HUNTING IN BALIEM

OPEN TRIP
( 6 Days 5 Nights )
Baliem Valley, Papua

The main inhabitants of Baliem's big and beautiful valley are the Dani, Yali, and Lani tribes. With the Dani tribe as the largest tribe. Despite being touched by modernity, Dani tribes still hold firmly to their customs and tradition. Especially the clothes they still use during custom rites. Although in the cold air of the highlands, the men will wear Koteka with headdresses from Cendrawasih birds and cassowaries. While the women use Sali (or saly), namely skirts made of fern or dry grass. With large Noken bags curled around their foreheads.
We offer a special journey into the life of the Dani tribe through this program. Live with them and do the things they normally do everyday. Such as taking care of the garden, hunting and making equipment and various crafts that they use as body decoration. We will also learn the tradition of War Dance and its philosophy. The various experiences and knowledge that we will get directly from the people who make Baliem valley as their home.
Day 1. Jayapura-Wamena
Flight: Jayapura - Wamena. Meals: lunch and dinner.
Arrive in Jayapura then continue the flight to Wamena (± 1 hour).
Arriving at Wamena, we will go directly to Obia village, Kurulu District. Meet with the Hosts and adapt to their surroundings.

Day 2. Obia village and its surroundings
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, we will join the locals to go to the hot springs and collect the salt. The hot springs are located approximately 1.5 hours on foot from Obia. We'll be here all day. See how they traditionally mined salt. Things they have done for generations to meet the need for salt.

Day 3. Kampung Obia
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Today we will join the men to prepare for the hunt. Make arrowheads and bows, and learn how to use them. Also studied the use of stone axes and how to make them. If there is still time, we will also learn how to make Koteka from the many pumpkins available around the village.
Day 4. Kampung Obia and the surrounding forest
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, then we will go straight to the forest to start the hunt. If our physical condition is not possible, then we can stay in Obia village and learn about local culinary. From collection to cooking. In the late afternoon the hunting team will go home. We can process our hunting results today and celebrate with the Hosts.

Day 5. Kampung Obia
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
On this day we will see traditional dance performances and Bakar Batu rituals. Friendship and War Dance will be displayed by the Hosts. After that we will hold Bakar Batu for the friendship visit we have done. We can also learn dancing a la Dani tribe.

Day 6. Kampung Obia - Wamena - Jayapura
Meals: breakfast and lunch
We will wait after the Sunday Eucharist is held to say goodbye to the Host. Then we will fly to Jayapura and return home. The trip is over.
TRIP SCHEDULE OPTION
August 29 - September 3, 2017 | 19 - 24 September 2017 | 10 - 15 October 2017 | 24 - 29 October 2017 | October 31 - November 5, 2017 | 14 - 19 November 2017 | November 28 - December 3, 2017 | 12 - 17 December 2017

Participant meet up: Sentani Airport, Jayapura

OPEN TRIP for maximum 10 person. Available for SPECIAL SOLO TRIP and small group.

Price start from 11,300,000 IDR per person
Down Payment 10% and fully refund if the Open Trip canceled because can't fulfil the minimum quota.


Price included:

  • Flight tickets Jayapura – Wamena – Jayapura
  • 1 (one) night hotel in Wamena (shared room, 1 room 2 person)
  • Land transports during the trip
  • Meals as being mentioned
  • Giveaways (oleh-oleh) for the Locals
  • Traditional performances
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees when require
  • Local permit
  • Accommodations with our local host

Price not included:

  • Flight tickets to and from Jayapura
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal interests
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping

Things to bring:

  • Adequate amount of clothes
  • Mosquito net and/or mosquito repellent
  • Sleeping bag and/or small mattress
  • Flashlight
  • Sunblock and a hat or cap
  • All terrain running shoes
  • Sandal
  • Raincoat or small umbrella
  • Personal medications
  • Personal foods or snacks
  • Camera.

General Condition
  1. Participant with chronic illness and/or congenital disease obliged to inform to Plesir! before the trip.
  2. Plesir! is not responsible for the delay/schedule changes/cancelation of flight nor participant's negligence to cause flight changes or cancelation. We will adjust ittinerary as best as possible. Any extra cost will be the responsibility of the participant.
  3. If participant canceled the trip up until a day before, we will discuss about the refund and Plesir! will do the refund 15 days after the trip is done.
  4. If there's flight cancelation on the end of the trip that caused extra cost, it will be charged collectively with every participant.
  5. Sailing, snorkeling, diving (including free diving) and trekking is a hih risk activity that can cause small or big injury.
  6. Your participation is based on your will without any force. Any accident during the trip is under responsibility of each participant. Plesir! will not be sue for any accident, but we will do every precaution act to avoid the risk and give maximum help to overcome.
  7. We take into consideration every aspect of the trip, but if there's a change because of nature force such as extreme weather that cause trip plan changes, the Plesir! is not taking any blame for this force majeure condition. 
  8. Every optional activities that participant want to have is obliged to be reported to Plesir! before the trip.
  9. Plesir! is not taking insurance coverage for this trip. 
  10. We consider the participant is agreed with this General Condition if there's no notification before the trip start. 



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