What people are saying about us…

Sincere thanks to Icon Adventures, in particular Suzanne Holden & Elizabeth Menzies, for making our dream of trekking in the remote Papuan Baliem Valley combined with the unique Baliem Festival a reality.  We were only too aware of the difficulty to travel to this part of the world, but you took up the challenge and made it happen, along with providing us with a very informative and caring local Guide.  All we had to do was enjoy, and we did, thoroughly, to make our time there amongst the Baliem Valley people one of our most memorable and rewarding adventure experiences to date. Thanks again, and we have absolute confidence in Icon Adventures being able to meet our next challenge.   

Jill & Rod, West Papua - Baliem Festival

The Kokoda experience with Icon Adventures was truly a trip of a lifetime.  An excellent mix of the physical activity combined with the emotion and the history associated with the Australian diggers involvement in World War Two.  Our guide was outstanding in his knowledge and explanations of the battle fields and the way he was able to take care of the group across the many days.  We also had an tremendous interaction with the local people, with some a part of the group and others met along the way.  Icon Adventures made sure they have back to the indigenous people along the way and we were able to view a school house in the village of Efogi 2 funded by the company.  I really enjoyed being part of a smaller group (seven trekkers and one guide) where we were able to move forward as one unit across the track.  An excellent trip which was well organised and provided a sense of personal accomplishment, but also deep admiration for what the diggers endured during the war.  Thankyou Icon Adventures.

Steve, Kokoda

Just a note to say thank you very much for a wonderful experience on the Kokoda Track. It was an awesome although tough and humbling experience and Leigh & I enjoyed every minute of it. You guys do a fantastic job right from the start. Big thanks to Laura for your phone calls keeping us on track. Look forward to more adventures in the future!

Rachel & Leigh, Kokoda

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful trip. I knew that Ethiopia was going to be special but I had no idea what a huge impact it would have on me and I owe you and Icon for this.  Thank you for your leadership and friendship and showing me what really does matter in this world. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon regarding net years trip - can't wait!

Helen, Ethiopia

Thank you for a very rewarding experience. The dawn service was very moving and the little village (Efogi 2) where the kids and their mums sang gave me a powerful reminder of where we come from. There were many highlights, sometimes just sitting in the shelter having something to eat was really good! The top of Brigade Hill was powerful stuff and I found the walk gave me time to think about the track in the war. Isurava was unforgettable and everyone made an effort for which I am grateful. Thanks for your patience and help in getting us there, Max & Nixxie were beyond anything I expected.

Bruce, Kokoda

I had the most fantastic and rewarding experience on Kilimanjaro and making it to the summit. I went with strangers but have made wonderful friendships. A big thank you to the Icon Adventures team and Laura who did an amazing job organising my trip and Chris on his leadership skills.

Annette, Kilimanjaro

I just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for your efforts in putting together another memorable trip for our group. The organisation was excellent and I know I speak for everyone in saying that we all had a great, hassle-free experience (except for dealing with commercialised Masai warriors!!) and am sure that for those of us looking for another "adventure" we will be in touch with Icon Adventures!!

Rambo you run a great outfit. From the guides on the mountain to the safari and the school trip it is quite amazing that you can put all that together without any obvious problems under what I would consider to be fairly difficult conditions.

I did feel a little bit sorry for you on occasions when you were asked the same questions 12 times a day but you handled it well and I think that the fact 12 people can travel together and live more or less in each others pockets without any sign of conflict is a tribute to your own people and organisational skills.

Thanks again for a great tour and I look forward to more adventures in the future!!

Scot, Kilimanjaro

A most enjoyable adventure! Well led by Elizabeth Menzies whose knowledge and experience of Indonesia enhanced our trip.

Highlights included Kalimantan orangutans via a boat on the Sekonya River to Camp Leakie, tribal trekking the heights of the Baliem Valley and taking in the Baliem Valley festival at Wamena. Highly recommend for trekkers who enjoy a challenge and being stimulated. Complments to the team at Icon for bookings, connections and a hassle-free trip.

Shane, West Papua

Thank you so much for all your help in organising things and getting me prepared  for the Kokoda trek. 

For me, it has been the most rewarding and fulfilling trip I have ever made and was just the most amazing experience at so many levels, both physically and emotionally.  

Chris is a fantastic tour guide and was a real support to me in getting me through to the end. 

Keep up the good work with Icon. I hope I get the opportunity to do another trek at some stage in the near future. 

Guy, Kokoda