Escape the Ordinary

Australia’s Bob Wood Cruise Group has added a new division to its operations with a focus on Papua New Guinea  and established a brand new company, Global Tour Specialists . With more ships now cruising to the exotic Papua New Guinea and its Pacific destinations it is a great time to visit this region to experience one of the last exotic and wild frontiers. Global Tour Specialists has been working in PNG for many years and has first hand knowledge of the best, safest and easiest areas to travel to.

The tours offered are for true travellers who want to immerse themselves into the culture and beauty that is Papua New Guinea. Global Tour Specialists gives you a taste of the  colourful contrasts with an emphasis on meeting and  engaging with the locals. From the pristine rivers to the untouched beaches and  up into the remote highlands with visits to the islands .The rugged beauty is strikingly different in each location.There is stunning nature, birds, butterflies and wildlife all woven in with the relics and war history that is essential in telling its story.

Global Tour Specialists tours are escorted by experienced Australian guides and include local expert native guides along the journey so they can share their knowledge about their region.  Packages include boutique accommodation in local hotels, retreats, lodges  and some homestays with plenty of fresh food and local hospitality. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the unspoilt natural environments of Papua New Guinea whilst tourism is growing and the product raw and in many ways untouched.

The 6 night Highlands & Islands Tour  offers a distinct understanding of the richness of cultural and geographical diversity from the Highlands of Mount Hagen to the Islands locations of Rabaul & Kavieng on New Britain & New Ireland. Visit UNESCO world heritage sites, active volcanoes, war history relics and experience the spectacular Banining fire dancers who strictly perform only at night.

Their other option, the  Fjords & Rivers Tour journeys to the pristine fjords of the Oro Province. Travel by local vessel up the Sepik River in the north where you can immerse yourself in the river culture and purchase the most sought after crafts in all of Papua New Guinea. Enjoy a unique stay in a local guest house, travel in comfortable canoes, visit regional communities and  observe the customs and traditions of this magnificent river.

Global Tour Specialists wants you to experience the real Papua New Guinea  and its tours are designed to get you into locations of beauty with the “Wow” factor. They continue to develop and work with the local communities in exploring new touring possibilities. They are looking forward to sharing their knowledge of the region with you.