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BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL

Due to "high demand" on the periode of Baliem Festival, we advise you to reserve as early as possible.

Baliem Festival Joining Trip

baliem valley festivalThis 3 Days Baliem festival it self will be held on every August. This popular and memorable Festival in Papua becomes an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign tourists (specially Photographers). you will see and capture many beautiful ans unique trribal performace.

The main point of interest of the festival is the massive tribal attraction involving different tribes living around Baliem Valley such as Dani, Lani and Yali tribe. All tribes group will attend the festival while bringing all their 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 length.

Normally the attraction during festival as follow : Tribal "mock" War, Competition of kids game of Puradan, competition of kids game of Sikoko, attraction of Pig feast and stem pit cooking, Traditional Dance Attraction, Archery Contest, Spear Throwing Contest, Contest in making Traditional Jaw's harp. Pig race competition. Spear throwing contest only for the tourists

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

After the Baliem festival, you could also have 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.

Or, flight back to Jayapura and have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat to visit Assey and Ayapo villages ( to see how the Sentani tribe make the bark painting ). After lunch at Yougwa restaurant near the lake, see the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00), then visit Hamadi market & Jayapura city sightseeing.

> IRIAN JAYA GENERAL INFO
> BALIEM VALLEY
> BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL
> YALI TRIBE
> ASMAT TRIBE
> KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 5 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
> 8 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
> 12 DAYS SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREKKING
> 11 DAYS YALI TRIBE TREKKING
> 10 DAYS ASMAT ART ADVENTURE
> 10 DAYS KOROWAI TRIBE ADVENTURE
> 13 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE
> RAJA AMPAT PAPUA DIVING
> IRIAN JAYA CAPITAL CITY : JAYAPURA
> WAMENA & BALIEM PILAMO HOTEL

For descriptive Baliem Valley Festival price, itinerary, flight details, airfares, further information and trip arrangement, please contact us:

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