Tree people, Korowai and Kombai – 2 weeks

Best selling and very well prepared trip

The film from Korowai & Kombai expedition


20.2. – 10.3.2015 code – strom-2?0150220
10.7. – 27.7.2015 code – strom-2?0150710
25.9. – 12.10.2015 code – strom-2?0150925
20.11. – 7.12.2015 code – strom-2?0151120

Note: There is one of the last expeditions…we hope it is not the last expedition but it can be because the people are being civilized in Papua and so they are exerting in this way.


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 small missionary plane to a lowland jungle. We hire porters and trek to the first Tree People village. Then spend the night in the village.
Day 4 – 10: Trekking across the territories of Korowai and Kombai tribes. We observe the life and work of the Tree People of both – Korowai and Kombai tribes.
Day 11: Departure with a hired plane to Wamena ? Baliem valley.
Day 12: Wamena sightseeing, local marketplace and visit of Lani tribe (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.

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 got this name because of its beautiful variety of coral reefs, the quantity and variety of fish species, 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 as 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.

The price includes:

All accommodation in local mid-range quality hotels (during the trek in huts of the aborigines or in your tents), all inland transportation, air transportation from and to Wamena, two flights with a small hired plane, a possible boating trip in gouged boats made by aborigines, 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, entrance fees to attractions, and additional fees for taking photos and filming, more than 1 porter needed during the trekking, porters.

The film from Korowai & Kombai expedition

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