7 days baliem valley, option a

This tour program is made for tourists who do not like trekking and want to see birds of paradise in Papua.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01:  Jayapura Arrival by Flight to Wamena, Free at Leisure (-/-/-)
Arrive at Jayapura Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena with schedule 10:20am or 12:30am 30am  (Please note: flights are very often delayed due to weather conditions and we strongly recommend carrying baggage as needed for your trip in the Baliem valley. We will help you to arrange it and keep it with us before leaving). After arriving in Wamena, transfer to and overnight at The Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar. Enjoy your leisure afternoon. Lunch and dinner will be on  your account.
Day 02Panorama, Traditional Dani Houses  (B/L/-)
We begin our tour to Aikima in direction to the northern part of the Baliem Valley. Few kilometers from Town by drive to Aikima village to  explore the Local traditional people of baliem valley. Along the way you will find the Danis working in their sweet potatoes fields and will see their daily activities. Arrive at Suroba, walk through the pine forest, enjoy the beautiful nature setting and crossing a bridge over Aike river before you arrive at the main road where the car is waiting for you. We will hike in 1-2 hours or more through the beautiful countryside and traditional houses of Dani people. Lunch in Box is provided. Dinner will be on your account.

Day 03:  Salt Spring,  Mummy, Traditional Dani Houses (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive up to Jiwika in the central Baliem Valley. Our one hour trek begins at the base of the mountain and ascends 300 meters through a beautiful rainforest, reaching the traditional salt spring of a Dani clan. Clothed in their traditional costumes, the native inhabitants will demonstrate the old techniques of the salt production. Following the demonstration, we will have our lunch on the mountains base then walk down to a Kurulu hamlet, where a very old mummy of the famous Dugum clan is proudly presented for your viewing. Afterwards the women show us how the brought brine is processed. In the vicinity we will see more picturesque hamlets. Everywhere the friendly natives offer their arts and crafts, weapons and curiosities for our inspection. In the afternoon drive back to the Hotel. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account

Day 04:  Trekking South Baliem Gorge (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive to the southern Baliem Valley. The road ends in a village called Sogogmo. Our walking tour along the powerful Baliem River begins here. First a suspension bridge has to be crossed. After that the tour goes on through Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane. All the time we have a wonderful view over the river and the narrow valley. In the early afternoon we reach the church of Seima where we will have our lunch surrounded by beautiful landscape. Before we reach Kurima another suspension bridge has to be crossed. This trek offers unique photo opportunities and our car will take us return to the Hotel in the late afternoon. (Easy walk in approx 3-4 hours).  Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account.

Day 05: Mock Battle / Traditional Dance, Contilola Cave, Traditional Market (B/L/-)
A special welcome will be given to you upon your arrival in the Village; the tribe member will assemble wearing their best outfit to show their appreciation. The Tribe chief will stand on a Traditional Observation and give the order to his people to celebrate. A special “Mock Battle” is one of the most interesting exhibitions you will see on traveling to Papua. Photographer and moviemakers has said that this unique event cannot be described by words alone, you have to see it with your own eyes.  Lunchboxes will be served in the villages.  On our way back we will visit the famous Kontilola Cave. Stop at traditional market. Return to the Hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided. Dinner will be on your account

Day 06:   Wamena – By Flight To Jayapura – Foot of Mt. Cyclop   (B/L/D)
Breakfast and transfer to the Airport for fly return to Jayapura, arrive in Jayapura proceed by car drive to foot Mt  Cyclop in 3 hours – The scenery during the trip and not boring you.  Lunch is served enroute or provided by local people in the villages. Late afternoon around 16:00 PM walking into the forest to explore the jungle flora and fauna in the foot of Mt Cyclop. Here we will visit the bird of paradise habitat, walking about 40 minutes from where we stay. Usually some types of endemic birds stay long and breed here. depends on the weather when we visit. Dinner is served by Local people and accommodation at simple guest house on the edge of the forest.

Day 07Foot of Mt. Cyclop – Airport of Jayapura – Departure (B/-/-)
Depending on the flight you have, before breakfast around 5 o’clock in the morning hiking in different directions to see birds of paradise or other bird birds while exploring the rainforest. Return to the Accommodation and enjoy the breakfast provided. By car, we will return to the city for approximately 3 hours and straight to Jayapura airport for the next departure.

Tour Program and itinerary are subject to change in accordance with local situation and condition. In general:  Infrastructure, Flights, Weather and etc.

Tour Program and itinerary are subject to change in accordance with local situation and condition. In general:  Infrastructure, Flights, Weather and etc


 

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