Day 1 - Arrive Wewak (D)
Welcome to Papua New Guinea and the town of Wewak. Upon arrival at Wewak airport, you will be met by one of the representatives and transferred to your hotel. Feel free to arrive anytime today. A welcome dinner is included this evening which will give you a chance to meet your fellow travelers.
Overnight Surfside Lodge or similar in a private room (3 star)
Day 2 Ambunti (B, L, D)
This morning you will depart Wewak and make your way to Ambunti. Check into your lodge before enjoying a half-day tour to Meno, Tongijamp Yesan and Mayo which are remote communities within the Eastern Sepik. This evening, there is an option to go crocodile spotting on the river.
4 nightsAmbunti Lodge or similarin a private room (3 star)
Day 3 - Sepik River Crocodile Festival (B, L, D)
Today you will have a full-day to experience the Crocodile Festival. Starting off with an early morning trip to Wagu Lake where you will have the opportunity to witness the bird of paradise. From here, it is time to return to Ambunti where you will witnessthe locals display their unique cultures of the mighty Sepik River in competition with each other to show their superiority among their tribal clans. Learn about the ancient traditions as your guide explains the days activities and you get up close with the locals, sing-sing groups and crocodile spirit dancers.
Day 4 - Sepik River Crocodile Festival (B, L, D)
Havebreakfast before being transferred to the Crocodile Festival. Enjoy the festival until noon when you depart tovisit the traditional villages Malu and Avative both known for their fishing and unique burial grounds.
Day 5 - Sepik River Crocodile Festival (B, L, D)
Enjoy a full day at the festival where you may witness a series of fun dugout canoe races, sing-sing groups from different villages tryingto outdo one another in a decorative display, usingthe power of the dance and in sheer good-natured exuberance. Return to the lodge for the evening.
Day 6 - Middle Sepik (B, L, D)
Today following breakfast, it is a full day to the Middle Sepik. You will visit Palimbe, Yenchan and Kanganamun. These villages have stood firm against the invasion of Christianity. They still have their Haus Tamarans and practice their customs including the initiation and scarification on young boys that depict the crocodile as a symbol of power and strength. The villages are also famous artists and they make carvings with theheads of birds. Return to Pagwi this afternoon where you will meet your vehicle and transfer back to Wewak.
Overnight Surfside Lodge or similar.
Day 7 Departure (B)
The day is yours until it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight back to Port Moresby.