Baliem Valley Explorer

IndonesiaActive, History & Culture

This 5-day Baliem Valley Explorer trip offers a glimpse into the indigenous cultures and spectacular nature of one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands. Spend 3 nights in the lush Baliem Valley where you will take excursions to various Dani villages to witness ancient methods of salt production, see a 280-year-old mummy and partake in a traditional pig festival. There will also be time to explore Jayapura, the coastal capital, before flying back to Jakarta.

5 Nights
From SGD 1,572Per Person

Baliem Valley Explorer

Upon arrival at Jayapura in the morning, take another flight to Wamena. Upon arrival in Wamena, enjoy lunch and visit a local village before checking in to your hotel.

There are flights to Jayapura from Jakarta, Makassar and Bali.
Jakarta to Wamena is by Trigana Air IL275 DJJ/WMX 11.45/12.15

Dinner at hotel.

Overnight in Baliem Valley Resort Wamena.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner

After breakfast, head to the traditional Dani Village of Jiwika, in the middle of Baliem Valley. Begin a one-hour uphill trek through the rainforest to the traditional salt spring of the Dani tribe. Here the local women will display their ancestral salt production techniques.

Descend the hill, and enjoy a picnic lunch at the foot of the mountain.

Following lunch, continue walking to the nearby Kurulu Village to see a 250-year old mummy. Afterwards, allow the women to show how they process brine extracted from the salt spring.

Return to the hotel late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight in Wamena.

Overnight in Baliem Valley Resort, Wamena.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After breakfast, experience the famous Bakar Batu ritual, where the Dani people traditionally cook a pig on hot stones with vegetables and sweet potatoes. More than just a delicious feast, it’s an entire unforgettable cultural experience.

Return to the hotel after the feast.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Stay overnight at Baliem Valley Resort.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Jayapura.

Important note The flights from Wamena to Jayapura are only available with Trigana Air, IL274. The flight departs Wamena at 10.15 and arrives at Jayapura at 10.45. Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Airfare is not inluded in the Land Cost.

Upon arriving in Jayapura, head out for a sightseeing tour of the city and surrounding areas. We will visit the General Mac Arthur Monument to learn about the area’s role in WWII.

Also, visit Sentani Lake where lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the Anthropology Museum and then head to Hamadi Market for a taste of local life.

Note the Anthropology museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 09.00 and 14.00.

Return to the hotel, and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Stay overnight at Hotel Travellers, Jayapura.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our onward flight.

There are flights from Jayapura to Jakarta, Makassar and Bali. Airfare is not included in the Land Cost

Meals: Breakfast.

  • Flight schedules are subject to change with little or no notice.
  • Minor programme changes are sometimes necessary, depending on confirmed flights, road conditions, weather and availability of rooms.

Price per person in SGD

  • $1,572 ~ Adult Twin

Airfare to/from Jayapura is not included in Land Cost; please check with us for current flight schedules and airfares

Price per person in SGD

  • UPG/DJJ ~ $447 per person
  • CGK/DJJ ~ $713 per person
  • DPS/DJJ~ $547 per person
  • DJJ/UPG~ $447 per person
  • DJJ/CGK~ $713 per person
  • DJJ/DPS~ $547 per person

Please note

  • CGK=Jakarta; UPG=Makassar; DPS=Denpasar, Bali
  • All airfares and departure times are subject to change by the airline.
  • Domestic airport taxes are included on all Garuda Indonesia domestic flights.
  • Garuda Indonesia baggage allowance is 20kg per person

Hotels

  • Wamena ~ Baliem Valley Resort
  • Jayapura ~ Hotel Travellers or similar

Validity

  • Feb 01 - Oct 31, 2018

Inclusions

  • Transfers and tours by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel accommodation in twin/double room
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary
  • Compulsory Travel Permit to Papua (Surat Jalan)
  • Return air tickets between Jayapura and Wamena with Trigana Air

Exclusions

  • Air passage in/out of Jayapura; please check with us for the current airfares at the time of booking
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation and airport transfers in Jayapura
  • Visa arrangements
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses, e.g. hard/soft drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.,
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusions.