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Discover the Southern Baliem valley in Papua and its ‘warriors’: The Danis. Amazing and unique adventure in one of the most populated regions of Papua due to soil fertility and agricultural skills from tribes living in scattered settlements in small communities near their gardens among the steep mountain slopes.

Package 7 Days/6 Nights:

  • Day 1: Jayapura arrival connect to Wamena

Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, meet and greeting service by your guide and check in on the flight to Wamena around 11.00am, right in the heart of the Baliem Valley. Flying past vertical mountain cliffs and mist clad valleys, you will understand why the place remained isolated for so many centuries! After passing local customs – there are alcohol restrictions in the Baliem Valley. We will explore the area and get first impressions of another world. Napua Hills with its panoramic view of the valley, Wesaput village and its traditional hanging bridge, some Dani villages and a traditional market. Afternoon check-in at your hotel, your base for further valley explorations. Dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo Hotel in a superior room.

  • Day 2: Wamena – Sogokmo – Kurima – Kilise

After breakfast, 40 minutes drive to Sogokmo with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking to Kurima, sub District of the tribe on level terrain then continue climbing the Hesegem hill on the direction of Kilise. Along the trails, you will meet local people in their activities and yet the scenery is very beautiful around. Lunch served on the way. In the afternoon you will explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Dinner and stay at the guest house of Kilise. We will set up the tent inside the guest house. (Walk approx. 4 hours).

  • Day 3: Kilisi – Wuserem – Syokosimo

After breakfast, proceed to Wuserem village by passing Hihundes village and suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river Today’s walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up down of the hills with about 1.900 meters of elevation. But you may also enjoy the nature’s beauty, and along the trail you will meet local people with friendly smile in their traditional clothes. Lunch will be serve at the edge of Mugi river where you can go swimming while the cook preparing the food. After lunch we will continue to Syokosimo, with its easy trekking and the beautiful. While we rest on the top of the hill the wind blows very hard and never boring live in this area. Late afternoon you can play with children in the school yard close to our accommodation. We will set up the tent inside of the guest house. (Walk approx. 5 hours)

  • Day 4: Syokosimo – Kurima – Wamena

After breakfast, safari trekking with all the crew, around 3 hours with moderate walk until Ugem village. Along the path you will meet many people from Yali tribe on their way back home from shopping in Wamena. From Ugem village then going down with moderate walk until Kurima sub-district, again you can enjoy very nice view and you also can see the Dani women sell their product beside the path. On Arrival in Wamena, check in to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Wamena – Jiwika (Pig Feast and dance) – Waga Waga – Wamena

After breakfast at the hotel, 40 minutes drive to Jiwika village and walk 20 minutes to the village of Sumpaima to see the 250 years old Mummy. From Sumpaima walk another 10 minutes to the nearby village of Anemoigi to enjoy the Pig Feast and traditional dance by Dani Tribe. You will discover the local culture and have an opportunity to interact with local people while you can buy their handicraft as your souvenir. Before return to Wamena you still have chance to visit Waga-Waga village to explore Contilola cave which can be reach 15 minutes by car. Afternoon drive back to Wamena for dinner at a local Sinanung Jaya restaurant in town, accommodation at Baliem Pilamo Hotel.

  • Day 6: Wamena – Jayapura

After breakfast at hotel, departure from Wamena to Jayapura. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, visit of Mc. Arthur war memorial. Then we will take the boat to Sentani lake to visit Sentani Tribe in Asei Island. Lunch in a local restaurant nearby the Lake. Late afternoon check in at Swiss Bel Hotel in Jayapura and if we still have time, swim to the beautiful beach of Base G. Dinner at Blue Cafe in front of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Day 7: Jayapura – End of this amazing adventure

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your leaving Jayapura.

Tour Price

7 Days/6 Nights Southern Baliem Valley – Price based in a double room:

Starting from 1000EUR/person

Included:

– All land transportation including transfer in Jayapura and Wamena

– Accommodation 3 Nights Baliem Pilamo hotel based on Grand Superior double/ Twin room in Wamena

– Accommodation 1 night at Swiss bel Hotel at Superior room Double/Twin room in Jayapura

– Cook and Porters

– Boat on Sentani Lake

– Pig Feast and Dance performance

– Travelling permit arrangement

– Donation / Entrance fee

– All activities mentioned on the above program

Not included:

– Travel insurance, extra baggage charge

– Ticket Trigano Jayapura – Wamena – Jayapura (round trip) include airport taxes = 210USD per

– Personal expenses such as phone call, laundry, beverages etc.

– All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellation or due other causes beyond our control

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