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Ecotourism Melanesia

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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About Ecotourism Melanesia
Ecotourism Melanesia is a local tour operator based in Port Moresby for the past 15 years. The company offers a range of multi-day tours around PNG and a selection of day trips in the Port Moresby and Sogeri areas. Some of our day trips are suitable for cruise ship shore excursions. All our excursions are private tours operating on demand only – sorry we don’t operate scheduled tours sold on per-seat basis due to the low number of visitors.
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Hammer13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia203 contributions125 helpful votes
The person that gave us five stars previously must’ve been drunk this to is nowhere near value for money for what you pay for it whoopy So you get to see Parliament house and you get to see the museum and the fish 🎣 market Big deal all these things you can do by yourself add a much less cost would not recommend this waste of money to anybody
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Caspian wrote a review Feb 2020
Canberra, Australia80 contributions12 helpful votes
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There’s very little tourist reviews about anything around Port Moresby. So I was a bit nervous about my visit at first. That said, I hope this review will give you adventures junkies peace of mind. The tour with Ecotourism was terrific, I did a tour around the WW2 sites and the guide Wesley was magnificent. He was even happy to amend the itinerary on the go and squeezed in some great local visits such as the animal’s sanctuary. Along the roads up to the mountain I felt safe and enjoyed meeting all the locals with my guide. The adventures up to Owens Corner and down the Kakoda track was amazing, highly recommend seeing that part of the world. If you’re looking for a safe reliable tour company. Ecotourism Melanesia has you covered
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Date of experience: February 2020
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b80126 wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
I cannot say enough about our short time in PNG with Ecotourism Melanesia. From communication and booking with Aaron many months in advance, to being on ground with Wes and Andy, the experience was amazing. Timely, accurate and well worth value. Be sure to check out Ecotourism Melanesia for your Papua New Guinea needs!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Michelle B wrote a review Dec 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia5 contributions2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I went on the Sogeri Jungle Village Trip tour with Ecotourism Melanesia in November 2019. We only had two days, so we were picked up from the airport at 7am, and drove directly to the village. On the second day we went on a long hike (we were supposed to see a WWII plane, but didn’t make it – more below) and then returned to Port Moresby by about 5pm. We paid $540 per person for this trip, and were told it was a discount from the normal $800. If you are looking for a very typical / traditional village experience, this was perfect. There were certainly no other tourists, and the village had only accommodated a few tourists before us. There were no staged dances. We ate the local food (lots of bananas, pineapples and yucas) and slept on the floor in a spare hut in the village. The driver was incredibly kind and showed us around Port Moresby on the way. T his was the most genuine local experience I have ever had in my travels. That said, there were absolutely no tourist facilities. We didn’t have access to soap, running water or hand sanitizer, nor were we told to bring our own. There were lots of insects and no mosquito nets. We were told that the hike would be 5 hours round-trip, but after 3 hours of hiking the guide told us that the hike would be an additional 30 minutes to 2 hours just to get to our destination (thus a 7-10 hour round-trip). He also revealed that he had never done the hike in one day before. The host family is incredible kind, but clearly don’t have any tourism training. All facilities are very basic – I fell during the hike and was bleeding for hours because there was no first aid kit. (We left ours behind because we were just going for the day.) The owner lives in Australia, and it seems that he hasn’t done the hikes that he is selling, so he cannot properly represent them. We were promised a number of things in the description of the tour (guest house, market visit, school visit, etc) that just didn’t happen. This is a very unique experience, and some people might enjoy it, but for me it wasn't worth the price paid. I have done tours in Africa, Asia, and other Pacific Islands and stayed in other basic accommodations, but this was by far the most basic and least prepared for tourists.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marina K wrote a review Nov 2019
Chicago, United States20 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a private tour with Parlament house and Museum visit, visiting the fish market and fisherman village, local markets. Give enough time for the museum - it is stunning! Do no miss the insect collection in the parlament house! World war two american planes are on display in the museum yard. For us the highlight of the city was the museum! There is also an about 45 minutes ride away a great National park! Worth checking! The road, waterfalls, scenary is unbelivble, The park is wonderful! The slopes of vulcanic rocks and cycades are priceless! ...
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Date of experience: October 2019
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