Baliem Valley (Papua)
Papua used to be called West Papua, Indonesia’s eastern most province. It encompasses the western half of New Guinea and several other islands. An area of cultural and biological diversity, its rainforests and mountains are inhabited by indigenous Melanesian tribes and diverse wildlife including tree kangaroos, birds of paradise and whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay as well.
Wamena – Baliem Valley Tour (6D/5N)
Day 01: Jayapura Arrival – Wamena (D)
Arrival at Jayapura Airport, claim your luggage then check-in for your flight to Wamena (unescorted). Upon arrival at Wamena Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is a FREE program. The hotel located in Wamena Center. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 02: Baliem Valley City Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast we drive to Napul Hill for a view of Baliem Valley. Visiting Sinakma Village, cross a hanging bridge of Wamena River and passing Lani Village. Lunch served at local restaurant. After lunch we visit Jibama local market then continue to Wesaput – Pugima Village. Afternoon return to hotel for dinner.
Day 03: Kurima District – The Southern of Baliem Valley (B, L, D)
After breakfast we drive for one hour to Southern Baliem Valley, start your trekking day by passing vegetable gardens and enjoy the scenery of Baliem Gorge, meet local people who live near Baliem River and learn a bit about their life and culture. (simple lunch box will be provided). In the afternoon we walk back then drive to hotel for dinner.
Day 04: Jiwika – Dani Tribe Ceremonies of Pig Feast & Dance (B, L, D)
After breakfast we drive for 40 minutes to Jiwika Village (Northern Baliem Valley), see the Mummy at Sumpaima Village then walk to the second village for 10 minutes to join and enjoy the Dani Ceremonies of mock battle and pig feast. You will see how they make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook it on hot stones with vegetables and sweet potatoes. The performance will be about 4 – 5 hours long where a simple lunch box will be provided. After the local people cook their traditional food, the chief of village will serve their food like pig’s meat & sweet potatoes. Before leaving, the ladies will bring out local handicrafts. So please bring a couple of IDR 100,000 so you can support the local community. You can bargain but not too much! Afternoon return to hotel for dinner.
Day 05: Wamena – Jayapura (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Wamena Airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Upon arrival at Jayapura Airport, directly drive to Sentani Lake where you will board a traditional boat to explore the lake front, see the life of people who live on the islands. Lunch will be served at Yogwa Lake Side restaurant. If time still permits you will continue to the anthropology museum (open Mon-Sat 08.00-14.30, Sundays and public holidays are closed). Afternoon you may go to local art shops to buy some local handicrafts. Check in and dinner at the hotel.
Day 06: Jayapura Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Jayapura Airport for your next destination.
US$ 1,390/person (2 persons)
Valid until 31 Dec. 2019
Includes: Accommodation (Wamena: 4 Nights in Baliem Pilamo Hotel; Jayapura: 1 Night in Aston Hotel Jayapura), all transportation including airport transfers in Jayapura and Wamena, meals as per program, English speaking guide, traveling permit arrangement, Dani ceremonies of Pig Feast and Dance, donations/entrance fee, all activities mentioned on the above program.
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips for guide, alcoholic beverages, small money for taking picture with Baliem people.