Borneo Orangutan and Dayak Tribe, Toraja Tribe, Baliem Valley Stone Age, Bali Leisure

Borneo Toraja Baliem Bali 19D, 18N
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Borneo Orangutan and Dayak Tribe, Toraja Tribe, Baliem Valley Stone Age, Bali Leisure

Duration              : 19 Days / 18 nights
Start / End           : Jakarta Airport

DAY 01: ARRIVAL JAKARTA.
On arrival in Jakarta, meet and greet by our guide then direct transfer to Hotel close to airport.

DAY 02: JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – ORANGUTAN.
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Pangkalan Bun. Arrival in Pangkalan bun, meet our guide and transfer to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat size 2,25 m  x 15 m for  5 person with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen.

DAY 03: ORANGUTAN TOUR, EXPLORATION.
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the former rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat.

DAY 04: END OF ORANGUTAN TOUR – PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN – LOKSADO.
After an early breakfast, sail back to Kumai. Then drive to the airport and fly to Banjarmasin. Arrival at Banjarmasin, then proceed to Cempaka village to see traditional diamond mining and polishing, Next, visiting Pandak Daun villagge, a village famous as the home of thousands of water buffaloes. Here most of the peoples have numerous water buffaloes which is become a family business for a very long time. Afterwards, leaving to Loksado. You will arrive at late of evening, overnight on the local simple lodge for your dinner and accommodation.

DAY 05: MUARA HATIP - MALARIS - HARATAI.
After breakfast, Transfer to Malaris to see traditional long house,then trekking to Haratai waterfall crossing forest, rivers, longhouses, hanging bridge and traditional farms.Afterwards, return to Loksado through different trail passing big trees, valley and 3 isolated village and longhouse. In the afternoon, return to the small lodge for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 06: LOKSADO - BAMBOO RAFTING – BANJARMASIN.
After breakfast, Going to forest to cut the bamboos and setting the bamboo raft with villagers, then, do the bamboo rafting across mount Kantawan and tropical rainforest alongside of Amandit river. Return to Banjarmasin. Overnight at hotel in Banjarmasin.

DAY 07: FLOATING MARKET BANJARMASIN – MAKASSAR.
Very early in the morning, we visit the floating market at Lok Baintan, about 1 hr drive from Banjarmasin. The one at Lok Baintan is more visited by sellers and buyer compare to the one at Barito. So we will visit the one at Lok Baintan. Start at about 05.00 from hotel, arriving there at 06.00. After exploring the market,  visit Kembang island, about 45 minutes ride from the floating market. Although Pulau Kembang means the island of flower, hardly any flowers grow. People come to this island are mainly for praying at and giving offering to a small temple with white monkey statue. A big number of Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) inhabits this island. Return to Banjarmasin, then preparing yourself for check out, fly to Makassar. Arrival in Makassar transfer to your accommodation for overnight.

DAY 08: MAKASSAR – TORAJA HIGHLAND.
Transfer to Toraja by Fully Air-conditioned private car to take a drive-trip to Toraja Land with approximately 8 hours trip taking across the Bugis Village with their typical houses on poles along the magnificent mountain passes. Lunch will be served at Bukit Indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 km north of Makassar. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja directly check-in at hotel for accommodation

DAY 09: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at hotel full day exploring Toraja Land, visiting The cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony at LEMO, The royal family tombs at SUAYA, The baby grave in the huge tree at KAMBIRA and Cultural performance at SANGALLA. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch, visiting the natural cave at LONDA and then proceed to the traditional wooden carving village at KETE KESU. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at hotel. The second Full day excursion, visiting The most beautiful village with buffalo horns in front off their houses at PALAWA. The Traditional cotton weaving village at SA'DAN, The ancient megalithic stone at BORI and then proceed to SESEAN mount to view the large rice-field terrace at BATUTUMONGA and Lunch will be served on this spot. After Lunch, continue to visit the boulder grave at LOKOMATA and then, Take a nice nature-walk from PANA through the rice-field and some village down to TIKALA. From TIKALA village take a drive back to Rantepao for refreshment. Back to hotel for overnight.

DAY 11: TORAJA – MAKASSAR - JAYAPURA.
After breakfast we drive back Makassar with stop en route for lunch and refreshment. On the way we will visit LEang LEang Cave The cave was famous for its primitive cave wall paintings which were some hand prints and wild boar paintings. Arrival in Makassar transfer to airport for your flight to Jayapura. Overnight on flight

DAY 12: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL – WAMENA IN BALIEM VALLEY.
Upon arrival at Jayapura Airport by flights from Jakarta or Bali at between 07 – 09.00am, meeting service by our local staff and then assisted to fly on Trigana within 40 minutes to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel the Baliem Pilamo, then proceed to visiting Napua hill & Sinatma village, drive down to the town for having lunch. continue to Wesaput village to see the hanging bridge, local market and surrounding. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 13: JAYAPURA  - WAMENA - TREKKING ALONG THE BALIEM RIVER.
After breakfast transferred by car within 35 minutes – 1 hour to Sogokmo in the South of Baliem valley. Then start to have a day trek to explore some small villages of Kurima district for about 4-5 hours to Wesaput passing thru Dani sweet potatoes gardens and cross hanging bridge over Baliem river. Along the trail you will see the local people activities and enjoy the beauty scenery as well. Lunch box will be provided en-route. Dinner on personal expenses and overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 14: WAMENA – OBIA (Pig Feast and Dance) - WAMENA.
Breakfast at hotel, then we proceed to Obia Village (not too far from Jiwika). This village is one of the Dani village which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round shape house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe. They cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours or so. Proceed to Anemoigi and Sumpaima villages, about 10 minutes ride from Obia, where we will see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old house here. Lunch box provided. Stay overnight at Baliem Pilamo. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant nearby.

DAY 15: WAMENA – JAYAPURA.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour to visit ; Mac Arthur World War II monument, Sentani lake. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continued to visit the Anthropology museum, Hamadi market and Jayapura city. Afternoon check in to the Aston Jayapura Hotel 3*** or similar hotel available.

DAY 16: JAYAPURA - BALI.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Bali. Arrival in Bali direct transfer to Beach Hotel in Sanur/Nusa Dua/Jimbaran for overnight.

DAY 17: BALI FREE PROGRAM.
Today Free at Leisure. You can enjoy hotel facilities, swim on the beach or take optional tour in Bali

DAY 18: BALI FREE PROGRAM.
Today Free at Leisure. You can enjoy hotel facilities, swim on the beach or take optional tour in Bali

DAY 19: BALI – DEPARTURE.
Free at leisure until appropriate hotel check out time. Then transfer to airport for your flight back home.