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 Gorge Trekking 16D/15N

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Day 01 : JAYAPURA-ARRIVAL (D)Arrival at airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat. Lunch have at Yougwa restaurant near the lake. After lunch, see the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00), then Hamadi market - Jayapura city. Afternoon back to hotel for overnight and dinner.Day 02 : JAYAPURA - KURIMA - KILISE (B,L,D)After breakfast then transfer to airport for your 40 minutes flight to... [Details]

Baliem Gorge Trekking 12D/11N

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Day 01 : JAYAPURA-ARRIVAL (L.D)Arrival at airport of Jayapura check in to the hotel, lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel. The rest of the day is free program.Day 02 : JAYAPURA - KURIMA - KILISE (B,L,D)After breakfast then transfer to airport for your 40 minutes flight to Wamena. Arrive at Wamena airport, then drive in 1 hour to Kurima with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking, Kurima is the sub District of the tribe on level terrain then... [Details]

Papua Tour 9D/8N

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9 Days/8 Night Wayag Island, Snorkeling, Fishing,Birding And Adventure To Raja Ampat -West PapuaDay 01 : Sorong – Waisai ( Waigeo) Arrival (LD)Arrival Sorong airport then have lunch at chines restourant,then by fast boat explore to Waisai,the capital of Raja Ampat in 3 hours. Stay overnight at Maras Risen hotel or similar.Day 02 : Waisai – Saundarek village (BLD)After breakfast by speed explore to Saundarek vilage,snorkeling,feeding fish near the jety and make photograph around ther village.Stay overnight at local village homstay.Lunch... [Details]

14days / 13nights Baliem Valley

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14days / 13nightsBaliem Valley - Asmat – Koroway TribeDay 01 : ARRIVAL JAYAPURA - WAMENA – NORTHERN BALIEM VALLEY (L,D).Upon arrival in Sentani Airport of Jayapura, meet for your direct connect flight by Trigana Air leaving for Wamena at ETD 10:30. Arrive at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in and a short briefing by guide about the trip. Lunch is served at hotel restaurant. After lunch explore Aikima and Suroba of Baliem valley, Along the way you will find... [Details]

Baliem Valley Tour Program 3D/2N

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Day 01 : ARRIVAL JAYAPURA - WAMENA – NORTHERN BALIEM VALLEY (L,D).Upon arrival in Sentani Airport of Jayapura, meet for your direct connect flight by Trigana Air leaving for Wamena at ETD 10:30. Arrive at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in and a short briefing by guide about the trip. Lunch is served at hotel restaurant. After lunch explore Aikima and Suroba of Baliem valley, Along the way you will find the Danis working in their sweet potatoes fields and will see their... [Details]

Baliem Valley Tour Program 4D/3N

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Day 01 : ARRIVAL JAYAPURA - WAMENA – NORTHERN BALIEM VALLEY (L,D).Upon arrival in Sentani Airport of Jayapura, meet for your direct connect flight by Trigana Air leaving for Wamena at ETD 10:00. Arrive at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in and a short briefing by guide about the trip. Lunch is served at hotel restaurant. After lunch explore Aikima and Suroba of Baliem valley, Along the way you will find the Danis working in their sweet potatoes fields and will see their... [Details]



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