Trekking & join the Baliem valley Cultural Festival: 7th-9th/2018
Planned Program: Saturday, August 6th– TREKKING (-/L/D)
PAPUA, BALIEM VALLEY CULTURAL FESTIVAL-2018. A COMPLETE PROGRAM
You may arrive in Papua by today latest at 07:00 am but very recommended to be arrive one day earlier in Papua at Sentani Airport Friday, August 4th). Meet our team at Sentani Airport or we will pick you up at your accommodation in Sentani Area and drop you to the Airport for the flight depart at 10:30 am to Wamena. Meet with other people of Group in the Airport. (Luggage allowed for theis flight is 10kg only per passenger + 7 kilos in cabin, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (please note: the flights are delayed very often due bad weather, technical problem, operational of flight). Upon arrival at Wamena airport, by minibus directly to Sogokmo or Yetni river is direction to Southern Baliem Valley. From here where the trekking begins with all the porters to reach Kurima in approx 2 hours up and down the little hills. Lunchboxes are provided. Late afternoon we will arrive at Kilise village, dinner will be provided by cook and overnight stay at Dani Typical Guest house. (Walkhours).
AUGUST 07th: TREKKING – RETURN TO WAMENA-JOIN THE BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/d)
Day 1 of Festival
You need to walk, 4 hrs to Wamena, Check in, And start to join the Opening Ceremony & the Dani cultural attraction. Back to Hotel at: 4:30 PM, Dinner will be on your account.
Day 2 of Festival
AUGUST 08th: BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/D)
As indicated in the calender that today is a for you to enjoy the Baliem Valley Festival. (entrance fee to the festival have included) We are with you all day to ensure you understand what is going on and enjoy every minute of this unique tribal festival. Spend the day at the Festival site and participate in various activities of the Festival. The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival is a very rare chance to witness clans from different indigenous tribes displaying their culture and skills in tribal warfare, dance and music. It is a truly unforgettable experience and a real once in a lifetime opportunity. Lunch boxes will be provided in the festival place. Late afternoon drive back to Wamena and stay at Medium Accommodation. Dinner will be on your account.
Day 3 of Festival
AUGUST 9th: BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL (B/L/–)
Still on the festival, after breakfast we will travel by chartered car to the location of the Baliem Valley festival (entrance fee to the festival have included). The place where they hold the ceremony changes from year to year. The festival has many traditional activities. There is traditional Dani tribe dancing and singing. Also there is a mock battle to show you how they used to fight in the old days. And there are newer activities, like bow and arrow competitions. And even foreigners can get involved in this activity. All tour and festival dates will be adjusted according to local condition. You will have a chance to see and enjoy these cultural festival for one day. Lunch boxes will be provided in the festival place. Late afternoon drive back to Wamena for accommodation. Dinner will be on your account.
AUGUST 10th: WAMENA – JAYAPURA -DEPARTURE (B/-/–)
This morning you will catch a morning flight to Jayapura by at 06:15am (our breakfast at hotel might not be ready) (baggage allowed for this flight is only 10kg per passenger). Direct connect flight to Makasar, Jakarta or Denpasar.
#Cost per person: US$ 555. Valid for 1-5 pax. More info: http://baliemfestival.com/
- Transfer dari & ke Bandara (No need air-cond, because in Baliem valley is cold every day)
- Porters (along cultural tour)
- An English speaking guide along Fest & cultural tour
- L.D (accept: Festival
- Entrance Fee
- Mineral waters along tour & festival
- Mini bus along Festival
- Military permit (entering Papua)
- Basic accommodation along trekking & Festival
- Air fares (Jayapura-Wamena & return)
- Lunch on arrival
- Personal expenses
- Soft drink & alcohol
- Insurance cover.
What you need to bring:
– Comfortable trekking shoes
– Sleeping Bag
– Windbreaker / jacket, sweater, gloves, ear cover
– Flesh light
– Sun block lotion
– Insect repellent
– Cameras / video camera
– Personal toiletries
– Personal medicines
– Rain coat
– Sun Block.
– Personal medicine.
– Sun glasses