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Korowai

Length 08 Days/07 Nights Korowai Tribe
Start / Finish Jayapura Airport
Condition Real Adventure
Tour code TP – 17
Day 01: Jayapura Arrival-Connecting to Wamena-(B,L,D)

Upon arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meeting service and then take the Trigana 2nd flight to Wamena around 11.00. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel, then proceed to visiting Dani villages and scenery from Napua hill, drive down to the town for having lunch. After lunch drive to northern part of Baliem valley to Anemoigi village to enjoy a local performance such as mock war and traditional earth oven cooking. You can be interacted with local Dani people and learn about their way of life. Late afternoon back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02: Wamena-Yaniruma– Dambol (B,L,D)
Depart by charter flight to Yaniruma. The flight usually need about 45 minutes one way. Upon arrival at Yaniruma (Yaniruma is the starting point to see the tree house tribes), we will need to report to the local chief and organize our porters. Afterward we start by paddling canoes to cross Sekom and Dairam Hitam river. Then trek in 3 hours to Dambol village on arrival usually the tribe come to greet and welcoming us. Overnight at shelters or tents. 

Day 03 – 05: Exploring the life of Korowai (B,L,D)

We begin our 4 – 5 hours trek per day passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 – 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

Day 06: Hamlet-back to Yaniruma (B,L,D)
We will trek back to Yaniruma where the plane dropped us off. Before we arrive in Yaniruma we will stop at Dairam Kabur river for fresh swim and clean up our dirty bodies from the mud. Afternoon arrive in Yaniruma, dinner and overnight missionary house.

Day 07: Yaniruma- Wamena – Jayapura (B.L.D)
Return to the civilization in Wamena. Depart by chartered flight to Wamena and then by the scheduled Trigana flight to Jayapura. Upon arrival in Jayapura we will do sightseeing tour to visit World War II monument, Museum, souvenir shops. Late afternoon drive to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 08: Jayapura – Next Destination (B)
After breakfast at hotel, then transfer in time to Sentani airport for your flight departure to the next destination. End of service.

Length 10 Days / 09 Nights Korowai Tribe
Start / Finish Jayapura Airport
Condition Real Adventure
Tour code TP – 17

#Program II

D01: Jayapura- Arrivalo (LD)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura met by the guide and short transfer to Sentani Indah hotel, lunch will have at hotel, after lunch make sightseeing tour to visit: Ifar Gunung to see the monument of WW II, and then visit Asei island of the Sentani lake to see the Sentani people making bark paintings, state museum and then drive around to Jayapura town. In the afternoon drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Jayapura – Dekai (BLD)
After breakfast, transfer by cars to airport for the 50 minutes flight to Dekai, arrive at Dekai airport short transfer to hotel, after check in you may walk around the town while the guide preparing the needs for the trip next day. Lunch and dinner at hotel

Day 3: Dekai – Lokpond – Muara Siret village (BLD)
After breakfast, by car to Lock pond (harbor) then by motorized canoe go up river to Muara Siretj village, lunch will have on the way. Arrive at Muara Siretj village check in to the accommodation ( head of the village house) then explore the village surrounding. Dinner and overnight at the accommodation.

Day: Mura Siret – Korowai Village (BLD) 

 

Still by motorized in about 3-4 hours and then We begin our 4 hours trek passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 – 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

Day 6: Full day exploring the life of the Korowai tribe (BLD)
Whole day learn the way of life of Korowai like making trap, Kaboti (fish trap), Sago processing, making tree house.

Day: Korowai village – Muara siret village (BLD)
We will trek back to Siretj river and by our motorized canoe back to Muara Siretj village, overnight at Muara Siretj village.

Day 8: Muara Siret – Logpond – Dekai (BLD)
After breakfast, by our charter motorized canoe back to Dekai, upon arrival check in to hotel. The rest of the day is free dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Dekai – Jayapura (BLD)
After breakfast transferred to airport for the flight back to Jayapura. Upon arrival in Jayapura sightseeing tour late afternoon drive back to Sentani Indah hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 Jayapura- Departure (B)
In the morning transfer to airport for flight to next destination

Length 11 Days / 10 Nights Koroway Tribe
Start / Finish Jayapura Airport
Condition Real Adventure
Tour code TP – 18
DAY 01: ARRIVAL JAYAPURA (L.D)
Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, met by our guide then transfer to hotel, after lunch visiting the local market in Sentani to see the people selling their garden products and drive around the Sentani town, afternoon back to hotel dinner at local restaurant in the town and overnight stay at hotel.DAY 02 : JAYAPURA – WAMENA (B,L,D)
Depart by flight to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel, then proceed to visiting Dani villages and scenery from Napua hill, drive down to the town for having lunch. After lunch drive to northern part of Baliem valley to Anemoigi village to enjoy a local performance such as mock war and traditional earth oven cooking. You can be interacted with local Dani people and learn about their way of life. Late afternoon back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.DAY 03 : WAMENA – YANIRUMA (B,L,D)
Depart by charter flight to Yaniruma. The flight usually need about 45 minutes one way. Upon arrival at Yaniruma, we will need to report to the local chief and organize our porters. Today we have one full day to explore the small village and the local life in Yaniruma. The local people usually all come to greet us on our arrival. Overnight at missionary house.DAY 04: YANIRUMA – DAIRAM RIVER – DAYO VILLAGE (B,L,D)
Begin the trekking with our porters to the hinterland of Koroway. We will need to cross the big Dairam river using the dug out canoe. Upon arrival at the river side, walk to Dayo village. Dayo is a small village to the north of Dairam riverside. Overnight in shelters.DAY 05 – 08: KOROWAY EXPLORING (B,L,D)

We begin our 4 – 5 hours trek per day passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 – 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porter who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. We arrive in Dambol in the noon, and will meet the first Korowai family on their tree house. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree house built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way.DAY 09: HAMLET – BACK TO YANIRUMA (B,L,D)
We will trek back to Yaniruma where the plane dropped us off. Before we arrive in Yaniruma we will stop at Dairam Kabur river for fresh swim and clean up our dirty bodies from the mud. Afternoon arrive in Yaniruma, dinner and overnight missionary house.DAY 10: YANIRUMA – WAMENA – JAYAPURA (B.L.D)
Return to the civilization in Wamena. Depart by chartered flight to Wamena and then by the scheduled Trigana flight to Jayapura. Upon arrival in Jayapura we will do sightseeing tour to visit World War II monument, Museum, souvenir shops. Late afternoon drive to the hotel for dinner and overnight.DAY 11: JAYAPURA – NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast at hotel, then transfer in time to Sentani airport for your flight departure to the next destination. End of service.
Length 15 Days / 14 Nights Koroway Tribe
Start / Finish Jayapura Airport
Condition Real Adventure
Tour code TP – 19
#Program III

D01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL (LD)
Arrive at Sentani airport of Jayapura met by the guide and short transfer to hotel in Sentani, lunch will have at hotel, after lunch visit local market, dinner at a local restaurant.D02: JAYAPURA – DEKAI (BLD)
After breakfast, transfer by cars to airport for the 50 minutes flight to Dekai, arrive at Dekai airport short transfer to hotel, after check in you may walk around the town while the guide preparing the needs for the trip next day. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant.

D03: DEKAI – LOGPON – SEPANAP VILLAGE (BLD)
After breakfast, by car in 40 minutes to Logpon (harbor) then by motorized canoe go up river to Sepanap village, lunch will have on boat on the way. Arrive at Sepanap village check in to a school as our accommodation ( head of the village house) then explore the village surrounding. Dinner and overnight at the accommodation.

D04: SEPANAP – MABUL – LEVILAGAI KOROWAI VILLAGE (BLD)

Still by motorized in about 3-4 hours and then We begin our 4 hours trek passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 – 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

D05-D06: FULL DAY EXPLORING THE LIFE OF KOROWAI (BLD)
Whole day learn the way of life of Korowai like making trap, Kaboti (fish trap), Sago processing, making tree house.

D07: KOROWAI VILLAGE – SEPANAP VILLAGE (BLD)
We will trek back to Siretj river and by our motorized canoe back to Sepanap village, overnight at Sepanap village.

D08: SEPANAP – LOGPON – DEKAI (BLD)
After breakfast, by our charter motorized canoe back to Dekai, upon arrival check in to hotel. The rest of the day is free dinner and overnight at hotel.

D09: DEKAI – WAMENA (BLD)
After breakfast, to the airport then catch our flight to Wamena, upon arrival check in to Baliem Pilamo hotel, lunch at hotel, after lunch sightseeing tours to see the market, drive up to a hill to see the view of Baliem Valley. Afternoon back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

D10: WAMENA – KILISE (BLD)
After breakfast, then by car to Yetni river where we start the trekking in Kurima area drive to the starting point within 40 minutes with all of the team and then start trekking heading to Kilise village with passing Kurima sub-district. Arrive in Kilise prepare the place for sleeping and then visit the villages surrounding. (Walk approx 3hrs)

D11: KILISE – SYOKOSIMO (BLD)
After breakfast, whole morning enjoy the pig feast and dance, after lunch continue the trekking to SYOKOSIMO village, the walk is a little harder than before the path is smaller and slippery down the hill with about 1.600 meters of elevation, you may enjoy the nature beauty and meet the native on the way. Arrive in Syokosimo then immediately prepare sleeping place local accommodation near a river. Dinner and stay overnight stay.

D12: SYOKOSIMO (PIG FEAST) – UGEM (BLD)
The next morning after breakfast, whole morning enjoy the Dani pig feast after lunch we continue the trek up to Ugem village. The way to Ugem village from the river is going up the hill and you again can see the gorgeous scenery from the other side. Dinner and overnight at a local accommodation of Ugem.

D13: UGEM – WAMENA (BLD)
Having banana pancake for breakfast and then and follow the regular path down to Baliem river, we will again cross a suspension hanging bridge and then we follow the river bank to Kurima lunch will have on the way. From Kurima walk for about 40 more minutes to Yetni river where our cars waiting for us to drop us back to Wamena. Upon arrival check in to hotel. The rest of the day is free. Dinner will have at a local restaurant. (Walk approx. 5 hours)

D14: WAMENA – JAYAPURA (BLD)
After breakfast transferred to airport for the flight back to Jayapura. Upon arrival in Jayapura sightseeing tour late afternoon drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

D15: JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE (B)
In the morning transfer to airport for flight to next destination