10Days Asmat Adventure Tours
Asmat is the most famous cannibalistic tribe on Papua. They would put human skulls under their heads instead of a pillow. They would eat brains of their animals mixed with sago worms straight from their halved skulls. They live on small islands in mangrove vegetation nearby the sea, on the south side of the western part of the New Guinea Island. The Asmat build long houses, where they live together. Every family has its own reserved fireplace. In the long house about six or even ten of the group members live.
Besides the fact that the Asmat were head-hunters, they also “hunted for names”. Every person was named after someone deceased, or after a killed enemy. A child was sometimes given a name only ten years after it was born, and after its village set out to kill a man from an enemy village nearby. They had to learn the name of the man they killed, and then bring his skull to their village. Only in this way could a person get a name.
DAY 01 : TIMIKA - ARRIVAL
Transfer to the airport for flight to Timika. Overnight at hotel in Timika.
DAY 02 : TIMIKA - EWER
Depart by local pioneer flight to Ewer airstrip for about 1.5 hrs. Then from Ewer, visit Suru Village, Asmat Museums and surroundings. Overnight at simple inn. (B,L,D)
DAY 03 : EWER - ATSJI - AMBISU
Observe the traditional life and traditional performance of the Asmat Tribe along Atsji and Ambisu. (B,L,D)
DAY 04 : JOIN THE SAGOO PARTY IN KAWET
Sagoo is the main foodstaple among the Asmat Tribe peoples. They take the starch form a big sagoo using the wooden axe and crush it in the water. The process to make a pure sagoo can be about one day. The local peoples also take the sagoo worm as the supplement fot the sagoo. You will have the chance to tase the local people food. Overnigth at local house in Kawet. (B,L,D)
DAY 05 : KAWET - JOW
After breakfast at the local house, depart to Jow by motorized wooden canoe to Jow. Just the same like most of the other Asmat Tribe village, Jow village also built onthe river. All buildings, even road all made of wood which is about 1 m or more from the ground. (B,L,D)
DAY 06 : JOW - MBIS POLE CEREMONY
Mbis Pole ceremony is among the most important ceremony among the Asmat Tribe people. According to the local, the mBis Pole considerd to have such supranatural power to protect their village. The pole is a nice sclupture made of wood and usually named after an important passed away people. The Asmat Tribe ceremony usually accompanied by cano racing and collosal dance. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 : JOW - BIWAR LAUT
Continue to Biwar Laut by motorized canoe. Biwar Laut is a small village close to the ocean. Most of the local people amke their life from the fishery. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 : BIWAR LAUT - AGATS
Today is our last day to sail by the wooden boat to Agats. Overnight at simple accommodation.(B,L,D)
DAY 09 : AGATS - EWER - FLY TIMIKA
Transfer by boat to Ewer Airstrip for the pioneer flight direct to Timika. Overnight hotel in Timika.(B,L,D)
DAY 10 : TIMIKA - JAKARTA/BALI
END OF OUR SERVICE (B)
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