With Papua New Guinea now a mainstay of our annual itineraries and our annual tour to East Timor starting and finishing on the Indonesian island of Bali, we just couldn’t resist a further foray into remote SE Asia with our inaugural trip to West Papua!
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.
You’ll also be exploring in Jayapura, the main city in West Papua, where we check out the culinary scene, the beaches, the views from the hilltops and sail across a lake to see the local tradition of bark painting in a traditional village. Expect not to bump into any other travellers in this hard to reach but extremely rewarding part of the world.
You may start and finish the tour in Bali, or you may start and finish in Jayapura, West Papua for a reduced fee, please get in touch for options. We also recommend joining our Combo tour with an overland trip to East Timor to explore the furthest reaches of Indonesia on the islands of Timor and Papua.
This tour will only run on a minimum of 4 people
Wednesday 22nd May – Bali
Thursday 23rd May – Bali-Jayapura
Friday 24th May – Jayapura-Wamena and Northern Baliem Valley
Saturday 25th May – Central Baliem Valley
Sunday 26th May – Southern Baliem Valley
Monday 27th May – Baliem Valley Mock Battle
Tuesday 28th May – Wamena-Jayapura, Sentani Lake
Wednesday 29th May – Jayapura-Bali
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Accommodation on twin share basis with breakfast
• Breakfast and Lunches
• 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
• Single Supplement ($250)
• 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.