korowai tree house & baliem valley 2022

GROUP SCHEDULED,  August 3rd – 13th’ 2022

AUG 3th  (Wednesday):  
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 (Aug 2nd). 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).

AUG 4th  (Thursday):
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 5th – 8th (Friday – 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 9th  (Tuesday):
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 3-4 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 10th  (Wednesday):
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 13:10PM 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 11th  (Thursday):
BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL  – DANI TRIBE (B/L/-) 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 and Stay in the simple accommodation. Dinner today is not included.

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AUGUST 12th  (Friday):
BALIEM VALLEY – DANI TRIBE  (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. Lunch in Box is provided and dinner will be on your account.

AUGUST 13th  (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, Manado, Makasar, 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.


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