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Papua Program

Balliem Valley Resort

Description

Discover the highlands of Papua !

In his program you will have Fantastic opportunities for hikers of all abilities wishing to explore the territories of the Dani and Lani tribes.

In between six to ten  varied day-trips visitors can discover the entire highland!

Many of the paths lead through the traditionally cultivated gardens, vast bush and grasslands, and wonderful primary rainforests full of orchids, moss and ferns.

Discover the quaint settlements of the some 300 Dani tribal people scattered across the resort grounds.

The people here are friendly and helpful, and they are pleased to see visitors. 

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 6 DAYS BALLIEM VALLEY PACKAGE

 Day 1 JAYAPURA – WAMENA

Arrive at Jayapura’s Sentani Airport and take a short flight to Wamena. Transfer to The Baliem Valley Resort. Enroute, visit the local market of Wamena and the hanging bridge in Sinakma.

Overnight at The Baliem Valley Resort – www.baliem-valley-resort.com

 

Day 2 SALTSPRING AND MUMMY

Morning drive to Jiwika, walk up to the salt-water spring on the mountain. Local Dani women will demonstrate how to make salt in traditional way. Back to Jiwika, we will have lunch in the village of Kurulu. After lunch we visit the mummy at Sopahima, and also some typical Dani Villages nearby. An easy and very interesting walk through the Dani County is waiting for you !

 

Day 3 PYRAMID REGION

Start in the morning.

First of all we will visit the big native market in Wamena, then continue the drive along the western side of the valley.

The landscape in the west part is different compare to the east, it is dominated by grass-savannas, many giant acacia trees can be seen on the river bank.

Plenty of opportunity for you to take Papua Beautiful Country side picture.

Small breaks in the bigger market places Elagaima and Kimbim. Depend on the weather and Street Condition we might drive up to the Magi Mountain in the Pyramid region, however here we will have a spectacular view over the western Baliem-River while enjoying your Lunch .

The settlement of Pyramid in the northern Baliem-Valley was one of the first missionary station in the early 50´s concerning the highlands of West-Papua. Later cosy drive back to the Resort.

 

Day 4 PIG FESTIVAL OF THE DANI-TRIBE

In the morning, we will be leaving the resort for a full day witnessing the  traditional pig festival in the Dani village. It will be your chance to see a full ceremony and take picture from each event.!

The traditional pig cooking with hot stones is one of the most interesting events on the highland of Irian Jaya.

 

Day 5 WAMENA – JAYAPURA

Transfer to Wamena and take a short flight to Jayapura. Upon arrival directly sight seeing around the city of Jayapura.

Follow by the visit of the Sentani Lake, Anthropological Museum (subject to change) and local Market Hamadi.

Overnight at Hotel Aston Jayapura or similar

 

Day 6 DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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