A Taste of Irain Jaya

4 Days Baliem ValleyThe fact that, the Baliem Valley wasn’t discovered by explorers until the 1930s will come as no surprise to anyone who, s ever been to this part of Irian Jaya province.Even today, there are only two ways to reach the valley. The first is by hiking for a month or so through tangled jungles, across coarse grassy valleys. and over snow-capped peaks before reaching the other world, a cultivated green valley, inhabited by the Dani tribe, deep in the mountains Alternatively, you could 17y in, landing on the airstrip near Wamena, the main of Balliem Valley.Day 1: Jayapura to Wamena.Transfer to the airport from your hotel in Jayapura for your flight to Wamena. In Wamena you’ll visit the local market, then by car to Jiwika village where you’ll experience the daily life of the Dam tribe and see their most priceless treasure, the mummified remains of an ancestral chieftain. The night is spent in a local inn or a traditional Dani hut.Day 2: Baliem Valley/Wamena.After breakfast, you’ll climb a nearby hill to see Dam women mining for salt in the primitive way. Then on to Kontolola Cave and exploration to the surrounding villages before returning to Wamena.Day 3: Wamena to Jayapura.A leisurely exploration of Wamena before taken to the airstrip for your flight to Jayapura. Arriving Jayapura, you’ll be met at the airport and taken on a city sightseeing tour before being transferred to your hotel.Day 4: Jayapura.Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination.Note:Routing may be reversed depending on your time of arrival departure in Jayapuraa.Daily Flight Schedule:Jayapura – WamenaMZ-7504 07:15 08.15MZ-7514 10:30 11:30Wamena JayapuraMZ-7505 08:45 09:45MZ-7515 12:00 13:00http://www.indonesiaholidays.eu.com

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