GROUP SCHEDULED, July 30th – 9th of August’ 2020
JULY 30th (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 29th). 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).
JULY 31st (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 1st – 4th (Saturday – Tuesday) :
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 5th (Wednesday):
JUNGLE – RETURN TO DEKAI/BRAZZA RIVER (B/L/D)
Early in the morning return to the Mabul village. Farewell to the porters and repacking our equipment. Half-day-long boat trip on the Brazza and Siret River back to Dekai.But today we are still on the edge of the river which is about 2-3 hours to reach Dekai. We will stop and spend the night in this place to escape the long boring journey. Depending on local conditions and water level today. Accommodation in a local house in Sepanaf/Patipi Village or its surroundings.
AUGUST 6th (Thursday):
BRAZZA RIVER – FLIGHT TO WAMENA (B/L/-)
today’s boat trip isn’t long to get to Dekai. In the morning after breakfast by boat continue the journey through the Sirets river around 2-3 hours to Dekai. Pick up from the harbor and drive directly to the Airport to catch our next flight to the city of Wamena. Lunch will be provided in a 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.
AUGUST 7th (Friday):
MUMMY, TRADITIONAL HOUSES – BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/-)
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.
AUGUST 8th (Saturday):
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 9th (Sunday):
WAMENA – JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
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
* 6 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.