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Papua New Guinea Travel Guide

Plan Your Papua New Guinea Vacation

Dichotomous Papua New Guinea (PNG) is both one of the world's fastest growing economies and among its most rural. The island nation is culturally rich, with hundreds of different ethnic groups, many of which are made up of just a hundred people. It's that possible there are more than six million speakers of 800-plus indigenous languages. Because PNG is so ethnically diverse, the country

is home to a wide range of art, music, dance, and handicrafts. There's not much tourist infrastructure here but, as with its fellow Oceana Islands, visitors to PNG enjoy beaches, snorkeling, and its laid back pace of life.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Watch the Birds Papua New Guinea is home to nearly 700 species of beautiful birds.
  2. Take a dip Crystal clear water, coral reefs, and vibrant undersea life make this a go-to destinations for snorkelers and divers.
  3. Go Tribal Especially during festivals, don't miss traditional tribal performances, complete with headdresses and loincloths.
  4. Take in the Flora Port Moresby's National Botanic Gardens is among the capital city's most lush, verdant places.

When To Go

When to Go

PNG doesn't really have peak and off seasons. Hotels and planes do book up around Christmas, New Year's, and Easter. Rainy season is December to Ma...

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