PAPUA ADVENTURE see Baliem Valley trek & North Dani Cultures (8D 7N)

The cultures of the West Irian / Irian Jaya tribes are fascinating. The island's terrain is rough, mountainous, and covered by rain forest. Communications between villages are by narrow foot paths.
 
Travelindo suggests this program below to enjoy this fascinating island:

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA - ARRIVAL (D)
Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, met by our guide then transfer to hotel for overnight. Dinner will have at hotel's restaurant. The rest of the day will be your own program.

DAY 02 : JAYAPURA – WAMENA – KURIMA – KILISE (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Wamena. Upon arrive at Baliem valley airport, then drive an hour to Kurima, the starting point of the trekking with your guide, cook and local porters. Trek will be 3-4 hours to Kilise village with passing some Dani sweet potatoes gardens. Afternoon, arrived at village and you may walk around, while your cook prepare for dinner. Overnight at local guest house of Kilise.

DAY 03 : KILISE – IBIROMA - SYOKOSIMO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you proceed to descend the steep hill to traditional hanging bridge across Baliem river. You will walk a little harder today with narrow and slippery paths. But you may also enjoy the nature’s beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serve the lunch. After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross. Trek is about 4-5 hours to Syokosimo village.

DAY 04 : SYOKOSIMO – HITUGI  (B,L,D)
The trekking today is the shortest one. After breakfast, you proceed to continue the trek up to a village called Hitugi. Climbing up the hill all the way to the village is something different, but the scenery is incredibly beautiful, combined with small villages and local people working in the field. You arrive to the village at noon when the cook is ready. Dinner and overnight at Hitugi village. (Walk approx. 3 hours).

DAY 05 : HITUGI - SEIMA – SOGOKMO – WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, leaving Hitugi back to Sogokmo. The walk today is the longest one, but the terrain is not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so evicting. Passing Seima village before ending up in Sogokmo where the car ready to take you back to Wamena. Lunch served en route. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 : WAMENA + SIGHTSEEING TOUR - JIWIKA (Pig feast & dance) – WAMENA (B,L,D)
Breakfast and drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the north of Baliem Valley. Then walk around 5 minutes to Anemoigi village to see Mock war and dance. The ceremony takes around 4 hours.  Afterwards, we walk back with the same way to see MUMMY in Sumpaima village. You will visit traditional market in Wamena and surrounding in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo Hotel or Rannu Jaya Hotel.

DAY 07 : WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Jayapura. On arrival, you may have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur, 2nd World War monument, Sentani villages. Lunch is served at restaurant nearby the lake. After lunch, see the Anthropology museum, Hamadi market & Jayapura town. In the afternoon, back to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

DAY 08 : JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to airport for Depart to the next destination. End of services.

Tour Package above inclusive of :
  • Shuttle transfer In / Out
  • All land transportation including Airport transfers in Jayapura and Wamena.
  • Accommodations 3 Nights at Baliem Pilamo Hotel / Rannu Jaya Htl-Wamena
    1 Night at Sentani Indah Hotel/at Swiss Bell Hotel –Jayapura and 3 Night at local house
     based on twin/double share
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Traveling permit arrangement
  • Donations/entrance fee
  • Meals as stated at itinerary
Tour Package above exclusive of :
  • Flight ticket to Wamena
  • All personal expenses such as room service, laundry, telex, facsimile, telephone etc
  • Any other optional tours, which is not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and tips for local tour guide and driver

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