You will arrive in Jayapura, Papua in the morning. By
having the local flight, you will fly to Wamena. It is located on valley and
mountain area. The valley height is 1800 MASL. It is named Baliem because it is
flowed by Baliem river which is flanked by Jayawijaya Mountainous on the
eastern. Feel the fresh air of Wamena.
Wamena has the indigenous tribe which lives in
particular area at Baliem Valley. It is
known as Dani Tribe. This tribe does not have clothes, yet they wear “Koteka”
(to cover man vital organ) which is made of “Kunden” or pumpkin. The women also
wear special cloth which is made of grass or fibrous material. They live in
“Honai-Honai” ( A traditional house made of straw). They still uphold their
traditions. Some religious ceremonies and conflicts between tribes does still
In wamena, you will be invited
to walk on a hanging bridge and go around the traditional market to see the
purchase and sell process. They frequently still use the old process which uses
barter system. The sold goods are to fulfill Dani tribe needs. The market also
doesn’t open every day and it usually open in several hours. It is located in
the middle of jungle. Instead of conditional market, there is another market
called Jibama which is considered as the biggest market in Wamena. The market
usually sells the local crops such as vegetables, fruits and tobaccos. The
local handcrafts are also available there such as Koteka, Noken (Papua women’s
bag) and yeranggen (jewelry made of pig
fangs). After walking around, return to hotel to stay overnight. AC is not
available at the hotel because the atmosphere is already cool.
Breakfast : Based on the location condition.
Lunch : Based on the location condition.
Dinner : Based on the location condition.