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  Tours in Asmat region
MAIN INTEREST:

Asmat Traditional Art & Cultures, "Stone Age" Life & Cultures, Trekking, sea & river trips.

ACCESS/ENTRY POINT:

* TIMIKA AIRPORT. Timika is the a mining town in the southern part of Irian. Timika

is accesible by daily flights from JAKARTA, BALI & JAYAPURA.

* JAYAPURA AIRPORT (IF COMBINED WITH TRIP TO ASMAT TRIBES). Jayapura is the capital of Irian / Papua province, connected with daily flights to JAKARTA, BALI and other major cities in Indonesia.

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

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Meet the Asmat Tribes, the most well known tribe in Irian because of their unique ideas and wonderful designs in woodcarving, and because of their head-hunting practices in the past.

 

We explore their land on paddling or motorized canoe, trekking the swampy areas - This is the largest alluvial swamp in the world - to meet the Asmat people, appreciate their woodcarving (considered as one among the world's finest), join their daily acitivites such as collecting sago, fishing, hunting or setting animal traps. They also welcome you in their traditional ceremonies such as ritual songs, drumming, canoe racing and Mbist pole.

 

Join us to the home of Asmat tribes to discover their traditional life, their one of the world's finest wood carving and their swampy tropical tain forest!

8 DAYS ASMAT TRIBE ADVENTURE Grade: Moderate 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: AGATS ? ASMAT VILLAGES

From Agats upriver on motorized canoe via the Flamingo Bay to Asmat region. Arrive at Asmat village in the afternoon. Overnight at Men house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 04 - 05: FULL DAY ASMAT TRIBE EXPLORATION

We join and spend whole day with local people to see & learn about their life and culture and enjoying their ceremonies. Overnight at simple local house (B,L,D).

 

DAY 06: 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 07: 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 08: TIMIKA DEPARTURE

Transfer to Timika 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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