Six Day Cultural Tour

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Bougainville “to the core” cultural tour

6 Days / 5 nights stay: Tour Code BET60D

Features

  • Over nights stays in 3 “traditional” villages (mountain and island)
  • Experience Melanesian, sustainable, ecofriendly community living
  • Experience and share language, cultural activities and performances
  • Experience all aspects of village life from gardening to cooking
  • An island retreat with fishing, water sports and relaxation
  • Travel across island from Buka to Arawa
  • Environmental bushwalks experiencing unique flora and fauna
  • We will take you on a journey to the “core of culture”

 

Includes

  • All airport tranfers,4WD transportation and boat hire
  • All accommodation in village style comfortable guesthouses
  • All meals both western and traditional style
  • All entry fees paid to traditional owners of regions visited
  • All guiding fees and travel expenses such as bottled water and snacks
  • Visits to your interest areas such as health, education, women’s issues etc.

 

Bookings are subject to terms and conditions: refer website

Adult prices: International retail prices:  

  • Package for 2 people: PNG kina 5,460 per person
  • Package for 4 people: PNG kina 4,916 per person
  • Package for 6 people: PNG kina 4,360 per person
  • Children half price travelling with two adults

 

Bougainville “to the core” cultural tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Buka travel Arawa and on to Toisko Village

Note: Depending on day of week flights arrive between 8.30 am and 11.40 am

Lunch: On arrival at Reasons

Tour: Travel down the east coast of Bougainville to Arawa to Wakunai stopping at village markets and other points of interest.When then travel off the main road for 2 hours to your home for the next few days at the foot of Mt Balbi.

Dinner: Traditional welcome dinner in Toisko

Accommodation:  Toisko community guesthouse

Day 2 /3/4 – Experiencing mountain village culture – Toisko and Topinang

Breakfast: Lunches: Dinner

Activities:

  • Experience Melanesian, sustainable, ecofriendly community living
  • Experience and share language, cultural activities and performances
  • Experience all aspects of village life from gardening to cooking

 

Accommodation:  Toisko and Topinang community guesthouse (two nights in each)

Day 5 – Experiencing coastal/island village culture – Pokpok

Breakfast: Before Leaving Topinang

Travel by car and then a short boat ride Bakawari Island, also known as Pokpok, is just off the coast of Bougainville, located near the Kieta Wharf in Central Bougainville. It is only a 5 minute boat ride from the mainland to the island and most people use canoes to go back and forth.

The sea is an integral part of the life in Pokpok Island and everyone who lives on this island is a waterman. Many people from mainland Bougainville think that fishing is a job for men, but on Pokpok Island anyone that knows how to swim and dive can find whatever food they need from the sea.

Lunch: Picnic lunch on Pokpok Island

Activities:

  • An island retreat with fishing, water sports and relaxation

 

Dinner: Traditional island welcome feast including crayfish in season

Accommodation: Pokpok

 

Day 6- Travel back to Kieta (Aropa) airport

Breakfast: Pokpok

Morning pick up Get ready for Departure through Kieta (Aropa} Airport to Port Moresby

Payment

For Payment can transfer funds direct to;

Account Name: Bougainville Experience Tours

Account Number: 1012260764

Bank South Pacific

Arawa Branch

Swift Code: BOSPPGPM

 

Bookings

Bougainville Experience Tours: Managing Director : Zhon Bosco Miriona

P.O. Box 62 ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Facsimile: +675 275 9104 Phone: +675 73656050

Email: bougtours@hotmail.com

Twitter: @yesbougainville