5 days baliem valley, option a

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Jayapura Arrival – By Flight Wamena,  Panorama, Traditional Houses  (-/L/-)
You will be meeting by  our staff at your hotel, and by car transfer to the Airport again for  your flight depart at 10:00 or 12:00 to Wamena.  (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) Upon arrival at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel. 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 through the beautiful countryside and traditional houses of Dani people.  Late afternoon drive back to Wamena for accommodation. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account.

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Day 02:  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 rain forest, 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.  In the afternoon drive back to the Hotel. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account  (walk in approx 1-2 hours)

Day 03: 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 Kotilola Cave. A section of this huge cave is partially broken down, a condition that contributes to lush vegetation. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account

Day 04:   Wamena – Jayapura / Sightseeing (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 (open 09:00am-15:00pm), 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 05:  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.

PRICE INCLUDES
♠ 3 Nights stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel in Wamena or similar (Superior Room)
♠ 1 Night stay at Swiss Belhotel or similar (superior Room)
♠ Meals as specified in the itinerary above
♠ All Tour & Land Transport, Airport Transfers
♠ English speaking local guide
♠ Mock War dance with dani people
♠ Entrance fees to Villages.
♠ All Necessary Travel Permit

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
♠ Round trip airfare (Jayapura to Wamena) and Excess baggage fees for overweight luggage
♠ All insurances, Tipping, meals and beverages in Jayapura and Wamena
♠ Personal Expenses in example photography fees for local people, etc..


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