6 days - 5 nights
SMALL GROUP TOUR
From 1 290€ per person. See our price & conditions below.
YOU WILL LOVE:
Encountering the Dani tribes
Attending a traditional pig feast
Walking through hamlets, villages & fields
Staying in the quiet & exclusive The Baliem Valley Resort
Living an unforgettable experience in a small group
Day 1: Wamena airport - Baliem Valley
Arrival in the Baliem Valley and visit of the local market of Wamena
You arrive in Wamena where your tour guide is awaiting you. On the way to The Baliem Valley Resort you stop at the local market of Wamena. You taste the local fruits and the most adventurous can also try chewing the betel nut, a narcotic drug used daily by the Papuans. Check-in at the Resort in the afternoon. Enjoy a first coffee on the terrace with a panoramic view over the Baliem Valley. Dinner at the Resort.
45 min of drive. With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.
Day 2: Baliem Valley
Easy hiking in the Baliem Valley and first encounter with the Dani people
Today you drive to the southern Baliem Valley for a beautiful and easy hike along the Baliem River. First you cross a suspension bridge over the mighty river and then you hike through fields of sweet potatoes, corn, sugar cane and maybe you cross the path with friendly pigs. You pass Dani huts and reach the beautiful village Seinma for lunch. After a nice picnic break, you cross another suspension bridge and walk slowly along the river back to the driver. In the late afternoon you return to the Resort.
2 h drive. 4 h walk. With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.
The museum restaurant of The Baliem Valley Resort
Portrait of a Dani warrior
Day 3: Baliem Valley
Hike to a Dani salt water spring and visit of traditional Dani hamlet
This morning you drive to a small village in the middle of the Baliem Valley. From there you start an 1-hour mountain hike through the rainforest. You reach a traditional saltwater spring where the Dani women produce salt with ancient methods. After a nice picnic at the shore of the salt water spring, you hike downhill again and visit the village which is home to the 300 year old mummy of the famous Dugum Dani clan. In the afternoon, you return to the Resort. Dinner at the Resort.
2 h drive. 2 to 3 h mountain hiking (+1000m). With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.
Day 4: Baliem Valley
Excursion to Lake Habbema, the highest lake in all of Indonesia
Today you will travel to Lake Habbema. The savannah landscape of the Baliem Valley gives way to fantastic mountain forests with monstrous ferns and pine trees covered with mosses, lichens and vines. At 3,200 meters above sea level, Lake Habbema is located on a large, high plateau, surrounded by enchanting meadows filled with dwarf cypresses, rhododendrons and many species of orchids. A very unique flora! The lake is historically of some importance, as early explorers used it to land by seaplane and then head for the Baliem Valley. You enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake and if the sun is shining, you have a spectacular view of the Trikora mountain peak opposite. Take a walk along the lake and the less chilly can even take a swim! Return to the resort in the afternoon.
5 hours of drive. 1-2 hours walking. With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.
The Baliem valley trekking landscapes
Dani Pig festival
Day 5: Baliem Valley
Traditional pig festival, an unforgettable experience
Today is a very special day that will remain unforgettable. You are invited to participate in a pig feast at a Dani tribe. You are welcomed by Dani tribesmen, traditionally dressed and decorated. A pig festival is a very special event for the Dani and Lani tribes, organized to celebrate important occasions. Your hosts begin the feast with dancing and singing. Then the pig is slaughtered, traditionally with bow and arrow. You see how the cooking pit is prepared with hot stones and field grass. The meat is tasty cooked with sweet potatoes and food ferns. Finally everyone enjoy the food from the cooking pit. It is a really impressive experience, by far the most interesting experience of a trip to Papua. Back to the Resort in the afternoon. Enjoy your last evening in the Baliem Valley.
The pig festival takes place in changing villages. Precise information on travel times is therefore not provided. Maximum 1 h walk. With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.
Day 6: Baliem Valley - Wamena airport
Last day in the Baliem Valley
You enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you are driven to Wamena airport in accordance with the departure time of your onward flight.
45 min drive. Meals: breakfast.
5 nights at The Baliem Valley Resort
Tours as per itinerary
All entrance fees
Meals full board
Special travel permit (surat jalan)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Additional drinks and personal expenses
Costs for excess luggage