korowai tree house & baliem valley festival 2019

GROUP SCHEDULED,  1st – 10th of August’ 2019

AUGUST  01st  (Thursday):  
JAYAPURA ARRIVAL  – FLIGHT TO  YAHOKIMO/DEKAI  (-/L/D)

You may arrive in Papua by today latest at 09:00 am but very recommended to be arrive one day earlier in Papua at Sentani Airport (July 31st). Morning arrival to Jayapura – the capital of Papua province and the largest city on the Indonesian side of the island. Meet with all participants at Sentani Airport of Jayapura for a short briefing and check in for another flight to Dekai at 11:00 PM. (baggage allowed for these flight is 10kg only per passenger, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving).

AUGUST 02nd (Friday):
DEKAI – MABUL  (B/L/D)
You will not be sleeping on bed for next 4 days. Transfer by Jeep to Lokpon and today travel by motorized canoe through Brazza River for approx 8-10hours.  From Brazza river up to Kolf River on destination to Mabul or baygon. Depends with rivers high condition, sometime the water river down to 1 meter (low tide), the boat have to be slower. There is a lot of wildlife to be seen on the way – sometimes the world’s biggest crocodiles lurking in the water, sometimes water turtles, sometimes just birds and parrots. Westerners are probably bigger attraction for Papuans than Papuans for Westerners. Dinner prepared by a cook and night spent in the local house.
NOTE: These is a small chance that we’ll reach Mabul  during two days trip – all depends on weather conditions. In such case we’ll spend one night in one of the Citak tribe’s villages on the way.
AUGUST 03rd – 05th (Saturday – Monday) :
TREKKING THROUGH KOROWAI TERRITORIES (B/L/D)
Be ready for getting wet and dirty! Our way will go through huge swamps and rainforest and will  cross many bigger and smaller rivers. Sometimes to cross the river we’ll chop down a tree and build a provisional bridge. The group will be at all times accompanied by porters and a local guide / hunter hired in the first village. The participants of the expedition will get an opportunity to admire the untouched flora and fauna, learn a few basic rules of survival in the jungle, possibly with a chance of going hunting. We’ll also see how to make sago, build a trap for a wild pig.
AUGUST 06th  (Tuesday):
RETURN TO DEKAI (B/L/D)
Early in the morning return to the Mabul village. Farewell to the porters and repacking our equipment. All-day-long boat trip on the Brazza and Siret River back to Dekai. Pick up from the harbor and drive back to town. Accommodation in a local hostel (very basic conditions). Lunch and dinner will be in the small Warung (Food Stalls).
AUGUST 07th  (Wednesday):
FLIGHT  TO  WAMENA  (B/L/-)
Simple breakfast at Hotel and lunch will be in the small Warung (Food Stalls).
By IL2210 at 14:10PM flight to Wamena  (baggage allowance for this flight is 10kg per person only). this flight will depend on the weather conditions. Drive to the Hotel for our accommodation. The rest of the day is free to relax after an exhausting expedition. Accommodation in very simple accommodation. Lunch will be in the small Warung (Food Stalls). Dinner will be on your account.

AUGUST 08th  (Thursday):
MUMMY, TRADITIONAL HOUSES – BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL  (B/L/-)
In the morning we drive up to Kurulu district in the central Baliem Valley where a very old mummy of the famous Dogum clan is proudly presented for your viewing. In the vicinity we will see more picturesque hamlets. You will see and experience the local culture and  have an opportunity to interact with local villagers.

Baliem Valley Festival As indicated in the Calender that today is a for you to enjoy the Baliem Valley  Festival. The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival is a  very rare chance to witness clans from different indigenous tribes  displaying their culture and skills in tribal warfare, dance and  music. It is a truly unforgettable experience and a real once in a  lifetime opportunity. Lunch boxes will be provided in the festival place. Late afternoon drive back to Wamena and Stay in the very simple accommodation. Dinner will be on your account.

AUGUST 09th  (Friday):
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. All tour and festival dates will be adjusted according to local condition. You will have a chance to see and enjoy these cultural festival for one day.  Lunch boxes will be provided in the festival place.
AUGUST 10th  (Saturday):
WAMENA – JAYAPURA  – DEPARTURE (-/-/-)
Early in the morning we’ll transfer you to the airport where you’ll board the first flight to Jayapura by IW1630 at 06:15 AM (baggage allowed for this flight is only 10kg per passenger). Here you’ll catch your connecting flight to Sorong, Jakarta or Denpasar.

INCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION COST ABOVE:
* Internal Flight Jayapura – Yahokimo/Dekai – Wamena – Jayapura return.
* English Speaking Guide
* Porters at Airport & Porters during Trek
* Cook during Trek with basic equipment
* Meals/Foods during Trek
* All Land Transports / Airport Transfers
* Motorized canoe charter
* 5 Nights Accommodations at jungle, with thin rubber mats & thin blankets.
* 1 Night stay in very basic accommodation in Yahokimo
* 3 Night stay at Simple Accommodation in Wamena
* All necessary Travel Permit of Papua

NOT INCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION COST ABOVE
* All Insurances, Dinner in the town, Telephone, Laundry, beverage, International Flight, Domestic * Airfares ie: Jakarta/Bali/Makasar to Jayapura and return with its Airport taxes, Personal Expenses.


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