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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Baliem Valley Trekking 6D/5N

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Day 01 : Arrival Jayapura - Wamena (L,D)Arrival Jayapura, meet by your guide, and continue your flight depart to Wamena at 10.ooAM or 12.ooAM. Upon arrival at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for a short briefing about the trekking. After lunch, Visit Jibama local market then by car drive in 25 minutes to Suroba village and hike through hanging bridge. Afternoon return to the hotel for dinner and stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar.Day 02 : Wamena – Kurima - Hitugi(B,L,D)... [Details]

Baliem Valley Trekking I 8D/7N

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Day 01 : JAYAPURA - KURIMA - KILISE (L,D)Arrival Jayapura, meet by your guide, and continue your flight depart to Wamena at 10.ooAM or 12.ooAM Arrive at Wamena airport, then drive in 40 minutes to Sogokmo with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking to Kurima, sub District of the tribe on level terrain then continue climbing the Hesegem hill on the direction of Kilise. Along the trails, you will meet local people in their activities and yet the scenery is very beautiful around. Lunch served en-route.... [Details]

Baliem Valley Trekking II 8D/7N

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Day 01 : Arrival Jayapura - Wamena (L,D)Arrival Jayapura, meet by your guide, and continue your flight depart to Wamena at 10.ooAM or 12.ooAM. Upon arrival at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for a short briefing about the trekking. Visit Pugima hanging bridge and Jibama Local Market. Rest of the day is free program while the guide make further preparation for the next day. Lunch and dinner at Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar .Day 02 : Wamena – Kurima - Hitugi (B,L,D)... [Details]

Sorong & Raja Ampat 5D/4N

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DAY 01 : Arrive in Sorong - Raja Ampat (L,D)Upon arrive in Sorong Airport our guide will pick them up and do sing seeing tour around Sorong before leaving to Raja Ampat at 2 O'clock in the day time. Take a lunch in one of good restaurant in Sorong City. Around 1 O'clock transfer to port of Sorong and pay for entrance fee to Raja Ampat. It does take 2 hours by boat to your accommodation in Wasai. Stay over night at Maras Risen Hotel. Late afternoon you may exploring the... [Details]

Comb. Baliem Valley And - Tree House Tribe

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Day 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL WAMENA (L,D)Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meet by guide, then catch Trigana flight to Wamena.. Upon arrival at Wamena airport , transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for a short briefing by guide about the tour and trekking. after lunch, touring around Wamena town and market and villages surrounding. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and stayovernight.Day 02 : WAMENA KURIMA - KILISE ( B,L,D )Breakfast at hotel, then by car to Kurima then trek to Kilise, Today we hike up and down, the trail is... [Details]

15 Days / 14 Nights Kombai Expedition

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Day 01 : JAYAPURA – ARRIVAL (L.D)Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura , met by our guide then transfer to hotel, after lunch visiting the local market in Sentani to see the people selling their garden products and drive around the Sentani town, afternoon back to hotel dinner at Mickey restaurant in the town and overnight stay at hotel.Day 02 : JAYAPURA – WAMENA (B.L.D)Depart by flight to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel, then proceed to visiting Dani... [Details]



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