Baliem Valley Trekking : witness traditional ceremonies and the way of life of the Dani tribes
Baliem Valley Tour 7D, 6N
BALIEM VALLEY WEST PAPUA TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL – WAMENA IN BALIEM VALLEY.
Upon arrival at Jayapura Airport by flights from Sorong, meeting service by our local staff and then assisted to fly on Trigana within 40 minutes to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel the Baliem Pilamo, then proceed to visiting Napua hill & Sinatma village, drive down to the town for having lunch. continue to Wesaput village to see the hanging bridge, local market and surrounding. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 02: TREKKING ALONG THE BALIEM RIVER.
After breakfast transferred by car within 35 minutes – 1 hour to Sogokmo in the South of Baliem valley. Then start to have a day trek to explore some small villages of Kurima district for about 4-5 hours to Wesaput passing thru Dani sweet potatoes gardens and cross hanging bridge over Baliem river. Along the trail you will see the local people activities and enjoy the beauty scenery as well. Lunch box will be provided en-route. Dinner on personal expenses and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: WAMENA – OBIA (Pig Feast and Dance) – WAMENA.
Breakfast at hotel, then we proceed to Obia Village (not too far from Jiwika). This village is one of the Dani village which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round shape house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe. They cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours or so. Proceed to Anemoigi and Sumpaima villages, about 10 minutes ride from Obia, where we will see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old house here. Lunch box provided. Stay overnight at Baliem Pilamo. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant near by.
DAY 04: WAMENA – TRADITIONAL MARKET - WAMENA (B,L-box).
Breakfast at hotel, then we proceed to traditional market Jibama to see the traditional market while the tribes around Baliem valley make trading with vegetables, fruits, tobacco, traditional bow and arrow, fish, stock market etc. Then proceed to Anemoigi and Sumpaima villages, about 30 minutes ride from Wamena , where we will see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old house here. Lunch box provided. Then we will trekking to the mountain to salt pool to see thd Dani tribes collect salt in traditional way. Drive back and stay overnight at Baliem Pilamo. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant nearby at personal account .
DAY 05: one day more for exucusion somewhere in Wamena ......
DAY 06: WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B,L, D).
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at Airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour to visit ; Mac Arthur Word War II monument, Sentani lake. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continued to visit the anthropology museum, Hamadi market and Jayapura city. Afternoon check in to the Aston Jayapura Hotel 3*** or similar hotel available.
DAY 07: JAYAPURA DEPARTURE (B).
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to next destination. End of your Baliem Valley tour in West Papua, Irian Jaya