Yali – dwarf cannibals from the mountains– 2 weeks

Papua Yali tribe

Papua Yali tribe – traditional man dress Photo©JahodaPe­tr.com (Papua guide)

Papua Yali

Papua Mountain Yali children carrying pandanus from the lowland Photo©JahodaPe­tr.com (Papua guide)



Apr 3. – Apr 17.2016, code – yali-0160403
Aug 6. – Aug 20.2016, code – yali-0160806
Oct 9. – Oct 23.2016, code – yali-0161009


Day 1: Participants meet at Jakarta airport (Indonesia) in the late evening hours. Then depart to Papua.
Day 2: Trekking to Sentani waterfall (Jayapura), arrangement of the necessary permits for Papua. Alternatively, relaxation at the hotel swimming pool.
Day 3: Early morning departure with a hired missionary plane to the mountains. We hire porters and trek to the first Yali village. Then spend the night in the village.
Day 4 – 10: Trekking across the territory of the mountain Yali tribe. Observation of the life and work of Yalis, rattan skirts, long “kotekas”, dances at evening camp-fires, sweet potatoes and interesting kinds of vegetables.
Day 11: Departure with a hired plane to Wamena – Baliem valley.
Day 12: Wamena sightseeing, local marketplace and visit of Dani_Lani_tri­be_Baliem_valle­y.html (short show).
Day 13: Visit of Dani tribe villages: Mummy in Jiwica, making fire, pig roasting, fascinating battle reconstruction, dances, songs, trip to a salt lake and the observation of how salt is “mined” using stems of banana palms.
Day 14: Departure by plane to Sentani (Jayapura) the capital of Indonesian province Papua. Sightseeing and shopping for souvenirs at the Hamadi market.
Day 15: Departure to Jakarta – participants who have connecting flights leave, the others spend the night in Jakarta and leave the following day (Day 16).

OPTIONALLY: There is the possibility to extend the stay for diving in the north of Sulawesi (Manado-Bunaken Island and Lembeh Strait are some of the best places in the world to dive. Even National Geographic has reported on Lembeh Strait  – 11/2005). It is also possible to dive directly in the western part of Papua, which is perhaps the best diving place in the world. It has gotten this name because of its beautiful variety of coral reefs, the quantity and varietys of fish, and the multitude of other sea animals, including 8 species of pygmy sea horses, … A week long visit comes with a guarantee of Manatee observation – a fantastic experience. Please contact us for further information. For our clients, we organize diving trips for the standard prices of the local dive shops. We recommend only the really good, and well-tried ones.

Papua Yali tribe

Papua Yali tribe – mountain Yali Photo©JahodaPe­tr.com (Papua guide)

Papua Yali tribe

Papua Yali tribe – women dress Photo©JahodaPe­tr.com (Papua guide)

Papua Yali tribe

Papua Yali tribe – mountain Yali Photo©JahodaPe­tr.com (Papua guide)

The price includes:

All accommodation in local middle-range quality hotels (during the trek in huts of the aborigines or in your tents), inland transportation, air transportation from and to Wamena, two flights with a small hired plane, an English speaking guide with a very good knowledge of the local environment, and where needed also a local guide. The price also includes safety expedition equipment: satellite navigational GPS system and a satellite phone. Our clients can use the satellite telephone for private calls (note that this requires your guide’s consent).

The price does not include: The flight ticket to Asia (Jakarta) and back, the flight ticket from Jakarta to the Papua province Indonesia (Jayapura – Sentani) and back to Jakarta, food, the portiers needed during the trekink, entrance fees to attractions, and additional fees for taking photos and filming.