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  Tours in Korowai Tribe area
MAIN INTEREST:

"Stone Age" Life & Cultures, Tribes live on trees, Trekking and canoeing.

ACCESS/ENTRY POINT:

* JAYAPURA AIRPORT. Jayapura is the capital of Irian / Papua province, connected with daily flights    from JAKARTA, BALI and other major cities in Indonesia.

* TIMIKA AIRPORT (IF COMBINED WITH TRIP TO ASMAT TRIBES). Timika is the a mining town in the southern part of Irian. Timika is accesible by daily flights from JAKARTA, BALI & JAYAPURA.

DURATION: 8 - 12 Days.
BEST SEASON: All Year Long.
GROUP SIZE: Min: 02 Person / Max: 08 Persons.
DEPENDENCIES:

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Explore the lowland-swampy tropical rain forest in middle-south part of Papua Irian to meet the most unique tribes who live in the tree houses around 6 to 25 meter from the ground (some can reach heights up to 50 meters!), the Korowai Tribes.

 

Be ready to get wet as we will trekking in the swampy land and use canoes to reach the tree houses of family groups scattered deep in their 600 m2 swampy jungle that sits between 100 and 200 meters above sea-level.

 

Visiting the Korowai region is such a journey back to the past ages as you find yourselves in the middle of people where the women wear only a small skirt made from treeskin and Sagofibres and the men use only a leaf around the penis or a small penis gourd, still use stone stone axe, bone knifes, grave stick and decorate their body with bones from the wings of a flying fox, dog's or pig's teeth.

 

When you meet them, some of them will seem shy or very exciting, and perhaps look away as you approach. They remain on guard and suspicious of ways different to their own as this tribes was just discovered recently as 25 years ago, more recent then the Dani, Yali and Lani Tribes in Baliem Valley.

 

Your days in the jungle will be spent together with the hosts learning how they hunt and fish and gather other food sources. They will welcome you us a part of their family and you also can take advantage of any special events or occurrences which may happen while you are there. Stay with them, learn and observe their daily life is such a touching moment that perhaps could influence your life, forever.

10 DAYS KOROWAI TREE TRIBE ADVENTURE Grade: Moderate Start/End: Jayapura Airport

DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL

Upon arrive at Jayapura airport, transfer to a hotel. Rest of the day will be free for final preparation (L,D).

 

DAY 02: JAYAPURA - WAMENA

Fly to Wamena at Baliem Valley. Sightseeing around the town and visit Suroba & Jiwika in the North of Baliem valley. Overnight at hotel in Wamena (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: WAMENA ? YANIRUMA ? KOROWAI

Depart by charter Missionary plane to Yaniruma. Take a canoe ride across Dairam river and proceed trekking inside to meet the the tree house community exist. Overnight at Tree House (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04: JUNGLE TREK

Proceed trekking into the jungle across the river and the swampy areas with high humidity, hot temperature and lots of mosquitoes to visit another settlements. Overnight at tree house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05: KOROWAI TREE HOUSE TRIBE EXPLORATION

Join the korowai activities such as collecting sago and to learn their ways to survive; hunting, fishing and other activities. Overnight at Tree House (B,L,D).

 

DAY 06: KOROWAI TREE HOUSE TRIBE EXPLORATION

Another day to live with the tribes and explore their home (B,L,D).

 

DAY 07: BACK TO YANIRUMA

Trekking and crossing the river back to Yaniruma. Overnight at guest house in Yaniruma (B,L,D).

 

DAY 08: YANIRUMA ? WAMENA

Fly back on the Missionary air craft to Wamena. Overnight at hotel in Wamena (B,L,D).

 

DAY 09: WAMENA ? JAYAPURA

Fly on regular flight back to Jayapura. sightseeing around the city. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D).

 

DAY 10 : JAYAPURA DEPARTURE (B)

Transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination (B).

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15 DAYS ASMAT & KOROWAI ADVENTURE Grade: Challenging Start/End: Timika Airport

DAY 01: TIMIKA ARRIVAL

Arrive at Timika Airport, check into a hotel for your accommodation (L,D).

 

DAY 02: TIMIKA - AGATS

Drive to the harbour and take a full day motorized canoe journey along the south coast line to Agats in Asmat area. Stop en route at villages for lunch and refreshment. Overnight at Asmat Inn (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: AGATZ ? SENGGO

Travel up river by Motorized canoe to Senggo passing the forest and seeing kind of birds. Overnight at a simple guest house in Senggo (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04: SENGGO ? BASMAN

Proceed travel up river to Basman passing more wild life and local Citak Mitak tribes. Overnight at simple house in Basman (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05 ? 08: KOROWAI TREE HOUSE TRIBES EXPLORATION

Trekking from Basman to experience the days of exploration in searching for the community of the Korowai tribes; trekking in the dense swampy forest, crossing rivers. We join their daily activities such as gathering foods of sago, fishing, and hunting or setting animals traps, etc. These are challenging but enjoyable days! Overnight in tents or on the tree houses.

 

DAY 09: BACK TO BASMAN

Trekking back to Basman. Overnight at simple local house in Basman (B,L,D).

 

DAY 10: BASMAN ? SENGGO - JINAK

With motorized canoe down stream of Dairam river to Jinak via Senggo, passing the local Citak Mitak Tribes, birds and the beautiful rain forest. Overnight at local house at village of Jinak (B,L,D).

 

DAY 11: JINAK- ATSY ? ASMAT VILLAGE

Another long ride to Asmat village via Atsy on the big rivers of Wildemann and Sirets. Overnight at Men house or school (B,L,D).

 

DAY 12: ASMAT CEREMONIES

Enjoy the traditional ceremonies such as ritual songs, drumming, canoe racing and Mbist pole (B,L,D).

 

DAY 13: ASMAT VILLAGE ? AGATS

We sail back to Agats. In the afternoon walking around Agats to see the local people life and also visit Art Museum of the asmat Tribes. Overnight at Asmat Inn (B,L,D).

 

DAY 14: AGATS ? TIMIKA

Full day sail back on motorized canoe to Timika along the coast line with stops en route at villages for lunch and refreshment. Overnight hotel in Timika (B,L,D).

 

DAY 15: TIMIKA DEPARTURE

Transfer to Timika airport for flight to your next destination (B).

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15 DAYS DANI, ASMAT & KOROWAI TRIBES ADVENTURE Grade: Challenging Start: Jayapura Airport
End: Timika Airport

DAY 01: JAYAPURA ARRIVAL

Upon arrive at Jayapura airport, transfer to a hotel. Rest of the day will be free for final preparation (L,D).

 

DAY 02: JAYAPURA - WAMENA - JIWIKA

Fly to Wamena at Baliem Valley. Proceed drive to Jiwika. Explore Dani villages surroundings. Overnight at simple local guest house in Jiwika (B,L,D).

 

DAY 03: DANI TRIBES CEREMONIES ? WAMENA

Enjoy the Dani tribes ceremonies and other traditional activities of the Dani Tribes. Drive back to Wamena (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04: WAMENA - YANIRUMA

On chartered Missionary flight depart to Yaniruma airstrip, one of the entry points to the Korowai tribes settlement. Explore the area surroundings. Overnight at a guest house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 05: YANIRUMA ? DAMBOL

Crossing the Dairam Kabur river on canoe. Proceed trekking through the tropical rain forest. Overnight at tree house or shelters (B,L,D).

 

DAY 06 ? 08: KOROWAI TREE HOUSE TRIBES EXPLORATION

Trekking from Dambol to experience the days of exploration in searching for the community of the Korowai tribes; trekking in the dense swampy forest, crossing rivers. We join their daily activities such as gathering foods of sago, fishing, and hunting or setting animals traps, etc. These are challenging but enjoyable days! Overnight in tents or on the tree houses (B,L,D).

 

DAY 09: JUNGLE - BASMAN

Proceed trekking to Basman, a village bordering the Korowai tribe and Citak Mitak tribe. Overnight at simple local (B,L,D).

 

DAY 10: BASMAN ? SENGGO - JINAK

With motorized canoe down stream of Dairam river to Jinak via Senggo, passing the local Citak Mitak Tribes, birds and the beautiful rain forest. Overnight at local house at village of Jinak (B,L,D).

 

DAY 11: JINAK- ATSY ? ASMAT VILLAGE

Another long ride to Asmat village via Atsy on the big rivers of Wildemann and Sirets. Overnight at Men house or school (B,L,D).

 

DAY 12: ASMAT CEREMONIES

Enjoy the traditional ceremonies such as ritual songs, drumming, canoe racing and Mbist pole (B,L,D).

 

DAY 13: ASMAT VILLAGE ? AGATS

We sail back to Agats. In the afternoon walking around Agats to see the local people life and also visit Art Museum of the asmat Tribes. Overnight at Asmat Inn (B,L,D).

 

DAY 14: AGATS ? TIMIKA

Full day sail back on motorized canoe to Timika along the coast line with stops en route at villages for lunch and refreshment. Overnight hotel in Timika (B,L,D).

 

DAY 15: TIMIKA DEPARTURE

Transfer to Timika airport for flight to your next destination (B).

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