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Papua Adventure Tour

Papua adventure tour, Karowai tribe expedition in West papua. The expedition trip requires physically fit to be ready to challenge Papua unbeaten track.

Papua adventure offers expedition trip to the jungle living nomadic people in Papua (cannibal tribe of karowai) and combined with Baliem valley in Wamena.

The Korowai, also called the Kolufo, are a people of southeastern Papua (i.e., the southeastern part of the western part of New Guinea). They number about 3,000. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves.

Cannibalism
The Korowai have been reported to practice ritual cannibalism up to the present day. Anthropologists suspect that cannibalism is no longer practiced by the Korowai clans that have had frequent contact with outsiders. Recent reports suggest that certain clans have been coaxed into encouraging tourism by perpetuating the myth that it is still an active practice. If you are curious about the real tree house people which away living in the remote of papua inland, we are at Papua adventure tour program is ready to show you the real adventure in inland of Papua, Indonesia.

In 2006, the television show 60 Minutes claimed that when someone in Korowai society is convicted of being a khakhua(witch). he or she is tried, and if convicted he or she is tortured, executed, and eaten. Other unverified claims were made that the brain is usually eaten immediately, while still warm, and that pregnant women and children don't participate in the cannibal act.

The distinctive high stilt architecture of the Korowai houses, well above flood-water levels, is a form of defensive fortification- to disrupt rival clans from capturing people (especially women and children) for slavery or cannibalism. The height and girth of the common ironwood stilts also serves to protect the house from arson attacks in which huts are set alight and the inhabitants smoked out and found the experiences with Papua adventure tour Program.

Price per person in USD - Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
    USD 8,203 Per Person
  • Prices for larger bookings are Upon Request:
    USD $$$$ Per Person

To Reserve Papua Adventure Tour 18 days 17 nights, please email us at: Book Now by mentioning the tour code: KNLR-DJJ-PA-18D and number of tour participants in your email.

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TOURS PAYMENT:
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FORCE MAJOUR ( For flight Cancel and delay - most cases fly into remote areas in Indonesia ) :
Tour Packages excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeur) and expenses also caused to flight cancellations & delays are not covered by www.adventuretourtravelindonesia.com. we will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodations transport and meals etc… but ALL costs are to be covered by yourself if these circumstances occur.

papua adventure tour

Papua Adventure Tour

18 Days – 17 Nights
Start / Finish: Jayapura airport
Tour Code: KNLR-DJJ-PA-18D
Departure: Daily - you may arrange your own date
Grade: Challenging.

Papua Adventure Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Jayapura Arrival (Jakarta (CGK) at 22:15 - Jayapura (DJJ) at 06:55 by Boeing737-900ER)

Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, meet and greet then directly transfer to Jayapura hotel for 45 minutes from the airport. Arrived at hotel, check in and having lunch in one of of good restaurant in Jayapura. After lunch, back to hotel, free program. Dinner we will serve at Grill fish at Blue cafe.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Swiss Bell Jayapura

Day 02: Jayapura - Wamena - Dekai

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Sentani airport of Jayapura for fly with Trgiana air about 40 minutes. Flying past vertical mountain cliffs and mist clad valleys, you will understand why the place remained isolated for so many centuries ! After passing local customs - there are alcohol restrictions in the Baliem Valley. Than continue with same flight to Dekai by Trigana flight, a small size town to the southern of Wamena. It does takes us about 30 minutes flight. Dekai is a new developed village to a small size town, after recent self autonomy policy in Papua couple year ago. Road, airport, and government office etc are started to build. Arrival in Dekai, then check in at guest house in Dekai. This town lies on the lower altitude than Wamena. Dekai is the home of the Manimo's tribe a tribe which quite civilize now. Lunch and dinner will serve in guest Hotel(Small Hotel), your guide will arrange the motorize for next day tour. You may walk around in Dekai to see the activities of native people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: guest Hotel(Small Hotel)

Day 03: Dekai - Lopon - Braza River - Muara Siretz Adventure

After breakfast at hotel, transfer by motorcycle to the small traditional harbor on Lopon village about 1 hour of rough ride along the unpaved road. From Lopon we will sail down to the south of Braza river one of the largest river flowing to the south joining other river to Asmat region. All the way you will see the dense forest, peaceful surrounding, sometimes encounter the other passing by boats. On the way we may stop at the small villages which are belong to Citak Mitak tribe. This tribe built their houses on the riverside make of wood shape, with grass roof. In the past 1980's the tribe still naked, however the opening of the access to their village has changed their way of clothing. Now they wear short pants, but mostly wearing no shirt. There are 2 or 3 small village, most of them still work as food gather such as fishing and hunting animals. We will arriving at Muara Siretz in about 7 hours sail downriver. Dinner and overnight at village we will set up a tent to avoid the insect and mosquito.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Village House + Tent

Day 04: Muara Siretz - Mabul Adventure

Muara Siretz is the largest village of Citak Mitak tribe. There are about 150 houses on stilts. Approximately 400 peoples living in this village. A little different from the locals at the village we visit on the way they have a little more modern clothing. There are also small church and school. So some kids already go to school. After breakfast at local house, we sail to Mabul village a village belong to Korowai people. We need 4 hours of sail today, it's our first encounter with the Korowai people. We stay at the local house here, while your guide arrange the local porter with the local chief. You may explore the small village freely. The native people here work as hunter and farmer. Dinner and over night at local house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Village House + Tent

Day 05: Mabaul - Stone Karowai Papua Adventure Tour

Together with the porters, we walk to stone Korowai domain. The stone Korowai is much closed to the public compare to the outer Korowai. Different from the outer Korowai, they live far in the jungle living nomadic, still wearing leaves to cover their penis (male) and grass or tree bark for the female. We have a very flexible day to day length of walk in their domain. Once we reach their village, it does not mean that we are allowed to enter, gifts have to be provided for the chief. If they take our gift, it means that we can enter their hamlet. Once we get it there, you will be back to centuries of years ago. Because there is no modern equipment, no electricity, no fabric cloths,etc. Dinner and overnight at Local house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Village House + Tent

Day 06 - Day 08: Living With Karowai Tribe

We spend couple days in their home. Observed their daily life, if their allow us it's good to chance join them at work for hunting, or sago harvesting. Almost the same as the outer Korowai. The land of the stone Korowai lies on the low land with muddy terrain, swamp, virgin forest, small rivers, sago forest. Sago is their main food staple, but they also do fishing on the river, or animal such as cuscus or birds or wild boar, snake, frog, sago warm etc as the supplement. Beside those, they also take other forest product such as fruit and sprout. We have a chance to stay on the their tree house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tree House

Day 09: Back To Mabul

Today, together with our porters team we return back to Mabul village we are back to modern village. Stay 1 night here before we are back to Dekai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Village House + Tent

Day 10: Muara Siretz - Braza River - Lopon - Dekai

After breakfast, we spend full day sail upriver to Lopon harbor. Then from Lopon we ride by motorcycle back to Dekai. Arrival in Dekai late in the evening. We are back to the civilize again. You will have better rest than the previous days with Korowai people. Dinner and overnight at guest Hotel(Small Hotel).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: guest Hotel(Small Hotel)

Day 11: Dekai - Wamena - Klise

By the pioneer Trigana flight, fly back to Wamena. THE PIONEER FLIGHT ALREADY FIX SCHEDULE FROM OR BACK TO DEKAI. You must be remember this !!! But there are 6 times a week the regular flight from Wamena - Dekai - Wamena. We have to be at Dekai airport in morning after fly 30 minutes flight will bring back us to the real civilization of Wamena. Upon arrival in Wamena transfer by car to Baliem Pilamo Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch then we drive in 40 minutes to Sogokmo with your guide, porters and cook, the starting point of the trekking to Kurima, sub District of the tribe on level terrain then continue climbing the Hesegem hill on the direction of Kilise. Along the trails, you will meet local people in their activities and yet the scenery is very beautiful around. Lunch served en-route. Afternoon you may explore the traditional villages and learn about the people way of life. Dinner and stay at local guest house of Kilise. (Walk approx. 4 hours).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local House + Tent

Day 12: Klise - Ibiroma - Wamerek

After breakfast, proceed to Wamerek village by passing Ibiroma village. Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up down of the hills with about 1.800 meters of elevation. But you may also enjoying the nature's beauty, and along the trail you will meet local people with friendly smile in their traditional clothes. Lunch will be serve at the edge of Tangma river and you can clean your body while the cook preparing the food. After lunch we continue to Wamerek within 30 minutes, dinner and overnight stay at a teacher’s house or school. Tents will be settled up (Walk Approx. 5 hours).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: School + Tent

Day 13 : Wamerek - Wesagalep

The next morning after breakfast continue trekking to Wesagalep village for about 6 hours. You are proceeding to cross suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river, to cross this bridge you have to pay more attention because the bridge is already old. Lunch will be served at a small waterfall and you may refresh yourself in the water. The way to Wesagalep village from the river is going up the hill and you again can see the gorgeous scenery from the other side. Dinner and overnight in Wesagalep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: School + Tent

Day 14: Wesagalep – Wuserem

Walk for about 4 hours through tropical rain forest, there are many tropical flowers along the trail. Quite often you have to balance your way along the big logs which are wet and slippery. However, the porters are quite helpful supporting you and willing to carry you across (piggy back) on the bad paths. After come out from the rain forest you may enjoy the spectacular Baliem gorge and going down the river where cooks preparing our lunch, you may soak your aching bones in the river. Another 2 hours we will arrive in Wuserem village for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: School or in Church.

Day 15 : Wuserem - Kurima - Wamena

Having banana pancake for breakfast and then and follow the regular path down until Syokosimo, today is easy trekking but the landscape is very beautiful and really marvelous view. Today we are going to see mixed Dani and Yali tribes. These two tribes have different in the way of life, Along the path you will meet many people from Yali tribe on their way going home from shopping in Wamena on arrival in Kurima sub-district, again you can enjoy very nice view and you also can see the Dani women sell their product beside the path. Simple lunch will serve beside the spring water and after lunch in another 2 hours we will arrive in Kurima to catch the car for driving back to Wamena. Late afternoon sight seeing tour around the city of Wamena to visit traditional local market and Napua which it's good view and Wesaput traditional hanging bridge. Dinner and overnight in Wamena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Baliem Pilamo Hotel

Day 16 : Wamena - Jiwika ( Pig Feast and Dance) - Wamena

After breakfast, drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the Northern part of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Anemoigi where you can view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. You will see how the Dani make fire traditionally, kill a pig with bow and arrow and cook them into the hot-burned stone with vegetables and sweet potatoes in the steaming pit on the ground. Lunch box will be provided or we can have grill pig and local food for our lunch. After lunch visit the Mili Mountain to see how the Dani women make a salt in the traditional way. Afternoon drive back to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Baliem Pilamo Hotel

Day 17 : Wamena – Jayapura

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Jayapura. Arrival at airport of Jayapura You may have a full day sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat. Lunch have at Yougwa restaurant near the lake. After lunch, see the Anthropology museum (open from Monday to Saturday at 09.00-14.00), then Hamadi market and Jayapura city. Afternoon back to hotel for overnight and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Swiss Bell Hotel

Day 18 : Jayapura – Bali (Jayapura (DJJ) at 07:45 - Jakarta (CGK) at 12:20 by Boeing737-900ER)

After breakfast, transfer in time to Sentani airport for flight in the morning to Denpasar - Bali or Jakarta.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None.

Adventure Cost Inclusion:

Trigana air ticket Jayapura - Wamena - Jayapura return
Trigana flight Wamena - Dekai - Wamena
All land transportations including airport transfer in Jayapura and Wamena
Accommodation as mentioned per itinerary above
English speaking guide
Traveling permit arrangement
Cook and porters fee
Donation / Entrance fee
All activities mentioned on the above program.

Price Exclusion:

Jakarta Jayapura Jakarta air ticket return
Travel insurance, extra baggage charge
Personal expenses such as phone call, laundry, beverages etc.
All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellation or due other causes beyond our control.

Note: Copy of passport first page and photo 4x6 1 each is required for permit.

What to bring during Papua Adventure:

Suntan lotion, sunglasses, hat
Rucksack or day bag
Rain jacket/poncho
Trousers and long shirt (cotton) for trekking
Trekking shoes or other comfortable walking shoes
Long socks plus extra
Mosquito net
Sandals(teva/paddling shoe)
Pocket knife and flash light (torch)
insect repellent
Camera plus extra micro chip/memory and battery
Other personal things and medicine.
For souvenir in Karowai people and other personal expenses.

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