Traveling to Papua New Guinea (PNG) is like stepping foot on an untouched piece of land. Tucked far away from the modern conveniences we’re all used to, this Oceanian country has miles of unexplored terrain, the best hiking you could ever imagine, and an array of tribal traditions. Besides being a place where none of your friends have probably ever visited, here are 12 other reasons why you should take a trip to PNG.
If you’re looking for an adventurous, treacherous hike, you’ll find no shortage of trails in PNG. Kokoda Trail is a 7-day hike that will take you through lush rainforests so you can get up close and personal with this country’s wildlife. Don’t be surprised if you see a Huon tree kangaroo or a long-beaked echidna during your adventure!