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Witnessing the extravagant lek of the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise
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Searching for endemic Birds-of-Paradise in the highlands
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Pursuing endemic bird families
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Visiting a camp of the famous Huli Wigmen
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Hiking through the lush moss-clad montane forests

Papua New Guinea: Quest for Birds-of-Paradise

Papua New Guinea is the ultimate dream destination for naturalists. It is as ecologically rich as it is mysterious, and, as such, there exists a treasure trove of opportunities for travelers to learn and be amazed. Endemism and biodiversity are both incredibly high. It is also where some of nature’s most extreme expressions of visual exuberance are to be found – most notably amongst the 31 species of the legendary Birds-of-Paradise.

We have timed our visit to coincide with the mating season of several Birds-of-Paradise, and we expect to witness many species’ elaborate courtship dances. Endemic species are ubiquitous, including some from families that are exclusive to Papua New Guinea: berrypeckers, berryhunters, ploughbill and melampittas, among others. Striking bowerbirds, lorikeets, crowned pigeons, whistlers, fairywrens, jewel-babblers and kingfishers also abound.

By focusing on the highlands, we are constantly surrounded by magnificent vistas of lush cloud forest where some of the country’s most intriguing creatures can be found. While in this privileged location, we will also have an opportunity to appreciate some of Papua New Guinea’s many distinctive tribal traditions, with a special focus on the Huli Wigmen and their ornate head-dresses.

Our route has been carefully selected to provide the best chances of seeing as many Birds-of-Paradise as possible. We will stay at safe and established sites and accommodations. Some more rustic than others, but Papua New Guinea is still in the developing stage of travel infrastructure and that’s also a big part of the appeal here – no long line-ups and crowded tourist sites to be found.

Join us to be one of the few to experience Papua New Guinea in person.
Quest Nature Tours Birding

Papua New Guinea | 12 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Oct 03-14, 2017
Cost:
Approx. C$11495
Group Size:
7 - 10 participants

Includes:
Accommodation in double occupancy, in hotels or lodges listed or similar, gratuities for services, ground transportation, domestic flights, park entrance fees, airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest Leader Pete Read and local guides. Taxes and gratuities an additional C$300.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Port Moresby
Day 2: Varirata National Park
Day 3: Fly to Mount Hagen
Day 4: Kumul
Day 5: Drive to Rondon Ridge
Day 6: Rondon Area
Day 7: Rondon Area, fly to Tari
Day 8: Explore the Tari Area
Day 9: Visit the Huli
Day 10: Explore Ambua/Flight to Port Moresby
Day 11: Varirata National Park
Day 12: Departure
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Pete travels the world on the lookout for amazing landscapes of the most remote kind. A well-known naturalist, Pete brings a special focus on wildlife and wild places to our tours.

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Quest Nature Tours Birding

Papua New Guinea | 12 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Oct 03-14, 2017
Cost:
Approx. C$11495
Group Size:
7 - 10 participants

Includes:
Accommodation in double occupancy, in hotels or lodges listed or similar, gratuities for services, ground transportation, domestic flights, park entrance fees, airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest Leader Pete Read and local guides. Taxes and gratuities an additional C$300.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Birds are found everywhere, including the city!"

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