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Papua New Guinea Business Travel Guide - - News -

EGWALAU TOURS, VILLINK Tours, PNG Tours and PNG High­lands Ad­ven­tures are among the pick of the bunch across PNG and cater for ev­ery­thing from na­ture walks, to bird watch­ing, fish­ing, surf­ing, and sail­ing.

It should be men­tioned - for a more tourist au­di­ence - that many of these hos­pi­tal­ity and tour op­tions can be quite ex­pen­sive as the coun­try looks to cap­i­talise on the boom­ing vis­i­tor num­bers, but for the av­er­age business trav­eller with a few spare days, the ex­pe­ri­ence should be worth the out­lay.

When look­ing into day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties while in the coun­try, it may be more en­joy­able to take a ‘when in Rome’ ap­proach in or­der to achieve the full PNG ex­pe­ri­ence.

Wood carv­ing on the Sepik River is ex­tremely pop­u­lar for ex­am­ple, while sim­ply look­ing at the wildlife and plants of­fers unique­ness com­pared to any­where else in the world.

From a food & drink per­spec­tive, ev­i­dently lever­ag­ing the abun­dance of nat­u­ral re­sources sur­round­ing them, the lo­cals adopt Mumu, a typ­i­cal style of cook­ing veg­eta­bles in an un­der­ground oven. Rice and starch is also very com­mon with ev­ery meal. Of course, if fine din­ing is more your thing, then the ma­jor cities have looked to em­brace the very best of in­ter­na­tional cui­sine, much in the same way as it has done from a hos­pi­tal­ity point of view.

A note of cau­tion across the board how­ever, is to strictly avoid drink­ing tap water.

More time spe­cific pur­suits re­volve around the coun­try’s nu­mer­ous fes­ti­vals such as the Sing-Sing per­for­mances at the an­nual Goroka and Mount Ha­gen shows. Geared up to demon­strate the lo­cal cul­ture to vis­it­ing masses in a flam­boy­ant dis­play of colour and beauty, it is not to be missed if the tim­ing is right.

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