Trek Through History with a Kokoda Trail Trek

Experience the Journey of a Lifetime with Return International Flights - Kokoda Trail Trek in Papua New Guinea! Revisit Australian History on a Nine Night/Ten Day 96km Trek Over Steep Mountains, Through Thick Rainforest, into Small Villages and Past WWII Remnants. Includes Return International Flights, Domestic Flight, All Meals, Hotel and Hut Accommodation, Entry Fees, Souvenir Video, Australian and Local Guides and More for Only $3,999 Per Person, Valued up to $5,450

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Experience the journey of a lifetime on a physical and spiritual expedition that revisits Australian history with a nine night/ten day trek including international return flights, through Papua New Guinea's Kokoda Trail for only $3,999 per person, valued up to $5,450

The Kokoda Trail is a challenging 96 kilometre trek through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea and is the location of the 1942 World War II battle between the Japanese and Australian forces

This physical and spiritual journey is a challenge for advanced trekkers and training is required as the trek requires up to 8 hours a day of walking through dense rainforest and up steep mountains reaching a height of 2,190 metres as the trail passes around the peak of Mount Bellamy

Tour Highlights

Begin your tour in Papua's New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby where your Australian guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for refreshments and a delicious welcome dinner

Wake up and take an early morning domestic flight to Popondetta or Kokoda airfield to begin your trek, you'll then walk up to Kokoda village to meet local villagers as well as local porters and support staff. Here, you'll also be able to visit the remarkable Kokoda museum and monuments and memorials before having lunch

Long days of trekking follow, with highlights including paying your respects at the Isurava war memorial, inspecting Japanese trenches, ammunition and a mountain gun site, ascending to Mt Bellamy - the highest point on the track, and viewing the Myola 1 airfield, hospital site and Myola ammunition dump

The last few challenging days of the trek bring trekkers to the scene of a ferocious battle at Mission Ridge and Brigade Hill and over the Maguli Range to another scene of vicious fighting at Ioribaiwa Ridge, followed by a stop at Ua-Ule creek rest house for a refreshing swim in the rock pools

On the last day of the trek, trekkers will walk shoulder to shoulder together under the famous Kokoda arch before enjoying a well-deserved lunch whilst reflecting on the last eight days. Trekkers will then board a bus to the Bomana war cemetery to pay homage to the brave men who lost their lives on the track before heading back to the hotel in Port Moresby for a presentation dinner

Your Package Includes

Return international flights - Depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to Port Moresby and return airport transfers in Port Moresby0

Domestic flight from Port Moresby to the trek starting point at either Popondetta or Kokoda airfield

Australian guides with first aid qualifications, and knowledgeable local guides who can answer any questions that you have about Kokoda's history

Two nights of five or four star hotel accommodation (twin share) in Port Moresby on the first and last day of your trek

Accommodation in tents or huts along the trekking track including spending the night in the secluded villages of Alola, Kagi and Nauro

All meals throughout the tour including dinners prepared by a chef using fresh ingredients, as well as nutritious snack pack and hotel meals. Cooking and eating equipment is carried along the trek by local porters who are assigned as one porter per trekker

Prepare for your trek with an eight week training program for you to complete in your own time

Backpack and walking poles to help you on the trek (must be returned), as well as backpack and boot cleaning on completion of the trek

Take home your memories with a fully edited professional video of your experience, certificate of achievement and official track t-shirt

Track fees and site fees plus a visit to the Bomana War Cemetery

Important Information

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour company. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour company directly through the reservation process stated on the voucher

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer

Tour departure dates: Valid for tours departing 17 March 2017, 14 May 2017, 4 June 2017, 13 August 2017, 17 September 2017, 15 October 2017 and 12 November 2017 (bookings must be made before 31 December 2016)

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable (bookings must be made before 31 December 2016)

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

International Flights: This offer includes an international economy class flight from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane to Port Moresby and an international economy class flight back to your departure city. A surcharge of $350 per person applies for departures from Perth, flying with Qantas, Virgin or Air New Guinea. Payable direct to the tour operator at the time of booking

Vouchers are valid for one person aged 10 years or older. Trekkers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult

A medical clearance form must be completed before the trek. These can usually be bulk billed by most doctors. A doctors certificate is required four weeks prior to your trek

A good level of physical fitness is needed for the trek. The tour company will provide you with an eight week training program to follow as your preparation

Hotel stays are twin share. During the trek most trekkers choose to stay in huts due to the larger space and ventilation, however two man tents are also included for those who prefer

Voucher must be presented at check-in

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company

Trekkers must pay their own postage to return backpacks after the tour

Alcohol is not permitted on the trek

Return airport transfers are in Port Moresby

Tour Group Capacity: Tours operate with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of approx. 30 people. In the unlikely event that the tour does not meet minimum numbers, trekkers will be offered alternate dates

Travel insurance is required. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher. Proof of purchase may be requested by the tour company

Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended

Vaccinations may be required, please visit your doctor or a travel clinic for information as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Visit http://bit.ly/2c5LapQ to view all of the required trek documents

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour company's discretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) additional non-included flights are not included with this voucher

One voucher may be purchased per person

Package cannot be split

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour company's published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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