Date: 100%
 
• REGISTRATION :
 August 15th  2018 – 15 March 2020
 
* Available Seat is LIMITED :
Min. 6 Pax, Max : 10 Pax
 
• PARTICIPANT MEET UP :
@ Port Moresby International Airport, August 15th at 6 AM.  
 
*PARTICIPANT FLIGHT DEPARTURE FROM HOME/COUNTRY BASE:
- Participant from Homebase Maximum on August 14th