Papua: Dani tribes of the Baliem valley - Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd
Ethnic minority

Papua: Dani tribes of the Baliem valley

This tour offers you an exclusive meeting with the Dani, the main ethnic group of the highlands of Indonesian Papua, which is concentrated around the Baliem valley, located at almost 2,000 m altitude, in the hollow of the mountain range which forms the backbone of the island of New Guinea.

Discovered for the first time at the end of the 1930s by an American expedition, the Baliem valley is a land of warriors, the Dani and the Wali, who fought fiercely against each other around thirty years ago.

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Day 1Welcome to Jayapura

Day 1Welcome to Jayapura

  • After perhaps having had the chance to see the Carstenz peak and its last tropical glaciers, you land early in the morning at Jayapura.

    Transfer to the hotel and preparation of trekking permits.

Meal and accommodations

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

25m
Kilise

Day 2Trek to the gorges of the Baliem valley

Day 2Trek to the gorges of the Baliem valley

  • In the morning, flight to Wamena, capital of Baliem. On arrival, transfer to the village of Sogokmo (40 mins), where you will meet your porters and your cook, who will accompany you throughout your trek.

  • Meeting with your porters, and journey to Kurima.

    Start of the trek towards the village of Kilise (3h30), which crosses superb gardens cultivated with yams and sweet potatoes. In the afternoon, meeting with the villagers, who share their daily life. Night at a local’s place.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: Guest house

Syokosimo

Day 3Immersion with the Dani

Day 3Immersion with the Dani

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Guest house

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: Guest house

Day 4Return to Wamena

Day 4Return to Wamena

  • After breakfast, you begin the last part of your trek towards Sogokmo (3h).

    The hike passes through the traditional village of Ugem, where the locals are delighted to welcome you.

    Arriving in Sogokmo, you are transferred to Wamena (40 mins). Installation at the hotel. The rest of the day is free, and you have the opportunity to visit the nearby local market.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Guest house

Lunch: Made by your team

Dinner: Hotel

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5Wars & Ceremonies

Day 5Wars & Ceremonies

  • The day is dedicated to visiting the surroundings of Jiwika, where you will attend a tribal war reenactment and local dances. You also share an excellent traditional meal, for which a suckling pig will have been sacrificed according to an age-old ritual. Return to Wamena in the afternoon. Night in the same hotel.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Hotel

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6Return to Jayapura

Day 6Return to Jayapura

  • Early morning flight to Jayapura. It's then time to explore the surroundings of the superb Lake Sentani, to visit the anthropology museum, as well as the old Hamadi market in Jayapura.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7See you soon in Papua (and Indonesia)

Day 7See you soon in Papua (and Indonesia)

  • Transfer to Jayapura airport.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

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