Bird watching in Waisai – Baliem Valley Tour 7D6N
Day 1: Sorong – Waisai – Raja Ampat (L,D)
Pick you up from Sorong Airport (SOQ) to Waisai – Heading to Waisai Raja Ampat from port of Sorong by Fast Public Ferry (VIP class) at 02.00 pm (check in time at 01.00 pm) – lunch box is provided or lunch in Sorong before heading to Waisai, Raja Ampat; drop to resort/homestay from Port of Waisai. Rest and dinner at resort/homestay. (L, D).
Optional: If you arrived in the morning in Waisai Raja Ampat, you can do bird watching in the afternoon around the edge of Waigeo Forest in the afternoon. The birds that you may see are Palm Cockatoo, Yellow crested Cockatoo, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Passerine birds such as Monarchs, Sun birds, Flower peckers, Meliphagas, and Pigeons, etc.
Day 2: Waisai – Western Nature Reserve Of Waigeo – Gam Island – Resort / Home Stay (B,L,D)
Early in the morning (at 05.00 am), heading to spot of Red Bird of Paradise and Wilson's Bird of Paradise some other birds such as raptor, etc. in Western Nature Reserve of Waigeo. In the afternoon at 01.00 pm (after lunch), you are heading to Gam island (Yenwoupnor Village) – birding in the Gam Island. Back to resort/homestay in the late afternoon. B,L,D
Optional: If you would like nigh birding then we are heading to forest around resort/homestay. The birds that can be found are Frogmouths (Marbled and Papuan Frogmouth).
Day 3: Resort/Homestay – Saporkren Village – Resort / Homestay (B,L,D)
Early in the morning, we are going to do birding at Saporkren Village. The birds that you can be found are Dusky Megapode, Western Crowned Pigeon, Parrot, Pheasant, raptor, Kingfisher/Kookaburra, Doves, etc.. Back to resort/homestay at 10.00 am and check out from the resort/homestay then return to Sorong via Fast Public Ferry at 01.00 pm. B,LD
Day 4: Hotel – Sorong Airport – Jayapura (B, L)
After breakfast direct transfer to Sorong Airport to catch up your flight to Jayapura. Upon your arrival in Jayapura direct transfer to Hotel. If the time still permitted we could visit the Museum in Jayapura city. Enjoy your time until return back to the hotel.
Day 5: Jayapura – wamena – Northern Baliem Valley (B,L,D)
Early morning after breakfast direct transfer to Jayapura Airport to catch up your flight to Wamena (the Land of Dani Tribe) by regular flight leaving for Wamena at ETD 09:00 or 11:00. (baggage allowed for these flight is 10kg only per passenger, as you can leave your unnecessary baggage in Jayapura with us before leaving. (please note: the flights are delayed very often due bad weather, technical problem, operational of flight). Arrive at Wamena airport transfer to Baliem Pilamo hotel for check in and a short briefing by guide about the trip. Lunch is served at hotel restaurant. After lunch explore Aikima and Suroba of Baliem valley, Along the way you will find the Danis working in their sweet potatoes fields and will see their daily activities. Arrive at Suroba, walk through the pine forest, enjoy the beautiful nature setting and crossing a bridge over Aike river before you arrive at the main road where the car is waiting for you. We will hike in 2-3 hours through the beautiful countryside and traditional houses of Dani people. Afternoon drive back to Wamena. Dinner will be on your account. stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, 40 minutes drive to Jiwika village, walk 20 minutes to the village of Sumpaima to view the 250 years old Mummy. From Sumpaima walk another 10 minutes to the nearby village of Anemoigi to enjoy the traditional dance by Dani Tribe. You will see and experience the local culture and have an opportunity to interact with local villagers while you can buy their handicraft as your souvenir. Before return to Wamena you still have chance to visit Waga-Waga village to explore Contilola cave which can be reach 15 minutes by car. On the way to the towm you may stop at Unique Jibama Local Market. Afternoon drive back to Wamena for Accomodation. Dinner will be on your account. stay at Baliem Pilamo Hotel.
Day 07: WAMENA - JAYAPURA (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for regular flight 08:00 leaving for Jayapura to catch up your next flight. End of the Tour.
Price based on per person in IDR. 35.000.000 / person
Tour Package Include:
1. Air Ticket DOMESTIC return flight from BALI to BALI ,Round transfers from Bali /to Port of Sorong – Port of Waisai via Fast Public Ferry, round transfer from Port of Waisai to Homestay/resort and from Port of Sorong to Hotel.
2. Full board (all meals during tour trip, snack, coffee and tea) during tour trip as stated on itinerary. Soft and alcoholic drinks are not included in tour package.
3. Accommodation at Homestay/resort – Shared room
4. Entrance fees in Raja Ampat.
5. Speedboat for Island trip/hopping islands based on itinerary.
6. Local Guide – English-speaking guide.
8. Snorkeling equipment (without fins)
9. 1 Night in hotel in Jayapura
10. flight ticket Sorong to Jayapura