5 days baliem valley, option b

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

Day 02:  Trekking South Baliem Gorge (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive to the southern Baliem Valley. 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 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 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. 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 (walk in approx 1-2 hours)

Day 04: 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. A section of this huge cave is partially broken down, a condition that contributes to lush vegetation. Stop at traditional market. Return to the Hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account.


Day 05:   Wamena – Jayapura Departure (-/-/-)
The flight very early in the morning, without any breakfast, transfer at 05:00 am to airport for your flight to  Jayapura at schedule at 06:30 am. By direct flight for Sorong, Makasar, Jakarta or Denpasar.
♠ 4 Nights stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel in Wamena 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
♠ Round trip airfare (Jayapura to Wamena) and Excess baggage fees for overweight luggage
♠ All insurances, beverages, laundry, telp, tipping, meals and beverages in Jayapura and Wamena
♠ Personal Expenses in example photography fees for local people, etc..

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