Cultural Encounters

Goroka Show

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Engage in the Culture of Papua New Guinea at the Goroka Show

Get ready to go on an enriching seven-day adventure with a Goroka exploration! Your journey begins with a visit to the Goroka J.K. McCarthy Museum, which offers a blend of local tribe artifacts, World War II memorabilia, and historical photographs. During this multi-day tour, you’ll be captivated by the spectacular Goroka Show, spanning two days of cultural marvels. Here, traditional headdresses, face paintings, masks, and vibrant body art come to life in a riot of colors, chants, and rhythmic movements. You’ll be blown away by an awe-inspiring display of Papua New Guinea’s diverse cultures and enduring traditions – it’s the real heart of this adventure!

A half-day tour of the Goroka region offers deeper cultural insights, including encounters with the Asaro Mudmen, traditional Mumu cooking, and exploration of Goroka town and its picturesque surroundings.

After immersing yourself in Goroka’s cultural richness and making memories for a lifetime, a morning flight takes you back to Port Moresby. You’ll have the option to further explore the city’s attractions or enjoy a serene evening dinner by Fairfax Harbour. This meticulously crafted itinerary promises an unforgettable blend of cultural encounters and natural discoveries in Papua New Guinea.

Highlights of the Tour

Experience the culture and natural beauty of Goroka and Port Moresby

Travel to Goroka to meet the Asaro Mudmen and savor traditional Mumu cooking

Explore the Goroka J.K. McCarthy Museum and discover local tribe artifacts, World War II memorabilia, and photographs that provide insight into Goroka’s history

Witness the Goroka Show where headdresses, face paintings, masks, and body art burst to life with vibrant colors, chants, and rhythmic movements

Discover Port Moresby with a visit to the Nature Park and a city tour, offering a perfect blend of nature and urban adventure

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Itinerary Overview

Trip Details

Departure time

Morning flight

Meeting point

Jackson’s International Airport, Port Moresby


September 2024


7 days

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 12 travelers


  • Two domestic return airfares with Air Niugini (PNG’s national airline)
  • Two nights stay in Port Moresby including breakfasts
  • Four nights in Goroka including breakfasts
  • Half-day tour in Goroka, traditional Mumu (cooking) lunch, and Asaro
  • Mudmen village visit
  • VIP tickets to the Goroka show for 3 days
  • Dedicated Pepeta PNG tour guide for the Goroka Show
  • All transfers to and from the airport, festival, and dinner venues.
  • Meet and greet service by Pepeta PNG staff on arrival in Port Moresby

Not included

  • International flight
  • Lunch/dinner in Port Moresby & Goroka
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (alcohol /water)

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Lightweight raincoat or umbrella
  • Sarong or pashmina
  • Casual, comfortable & conservative clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhan
  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Travel adapter
  • Portable power bank

What to look forward to

Day 1 – Arrive in Papua New Guinea: Upon your arrival at Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby, one of our dedicated tour staff members will extend a warm welcome. They will provide assistance with your luggage and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel, the Holiday Inn Express.

Day 2 – Flight to Goroka: Our tour guides will facilitate a seamless hotel check-out process, organize your airport transfers, and ensure a smooth check-in at your Goroka accommodation. Once settled, your first day in Goroka kicks off after a lunch with a visit to the Goroka J.K. McCarthy Museum. This​​ experience provides a unique opportunity to explore a blend of local tribe artifacts, World War II memorabilia, and an extensive collection of historical photographs, offering valuable insights into Goroka’s history from the past to the present.

Day 3 – Goroka Show Day 1: You’ll be joining our expert tour guide for the first day of the Goroka Show. This event offers a unique opportunity to witness a spectacular array of headdresses, face paintings, intricate masks, and breathtaking body art, all coming to life within a single venue. The brilliant colors, melodic chants, and rhythmic dances proudly showcase the rich culture of Papua New Guinea’s diverse tribes, who continue to honor their ancestral traditions, known as “pasin tumbuna.”

Day 4 – Goroka Show Day 2: You’ll enjoy your second day at the Goroka Show. Nowhere else in the world can you witness such an array of vibrant, animated headdresses, intricate face paintings, striking masks, and living masterpieces of body art all converging in a single spectacular setting. These vibrant colors, rhythmic chants, and spirited dances proudly showcase the rich cultural tapestry of Papua New Guinea’s tribes, who continue to embrace their time-honored traditions, referred to as “pasin tumbuna” or the ways of their ancestors. It’s a testament to the enduring vitality and diversity of their heritage, and a sight to behold.

Day 5 – Goroka Show Day 3: On the final day of the Goroka Show, you’ll go on a half-day exploration of the Goroka region, where a group adventure awaits. You’ll discover local treasures through an exciting village tour, meet the intriguing Asaro Mudmen, savor the flavors of traditional Mumu cooking, and take in the charm of Goroka town and its picturesque surroundings. You’ll be able to get a glimpse into the heart of the region’s culture, traditions, and landscapes.

Day 6 – Flight to Port Moresby: You’ll begin your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, followed by a morning flight to Port Moresby. Our team will be at your service to ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel accommodations. In the afternoon, you have the flexibility to opt for an enriching experience, which includes a visit to the Nature Park, a city tour, and a relaxing evening dinner overlooking the Fairfax Harbor. This day offers a perfect blend of urban exploration and relaxation, allowing you to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Papua New Guinea’s capital.

Day 7 – Commence Your Journey Back Home: Our dedicated team will facilitate your hotel check-out and ensure smooth airport transfers, marking the beginning of your journey back home.

Dates & Prices


September 2024


$2,860 USD per person

  • PGK 10,460 (PNG Kina)
  • $4,060 (AUSD)
  • €2,790 (Euros)

Please note that the price above is based on the minimum requirement for 4 travelers.

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