Day 01: Jayapura Arrival by Flight to Wamena, Free at Leisure (-/L/-)
Arrive at Jayapura Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena with schedule 10:30am or 12:00am (baggage allowed for these flight is 10kg only per passenger, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (please note: the flights are delayed very often due bad weather, technical problem, operational of flight). After arriving in Wamena, transfer to and overnight at The Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar. Enjoy your leisure afternoon. Lunch at local restaurant and dinner will be on your account.
Day 02: Trekking South Baliem Gorge (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive to the southern Baliem Valley. The road ends in a village called Sogogmo, about 3 km before Kurima. 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 Seinma 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 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 dinner will be on your account. (walk in approx 2-3 hours)
Day 04: Pig Cooking Festival (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 “pig-festival” requires cooking with hot stones in an earth pit and 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.
Lunch will be served inside the hamlet, and of course there is also the opportunity for each guest to eat out of the traditional earth pit. The fresh pig meat and the sweet potatoes are delicious. On our way back we will stop in mummy village to see the mummy of a Dani chief. We return to the Hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided and dinner will be on your account.
Day 05 : Wamena – Jayapura/Sentani – City Tour (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Jayapura at schedule at 09:00. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura by car drive to Kalkote Dock to have a local boat for excursion at Lake Sentani, we could do a lake tour 1-2hours in the this lake by seeing local people with their traditional life. Walk around and seeing the local people of Sentani tribe making their arts, bark painting, neckles, and variety of handy craft. Lunch at Local restaurant near lake Sentani. On the way to get to downtown of Jayapura we will stop at Cenderawasih Museum in Abepura, and Hamadi Souvenir Market. Transfer to hotel for Check in. In the evening you will have a lot of time to explore all sides of Jayapura downtown as well as local restaurants and cafe. Dinner will be on your account and accommodation at Hotel.
DAY 06 : Snorkeling in Harlem Beaches (B/L/-)
Pick up at your accommodation, and by private car to Depapre District for about 2 hours , where we will take a boat charter to take us to Beautiful Harlem beach for Snorkeling & swimming, Lunch boxes will be provided.
Late afternoon at 15:00 pm by local boat take us back to port and with car transfer back to Sentani area or to the centre of Jayapura town. Accommodation at stars hotel. Dinner will be on your account.
DAY 07: Jayapura – Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast at your hotel, by car transfer you to the airport in approx 70 minutes leaving Jayapura for Makasar, Jakarta or Denpasar.
Tour Price Included:
♠ 4 Nights at Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar (superior room)
♠ 2 Night at Swisbelhotel or similar,(Superior room)
♠ All land Transport & Transfer (Day01-Day07),
♠ Meals as indicated in Itinerary,
♠ English Speaking Guide
♠ Entrance fees to all objects
♠ Pig Feast/Mock war and Traditional Dance with Dani people.
♠ All Necessary Travel Permit
Tour Price Does not Include:
♠ Dinner in Wamena & Jayapura,
♠ Snorkeling Gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkle)
♠ Photography fee for Local people (some of small 10.000, 20.000 Rupiah money)
♠ Personal Expenses ie: All insurance, Laundry Telephone, Beverage