Sign Up


A deposit of $800 per person will hold your seat on this trip.  If you’re ready to join the trip, please mail your check for $800 per person to Wantok at PO Box 1952, Murphys, CA 95247.  If you prefer to pay by credit card, you can do so via Paypal,, using our email address to identify us.

You will receive an email on receipt of your desosit with the detailed information on the trip, including a registration form, liability waiver, packing list, and travel details.


Final payment is due 90 days before trip departure.  Final payments using Paypal will be charged an additional 3% of the amount being paid to cover Paypal fees.   Checks should be mailed to Wantok, PO Box 1952, Murphys, CA 95247.

If you cancel your trip up to 90 days before departure, the deposit minus $250 penalty will be refunded.  The penalty rises to $500 for cancellations received 89-60 days before trip departure.  Cancellations between 59 and 30 days before trip departure incur a fee of 50% of trip land cost. No refund will be made for cancellations within 29 days of departure date.  We strongly recommend purchase of trip cancellation insurance (see above).


Neither the guides who are part of Wantok nor the entity itself, which is a loose association and not a formally structured business, carries liability, evacuation or other insurance for the participants.

We VERY STRONGLY recommend that you check what your current insurance will cover on a trip, and then purchase additional insurance for anything else you feel you need.  We particularly advise buying trip cancellation, medical and evacuation insurance in case of last minute changes in plans or a need for emergency medical treatment or evacuation while on the trip.  An excellent option is MedJet.  At a modest cost they will supply evacuation insurance from anywhere in the world to any hospital, promptly and without questions.  Two other sources for trip insurance that we recommend are Travel Guard International at and Travelex Insurance at .

You will be required to sign a liability waiver acknowledging the insurance situation to participate in the trip.


Please print, fill out, sign and return these two forms ASAP and either via email or postal service:

Client Form

Wantok Liability Waiver


Contact us at