This May YPT is taking you to the seldom explored islands of Timor and Papua! In true YPT style you will be celebrating Independence Day in East Timor, and with Papua New Guinea now a mainstay of our annual itineraries we just couldn’t resist a further foray into remote SE Asia with our inaugural trip to West Papua!
On this tour we are covering East Timor in-depth, traveling overland from Indonesian West Timor to the East Timorese exclave of Oecusse and its capital Pante Makasar. East Timor, or Timor Leste, declared independence in 1975 when the Portuguese left but was soon invaded and occupied by Indonesia. In 2002 it finally declared full independence and remains Asia’s youngest country.
Via the island of Bali, we will then be heading to West Papua, the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea. To say you will be getting off the beaten path on this trip is a bit of an understatement. You will be hiking the Baliem Valley through stunning scenery, pristine villages of the ethnic Dani and other groups, with terraced fields and rainforest, and local culture galore.
Expect not to bump into any other travellers in this hard to reach but extremely rewarding part of the world. The full tour is $3695 or starting in Kupang and finishing in Jayapura is $3395.
This tour will only run on a minimum of 4 people.
Sunday 16th May – Kuta, Bali
Monday 17th May – Kupang Morning
Tuesday 18th May – Kupang Morning
Wednesday 19th May – Pante Makasar Morning
Thursday 20th May – Dili, Independence Day! Morning
Friday 21st May – Atauro Island Morning
Saturday 22nd May – Dili Morning
Sunday 23rd May – Kuta Morning
Monday 24th May – Kuta – Jayapura Morning
Tuesday 25th May – Jayapura-Wamena and Northern Baliem Valley Morning
Wednesday 26th May – Central Baliem Valley Morning
Thursday 27th May – Southern Baliem Valley Morning
Friday 28th May – Baliem Valley Mock Battle Morning
Saturday 29th May – Wamena-Jayapura, Sentani Lake Morning
Sunday 30th May – Jayapura-Bali Morning
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Accommodation on twin share basis with breakfast
• Breakfast and lunch
• Transport to complete the itinerary including Indonesian domestic flights
• Local guide in West Papua and YPT Guide at all times
• All entrance fees unless stated
• Visas if required (YPT can provide visa support)
• Single Supplement ($550)
• International air tickets to and from Bali
• Tips for the local guides and drivers
• Personal expenses
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.