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UPPER SEPIK RIVER ADVENTURE TOUR (FA 01)

Do you want to spend some time in the remote Upper Sepik area experiencing the Last Frontier where the people have had less contact with Western Tourists than most other places in Papua New Guinea? If so read on and think about booking a tour with us.

The Sepik River is one of the richest areas in PNG for traditional culture, rainforests and carvings. The Upper Sepik is particularly renowned for its ancestral “Men’s Spirit Houses” and the “Insect Culture” as opposed to further down the river with the “Crocodile Culture”. The villages we visit are in a less populated area with smaller and more spasmodic villages than the Middle and Lower Sepik, but still offer very welcoming village people.

Due to the remoteness and accessibility of this part of The River, villagers will seldom be informed of your arrival beforehand, therefore we send you with a complete survival kit including mosquito nets, basic food provisions and bedding together with a true sense of adventure into the unknown!

Our guides are English speaking from the area therefore knowing region and village people well, totally trustworthy and friendly.

 

ITINERARY


4 Days / 3 Nights on the Sepik Rver

Day 1
Arrive into Wewak, be met at airport and checked into a Wewak Hotel.

Day 2
Leave Wewak by 4wd private hire hire car to Pagwi, Middle Sepik. From Pagwi board and travel up river by motorized dugout canoe. Passing Ambunti and onto Yambon to visit the lovely Haus Tambaran and see their wooden carvings. Onto Mino where you will over night in a family house.

Day 3
After breakfast travel onto visit villages of Yessan and Maio where the people follow the Yam culture which is reflected in their carved artifacts.

Motor on to the insect clan people in Swagup village, there you can their delicate and intricately carved wooden canoe paddles together with their style of artifacts. Sleep in a village home along the river.

Day 4
Canoe on to Tongujam, meet the village people and visit their distinctive Haus Tambaran. Canoe onto the beautiful Wagu Lagoon and sleep in the village guest house.

Day 5
up before dawn and cross over Wagu lagoon to see Birds of paradise presenting their captivating dawn chorus up in the rain forest canopy.

After quick breakfast, return down river to Pagwi where your hire car will be waiting to take you back into Wewak by late afternoon.

Sleep in Wewak Hotel.

 

Day 6

Fly out of Wewak.

 

NOTE;
Village in to upper Sepik Regions very spread out so take time to reach. Also, Water levels at deference time of the year make some villages out of reach. Your Guide will discuss idea of here you will be visiting with you, he is from this section of the Sepik River therefore he knows the villages and the river very well.