11 days korowai tree house people & baliem valley dani tribe

Duration   : 11 days – 10 Nights
Trip Level : Moderate ( 17-65 y.o) good physical condition
Accommodation  :  Local people houses,  Tents & Hotel
Local Guide           :  English Speaking Guide

Outline Itinerary
Day 01:  JAYAPURA ARRIVAL – DEKAI/YAHOKIMO (L,D) Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura,  meet by tour guide and catching regular flight to Dekai/Yahokimo with schedule ETD 11:00, it will be depend on weather.  (baggage allowed for these flight is 15kg only per passenger, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (please note: the flights are delayed very often due bad weather, technical problem, operational of flight). Make more preparation in Dekai for the next day by  charter motorized canoe. Rest of the day you may walk around Dekai villages  to explore Dekai small town. Lunch and dinner will be provided by our cook. These flight very often delayed or canceled due to bad weather. If canceled you shall be transfer to hotel and overnight stay (baggage allowance for this flight is 15kg per person).

Koroway tribe

Day 02:  DEKAI – Brazza River – MABUL/BAYGON (B/L/D)
Transfer by car to Lokpon and today travel by motorized canoe through Brazza River for approx 6-8hours.  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. Arrive at afternoon or at night.  Dinner and overnight in the village of Mabul or upper of Mabul (Baygon).

Day 03 – 05: KOROWAY ADVENTURE  (B/L/D).
A 4days-long trek through the territories of the Korowai. Depending on  weather conditions and the pace of the march (this is always adapted to the slowest  person in the group), we will visit several “rumah tinggi” and its inhabitants. We will choose the most accommodating spot to spend more time there thus we’ll be able to take a closer look at the daily life of Korowai and learn their – sometimes shocking – customs. Everyday  we’ll be marching approximately 3 to  5 hours a day taking into account many stops and “photo breaks”, it will probably be a full day trekking. 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. During the 4 days in the jungle, we will not only visit several settlements cut off  from civilization, but also have a unique chance to experience the beauty and menacing power of one of the wildest stretches of rainforest in the world. 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.

But above all – you will meet remarkable people from a completely different world. The tribes of Korowai  is one of the most isolated and least known ethnic groups of Melanesia, still steering clear of the missionaries who have been more and more successful at converting other tribes in the past three decades. The Korowai is so rarely visited by groups of white people that it is hard to tell who will be a greater attraction – our expedition for them, or the other way around.

The Last day trek we will be arrive in Mabul. We will consider where we would sleep in the jungle near Mabul or at village itself. Lunch en route, dinner and overnight at tents.

Day 07:  MABUL – DEKAI (B/L/D)
Boat is waiting us in Mabul for a few days and drop us back for 6-8 hours from Mabul to Dekai Lunch en route, dinner and  overnight at Simple Hotel in Dekai or at tents.

Day 08:  DEKAI – WAMENA  (B/L/-)
By regular flight to Wamena ETD 11:00. These flight very often delayed or canceled due to bad weather. Arrive in Wamena airport transfer by car directly to the Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner will be on your account. stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel o similar.

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 10 :  BY FLIGHT TO  JAYAPURA   (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight at 08:00 leaving for Jayapura. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura. Arrived in Sentani Airport proceed by car with a sightseeing visit Local Museum, boating in Sentani lake to see Sentani Tribe in asei island, lunch is served at Local Restaurant nearby the Lake.  Accommodation at Stars Hotel. Dinner will be on your.

Day 11:  JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE  (B/-/-)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport leaving to the next destinations.

The Program/itinerary is flexible, depend on local conditions, flights, weather, and etc…