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Baliem Valley and Koroway Batu - Cannibals Tribe Adventure

offered by supplier M16406 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 - 17 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Indonesia  
Specialty Categories: Rainforest   Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4750 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Jayapura - Wamena. Arrival at Jayapura. Connect flight to Wamena at 10.00am or 12.00am. Upon arrive at Wamena, transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel or similar and check-in. Lunch is served at the hotel, then proceed by car in 10 minutes to Unique Local Market and continue to Aikima north of Baliem valley by short hiking to Suroba in 1-2 hours to explore Dani Tribe through traditional hanging bridge. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and accommodation. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Wamena – Dekai. After breakfast at hotel, transfer on time to the airport for your flight to Dekai. Arrival at Dekai making preparation for the next trip to Senggo and tree house people. Afternoon walking around Dekai to learn about local people and surrounding. Lunch and dinner at small guest house. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Dekai – Brazza River. Early morning start your adventure by motorized canoe to Brazza River of Asmat area. Will take about 6-7 hours. Lunch and dinner is prepared by your cook and overnight at tents. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Brazza River - Mabul. Continue by motorized canoe sailing up through smaller river to reach Mabul. Today is the time to arrange everything before we start our adventure and porters. After lunch walk around the village and swim to the river. Dinner and stay at tents. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 5 - 8: Koroway Batu Adventure. We will spend these 4 days trekking is some of the most pristine lowland rain forest in the world. Along the way we will try and stay with the various tribes those inhabit the region. The Korowai are more territorial than the neighboring Kombai. And the Korowai Batu is even more so. These tribes still practice cannibalism, and they can be aggressive. Don't worry they won't eat us. It is ritual cannibalism among the tribe, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge.

This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 - 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porter who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. We arrive in village in the noon, and will meet the first Korowai & Koroway Batu family on their tree house. Korowai Batu also is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years.

They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree house built side by side. The Korowai Batu is a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway or Koroway Batu we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way. We overnight at tree houses or use tents. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Koroway – Yaniruma. Breakfast, walking to Yaniruma for about 5-6 hours, lunch will serve by boxes en route. Before we arrive in Yaniruma we will stop at the river for a fresh swim and clean up our body from the muddy. Afternoon arrive in Yaniruma, dinner and stay at Mission house or at tents. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Yaniruma – Senggo. Breakfast, by motorized canoe ride down the Backing Dairam river for about 8 – 10 hours to Senggo. Senggo is one of the big places in Southern region, this place is originally occupied by Citak Mitak tribe, but now there some peoples from outsider come to traders and also the government settlement. Along the way we will see some the tree houses and local peoples catching the fish by local canoe. Lunch will be provided by boxes. Afternoon arrive in Senggo, dinner and stay at simple losmen. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Senggo – Dekai. By motorized canoe drive up to brazza river back to Dekai. you will be arrive at afternoon. Lunch en route and dinner at small guest houses. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Dekai – Wamena. Walk to Dekai Airfield to wait the plane to Wamena, sometime the flight delay cause the weather, usually at 10.00 am. Arrive in Wamena, transfer to the hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight stay. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Wamena. We provide one day in case the flight from Dekai Delayed or canceled due to bad weather. If the flight on schedule or not cancel then we will make sightseeing tour to visit some Dani villages in Jiwika Area to see the old mummy, cave and traditional villages around Wamena. Lunch at local restaurant, dinner and overnight stay at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Wamena - Jayapura. Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Wamena airport for a flight departure to Jayapura on Trigana. Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, transfer to Sentani Indah hotel then touring the area. You will view some of the WW II memorial sites. Mc. Arthur Monument at Ifar Gunung, and 2 hour boat excursion in the lake of Sentani to see the local tribe life in the village. Lunch at Yougwa restaurant in the side of lake, afternoon continue touring and visit the museum Abepura and Hamadi market. Dinner and accommodation at Sentani Indah hotel and similar. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Jayapura – Departure. Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for fly to your next destinations. Includes: (B).

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Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 2 travelers: US$ 4.350 p/p
- 3 travelers: US$ 3.750 p/p
- 4 travelers: US$ 3.490 p/p
- 5 travelers: US$ 3.230 p/p
- 6 travelers: US$ 2.950 p/p.

Price Includes:
- Travel permit for Papua
- English-speaking guide
- Porters at airport and porters during trek
- Cook during trek
- Foods during trek
- All land transports/airport transfers
- Charter motorized canoe
- All accommodations at villages (incl. houses or tents)
- 5 nites Hhotel in Wamena and Yahokimo
- Entrance fees in the villages
- Traditional dance and Mock War show with Dani People
- Air tickets for guide and cooks (to/from Dekai)
- Flight Jayapura – Wamena – Jayapura (incl. apt tax)
- Flight Wamena – Yahokimo – Wamena (incl. apt tax)
- Flight for guide + cook, Jayapura - Wamena Yahokimo (return) incl. apt tax.

Price Excludes:
- Domestic/International airfares
- Laundry
- Telephone
- Tipping and other personal expenses.

About This Supplier
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Location: Indonesia
Joined InfoHub: May 2007
Client Request Served: 62

Since our establishment in 1999, our company has become a successful and popular Indonesian Tour Operator with its special character of trekking, adventure and Expeditions-fully concentrated on the custom, the primitive culture of Papua. All our tours of Papua are surely one of the most exciting tours available and...

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