Due to accommodation in this area are limited, we advise you to reserve the Baliem Festival Trip as early as possible

Baliem Valley Festival,
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The baliem festival it self will be held on every August. The main point of interest of the festival will be the massive tribal attraction involving different tribes living on the villages around Baliem Valley such as Dani, Lani and Yali tribe. All tribes group will deliver their envoy to attend the festival while bringing all tribes attributes, kotekas, art and craft. The baliem festival is a right chance to observe the rich cutlure of the hinterland. Baliem valley area is mainly occupied by three main big clan, namely Dani, Yali and Lani. They have different phisical feature, culture and way of life as well as unique custom. manyu kinds of tribal attraction will be perfomed by the stone-age tribe group. Among them are the Mocked War, Pig Feast, Earth Cooking ceremony, traditional mouth harpa, etc.



Each tribe group will come over with their own identity. Here you will see clear difference among them refer to their dressing. The Dani man only use small koteka (penis gourd / penis cover), the Lani tribes use bigger Koteka, their body is much bigger than the average Dani tribe, while the Yali has long slender Koteka with rattan belt corved waist lenght.

By attending the masive baliem festival, you will have a great chance to know and learn the culture of each attending tribes without having to make the visit to their compunds deep in the hinterland of West Papua.

Beside to present during the days of the festival, we will also held a trekking trip in Jiwika village in the suburban of Wamena to see the old smoked mummy and salt pool where you will enjoy and see how to make salt in their traditional way. As you will entering the site, you will return to the stone age era. Grass dressed woman, dressless man, just having a long slender penis cup, man with arrows and bows, and with the body ornaments.


BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL


Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Grade : Easy
Starts / Ends : Jayapura


Day 1: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - WAMENA

Arrival at Jayapura Airport, meet and greet with our staff then fly by Trigana within 40 minutes to Wamena. On arrive at Wamena airport, transfer to your hotel 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. Drive to Baliem Pilamo hotel or similar for dinner on your own and overnight stay.
**All Meals on your personal expenses



DAY 02: WAMENA – BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL DAY 01 (B)

We will drive to Baliem Festival. Enjoy your first day with the festival. Back to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for overnight.

Notes We highly suggest to arrange your own lunch box with your own taste at your personal account before departure from hotel to The Festival. During the Baliem Festival the English speaking guide will accompany you.


Day 03: WAMENA – BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL DAY 02 (B)

We will drive to Baliem Festival. Enjoy your first day with the festival. Back to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for overnight.

Notes : We highly suggest to arrange your own lunch box with your own taste at your personal account before departure from hotel to The Festival. During the Baliem Festival the English speaking guide will accompany you.


Day 04: WAMENA – BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL DAY 03 (B)

We will drive to Baliem Festival. Enjoy your first day with the festival. Back to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for overnight.

Notes : We highly suggest to arrange your own lunch box with your own taste at your personal account before departure from hotel to The Festival. During the Baliem Festival the English speaking guide will accompany you.


Day 5: JAYAPURA – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura then connect your flight to next destinations…

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