GROUP SCHEDULED – Baliem Valley Trekking & Festival 2019, 7 days
SUNDAY, AUGUST 04th: BY FLIGHT TO WAMENA – TREKKING (-/L/D)
You may arrive in Papua by today latest at 07:00 am but very recommended to be arrive one day earlier in Papua at Sentani Airport (Saturday, August 3rd). Meet our team and all participants at Sentani Airport port for the flight depart at 10:20 am to Wamena. Meet with other people of Group in the Airport. (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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 05th: EXPLORE TRADITIONAL VILLAGES SURROUNDING (B/L/D)
Today’s walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up and down of the hills with about 1.800 meters of elevation. Late afternoon trekking return to Kilise village, dinner is provided by cook and overnight stay at Dani Typical Guest house. (Walk approx. 4-5 hours).
TUESDAY, AUGUST 06th: TREKKING – RETURN TO WAMENA (B/L/–)
Today, we hike down and the trail is steep and could be very slippery when it is in rainy season. Before we reach Kurima another suspension bridge has to be crossed. This trek offers unique photo opportunities.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 07th: TRADITIONAL HOUSES, MUMMY, MARKET (B/L/–)
In the morning we drive up to Jiwika in the central Baliem Valley. 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 08th: BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/–)
After breakfast, we will drive up to Napua nearby Military post for overview of Baliem Valley, it will be good for photography. Way back down and we will stop to visit Baliem Valley Festival. Late afternoon drive back to Wamena and stay at Medium Accommodation. Dinner will be on your account.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 09th: BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/–)
Still on the festival, After breakfast we will travel by chartered car to the location of the Baliem Valley festival (entrance fee to the festival is included). The place where they hold the ceremony changes from year to year. The festival has many traditional activities. There is traditional Dani tribe dancing and singing. Late afternoon drive back to Wamena for accommodation. Dinner will be on your account.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th: WAMENA – JAYAPURA –DEPARTURE (B/-/–)
This morning you will catch a morning flight to Jayapura by at 06:15am
Above program and itinerary is flexible or depend on local conditions, flights, weather, etc.
Included in The Tour Price
* Internal flights: Jayapura/Wamena/Jayapura (return)
* 2 Nights stay in the villages (Guest houses/tents), with standard Sleeping bags and thin Mats
* 4 Nights stay at Medium Accommodation in Wamena Town.
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary above
* All Tour, transfers In/Out
* Land Transports to the villages & Festival
* English-speaking guide
* Cook with its basic equipment
* Porter for trekking
* Entrance fees to Villages & Baliem Valley Festival
Not Included in The Tour Price
* All Insurance, Dinner in the Town, Excess baggage fees,
* Domestic Flights with its Airport Taxes
* All Personal Expenses; Laundry, Telephone, Beverage, Photograph fee for local people, etc