7 Days – 6 Nites Baliem Valley & Birding

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Start / End Point      :           Jayapura Airport

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1                           : Jayapura Arrival – By flight to Wamena, Pas Valley & Kotilola Cave

You will be meeting by  our staff at the airport and continue for  your flight depart at 10:00 or 12:00 to Wamena.  (baggage allowed for these flight is 10kg only per passenger, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (please note: the flights are delayed very often) Upon arrival at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo Hotel. We begin our tour to Jiwika and Kurulu in the northern part of the Baliem Valley. Few kilometers from Kurulu we will visit the famous Kotilola Cave. A section of this huge cave is partially broken down, a condition that contributes to lush vegetation. Driving north to the market-place of Uwosilomo where more photo opportunities are waiting for us. From here we drive up the mountains to the Pass Valley, where deep green mountain forests are waiting for us to admire. We will take a lunch break during our ride in a suitable location. Small side trips through the beautiful forest are possible. On our way back we will stop in Meagaima, a small Dani hamlet next to the Baliem River to see the mummy of a Dani chief (about 30 min trek). We return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided and dinner will be on your account. (walk in approx 1-2 hours).

Meals                          : Lunch box (On the spot)

Day 2                           : Easy Trekking South Baliem Gorge

In the morning we drive to the southern Baliem Valley. The road ends in a village called Sogokmo, about 3 km before Kurima. Our walking tour along the powerful Baliem River begins here. First a suspension bridge has to be crossed. After that the tour goes on through Dani settlements with terraced fields and wild groves of sugar cane. All the time we have a wonderful view over the river and the narrow valley. In the early afternoon we reach the church of Seinma where we will have our lunch surrounded by beautiful landscape. Before we reach Kurima another suspension bridge has to be crossed. This trek offers unique photo opportunities and our car will take us return to the Hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided and dinner will be on your account.

Meals                          : Breakfast (Hotel)

Lunch box (On the spot)


Day 3                           : Pig Cooking Festival

A special welcome will be given to you upon your arrival in the Village; the tribe member will assemble wearing their best outfit to show their appreciation. The Tribe chief will stand on a Traditional Observation and give the order to his people to celebrate. A special “pig-festival” requires cooking with hot stones in an earth pit and is one of the most interesting exhibitions you will see on traveling to Papua. Photographer and moviemakers has said that this unique event cannot be described by words alone, you have to see it with your own eyes. Lunch will be served inside the hamlet, and of course there is also the opportunity for each guest to eat out of the traditional earth pit. The fresh pig meat and the sweet potatoes are delicious. Back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Lunch in Box is provided and dinner will be on your account.

Meals                          : Breakfast (Hotel/On the spot)

Lunch box (On the spot)


Day 4                           : Wamena – Jayapura / Foot of Mt. Cycloop

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to  Jayapura at schedule at 09:00. Upon your arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura proceed by car drive to Nimbokrang/ foot Mt Cyclop in 2,5 hours,  Lunch box will be provided. We would need a few hours to make preparation and discuss with local people who knows very well where the bird playing around in every period of time.  Some birds in this area moving to different places. Walking in to the rain forest in approx 3-4 hours. Simple Dinner will be prepared by our cook and stay at tents in  the rain forest.

Meals                          : Breakfast (Hotel)

Lunch box (On the spot)

                                     Simple Dinner (On the camp location)


Day 5                           : Birding in the foot of Mt Cycloop (B/L/D)

Depends on weather,  Early in the morning at 05.00am, from here we will explore the jungle, we may walk in 2-3 hours further into the jungle. Lunch box is provided, base on our previous experience we could watch some kinds of birds like Hornbill, Cacatoo, King Bird of Paradise, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise and the Lesser Bird of Paradise, Bird of Cassuary, Mambruk and some other small birds. Pleaseto provide a high Zoom Camera for Better Photograpgy.  Afternoon return walk to the Camp for overnight stay. Lunch boxes and simple dinner will be prepared by our guide and stay at tents in  the rain forest.

Meals                          : Simple Breakfast (On the camp location)

Lunch box (On the spot)

Simple Dinner (On the camp location)


Day 6                           : Birding in Mt Cycloop – Return to the town

At 05.00 AM after  breakfast, conitinue explore another areas of birds or to another direction of Jungle in finding different kinds of the bird in different areas, depend on local condition, sometime  we  do not need to walk so far from our camp as  the birds flying and playing near the camp. As our experiences before, we already marked it some of the areas for birds watching.   After Lunch at camp return walk to the end of road for 3-4 hours and proceed by car return to Sentani Area for Accommodation. Dinner will be on your account and overnight stay at Medium Accommodation.

Meals                          : Simple Breakfast & Lunch ( On the camp location)


Day 7                           : Jayapura Departure

After breakfast at hotel, and then transfer to airport for catch your flight to next destination.

Meals                          : Breakfast (hotel)


***** Tour Ends *****

Program / Itinerary above is Flexible or depend on local conditions as weather…etc and out of our control



Tour Based on Twb Share in USD. ($.) …………. / Person
2 – 3 Persons $.  ………………….. / Person
4 – 5 Persons + 1 TL Foc $.  ………………….. / Person
Single Suplement $.  ………………….. / Room


Tour Price Include  :

  • 3 Nights at Baliem Pilamo Hotel or similar
  • 2 Nights at Tents in the Jungle
  • 1 Night at Medium accommodation in Jayapura / Sentani Area
  • All land Transport & Transfer ( Day 1 – Day 7)
  • Meals as indicated in Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to all objects
  • Pig Feast/Mock war and Traditional Dance with Dani people.



Tour Price Exclude  :

  • Dinner in Wamena & Jayapura,
  • All Airfares (international, domestic, internal flights)
  • Tipping, meals and beverages in Jayapura and Wamena
  • Any other ceremonies by Local People
  • Laundry Telephone, etc.
  • Photography fee for Local people (some of small 10.000, 20.000 Rupiah money)
  • Personal Expenses


Note    :

  • Surcharge for Arrival on July – August (July 20th August  31st) : $. ……………….. / Person
  • Airfares Ticket : Jayapura/Wamena/Jayapura (R/T) : $. …………. / Person – (Include. APT TAX)
  • Please bring the dark colours like black or brown for your clothes / jacket, lotion for protect your skin from mosquito.

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