Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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Winding through the landscape of Papua New Guinea is Sepik River, the island's longest river and one of the the largest uncontaminated freshwater wetland systems in the Asia-Pacific area. The river has long been a resource for native peoples, and a journey along this feature will include several tribal villages where ancient customs are still followed. It is highly recommended that you go on this arduous adventure with a guide. Choose an English-speaking guide who can also communicate with (and is on good terms with) the village people. Tour companies surrounding this attraction typically provide a survival kit with mosquito nets and basic food provisions. Consider bringing small gifts to give your village friends along the way, like candy, Tylenol, or cheap headlamps. Sepik River is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Port Moresby Edition.
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  • We took an expedition ship into the Sepik River, then zodiacs to Kopar Village. The locals greeted us warmly. There is no electricity, internet, or cars. They use solar-powered clothes dryers (a cloth...  more »
  • My wife and I organized our Sepik trip through PNG Frontier Adventures. I exchanged many emails with Richard Baker Social, who was very helpful. Chris met us at the Wewak airport, and later visited us...  more »
  • It located in the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea at Kanganamun Village it starts from the town of Wewak and from here you reach the point for to take boat-canoe fantastic scenery, beautifull river yo...  more »

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Hotels are dotted rather haphazardly throughout Port Moresby, and tend to be somewhat expensive. Several four- and five-star accommodations cluster on the small peninsula also called Port Moresby, but known to locals simply as "Town." The nearby Ela Beach ranks as one of Port Moresby's most scenic areas and a popular recreational spot. The suburb Boroko is most convenient for public transport, but this once-bustling commercial center has lost much of its luster in recent years. Most hotels will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the airport.
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