Tour to Baliem Valley in the Indonesian Papua
Trekking in the highlands of Irian Jaya, a region inhabited by Papuan Tribes
If yours is an adventurous spirit, a fascinating expedition in Baliem Valley will fulfil all your expectations...
The highlands of Irian Jaya is the region inhabited by the Dani Tribes and other sub tribes such as the Yali and Lani. These many different tribes have lived scattered across the highland plateau for 1000 years, they are small agrarian clans, isolated by the harsh terrain and divided by language, custom and tradition. This will be a journey through time to encounter complex and primitive cultures that look as they come out of "the stone age”. Some of the many Papuan tribal languages are related to others, however some are unique. The people of Papua are ethnically distinct from the rest of the Indonesian population. Most of the highland tribes of the Baliem Valley practice pig husbandry and sweet potato cultivation.
The stunningly beautiful Baliem Valley, sometimes known as the Grand Valley, lies high up in the mountains of central Papua at an altitude of 1.600 meters above sea level, hemmed in by steep lush green mountainous walls.
Wamena is the main city in the Baliem Valley of West Papua that serves as the gateway to explore further into the valley and is home to around 10,000 inhabitants which include a mix of Papuans, Dani, Yali, Lani, Asmat and other local tribes.
Explore the last frontier of Indonesia's remote West Papua and embark on a spectacular cultural journey. Baliem Valley Tribal Festival.
Best time to visit Baliem Valley
The best times to visit are probably between March and September, with August being the best month if you want to witness the famous Baliem Valley Festival that is held annually in Wamena. Cruising Indonesia organises customised travels in Baliem Valley all year around.
Baliem Valley Tribal Festival
The various tribes living around the Baliem Valley area send groups to represent their traditions, dances, cultures and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to experience the richness of the tribal cultures of Papua. This is a perfect opportunity for lovers of travel photography.
Things to See and Do in the Baliem Valley
- - Trekking across the villages
- - Pay obeisance to a centuries-old mummy
- - Visit the colourful local markets
- - Gaze at the life around the bridge
Trekking across the villages
Pay obeisance to a centuries-old mummy
Visit the colourful local markets
Gaze at the life around the bridge
Baliem Valley Tours by Cruising Indonesia
Trip Sample the Baliem Valley
Cruising Indonesia organises personalised tours and trekking trips in Baliem Valley, West Papua, Indonesia. Don't worry about a thing, just contact us!
Tours and trekking trips in Baliem Valley tailor-made for you by Cruising Indonesia. Don't worry about a thing, just contact us!