tours & leisure
|West Papua Discovery
( 5 Days / 4 Nights)
Day 01 Arrival at Wamena & Southern Baliem
Depart from Denpasar to Jayapura on GA 652 ( 02.30 08.40) Arrive
at Jayapura Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena. Meet
and greet upon arrival followed by sightseeing transfer to hotel
visiting the town of Wamena with an intermediate stop at atraditional
market, where you can see the Dani tribe exchange their goods.
Continue driving to the southern Baliem-Valley. The road ends in
a village called Sogogmo, about 3 km before Kurima. Our walking
tour along the powerful Baliem-River begins here. First of all a
suspension bridge has to be crossed. The tour goes on through romantic
Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane.
All the time we have a wonderful view over the river and the narrow
In the early afternoon we reach the church of Seinma where we will
take our lunch surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Before we reach
Kurima a suspension bridge has to be crossed again. And before we
return to our Safari Bus some small side valleys have to be passed.
Today we will find a lot of unique photo motives. We will reach
the Resort In the late afternoon. Overnight at The Baliem Valley
Day 02 Saltspring, Kurulu-Mummy, traditional Dani hamlet
(B, L, D)
In the morning one hour drive to Jiwika in the central Baliem-Valley.
Start of a one hour-long walking-tour uphill (at an altitude of
about 1.300 m) through a beautiful mountain-rainforest to the traditional
salt spring of a Dani clan.
Native women in traditional costumes accompany us. They will demonstrate
the traditional way of the salt production. After the relegation
we have lunch on the base of the mountains. Thereafter we walk to
the close-by Kurulu hamlet, where a very old mummy of the famous
Dugum clan can be admired. The friendly natives offer their arts
and crafts, weapons and curiosities. In the afternoon drive back
to the Resort
Day 03 KURULU PIG Cooking Festival (B, L, D)
A special welcome will be given to you upon your arrival in the
Village, all Clan member will be gathering on their best outfit
to show their appreciation. The Tribe chief will stand on a Traditional
Observation Deck and give the order to his people to celebrate.
A special “pig-festival” with the hot stones and the
earth pits is probably the most interesting thing to see on a travel
to PAPUA. This will be arranged for you. Photographer and moviemakers
will totally be satisfied today.
Lunch will be served inside the hamlet. Of course there is also
the opportunity for each guest to directly eat out of the traditional
earth pit. The fresh pig meat and the sweet potatoes taste delicious.
You will return back to the Resort in the late afternoon.
Day 04 Wamena Jayapura (B, L, D)
Transfer to Wamena and take a short flight to Jayapura. Upon arrival
immediate city sightseeing of Jayapura. You will be visiting Sentani
Lake, Anthropoligical Museum (subject to change) and local Market
Hamadi. Overnight at Sentani Indah Hotel.
Day 05. Jayapura Departure (B)
Breakfast at Hotel, then transfer to the airport for your next destination
or return to Denpasar.