Papua New Guinea may seem like the great unknown waiting to be discovered by the enthusiastic and adventurous traveler. Right from its myriad complex cultures to its captivating and lush natural beauty, this country island will leave you with a thirst for more. Travel here today to experience the beauty of lush green forests never seen before.
Vanimo is the destination to begin your journey with, especially if you are surfing enthusiasts. Next, head to Wewak where the Sepik culture is a must experience for any traveller. Madang is your next destination. This beautiful city is best known for its marvellous diving sites backed by the rugged mountain regions. Travel ahead to the destination of Lae which is a popular place known for its semi urban civilization. Port Moresby is your next destination to visit. There are plenty of urban attractions here that is worth exploring, before you move onto you next destination. Alotau is your last destination to visit on the mainland. Its rustic and tranquil surroundings make an excellent get away especially if you are looking for a quick escapade to the nearby islands. Other places that are a must visit include KImbe, Rabaul, Buka and Arawa.
With plenty of attractions to choose from, your diverse taste of adventure will never be satisfied. A must visit is the beautiful Kokoda track, which is not only a spectacular view to behold but also played a symbolic role in the WW2. The Tufi fjord is one attraction that is a must visit, especially for its beautiful scenery and exciting dive sites of the sunken boats. The Louisiade archipelago is an off beaten path for diving and yachting making it an excellent place to discover your own adventures. Nature lovers must explore Mount Wilhelm, which is not only an adventurous destination to trek but it will also reward you with beautiful scenery from the top.
When it comes to the cuisines of Papua New Guinea, you will find a blend of the local flavour and its outside influences into a perfect mouthwatering delight. Most of the main cuisines include the local produce which includes rice and seafood. Sago is one popular dish mostly served with seafood, meats and greens. Do try the meals that are prepared in the local way, known as mumu which include sweet potatoes. You can wash down your meal with the locally brewed beer or wine.
If you are a fan of water activities, be assured, you will have your taste of adventure satisfied here. You must go scuba diving or snorkeling here, especially to explore the local dive sites or even the local marine life. Swimming and surfing are the other activities you can indulge in near the local coastline areas. For those looking to stay dry, you can trek along the train through the lush forests area. You can even go flightseeing and explore the local area from an aerial view.
No matter where you travel, there are plenty of activities and adventures waiting for you to indulge in. However, at times, these events can be interrupted by mishaps and calamities that can affect your trip or even harm your safety. While you cannot be prepared for all eventualities, it is best to stay well protected with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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