5 Day Baliem Valley Exploration in Papua New Guinea
This trip is a cultural experience to Papua New Guinea that includes trekking through the beautiful riverside landscape in the Southern Baliem Valley and being an observer of a traditional mock-battle among tribal leaders.
Flexible and customizable for private departures.
Jayapura, Wamena, Baliem, Jiwika
From $1470 per person, ground itinerary also. Please see below for additional flight costs.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1: JAYAPURA - WAMENA
Upon arrival in Jayapura you will be met at the airport and transferred to your short flight to Wamena in the Baliem Highlands. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Baliem Pilamo Hotel, a simple local guesthouse which will be your base for day trips throughout the region.
After lunch you will embark on an exploration of the area including Napua Hill, Sinatma Village, Wesaput Village and the local markets. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner.
Day 2: BALIEM RIVER TREKKING
This morning after breakfast you will be met at the hotel and transferred by car to Sogokmo in the Southern Baliem Valley. Today you will trek through the amazing riverside landscape for roughly five hours until you reach Wesaput. Your trek will take you through rolling hills, sweet potato gardens and over hanging suspension bridges over the Baliem River.
Return to the Baliem Pilamo Hotel in the evening.
Day 3: WAMENA – JIWIKA - WAMENA
This morning after breakfast you will be driven to the Northern Baliem Valley and the village of Jiwika. The area is famous for the well preserved mummified remains of tribal leaders. The Dani of Anemoigi will perform a traditional mock-battle that culminates in a traditional big roast over hot stones.
This evening return to the hotel for the night.
Day 4: WAMENA - JAYAPURA
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Jayapura. After settling into the Swiss Bell Hotel you will be taken on a full day tour of the area including the MacArthur World War II monument, the Anthropology Museum, Sentani Lake and the Hamadi Market.
In the evening return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 5: JAYAPURA – BALI
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bali.
Total Ground Itinerary Price: $1470 per person
Sorong – Jayapura $135 per person
Jayapura – Wamena $145 per person
Wamena – Jayapura $145 per person
• Private guide and driver
• Flights and Airport Transfers in Jayapura and Wamena
• Accommodation and meals as shown
• All permits and village donations
• All entrance fees for cultural sites
Price does not include:
• Travel Insurance
• Airport Taxes or extra baggage charges
• Items of a personal nature
• Tips for staff, porters and guides