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Baliem Valley Tours 9 Days 8 Nights
Papua Adventure - Baliem Valley
DAY 01: JAYAPURA - ARRIVAL Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, met by our guide then check in to GRAND ALLISON HOTEL. Free program. Lunch & Dinner paid by clients themselves
DAY 02: JAYAPURA - WAMENA - SOGOKMO - KURIMA - KILISE (B,L,D) Fly to Wamena by the 1st fligth. Then drive 40 minutes to Sogokmo, the starting point of the trekking with your guide, cook and local porters. Trekwill be 4 hours thru Kurima District and passing some Dani sweet potatoes gardens. Afternoon arrive at village and you may walk around, while your cook preparation for dinner. Overnight stay at local guest house of Kilise.
DAY 03: KILISE - IBIROMA - SYOKOSIMO (B,L,D) After breakfast, you are proceed trekking to descend the steep hill down to traditional hanging bridge across Baliem river for about 1.5 hours. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths. But you may also enjoying the nature's beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serving lunch. After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross. Our trek about 4-5 hours to Syokosimo village. Overnight stay at local house with basic facilities OR in tents.
DAY 04: SYOKOSIMO - HITUGI (B,L,D) The trekking today is the shortest one. After breakfast you are 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 by noon where the cook is ready to serve lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Hitugi village. (Walk approx. 3 hours)
DAY 05: HITUGI - KURIMA - SOGOKMO - WAMENA (B,L) After breakfast, leaving Hitugi back to Sogokmo. The walk today is the longest one for about 7-8 hours, depend on your speed, but the terrain is not very difficult as trails wider and the panorama is so evicting. Lunch served en route. Passing Kurima village before ending up in Sogokmo where the car ready to take you back to Wamena for around 90 minutes away. Overnight at BALIEM VALLEY RESORT in Wamena. DAY 06: WAMENA - OBIA (Pig Feast and Dance) - WAMENA (B,L-box) Breakfast at hotel, then we proceed drive for about 45 minutes to Obia Village (not too far from Jiwika). This village is one of the Dani village which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round shape house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe. They cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours or so. Lunch box provided. Proceed to Anemoigi and Sumpaima villages, about 10 minutes ride from Obia, where we will see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old house here. Also, we will visit the natural cave at Wosilimo village around 20 minutes from Sumpaima. Drive back to Wamena for about 50 minutes - 1 hour to stay overnight at BALIEM VALLEY RESORT
DAY 07: WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B) After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour to visit ; Mac Arthur World War II monument, Sentani lake. Lunch at local restaurant (personal expenses). After lunch, continued to visit the Anthropology museum, Hamadi market and Jayapura city. Afternoon check in to the ASTON HOTEL IN JAYAPURA
DAY 08: HARLEM BEACH (B,L-Box) Morning after breakfast driver to Depapre for around 2 hours and then by boat to Harlem beach for swim, snorkeling and relax. Lunch box is provided. Back to Jayapura for overnight at ASTON HOTEL IN JAYAPURA
Noted: snorkeling equipment not available at Harlem beach. It is better the guest bring their own equipment.
DAY 09: JAYAPURA DEPARTURE (B) After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to your next destination. INCLUDED : - Trigana ticket for Jayapura - Wamena - Jayapura (Round Trip) include airport taxes - All land transportation including transfer in Jayapura and Wamena - Accommodation 2 Nights Baliem Valley Resort with Sharing room in Wamena - Accommodation 1 night at Grand Allison Hotel at Deluxe room Twin room in Sentani - Local Accommodation 3 nights in the Dani's village - Accommodation 2 nights at Aston Hotel in Jayapura - English speaking guide - Cook - Porters - Boat on Sentani Lake & Tablanusu to Harlem Beach (VV) - Pig Feast and Dance performance - Traveling permit arrangement - Donation / Entrance fee - All activities mentioned on the above program
EXCLUDED : - Travel insurance, extra baggage charge - Personal expenses such as phone call, laundry, beverages etc. - All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellation or due other causes beyond our control Note: - Minimum booking 10 - 12 persons