In the mountains of central Papua at a high altitude of 1,600 m. above sea level, lies the stunningly beautiful Baliem Valley, home of the Dani tribe. The first outsider to discover the valley was American Richard Archbold, who, on 23 June 1938 from his seaplane, unexpectedly sighted this awesome valley filled with terraced green fields of sweet potatoes, sit among mountain peaks. This 5 days tour start in Jayapura and end in Jayapura with easy to moderate level trek.
DAY 1 : JAYAPURA – WAMENA (L, D)
Upon arrival at Jayapura airport in the morning, meeting service then fly by Trigana Air in a 40 minute flight to Wamena. On arrival at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel for check-in, then proceed to Napua hill and Sinatma village. Then drive down to the town for lunch. After lunch continue to visit Wesaput village to see the hanging bridge, local market and the surrounding areas. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 : TREKKING ALONG BALIEM RIVER. (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Sogokmo in the South of Baliem valley by car. Then start a day trek for about 4-5 hours to Wesaput passing through Dani sweet potatoes gardens and cross hanging bridge over Baliem river. Along the trail you will see local people activities and enjoy beautiful scenery. Lunch box is provided during the journey. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 3: WAMENA – JIWIKA – WAMENA (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take a 30 minute drive to Jiwika in the north part of of Baliem valley to see a 250 years old mummy. Then walk for about 10 minutes to Anemoigi village where you can view the Dani people mock battle and doing pig feast. You will see how the Dani make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook them with hot-burned stone with vegetables and sweet potatoes. Afternoon return to hotel for overnight.
DAY 4: WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Jayapura. On arrival at airport of Jayapura you may have a full day sightseeing tour to visit Mac Arthur World War II monument, Sentani lake. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue to visit the Anthropology museum, Hamadi market and Jayapura city. Afternoon drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 05 : JAYAPURA – AIRPORT TRANSFER (B)
After breakfast, check-out hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.
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