Dani warrior on his watchtower, Papua, Indonesia
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CULTURAL TRIP IN THE BALIEM VALLEY

This 5 days/ 4 nights trip to Papua brings you to the Baliem Valley, home of the Dani tribes. You meet the Danis during easy hikes. Surrounded by beautiful vegetation, you walk through Dani hamlets, villages and fields. You attend a traditional pig festival which is by far the most amazing experience of a trip to Papua. You live this unforgettable experience while staying in the best accommodation in the Baliem Valley: The Baliem Valley Resort.

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.

Dani warrior on his watchtower, Baliem Valley, Papua, Indonesia

5 days - 4 nights

Can be customized according to your wishes. Contact us !

Price per guest based on a shared double room: 

1 210€

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 restaurant at The Baliem Valley Resort, Wamena, Papua, Indonesia

The museum restaurant of The Baliem Valley Resort

Dani warrior with full decoration, Wamena, Papua, Indonesia

Portrait of a Dani warrior

Day 3: Baliem Valley

Hiking in the Sekan Mountains and meeting the Dani tribes

This morning you hike 1 hour from the Resort to the top of the nearby Sekan Mountains. From here you enjoy a fantastic view over the surrounding valleys. On the way back to the Resort you pass some huts and fields of the local Dani tribes. You probably see the Dani while they are farming. You follow the path which is surrounded by beautiful vegetation with many flowers, orchids, carnivorous plants and other rare and amazing species. After lunch at the Resort, you start another easy hike in the surrounding area. You visit other Dani villages and their fields and enjoy the beautiful views. Return to the Resort in the late afternoon.

 

4 h walk. With local guide. Accommodation: The Baliem Valley Resort. Meals: full board.

Day 4: 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.

The southern Baliem Valley landscape, Papua, Indonesia

The Baliem valley trekking landscapes

Welcome ceremony during a pig festival, Dani tribe, Papua, Indonesia

Dani Pig festival

Day 5: 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.

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Price per guest, based on a shared double room:

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PRICE & CONDITIONS

1 guest
2 060€

2 guests
1 210€

3 guests & more
1 060€

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 4 nights at The Baliem Valley Resort 

  • Tours as per itinerary

  • Local guide

  • All transfers

  • All entrance fees

  • Meals full board

  • Special travel permit (surat jalan)
     

  • International flights

  • Additional drinks and personal expenses

  • Costs for excess luggage

  • Tips

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

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