Baliem Valley
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Baliem Valley Adventure

8 Days / 7 Nights

Venture into the Baliem Valley “the Lost Shangri La” home of the Dani Tribe. Trek in the wilderness and experience life in one of the most remote place on the planet.
Join us for once-in-a-lifetime adventure in one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands where you can get a glimpse of the primitive traditions of the tribes and enjoy spectacular nature.

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Tour Highlights

Tours Details

DURATION: 8 Days

FREQUENCY: Daily

JOINING CITY: Jayapura airport

DEPARTURE CITY: Jayapura airport

ACTIVITIES: Trekking and visit tribal and remote villages

TOUR TYPE: Private tour

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: From April until September

What's Included

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
All internal transport as per the itinerary
Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees
Meals as specified (B: breakfast, L: lunch, PL: packed lunch, D: dinner)
Internal flights

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Beverages
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Naturalis Expeditions control
Video and camera fees

Day 1: JAYAPURA – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Jayapura.

Day 2: JAYAPURA – WAMENA – SOGOKMO – KURIMA – KILISE 

Today you will take the morning flight to the rural airport in Wamena. Upon arrival, you will be driven for about 40 minutes to Sogokmo, the starting point of the trekking adventure in Baliem Valley. Surrounded by dense forests, Baliem valley is located deep in the heart of West Papua.

The trek expedition includes a local tour guide, a cook, and porters. The trek to the village of Kilise in the Kurima district will take about 4 hours passing some Dani sweet potatoes gardens. Arrive in the village in the afternoon – you may walk around, while your cook prepares the dinner.

Overnight at a local guest house in Kilise village.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 3 : KILISE – IBIROMA – SYOKOSIMO 

After breakfast descends the steep hill down to the traditional hanging bridge across Baliem River. Today’s walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths. But you may also enjoy the nature’s beauty by stopping in the small waterfall to get refreshing while the cook serving lunch. After this part, the path gets smaller and tricky until you find another river with no bridge to cross. The trek to Syokosimo village is about 4-5 hours.

Overnight at a local guest house in Syokosimo village.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 4: SYOKOSIMO – HITUGI 

The trekking today is the shortest one, about 3 hours. After breakfast, trek up to a village called Hitugi passing beautiful scenery and small villages. Arrive in the village around noon.

Overnight at the local guest house in Hitugi village.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 5: HITUGI – KURIMA – SOGOKMO – WAMENA 

After breakfast depart for Sogokmo. The walk today is the longest one, but the terrain is not very difficult. You will pass Kurima village before ending up in Sogokmo where the car is ready to take you back to Wamena.

Overnight at the hotel in Wamena.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 6 : WAMENA – JIWIKA (Pig feast & dance) – WAMENA

This morning you will be driven for about 30 minutes to the traditional Dani village of Jiwika on the North side of the Baliem Valley. Here you will see the 250 years old mummy of a famous tribesman. Proceed for a short walk to Anemoigi village where we can witness a Dani Mock battle and enjoy a pig feast. Learn how the Dani make fire using primitive method and how the hunt a pig with bow and arrows. The pig is then cooked in a hot burnt stone with mixed vegetables and sweet potatoes. After lunch, climb to the salt pool on top of Mili Mountain and visit the cave of Wosilimo and the Dani village of Suroba. Return to the hotel late afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel in Wamena.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 7 : WAMENA – JAYAPURA 

Following breakfast, the tour guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to the airport for your return flight to Jayapura. In Jayapura, you will visit the General Mac Arthur 2nd World War Monument and the Sentani Lake. After lunch, proceed to the Anthropology museum and Hamadi Market. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Jayapura.

BREAKFAST |LUNCH |DINNER

Day 8: JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE 

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to your next destination.

BREAKFAST