Papua or the “Island of the Fuzzy-Hair”


Destinations: Indonesia

Destination Services: English-speaking guide, Accommodation as stated above, Meals as stated above, All transfers in an air-con vehicle, Activities and excursions as stated above including all required entrance fees

Stars: Not included

Days: 5 days

RMB:From 16,599


D1Jayapura - Wamena

Upon arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura, hop on a connecting flight to Wamena which takes about 45 minutes in a small aircraft. 

Once in Wamena, enjoy an afternoon visiting Jibama traditional market, Dani villages and a traditional hanging bridge

 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Hotel:  Baliem Pilamo hotel

D2Wamena - Sogokmo - Kurima - Kilise

After breakfast, drive for about 40 minutes to Sogokmo accompanied by your cook and local porters. This will be the starting point of the trekking. 

Head to Kurima, sub-district of the local tribes. Then continue climbing the Hesegem hill in the direction of Kilise. Along the trails, you will watch local people carry out their daily activities and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. Lunch will be served en route. 

 

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel:Local guest house 

D3Kilise - Ibiroma - Wamena

After breakfast, observe the Dani dance and Mock battle. These take place between neighbouring tribes namely the Lani and the Yali. They are a way of celebrating the fertility and welfare of Papua. During this event, the men can be seen wearing distinctive tribal attire, including face paint, feathers, animal bones and intricate penis sheaths named Koteka. The women wear skirts made from woven orchid fibres decorated with straw and woven bags, worn from the head, named 'noken'. 

After lunch, proceed to descend the steep hill to Wanem village via Ibiroma. Along the way, you will see and meet local people who are working in their sweet potatoes gardens. From the hills of Wanem, you will get spectacular views of Baliem George

Upon arrival at Sogokmo, drive for about 40 minutes to Wamena.  

 

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel:Baliem Pilamo hotel or similar

D4Wamena - Jayapura

Today, fly back to Jayapura.

Upon arrival in Jayapura, enjoy a city tour which includes the Mc. Arthur war memorial and a 1 hour leisurely boat trip on Lake Sentani to see the lifestyle of those based on the lake shore. You will then have a chance to hunt local souvenirs at Hamadi Market. 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Grand Alison hotel or similar

D5Jayapura - Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. 

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: n/a

 

Note:

All foreigners touring Irian Jaya (local name for the island) must be in possession of travel permit. Requirements for arranging a permit are passport copies (ID page) and 2 copies of a recent portrait photograph (4x6 cm). Documents would need to be received at least three weeks prior to departure. This service is included in the price for this tour. 

 

Includes:

Domestic airfare 

Accommodation as stated above

Meals as stated above

English speaking guide – other languages available on request 

All transfers in an air-con vehicle

Activities and excursions as stated above including all required entrance fees

Travelling permit 

 

Excludes: 

International airfare – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China, please contact us! 

Visa (if required)

Optional activities and tours

Travel insurance

Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included

Gratuities to guide and driver

 

Terms and Conditions:

Payment

Full payment is due 14 days prior to departure. Thomas Cook China reserves the right to release all services in case of payment default. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If any cancellation is received following a booking, the following general cancellation policy will apply:

Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival : 20% of total amount is due

Between 20 and 7 days prior to arrival : 50% of total amount is due 

Between 6 days and 2 day prior to arrival: 75% of total amount is due 

1 day or No-show: 100% of total amount is due

 

Force Majeure

Thomas Cook China will not be liable for performance delays or for non-performance, due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, actions by any government authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, riots, explosions, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labour problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), or court injunction or order.