15 DAYS ADVENTURE PAPUA
Duration : 15 Days 14 Nights
Object & Activity : Adventure
Facility : All Transport, Guide, Porter, Meals during program, Water, Snack, Accomodation
Day 01. Timika – Arrival
Upon arrival at Timika Airport, meet your guide then transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02. Timika – Agats (Asmat Area)
Breakfast, transfer by car to the airport for your departure flight to Ewer. Arrive at Ewer Airport direct transfer by Motorboat into 30 minutes to Agats-capital district of Asmat. Overnight stay at Losmen (simple accom in Agats). Rest of day you may walk around Agats exploring the area and for your Police report.
Day 03. Agats – Asmat village
Early breakfast, by walking down to the dock to get your charter Motorized boat starting your first visit Asmat village. Overnight stay at Asmat long house (Jew) or teacher house.
Day 04. stay in Asmat Village
Today you may enjoy Asmat. Still in the village to explore of how the people making carving and ornamentation and if possible you may buy the “The Asmat artifacts”).
Day 05. Asmat village – Senggo
By Motorized boat charter cruising through up-river for about 7-8 hours to reach Senggo for the border of Asmat and Citak tribes. Here, your Permit needs to get its stamp from police. Overnight stay at guest house.
Day 06. Senggo – Basman
Breakfast, get on board continue your excursion by Motorized boat through the up-river, on the way journey you will see the local people’s daily activity such fishing, paddling, dropping commercial wood by Citak-Mitak people. Today trip will take approximately 7-8hours arrive Basman village – the boarder of Citak and Koroway.
Day 07. Basman – Koroway
Today starting your first trekking with local porters and cook through Jungle to find the semi-nomadic people of Koroway. The average trekking in Koroway about 4-5hours to reach Clan by Clan. Overnight stay at tree house or tent.
Day 08. Koroway Clan
Walking to interior through jungle to exploring the people, some times the trail looks small corridor makes confusion of us to get through while your local porters always are exhorting us and make jungle sound assigning us to get direction. Stay at tent or tree house.
Day 09. Koroway Clan
Passing through stream and a single log put on likely a bridge, porters take care of us till the destination. Enjoy the people life style and join them for hunting, fishing,etc.
Day 10. Koroway Clan
Today, you may join them to collect sago grabs and warms and your cook will prepare them for your farewell dinner.
Day 11. Koroway – Yaniruma
Brakfast, take your last trekking to Yaniruma-where your charter boat coming to pick you-up drop to Dekai-Yahukomo harbour. Stay at Guest house in Dekai-Yahukomo.
Day 12. Yahukimo – Jayapura
Breakfast, leisure until flight come to pick you up departure to Sentani International air-port. Arrive Sentani transfer by car to your hotel for check in. dinner and overnight stay at hotel/ our house.
Day 13. Sentani Lake Explore
Full day Excursion by Car in Sentani and surrounding visiting Asei and Ayapo villages, traditional market, and souvenir shop. Back to your hotel dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14. Sentani – Base G beach
Down breakfast at restaurant then transfer to the airport to board on public car to base G beach, directly City tour in Jayapura and surroundings visiting Sentani Village, the 2nd WW ruins, Crocodile farm etc. Late afternoon back to the hotel dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15. Departure
Down breakfast at restaurant, transfer to the Airport to catch flight to the next destination.
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12 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY PAPUA
Duration : 12 Days 11 Nights
Object & Activity : Explore
Facility : All Transport, Guide, Meals during program, Water, Snack, Accomodation
Day 1 Wamena
Upon arrival in Wamena will be picked up by your guide and driver. You can immediately visit the large “native” market in Wamena. You see the first men in traditional clothing already running, so in penis sheaths. It’s like a trip back in time has made! The market is very crowded. Many fruits and vegetables, but also livestock, betel nut and souvenirs are offered. People sit under and wooden tables. Pay attention to all the different hairstyles that you see here: impressive. Then go to the resort. It is only 20 kilometers away, but because the road is very bad, does the car is more than an hour. It is really bumpy, but enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the people on the side of the road. The resort is beautiful! You stay in wooden bungalows with big terrace and stunning views over the valley. Overnight in the Baliem Valley.
Day 2 Saltwater Source, mummy and Dani villages
A very interesting excursion. After breakfast, the car (a kind of safari) ready for you. You drive from the resort a bit down and then cuts off to Jiwika. Jiwika located in the central part of the Baliem Valley. Near the village Kurulu ends nice ride. The village is a bit like tourists set, because the people keep one of the five mummies are out there in the Baliem Valley. The mummy is the body of a very important ancestor. After his death he was in a sitting position, put down and smoked. A seated black mummy is the result. The Papuan tribe operates this 250 year old mummy. You can ‘t shoot wide. Then follows a fairly tough uphill climb. On a path with irregular stones climb through the rainforest in approximately 1 hour upwards. You determine your own pace and you stop as often as you want, so it is for anyone who is doing a good walker. Ascend 300 meters. During the tour you will be accompanied by Dani’s. Women, dressed only in grass skirts and men with a penis sheath and feathers show the way. Along the way they sometimes gather wood. Their primary goal is the salt source. Once there, the Dani let’s see how the salt is extracted. It uses the trunk of a banana tree. Then it’s time for the inner man: a shady spot for a picnic lunch searched. Subsequently, the sometimes steep descent waiting for you. Embarrassed you not take the hand of your Papuan leader and let yourself down by him lead. The car is waiting and you are a little taken back. That makes it a very different landscape still a walk of about an hour. You walk through fields and see how products are growing and processed. Also you will pass beautiful little villages. In short: enough moments to make great pictures. Alternatively, you can go buy a souvenir. At the end of the day you are back at the resort.
Note: The order of the program could possibly be something else, but you will see at least the salt water source, the mummy and you make a walk through Dani villages
Day 3 Trekking through the southern Baliem Valley
After a good breakfast, get in the car from the resort. You drive an hour bumpy road back to Wamena. As you visit the local market (there are three markets in Wamena). There are many voooral fruit, vegetables and sweet potatoes sold. From the market you walk to the bridge that spans the Baliemrivier. On either side of the bridge, in the water, it is very busy. They swim, wash themselves, they wash clothes and there are sand and stones recovered. You drive another hour along cute houses and waving people. The road will lead into the Baliem Valley, to the south. The road stops at the village Sogogma. Here begins your trek. You might get a bit through a wooded section and then you cross a river. During this trek, cross a few times on stream. Sometimes through wobbly hanging bridges, sometimes by stepping stones, sometimes via a trunk with a piece of rattan as a handrail. You will go several villages of the Dani tribe. Notable are the nice round huts with grass roofs. There are many pieces of land that can be edited. You see mostly women who are hard at work. Also wood should be removed and transported to the head. Constantly you can enjoy beautiful views of the Baliemrivier and the green valley. Early in the afternoon you have a picnic lunch, for example in the village Seinma at the church. You walk to the village Kurima and from there you walk back to the car. A beautiful walk where you will see lots of nature and the Dani villages. There is an ascent and a descent. Some pieces are just as heavy, but overall it is very doable.
Day 4 Trek Mountain Sekan
The immediate surroundings of The Baliem Valley Resort itself is incredibly beautiful. You do not need every day by car out there. Also within walking distance to see. The vegetation is very varied. There are flowers in all colors. Some plants have not even an official name. You walk this morning with your guide from the restaurant to the northern boundary of the 1600 acre resort. The trek takes about an hour and goes uphill. The northern boundary is formed by the top of the Sekanberg. Along the way you akkertjes which taro and sweet potatoes are grown. You come from the locals, some in street clothes, others in traditional dress with just a penis sheath. The Dani’s just fall off the mountain to the market to go. Women are at work in the country. Remarkable are the large boulders that are scattered everywhere. You hear birds and on the move you can make wonderful look into the valley. At the top of the Sekanberg you have a magnificent view over the surroundings. You look very far out over the Baliem Valley and Siepkosivallei where the Baliem Valley Resort is located. After having photos taken and his breath came the accepted way. Way, you see colorful flowers and orchids, carnivorous plants, ferns and moss and overgrown trees. You have lunch this afternoon at the restaurant of the resort. In the afternoon you have an easy walk along the eastern border of the resort. You will pass Dani huts and you can again enjoy the beautiful views. The Dani population is very friendly. You have great chance to be invited to a yard to look or even a hut to watch.
Day 5 Trekking Pugima Valley
Morning after a good breakfast, drive a short distance to the village Siepkosi. This village is the closest to The Baliem Valley Resort. Your simple walk starts at the colored church in Siepkosi. You walk through the valley Pugima. Way you will see a cave where the Yuan River rises. Enjoy the beautiful view. The wall of the valley high up on rice. Fields are still far above the Dani women. Pugima The valley is broad and fertile and therefore live mountain Papuans be happy. It is easy to make foods like sweet potatoes to grow. Of course you will see constantly the traditional round huts and houses of the population. You will visit one of the houses the only pottery of the Baliem Valley. Here are beautiful objects in a simple manner from clay. In the resort you can find many examples of both in the rooms and the outside of the bungalows in the garden. At the beginning of the afternoon you arrive in the village Wesaput that the Baliemrivier lies. Here is a nice, shady place sought for a picnic lunch to eat. The one time the resort prepares a somewhat western lunch with sandwiches, the other time an Indonesian lunch with cold rice or noodles. Fruit and water is always there.
After lunch, you are almost at the end of the walk, where the van again waiting for you. But wait there is still a challenge: you must have a “suspension bridge” across the river.
You can walk after a while with the van driving to Wamena, you’re still around. You can buy or do again to the market to take pictures.
Day 6 drive to the Valley Pass, Kotilola cave and Meagaima mummy
In the morning depart by car to the northern part of the Baliem Valley. You drive through Jiwika to Kurulu. A few miles past Kurulu Kotilola visit the cave. The huge cave has partly collapsed, but actually makes the cave more beautiful! Now the space which is covered with lush vegetation. Also stalagmites and stalactites can be seen.
En route you can stop as often as you want to take pictures of nature, the people, the huts, the views or whatever. Certainly off at the market town Uwosilomo. Here you can shoot colorful pictures of people with their trade. The fruit is beautifully stacked. From Uwosilomo drive into the mountains to the Pass Valley. It’s a beautiful drive, which you enter through the tropical forest. The guide looks go a nice place to picnic. There is also the road stopped to take a walk through the beautiful surroundings. In consultation with your guide to determine the length of the walk. From the pass you have a beautiful valley overlooking the valley.
On the way back stop in Meagaima. You walk in about 30 minutes on narrow paths to a small settlement on the Baliemrivier Dani. Here is one of the five mummies are out there in the Baliem Valley. It is the mummified body of an ancestor, a very important chieftain. The mummy is kept from generation to generation as a kind of veneration of the ancestors and as an example for the youth.
Around 4 o’clock in the afternoon you return to the resort. There is tea or coffee with a delicacy such as baked banana or baked sweet potato waiting for you.
Another excursion full of impressions.
Day 7 Markets and villages
After a delicious breakfast with fruit, juice, toast, pancakes and eggs will be picked up by your chauffeur. You drive to the main town in the Baliem Valley: Wamena. The ride takes about an hour. The first part of the ride is about a very bumpy road. Many local residents walk on the side of the road. They were on their way to the market and many will happily waving. The large native market is just for the city. Every day we collect hundreds of members of the Dani tribe were here for their agricultural products or timber to sell. There is plenty of fruit and vegetables, live rabbits, chickens and pigs, betel nut, but there are also traditional artefacts such as stone axes, the beautiful networks of grass which the women carry and use a bow and arrow. It is a colorful and you can take beautiful pictures. Look at how many people have different hairstyles, sometimes rasta, sometimes curls, the strangest tails … And very special it is to see how people cherish their pigs. The pig is the most important animal for the Papuans. It is traditionally grown so. They often live with the pigs in a house.
Your day trip continues on the local market on the other side of town. Here, no crafts, but fruits and vegetables sold by the people of the south of the Baliem Valley. Again good for colorful pictures. Leave the city and drive to the hydro-Wamena to the river. Nature is beautiful. High trees and lush tropical plants and ferns adorn the side of the road. There is a nice place sought for the picnic lunch. In the afternoon, continue along the occasionally fierce swirling Baliemrivier Wesaput towards the village. You walk through a wobbly bridge across the river. However, it is worth it! Dani picturesque villages with round huts with grass roofs on the other side of the river. The Dani villages are surrounded by a fence and you must sort through a stepping stone in the yard scramble. The cabins have two entrances: one for men and one for the pigs. From outside the cabins small eyes, but inside is it with you. Hopefully you are lucky you can look somewhere inside. The cabins have two “floors”. The fire burns down and here’s one. “Above” we sleep. There are several women’s huts, a cooking shed and a mannenhut. Here the women may not enter. The children sleep with women. If a boy about 12 years old, following an inauguration party and he also sleep with men.
You walk around a bit through this area and then drive back to Wamena. You can do some shopping and then go back to the Baliem Valley Resort.
Note: The order of the program could possibly be something else, but you will see at least several markets and Dani villages
Day 8 Baliem Valley
This day is at leisure. Enjoy your beautiful accommodation and its surroundings.
Day 9 Pork Feast
The most beautiful excursion to make in the Baliem Valley, attending a pig feast. The villagers of the Dani tribe be informed in advance and buy a pig. You go in the morning by bus to the village where the show will take place. If you get out, the first thing you see a Papuan who climbs a pole. He yells. From the vegetation are all Papuan men in traditional dress (so with penis sheath and feathers) appear. They perform a mock fight with spears. Very impressive to see and hear their wild cries! Then they sing a song to welcome you. Their loud cries and simple dance steps are great to experience. Then you are guided by their singing lured into the village. As the women wait, even in traditional clothing (grass skirts). Some men have their faces smeared with white, red or black colors. They wear beautiful headdresses with feathers. Others have a pig stand by their nose. Some women also have their skin painted. All in all, the pig feast very much photogenic moments. You can extend people and trouble shooting. There is much to see, that you hardly know where to look!
The men and women dance together and then the slain pig with bow and arrow. There is a fire and stones and the pig on the fire. Here the meat is just browned. The red-hot stones are placed in a pit. Here are top of vegetables, sweet potatoes, lots of greenery and the pig. Everything is well covered up and you let the meat simmer for about an hour.
In that time you can eat your lunch and go sightseeing in the village. After a while the food is cooked. First get the guests and the man meat. What remains and the vegetables and potatoes for the women and children.
This is a unique opportunity to spend a day with the Papuans to spend and a good impression of their lives. It also offers a unique opportunity to take pictures of people in their traditional attire.
This is definitely our favorite excursion in the Baliem Valley!
Day 10 Rafting on the Baliemrivier
After breakfast, the car from the hotel ready for you. You are again first in the valley, towards Wamena. Then drive north to the Assologaima region. The car with the big raftboot on the roof runs down to the banks of the Baliemrivier. Here are handed out life jackets and instructions. You’re ready for a different adventure! The boat drifts downstream to the bridge of Wesaput. It is especially a nice ride, it’s not spectacular in terms of rapids. You will pass through areas where no roads or paths and can thus enjoy the pure nature. But nature is interspersed with the akkertjes of the Dani tribe. They grow sweet potatoes, taro and sugar cane. And whenever you see the circular huts of the Dani people under shady acacia trees on the side of the river. Occasionally, a small rapids in the river. This is very dependent on the state of the water in the river and this is difficult to predict. But the journey is for everyone to do well and is a fun excursion on the water as an alternation between the walks and car trips in. Way, you see how Dani women sweet potatoes they have harvested, washed in the river. One part is for own consumption (sweet potatoes are the main food for Dani) and some is brought to market in Wamena to sell. People wash themselves and their clothes in the river. The natives paddle themselves on the water in narrow wooden canoes, which are made from a tree. Along the way you construct to enjoy a picnic lunch.
In the afternoon you arrive at the end of the rafting trip, the suspension bridge Wesaput. You can still have a walk in the lovely village, while the rubber boat onto the roof of the car is hoisted. Then you drive back to Baliem Valley Resort.
Day 11 Jayapura-Wamena
Unfortunately the trip to the primal cultures in the Baliem Valley is already on. After a last breakfast in the Baliem Valley Resort, you will be your driver per bus to the airport.
40 minute flight back to Jayapura. Upon arrival in Jayapura will be picked up by your guide and driver for a sightseeing tour to Jayapura and environment.
The airport of Jayapura lies well outside the city, actually in the town of Sentani. From the airport, drive through the city Sentani, a high hill. It seems a little weird, but you go on a military base. Here is the MacArthur Memorial. General MacArthur the Allied forces captured Jayapura on the Japanese during World War II. The monument is simple, but the view over the city Sentani, the airport, Sentanimeer and the surrounding hills is magnificent: a gorgeous photo stop! You drive the valley again and follow the road along the Sentanimeer.
Get on board a motorized canoe to an island in the Sentanimeer to sail. Here you can walk around and see the houses on stilts in the water. The islands here are known for their bark paintings. A nice souvenir.
You sail Yougwa to the restaurant for lunch. Here you have delicious fresh fish. And the view of the lake is beautiful!
Then go to the Museum of Cendrawasih University in Abepura. A small but nice museum with a special collection from all parts of Irian Jaya. Lots of images, large shields, penis sheaths and several other details from the cultures of Irian Jaya are shown.
If there is time enough, you can still just turn to the village of Hamadi. Here are some souvenir shops and a fish market.
Otherwise, skip to Jayapura. This is a busy, cluttered, typical Indonesian town. The Dutch founded the city in 1910 Hollandia. Hollandia is the current Jayapura. In the Second World War in this area of heavy fighting.
Note: This program may vary depending on the arrival of the aircraft from Wamena. Any lapse program components if there is not enough time.
Day 12 Jayapura
You will be picked for a transfer to the airport. End tour.
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7 DAYS RAJA AMPAT TOUR
Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights
Object & Activity : Explore
Facility : All Transport, Guide, Meals during program, Water, Snack, Accomodation
Day 01 : Makasar-Sorong-Raja ampat (L,D)
Pick up from Sorong Air port in and transfer to the On arrival in Sorong, today the tour leading you to Meridien Hotel for the “Pin Taq” (entrance pin). 60 USD/pax for the pin tag. At 14:00 the express high speed ship leaves Sorong-Raja ampat, for approximately 2 half hours. On arrival in Raja ampat “Waiwo Cottage to will be welcomed and meet Free Program. Here, you take a rest, and see the sunset. Lunch will serve in Sorong or on the boat. Arrive, Dinner, Rest.
Day 02 : Raja ampat (Waiwo-Hidden Bay (Kabui islands) (B,L,D)
The tour lead you to visit the Kabui and hidden bay most beautiful islands. Lunch is served in Kabui bay islands after taking some photos of the lakes and visiting the lovely islands called “Hidden bay”. In the afternoon, the tour leads you to the Saondarek islands snorkeling spots until at 15:00, back to the Waiwo Cottage. Dinner, stay over night
Day 03: Raja ampat (Waiwo-Saunek & saunek Monde For DIVING islands) (B,L,D)
in the morning, the tour lead you to do the “Diving”. Normally, at 08:00.am (Papua time). Lunch is served after finished diving, free Program. Dinner, stay over night
Day 04: Raja ampat (Waiwo- TREEKING) (B,L,D)
At 07:00.am (Papua time), we are going to do the trekking tour along the Sawingray hills. It takes 5/6 hours treks. No worries, water supplies are with us. Lunch is served along the way treks. Here, you are going to listen to the birds’ sounds everywhere, meet wild snakes, butterflies, etc. Make a round trip, back to the base at 15.00 pm or 16:00 pm (papua time). Dinner, stay over night
Day 05: Raja ampat (Waiwo- Traditional Dance in Waiwo White sand (B,L,D)
In the morning, the local dancers, present the traditional dance called” Yospan, Pacul tiga, etc). Raja ampat city tour, to do some shopping souvenirs or it can be in Sorong. In the evening, you are going to have served with Papuan sea food “or barbeque”. Dinner, stay over night
Day 06: Raja ampat (Waiwo- SORONG preparing to Packing)
The day is the end of the Raja ampat tour. You are preparing all the stuff. At 14:00 p.m (papua time), you are going to leave Raja ampat sorong, Hotel Check in, and in the afternoon, shopping, and Dinner, stay overnight.
Day 07: Sorong-Makassar Hotel transfer (B)
You are going to leave sorong to Makassar by Express air or Sriwijaya air line. End service.
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