The annual Baliem Valley Festival will be held on 7-10 August 2020 in the Walesi region of Jayawijaya District, West Papua. The Baliem Valley Festival held since 1989 is still ongoing. The 31 years of cultural performances have unwittingly made many positive impacts on Papua. The festival is now a Papuan Tourism Icon in the eyes of the world.
All people from the Baliem Valley like Dani, Yani, Lani tribe will come together for this three days of celebrations, dancing and take part of one of the biggest event in West Papua. The Baliem Valley Festival aims to introduce and preserve the values of culture and traditional tribes, as well to symbolize the high spirit and power that have been praticed for generations.
During this Baliem Festival, you will not only visiting and meeting the people of Baliem Valley, but we will also take you up to the Lorentz National Park to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Jayawijaya and the spectacular view of Habema Lake which is located on 3,000m above the sea level.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival on Wamena Airport, meeting service with your guide and proceed to Police Station for Permit and Registration procedures. Then continue to your hotel for check-in. After check-in at hotel, we will have lunch at the local restaurant then continue with exploring the Wamena city or the local market. Afternoon, going back to your hotel for overnight. Dinner at Personal Account.
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer you to the Baliem Valley Festival 2020 area in Walesi. Enjoy the opening ceremony. During the Opening Ceremony, you can see several performances and attractions such as Tribal war, Puradan/ children competition, Feast Attraction/traditionally cooked, Tradition dances, Archery competition, Javelin competition, Pikon Competition/local instruments competition, and Pig race competition. This attractions will be performed by different districs or tribe in the Baliem Valley area like Yani Tribe and Lany Tribe.
If you ever interest to take part of the festival and experience some of this competitions, you may join contests that are provided only for foreigners such as Arhery and Javelin competitions. So pleae let us know early if you are deciding to join this part of the event so that your guide can arrange this with the local host.
During this 2 days of the Festival, we will be prepare a Lunch Box and Beverage for your during the festival event. Your guide will be accompany you all the time during this Festival, and dont be hesitate to take photos or to ask your guide if you need or want something from the festival.
After all performances completed, then we will drive back to your hotel for overnight. Dinner will be on personal account.
Breakfast at Hotel, then we will take you for another experience trip in Lorentz National Park in the West-East of the Valley. The Lorentz National Park is part of Baliem Valley area and you can enjoy the spectacular view of the landscape and highland environment, as well the beautiful Habema Lake which is situated about 3.000m from the sea level, surrounded by big Karstmountain and also beautiful savanna grass and trees around the lake. We will be exploring around with a short walk to see and enjoy the Lorentz National Park.
Lunch will be provided with a Lunch Box.
Afternon, drive back to Wamena and to yout hotel for overnight. Dinner at personal account.
Breakfast at hotel. Ontime, proceed to the Airport for your next destination flight.
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