Due to "high demand" on the periode of Baliem Festival, we advise you to reserve as early as possible.
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This 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
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
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
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.
- English speaking Local guide
- Porters & Cook - Boat on Sentani Lake
- Pig feast and Dance Papua
- Mummy of Papua
- Traveling permit arrangement
- Donation / Entrance fee to Baliem Valley Festival
- All activities mentioned on the above program
- Travel insurance, extra baggage charge
- Personal expenses such as phone call, laundry, beverages etc.
- All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellation.
WHAT TO BRING
Raincoat, torch, lightweight, clothing, will be more comfortable in the more humid coastal areas while a light sweater or jacket may be needed in the highland at night. Bring plastic raincoat to cover the camera or other necessary things, comfortable walking shoes, Sandal, Sun hat and block out, mosquito repellent, dark glasses, camera and lots of film (memory card).
A Traveling Permit is absolutely essential if you want to stay than one or two days or longer in Papua/Irian - Jaya and travel around the Baliem Valley, Lowland or Highland. All foreigners who visit Papua/Irian Jaya a special permit is required, it can arrange by having a copies of Passport and 2 pieces of photos, size 4x6 cm of every participant and submit them 1 month prior to arrival date.
JAYA GENERAL INFO
> YALI TRIBE
> ASMAT TRIBE
> KOROWAI KOMBAI TRIBE
> 5 DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS BALIEM VALLEY TREKKING
DAYS SOUTHERN & NORTHERN BALIEM TREKKING
DAYS YALI TRIBE TREKKING
> 10 DAYS ASMAT ART ADVENTURE
> 10 DAYS KOROWAI TRIBE
> 13 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE
> RAJA AMPAT PAPUA DIVING
> IRIAN JAYA CAPITAL CITY :
> WAMENA & BALIEM PILAMO
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