Take a helicopter to Aseki, a fringe highland region totally detached from the modern world. Here you’ll be dropped off, climbing through the jungle to see the smoked corpses of Aseki assembled in bamboo shrines. Smeared with red clay, they are in various stages of decomposition, with parched sections of skin and muscle clinging to their skeletons. Learn the remarkable history of this elaborate smoking and mummification process.
Dive in the magical waters off East New Britain, home to a plethora of pelagic life. Swim with a pod of around 200 bottlenose dolphins in the blue waters of Blanche Bay, and then climb the active volcano, Mount Tavurvur, which has stained the surrounding water different shades of yellows and oranges. End your day with a sensational performance from the explosive dancing, flames, and energies of the unforgettable Baining’s Fire Dancers.
Travel upstream on the Sepik River by traditional dugout canoes, meandering your way through lush greenery in gentle twists and turns. Spend time with the Crocodile Men, a tribal community who live along the Sepik River. With crocodiles as their totem animal, see the men whose backs and shoulders have been cut and scarred so as to resemble a crocodile’s skin, a sign of honour amongst the community.