Papua New Guinea is a special place to take the whole family. Unlike other fast paced cities and countries, PNG beckons you to slow down and take in the sights, smells and sounds that Papua New Guineans proudly showcase. Although very close to Australia, Papua New Guinea is a whole other world, and their customs and lifestyle are still, in many parts of the country, unchanged from hundreds of years ago. If you have the opportunity to visit some of the more isolated tribes, your children will feel as though they are stepping into one of their history books from school.
Raising children in Melanesia is a communal activity, and most often your kids will be welcomed with warm, open arms of the people in the villages. Many hands, including other small children, will want to hold and play with your little ones. Pikininis (children) as young as six are often seen carrying their younger siblings. Children will learn that in PNG villages kids their age are fundamental to helping the community thrive. They will also be eagerly encouraged to join in on impromptu ball games and tours around their village home. Children have the beautiful ability to connect in with other cultures and become that opening for friendships to bloom between adults too.