In the land of the Birds of Par­adise

Join us for an amaz­ing ad­ven­ture to Pa­pua New Guinea, a land shrouded in mys­tery yet blessed with the most fa­mous bird life in the world.

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Our guides have been tour­ing PNG for many years seek­ing out the flam­boy­ant birds of par­adise. Led by one of the world’s most ex­pe­ri­enced PNG na­ture guides, this unique bird watch­ing and cul­tural dis­cov­ery ad­ven­ture leads you safely be­tween the foothills and moun­tains. En­joy lo­cal hos­pi­tal­ity while search­ing for these ex­otic birds en­dowed with the world's most ex­trav­a­gant plumage.

High­lights:

Led by one of the world’s most ex­pe­ri­enced PNG na­ture and bird guides Chance to ex­pe­ri­ence first hand, lo­cal cus­toms and tra­di­tions Chance to see and pho­to­graph wild birds of par­adise

Itin­er­ary:

Day 1-3 Af­ter our first night in Port Moresby, we head to Vari­rata Na­tional Park to look for Rag­giana Birds of Par­adise and a va­ri­ety of other birds and an­i­mals. For the rest of the time, we’ll ex­plore the cul­ture, build­ings and art ware­houses in Port Moresby then head to coastal vil­lages, home to the Motu peo­ple who have pre­served their tra­di­tional way of life.

Day 4 You’ll fly to Mt Ha­gen to be met by your hosts at Ku­mul Landowner Lodge. From the lodge’s ve­ran­dah you can view feed­ers that at­tract Brown Sick­lebills and Rib­bon-tailed As­trapias, two strik­ing species of Birds of Par­adise. In the af­ter­noon en­joy ex­pert guided bird­ing around the Ku­mul area.

Day 5 Spend the day ex­plor­ing fur­ther afield. The lo­cal area is home to all three of the en­demic bird fam­i­lies of PNG. Blue and Lesser Bird of Par­adise are among those that can be seen here.

You will travel through mag­nif­i­cent coun­try­side with tum­bling wa­ter­falls, cof­fee plan­ta­tions and ver­dant trop­i­cal jun­gle. If the weather per­mits we may swim in one of the clear moun­tain pools.

Day 6 The Ku­mul area is fa­mous for or­chids. A lo­cal lodge owner is a knowl­edge­able orchid gar­dener and will delight in show­ing you his flo­ral cre­ations. In the af­ter­noon, we’ll visit the vil­lage of Anji Walya to learn about High­land vil­lage life, which is quite dif­fer­ent from the low­lands.

Day 7 Trans­fer back to the air­port, flight to Port Moresby.

An in­tro­duc­tion to Birds

of Par­adise from the US Cor­nell Lab of Or­nithol­ogy’s Birds-ofPar­adise Project.

See the film

at the link be­low

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