Papua New Guinea has been named as one of this year’s 21 ‘must-see’ destinations by National Geographic Traveller magazine. The annual ‘Best of the World’ list, chosen by the magazine’s editors, is all about “exploration and discovery”, according to editor-in-chief George Stone. “We think this year’s list represents a carefully curated selection of forward-leaning places that reveal the bright future of travel.”
The magazine writes: “Time forgot much of PNG, an isolated and incredibly rugged Garden of Eden. For indigenous cultures in secluded villages, life pretty much goes on as it has for centuries.
“Recent homegrown tourism initiatives, such as the villagehuts.com lodging and travel website, are making it a bit easier for adventurers to visit PNG’s untamed rainforests, volcanic fjords and vibrant coral reefs.” ■
To find out more about each destination on the list, see NatGeoTravel.com/ BestTrips2017.