BAL004 – 6 days Baliem Valley tours

TOUR ITINERARY
Day 01: Jayapura Arrival by Flight to Wamena, Free at Leisure (-/L/D)
Arrive at Jayapura Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena with schedule 10:30am or 12:00am (baggage allowed for these flight is 10kg 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). After arriving in Wamena, transfer to and overnight at The Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar. Enjoy your leisure afternoon. Lunch at local restaurant and dinner will be on your account.

Day 02: Trekking To The South Baliem Valley (B/L/D)
In the morning drive with your guide, porter and cook to the southern Baliem Valley. The road ends in a village called Yetni, begin 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. The tour goes on through Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane. All the time we have a wonderful view over the river. In the early afternoon we reach the church of Kilise village where we will stay overnight surrounded by beautiful landscape. Afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Dinner will be provided by a cook and stay at local guest house of Kilise. (Walk approx. 3-4 hours).

Day 03: Trekking Back To Yetni/Sogokmo (B/L/-)
Hike down through the beautiful country side and Dani villages. You will encounter and greeted by the Dani people who work in their steep sweet potato garden.. The trail is steep and could be very sleeper if it is in rainy season. then continue the last trekking day back to Kurima with regular path of local people, and view suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river of Kurima Sub District (2-3hours walking). You may stop at river for re-freshing of your body and take some breaks. Picnic lunch have provided. After lunch you can still enjoy a good view of baliem gorge and beautiful landscape by walking a long the powerful baliem river until Sogokmo (extra walk need 2-3 hours). or a shorter walking from Kurima directly to Yetni river where our car is waiting for you. From Yetni or Sogokmo the car will take us back to the hotel. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account.

Day 04: Mock Battle/Traditional Dance , Salt Spring, Mummy, Traditional Dani Houses (B/L/-)

In the morning we drive up to Jiwika in the central Baliem Valley. Our one hour trek begins at the base of the mountain and ascends 300 meters through a beautiful rainforest, reaching the traditional salt spring of a Dani clan. Clothed in their traditional costumes, the native inhabitants will demonstrate the old techniques of the salt production. Following the demonstration, we will have our lunch on the mountains base then walk down to a Kurulu hamlet, where a very old mummy of the famous Dugum clan is proudly presented for your viewing. Afterwards the women show us how the brought brine is processed. 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. In Anemoigi to view the Mock Battle by Dani Tribe. The Tribe chief will stand on a Traditional Observation and give the order to his people to celebrate. A special “Ceremony” it is one of the most interesting exhibitions you will see on traveling to Papua. You will see and experience the local culture and have an opportunity to interact with local villagers. Return and we will visit Traditional Market. Lunch in Box is provided and Accommodation at hotel, dinner will be on your account (walk in approx 1-2 hours).

Day 05: Wamena – Jayapura / City Tour (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Jayapura at schedule at 09:00. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura by car drive to Kalkote Dock to have a local boat for excursion at Lake Sentani, we could do a lake tour 1-2hours in the this lake by seeing local people with their traditional life. Walk around and seeing the local people of Sentani tribe making their arts, bark painting, neckles, and variety of handy craft. Lunch at Local restaurant near lake Sentani. On the way to get to downtown of Jayapura we will stop at Cenderawasih Museum in Abepura, and Hamadi Souvenir Market. Transfer to hotel for Check in. In the evening you will have a lot of time to explore all sides of Jayapura downtown as well as local restaurants and cafe. Dinner will be on your account and accommodation at Hotel.

Day 06: Jayapura – Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast at your hotel, by car transfer you to the airport in approx 70 minutes leaving Jayapura for Makasar, Jakarta or Denpasar.

PACKAGE PRICE : US$ /PERSON NET

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES :
♠ 3 Nights stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel in Wamena or similar (Superior Room)
♠ 1 Night stay at local guest house/(very simple accommodation) with standard sleeping bags and mats
♠ 1 Night stay at Swiss Belhotel or similar (superior Room)
♠ Meals as specified in the itinerary above
♠ All Tour & Land Transport to the Southern Part, Airport Transfers
♠ 1 English speaking local guide, 2 Porters and 1 Cook with its basic equipment.
♠ Entrance fees to Villages and all object.
♠ All Necessary Travel Permit
PACKAGE PRICE NOT INCLUDE :
♠ Round trip airfare (Jayapura to Wamena)
♠ Excess baggage fees for overweight luggage
♠ All insurances, laundry, telp, tipping, meals and beverages in Jayapura and Wamena
♠ Personal Expenses in example photography fees for local people, etc..