Asia Transpacific Journeys' Groundbreaking Adventure Photo Tour of Papua New Guinea
July 20, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsBoulder, CO—Asia Transpacific Journeys, the leading American tour operator in the Asia-Pacific region, introduces a new adventure in Papua New Guinea for 2013. Renowned photographer Michele Westmorland leads the "Papua New Guinea Through the Lens" tour and showcases some of the world's most exotic tribes.
Westmorland offers expert advice on lighting and composition, and more importantly facilitates one-of-a-kind photo opportunities with the locals, many of whom are long-time friends. In a land of deep tribal and clan affiliation, connections are everything. Westmorland, the veteran of 27 trips to Papua New Guinea, is welcomed like family. As a member of her "clan," those who travel with her are too.
"What takes me back to Papua New Guinea so many times? It's the magic of this island nation," Westmorland says. "What excites me even more is the opportunity to bring guests to share in the adventure—something so few people on our planet get to experience."
"Papua New Guinea Through the Lens" explores the furthest reaches of Papua New Guinea, accessing incredible tribes in the remote areas of Kumul, Karawari and Tufi, where people still live much like their Stone Age ancestors, hunting and fishing from dugout canoes.
The trip joins locals at a sing-sing (festival) in the little-known village of Wahgi. A sing-sing in Papua New Guinea is a cultural and anthropological tour de force without peer in the world.
"Tribes gather to show off their clan design with body dÃ©cor," Westmorland says. "The visuals are mind-bending."
The 12 day trip departs June 4, 2013 and includes the best resorts in the country. Land cost for this trip is $10,695.
Asia Transpacific Journeys is considered the Papua New Guinea travel experts, designing tours to Papua New Guinea for such reputable institutions as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Visit www.asiatranspacific.com or call (800) 642-2742 to sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime departure.