Baliem Valley Tour

PAPUA AND BALIEM VALLEY TOURS

Papua People Papua is the western half of the island New Guinea, the most eastern province of Indonesia. New Guinea is the largest and highest tropical island of the world. The northern part of the island is separated from the southern part by a massive chain of mountains known as Pengunungan Maoke. Punjak Jaya is the highest peak at 5000 meters and is Indonesia's tallest snow-capped mountain with glaciers. Papua has a large variety of eco-systems including the richest coral reefs in the world. The coastal systems of Papua contain some of the most pristine and largest tracts of mangroves in the world. From the lowland swamps to the highland mountains one will encounter massive areas of undisturbed tropical rainforest.

Papua is thinly populated. There are 2,5 million people living in Papua. One million Indonesian immigrants from other Indonesian islands inhabit mostly the coastal regions. Another 1,5 million indigenous papuans inhabit mostly the inland of Papua, from the high peaks, through the forest, into the lowland swaps and mangroves.

There are over 250 tribes in Papua. Some of them are very similar but they all possess their own unique culture and language which makes Papua's cultural diversity unique on earth. Papua is the largest still intact natural museum of our planet earth. In many remote places people still live in untouched stone age culture. To experience these people and the unique flora and fauna of the highland and the tropical lowland jungles of Papua can be difficult, expensive, and very uncomfortable, but will be extremely rewarding. The wildlife is truly remarkable with many endemic species of plants, birds, and mammals, making Papua unlike any other place on earth.Kombai Tour

The hospitality and friendship of the local people will guide the traveler and help create an experience which will be remembered for a lifetime. Almost every traveler who visits Papua desires to return, so strong is the attraction of one of the most remote places of the world.

The Baliem Valley

Baliem valley, located in the central highland of Papua, is the most visited area of Papua. The fertile valley 1500 meters above sea level has been discovered in 1938, but people have been farming in the valley for thousands of years. Wamena is the valley's largest town and is the capital of the Jayawijaya district with a population of 65,000. The valley and its surrounding mountains with peaks over 3000 meters are the home of three friendly tribes. The Dani inhabit the base of the valley. The Lani are in the western mountain area and the Yali tribe in the south and east of the valley. All tribes have distinctive cultures and languages, but all men wear a koteka or penis gourd. Each tribe cultivate their own. The Dani use a small thin koteka. The Lani use a wide medium koteka and the Yali use the largest one, sometimes held up with rattan hoops.

The Korowai and Kombai
The Korowai and Kombai tribes inhabit the lowland rainforests of south-central Papua and are not that open and welcoming to tourists as the Dani and the Yali. The Korowai Batu and Kopkaga are the more "deeper" or isolated Korowai tribes and are more territorial and reject contact with missionaries and neighboring tribes. The discovery of the Korowai tribe by the outside world was just 30 years ago. The Korowai and Kombai tribes used to be cannibalistic tribes. The majority of the Korowai and Kombai clans still live on their original ancestral territories isolated in the rainforest, following their traditions. A clan territory contains one to five treehouses, the average village has two or three families, their treehouses go from 6 to 25 meters up and protects them from heat, insects, evil forest spirits and enemies.

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5 Days Explore Raja Ampat

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Day 01 : Hotel – Batanta island (LD)After breakfast at your hotel then pick up to the jetty, continue your excursion by outrigger boat to Bantanta. Along the way you will stop for fishing or snorkeling. Lunch box provided on the island. Stay over night in the tents at Kri island or overnight at village of Waiweser.Day 02 : Waiweser – Wayomi (BLD)After breakfast then early morning birds watching near the village, then continue your excursion by outrigger boat to Salawati.Lunch dinner on the spot.Day 03/04 : SALAWATI (BLD)Your activities here... [Details]

4 Days/ 3 Night Raja Ampat Snorkeling

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Day 01 : Hotel – Salawati island ( LD)After breakfast at your hotel pax pick up by coach to the jetty then explore two hour to Salawati.stop at Wayom river bank, and lunch preparation. After lunch pax explore by outrigger boat a long selat Sekawin for snorkeling. After snorkeling return to your base camp. Diner over night at local house.Day 02 : Salawati island ( BLD)Whole day snorkeling and adventure around the area by outrigger boat. Lunch dinner provided, stay overnight... [Details]

Sorong - Raja Ampat Adventure 8D/7N

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Day 01 : Sorong ArrivalArrive at Sorong airport then transfer to your hotel Cendrewasih or similar,Frre program lunch and dinner on your own.Day 02 : Sorong – Makbon (BLD)After breakfast pax by car proceed to Makbon village in 0ne hour, to sea and learn the traditional way of life of Moi tribe.Walking around the village.Lunch,dinner overnight at the village.Day 03 : Makbon – Sorong – Batanta (BLD)Early morning with local guide and local scout trekking to the jungle to... [Details]

Sorong Raja Ampat Snorkeling 7D/6N

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07 Days – 6 Nights Sorong Raja Ampat Snorkeling And AdventureDay 01 : SORONG ARRIVAL (BLD)Arrive at Sorong airport meeting service then transfer pax to Royal Memberamo Hotel,for check in pax free program. Lunch and dinner on your ownDAY 02 :SORONG –WAISAI RAJA AMPAT ( BLD )After breakfast pax free at leasure until transfer to public harbour then by public fast boat explore to Waisai mother town of Raja Ampat regeny.Arrive harbour then transfer to melati hotel,or losmen for... [Details]



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