Korowai Tribe Adventure

Korowai Tribe Adventure

  • Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights Korowai Tribe

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Real Adventure

    Tour Code: P2T - 15

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - DEKAI (L,D)
Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, fly with Trgiana air about 55 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 Dekai. 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 to the small hotel in Dekai. This town lies on the lower altitude than Wamena. Dekai is the home of the Manimo's tribe which quite civilize now. Lunch and dinner will serve in the simple hotel, your guide will arrange the motorize for next day tour. You may walk around in Dekai to see the activities of native people.

DAY 02 : DEKAI - LOPON - BRAZA RIVER - MUARA SIRETZ (B,L,D)
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.

DAY 03 : MUARA SIRETZ - MABUL - KOROWAI HAMLET (B,L,D)
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. 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 ( We set up the tent)

DAY 04 - 05 : LIVING WITH KOROWAI (B,L,D)
We begin our 4 - 5 hours trek per day passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 - 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

DAY 06 : HAMLET - MUARA SIRETZ - BRAZA RIVER - LOPON - DEKAI (B,L,D)
After breakfast, trekking back with all our team to Mabul. Upon arrival in Mabul catch the Motorize Boat to sail, we spend full day sail upriver to Lopon harbor. Then from Lopon we drive by Pick Up or truck 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 the hotel.

DAY 07 : DEKAI - WAMENA - JAYAPURA(B,L,D)
By the pioneer Trigana flight, fly back to Jayapura. THE PIONEER FLIGHT ALREADY FIXED SCHEDULE FROM JAYAPURA TO DEKAI OR BACK TO JAYAPURA. You must be remember this !!! But there are 6 times a week the regular flight from Jayapura - Dekai - Jayapura. We have to be at Dekai airport in morning after fly 30 minutes flight will bring back us to the real civilization of Jayapura. Upon arrival in Sentani airport of Jayapura we transfer to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 08 : JAYAPURA NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Sentani airport for your flight to next destination

 

 

  • Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights Korowai Tribe Combine With Dani in Baliem Valley

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Real Adventure

    Tour Code: P2T - 16

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - DEKAI (L,D)
Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, fly with Trgiana air about 55 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 Dekai. 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 to the small hotel in Dekai. This town lies on the lower altitude than Wamena. Dekai is the home of the Manimo's tribe which quite civilize now. Lunch and dinner will serve in the simple hotel, your guide will arrange the motorize for next day tour. You may walk around in Dekai to see the activities of native people.

DAY 02 : DEKAI - LOPON - BRAZA RIVER - MUARA SIRETZ (B,L,D)
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.

DAY 03 : MUARA SIRETZ - MABUL - KOROWAI HAMLET (B,L,D)
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. 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 ( We set up the tent)

DAY 04 - 05 : LIVING WITH KOROWAI (B,L,D)
We begin our 4 - 5 hours trek per day passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 - 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

DAY 06 : HAMLET - MUARA SIRETZ - BRAZA RIVER - LOPON - DEKAI (B,L,D)
After breakfast, trekking back with all our team to Mabul. Upon arrival in Mabul catch the Motorize Boat to sail, we spend full day sail upriver to Lopon harbor. Then from Lopon we drive by Pick Up or truck 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 the hotel.

DAY 07 : DEKAI - WAMENA - KILISE (B,L,D)
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 20 minutes flight will bring back us to the real civilization of Wamena. On Arrival in Wamena airport then 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. We will set up the tent inside of guest house (Walk approx. 4 hours).

DAY 08 : KILISE - WUSEREM (B,L,D)
After breakfast, proceed to Wuserem village by passing Hihundes village and suspension hanging bridge over Baliem river Today's walk is a little harder with narrow and slippery paths up down of the hills with about 1.900 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 Mugi river and you can clean your body while the cook preparing the food. After lunch we continue to Wuserem within 1.5 hours, dinner and overnight stay at a teacher’s house or school. Tents will be settled up (Walk Approx. 5 hours)

DAY 09 : WUSEREM - WAMENA JIWIKA (Pig Feast & Dance) - WAMENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, safari trekking with all of our crews in 3 hours with moderate walk until Kurima Sub district . Where we will spend the last night of trekking again you can enjoy very nice view and you also can see the Dani women sell their product beside the path. On Arrival in Wamena we 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 ceremony is over you can interact with Local people in this village until noon. Dinner and overnight at Baliem Pilamo Hotel

DAY 10 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B,L,D)
After breakfast at Hotel, 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 & Jayapura city. Afternoon check in at TRAVELLERS HOTEL in Jayapura it's not far to airport for overnight and dinner.

DAY 11 : JAYAPURA NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast, transfer in time to Sentani airport for your flight to next destination

  • Length: 09 Days / 08 Nights Korowai Combine With Jayapura Beach 

    Start / Finish: Jayapura Airport

    Condition: Real Adventure

    Tour code: P2T - 17

DAY 01 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL - DEKAI (L,D)
Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, fly with Trgiana air about 55 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 Dekai. 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 to the small hotel in Dekai. This town lies on the lower altitude than Wamena. Dekai is the home of the Manimo's tribe which quite civilize now. Lunch and dinner will serve in the simple hotel, your guide will arrange the motorize for next day tour. You may walk around in Dekai to see the activities of native people.

DAY 02 : DEKAI - LOPON - BRAZA RIVER - MUARA SIRETZ (B,L,D)
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.

DAY 03 : MUARA SIRETZ - MABUL - KOROWAI HAMLET (B,L,D)
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. 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 ( We set up the tent)

DAY 04 - 05 : LIVING WITH KOROWAI (B,L,D)
We begin our 4 - 5 hours trek per day passing through the swamps, sometimes walk over the log or fallen tree and crossing the river with or without bridge. This is the tropical rain forest in the vast-green lowland of South Irian Jaya or Papua, there are many exotic things to be discovered and experienced but with a great deal with mosquito, swamp, heat and high humidity (85 - 100%). Our trek in the forest will support by our local porters who carry our bags or gears and will love to help you to do some difficult section of the trip when you need. Korowai is a nomad people who always move from one place to another at least once every 3 years. They were not live in large group, that at every location of the tree house we only see 2-4 tree houses built side by side. The Korowai also a great hunter who hunted pigs, Cus-Cus, birds most of their time in life. After we met the Korowai and family on their tree house, we may interact with them help by our guide and experience their life. Overnight at our tent or at shelter we build near the tree house soon after we arrive. During the time with Koroway we can follow their daily activities: hunting, setting trap of wild pigs, gathering Sago flour, fishing in traditional way and also may have opportunity to see the tribe building their own house about 25-30 above the ground.

DAY 06 : HAMLET - MUARA SIRETZ - BRAZA RIVER - LOPON - DEKAI (B,L,D)
After breakfast, trekking back with all our team to Mabul. Upon arrival in Mabul catch the Motorize Boat to sail, we spend full day sail upriver to Lopon harbor. Then from Lopon we drive by Pick Up or truck 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 the hotel.

DAY 07 : DEKAI - WAMENA - JAYAPURA(B,L,D)
By the pioneer Trigana flight, fly back to Jayapura. THE PIONEER FLIGHT ALREADY FIXED SCHEDULE FROM JAYAPURA TO DEKAI OR BACK TO JAYAPURA. You must be remember this !!! But there are 6 times a week the regular flight from Jayapura - Dekai - Jayapura. We have to be at Dekai airport in morning after fly 30 minutes flight will bring back us to the real civilization of Jayapura. Upon arrival in Sentani airport of Jayapura we transfer to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08 : JAYAPURA - TABLANUSU/ DEPAPRE (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, we drive in 1.5 hours to Depapre with passing some Sentani traditional fishermen house and sago trees. Along the way you can also see the first transmigration people sent by the government who live in this area mix together with the local people. Upon arrive in Depapre we take motorized boat to Kisy-Kisy in 20 minutes, please enjoy swimming and snorkeling in this beach until noon and you will have grill fishes for lunch. Late afternoon by boat back to Tablanusu for dinner and overnight at Resort.

DAY 09 : TABLANUS - SENTANI AIRPORT - NEXT DESTINATION (B)
After breakfast, drive back to Jayapura and do sight seeing tour around Jayapura city Include Lunch and dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Jayapura town.

 


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