PNG is one of the least developed countries in the world, but it’s one of the most expensive for travellers. There’s little tourism infrastructure, and virtually nothing for budget travel.
As a result, typical visitors are moneyed folks willing to pay top dollar for the country’s world-class diving, snorkeling, birdwatching, trekking, and cultural shows.
But travel on the cheap is possible, as my girlfriend and I recently discovered on an impromptu trip. Here are some ways we found to save cash.