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About Indigenous Kokoda Adventures

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures (IKA) is the only wholly Indigenous, locally owned, led and operated tour operator on the Kokoda Track.

However, while we are a tour operator, we consider ourselves to be a community focused one.

Since Day 1, our mission has been to provide a better more equitable employment experience for ....more

Reasons to tour with Indigenous Kokoda Adventures

100% wholly Indigenous

Locally owned, led and operated

Committed to helping to break the cycle of poverty along the Kokoda Track

Minimal tourism leakage as we live and bank in Papua New Guinea

Committed to the education of our children

Committed to improving the lives of the people along the Track by providing a better employment experience for out guides

Sustainability

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures (IKA) is committed to affecting change along the Kokoda Track.

For too many years our people have lived in a perpetual state of poverty. We are here to change that. While we know that breaking this cycle is impossible for one small tour operator, together with our trekkers ....more

Kokoda Luti Coffee
Kokoda Luti Coffee
Coffee for Good
Coffee for Good

Our Story

Our story begins a very long time ago, decades ago, probably long before many of you were born. During the Second World War, Japan intended to attack Australia and thought that Papua New Guinea would be a strategic place to launch an attack from. They had heard of ....more

River Crossing
River Crossing
River Crossing
River Crossing
Distant Village
Distant Village

11-Day Trek Along the Kokoda Track

We are happy to provide some information for your trek along the Kokoda Track other than the itinerary details.

Depending on timing and conditions, we will also incorporate a ‘mystery experience’ at a ‘to be announced time and place’ for our trekkers. It will be designed to provide you with an ....more

The Beginning
The Beginning
Naduri Village
Naduri Village
Ridges of Kokoda
Ridges of Kokoda

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures. Wholly Indigenous, local, and wholly committed to a life changing trip for our guests and guides

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures (IKA) is the only wholly Indigenous, locally owned led and operated tour operator on the Kokoda Track. We offer life changing treks along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The personal satisfaction of mastering the physical difficulties of completing The Kokoda Track is an experience you ....more

Bridge Across the Water
Bridge Across the Water
Efogi Village
Efogi Village
Efogi Village
Efogi Village

Awards

The Regenerative Travel Impact Awards 2021 — Community
Lux Life - Indigenous Kokoda Adventures - Papua New Guinea
Best Adventure Tour Operator - Oceania 2021

Best Adventure Tour Operator
Best Adventure Tour Operator
Regenerative Travel Awards 2021 Finalist
Regenerative Travel Awards 2021 Finalist

What We Offer

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures is committed to providing our trekkers with a safe, challenging trek in a remote part of the world. We allocate a 1:1 trekker to porter ratio to promote a strong bond between your porter and yourself. Our goal for each trek is to not only ....more

Remote Villages
Remote Villages
Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical Rain Forest
A Little Bit of Mud
A Little Bit of Mud

How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip

For everyone’s protection, Indigenous Kokoda Adventures requires all our guests to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19. We will require proof of vaccination at the group welcome meeting on arrival day. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption, and these will ....more

Accreditations and Associations

Adventure Travel Trade Association - Indigenous Kokoda Adventures has been a member of ATTA since 2019.

Planeterra Foundation - we have been a part of Planeterra Foundation since 2021.

Terra Incognita - we have been a part of Terra Incognita since 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

We are currently in the first stage of certification through Travelife.

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

We allow one date change, and we require 60 days notice.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

Unfortunately once the tour has begun you cannot join the tour.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

All the accommodations along the Kokoda Track are in village huts and all trekkers stay together in one hut. There is one night where the accommodation is in a tent, and we do our best to accommodate preferences.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Indigenous Kokoda Adventures has been in business since 2018 however all our guides have been in the guiding business for many years.

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

We have people joining our treks from all over the world, so you will have the opportunity to create new friendships with many new people.

What is the maximum weight that my backpack can be?

You should try to travel as lightly as possible as someone will have to carry what you bring. Your backpack size should be 95 litres BUT your total belongings should weigh no more than 12 kilograms (backpack and daypack combined). We use charter flights back to Kokoda and weight is restricted due to the small aircraft that is used.

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

We offer all trekkers the opportunity to contribute to our foundation - the IKA Foundation. All donations assist with providing scholarships to the children along the Kokoda Track with their post Grade 8 education.

What documents will I receive before I travel?

We have a number of documents we require trekkers to complete. They are: Welcome Letter, Client On-boarding Form, Medical Questionnaire, Medical and Insurance Acknowledgement, Waiver of Liability and Insurance Acknowledgement, Training Guidelines, What to Bring, Our Wish List

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Please see our Covid-19 policies on our website.

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

All accommodation, except for the first and last night which are in a hotel, are in village huts and while the comfort level may not be what you are used to, it is a wonderful opportunity to experience how the local people live in the villages along the Kokoda Track.

Book With Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Indigenous Kokoda Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Indigenous Kokoda Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Indigenous Kokoda Adventures, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Indigenous Kokoda Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Indigenous Kokoda Adventures charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 30 days before tour starts: 75% of tour cost
    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

The Kokoda Track with Indigenous Kokoda Adventures
10 Nights $2888 $2751