The Dani tribe is a tribe that inhabits a region of the Baliem Valley that has been known for hundreds of years as a tribe that has skilled farmer and has used complex tools such as used stone axes, knives made from animal bones, bamboo and also spears made using well-known quarry that is very strong and heavy.
Meanwhile, the Dani tribe still wears a ” koteka ” (male genital cover) made of pumpkin and women wear wah clothes from grass/fibers and live in “honai-honai” (hay-roofed huts). They still also conduct major and religious ceremonies, though mock tribal wars are still carried out while not as great as before.
BALIEM VALLEY: Sample Package Tour
TOUR CODE : IGA – 501
DAY 1: JAYAPURA – WAMENA – TREKKING ALONG THE BALIEM RIVER (B,L-Box)
After breakfast transferred by car within 35 minutes – 1 hour to Sogokmo in the South of Baliem valley. Then start to have a day trek to explore some small villages of Kurima district for about 4-5 hours to Wesaput passing thru Dani sweet potatoes gardens and cross hanging bridge over Baliem river. Along the trail you will see the local people activities and enjoy the beauty scenery as well. Lunch box will be provided enroute. Dinner on personal expenses and overnight stay at hotel. Accommodation : Baliem Pilamo hotel
DAY 2: WAMENA – OBIA (Pig Feast and Dance) – WAMENA (B,L-box)
Breakfast at hotel, then we proceed to Obia Village (not too far from Jiwika). This village is one of the Dani village which is still preserved their old way of life, penis gourd, grass skirt, and round shape house (honai). Here, we will held pig feast and war dance. These 2 attractions allow you to have an insight view of the prehistoric age culture. In the past, any kind of problem can erupt a big war between tribes. It can be women, land possession, pig, etc. A war usually ends temporary until one party get loose. Today they will show us how the tribal war looks like. All adult men will come to the battlefield with their body ornaments. Spear, arrow, bone knifes are taken by them. After the war end, they will kill a pig and cooked together. Another interesting attraction of the Dani tribe. They cook the pork together with some sweet potatoes, grass, and vegetables on the hot stones. Almost no ingredients added. This cooking can take about 3 hours or so. Proceed to Anemoigi and Sumpaima villages, about 10 minutes ride from Obia, where we will see a 250 years old mummy at one of the old house here. Lunch box provided. Also, we will visit the natural cave at Wosilimo village. Stay overnight at Baliem Pilamo.
Accommodation : Baliem Pilamo hotel
DAY 3: WAMENA – JAYAPURA – BALI / JAKARTA (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wamena airport for your flight back to Bali / Jakarta via Jayapura. Arrive back in Bali and direct transfer to your hotel, free program for your own leisure or take arrest and overnight stay at hotel
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