Papua New Guinea Firedance Festival

09/24/2020 through 10/22/2021
09/24/2020 through 10/25/2021
Intrepid Travel

Papua New Guinea Firedance Festival

Travel deep into Papua New Guinea to experience local cultures, natural splendour and island life on a nine-day adventure culminating in the spectacular Baining Firedance Festival. Watch as local villagers invite you into their communities and perform a traditional dance around the fire – a culturally rich and awesome sight to see. Along with this festival, discover the wild beauty of the Duke of York Islands, learn of the fascinating military history of East New Britain, encounter resident spinner dolphins, and let local island life delight your senses. For those interested in a South Pacific adventure which is definitely one-of-a-kind, let Papua New Guinea’s islands capture your imagination.

Activities

    Highlights

    • As a small group, be welcomed into a local village and watch as traditional Baining dancers circle a growing fire and perform dancing rituals – a insight into one of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous cultures.
    • Spend time before and after the performance learning more about these traditional customs, sharing meals, stories and laughs with local community members.
    • Jump straight into island life of the Duke of York Islands, marvelling at an active volcano, tucking into a beachside barbecue and experiencing a traditional sing-sing with the villagers.
    • Discover how the World Wars played out in the Pacific, by visiting the War Museum in Rabaul and heading underground for a tour of the Japanese tunnels in Kokopo.
    • Head with your expert local leader to Matupit – an ‘island’ dwarfed in the shadow of Tavurvur Volcano looming overhead – to visit the local community, their markets and streets.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Rabaul
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    Day 2 Firedance Festival – Vunga Village
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    Day 3 Firedance Festival
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    Day 4 Duke of York Islands
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    Day 5 Rabaul
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    Day 6 Rabaul
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    Day 7 Matupit Island
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    Day 8 Kokopo
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    Day 9 Rabaul
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