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Highlands Guide / Tour

Kerikeri, New...
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Highlands Guide / Tour

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for a guide or tour company for the highlands.

Planning on being there for 5 days with 3 full days looking around.

Prefer locally run and down to earth. Don't want luxury.

Thanks! :-)

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Cairns, Australia
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1. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Message me for recommendations

Nottingham, United...
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2. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Hello,

We are looking for a reasonable cost 12 day tour in the highlands beginning in Tari ending in Lae.

We require the hire of a 4x4 vehicle and a good driver/guide, we will pay for our hotels, meals etc separately.

We have come across the following companies but there is not too much detail about them.

New Guinea natural tours- Daniel Wakra

Niugini Jaunts

PNG Tour guide-Dominic Tulo

PNG Highland Adventures

Ecotourism Melanesia

Balomuk tours

PNG ecotours- cjaime

Paiya tours

Are all these registered and who would you recommend please?

Cairns, Australia
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3. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Some of these in your list are local tour operators who run tours in their own province only. Some local tour operators might say they can provide tours elsewhere but may be just posturing because they need the work. Accordingly always do your research. For a multi-day and multi-destination trip you should also think about engaging an operator who can provide back-up assistance if things go wrong eg your guide takes ill, your vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere or if you have a medical emergency and need urgent evacuation. A solo freelancer who operates his tour business from his mobile phone in a village may not have the resources to manage the unexpected.

Nottingham, United...
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4. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Have you come across Daniel Wakra from New Guinea Natural Tours please?

He seems to be okay and has given us a reasonable quote

Cairns, Australia
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5. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Daniel Wakra is a reliable operator who has been operating for many years. He is a good birding guide.

Nottingham, United...
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6. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Have you heard of Chris Jamie Saley of PNG Ecotours?

He has also given us a quote, but no reviews or info online about this company.

Thank you

Cairns, Australia
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7. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Chris Jamie is also a reliable highlands operator who has been around for a long time but uses a number of different business names, I think PNG Ecotours is a new one.

Nottingham, United...
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8. Re: Highlands Guide / Tour

Thank you

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