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Arrival jayapura then flight to Dekai. Dekai a small size town in the hinterland of Papua. It takes us about 40 minutes flight. Dekai is a new developed village to a small size town, after the recent self-autonomy policy in Papua. Roads, government offices, etc are started to built. Arrival in Dekai, then check in to the small hotel in Dekai. Dekai is the home of the Manimo tribe, a tribe which is quite modern now.
Transfer by Car to the small traditional harbor on Lopon village, about 1 hour of rough ride along the unpaved road. From Lopon, we will sail down to the south to Braza river, one of the largest river flowing to the south joining other river to Asmat area. All the way you will see the dense forest, peaceful surrounding, sometimes encounter the other passing by boats. On the way we may stop at the small villages which are belong to Citak Mitak tribe. This tribe built their houses on the riverside make of wood shape, with grass roof. In the past 1980’s the tribe were still naked, however, the opening of the access to their village has changed their way of clothing. Now they wear short pants, but mostly wearing no shirt. There are 2 or 3 small villages. Most of them still work as food gather, such as fishing and hunting animals. We will sail down to the south to a mid size village called Sepana.7- 8 hours required from this boat ride.
Sepana is the home of the quite modern Koroway. Beside the Koroway, some Citak Mitak tribes also livimg here. After break fast At 07.00 AM Today, we drive Motor Boat an other 2 Hours to Mabu Village,after arrive in Mabu Village we prepare all stuff then start walk to Markus village with the local porter team. Our walk will be passing through the swampy land, crossing river, some thick forest, as well as sago forest.. We spend about 3-4 hoours to reach Markus Village the 1st village of the Stone Koroway. There is single tree house with 2 families in this village. Lunch will served in the village ,then in the afternoon we will see sago processing attraction, stay over night at Bevak/ cottage with mosquito net.
After breakfast , We have another 2 hours walk this day, almost the same as the day before, we will be walking through the river bank, swamps, sago forest fro . There is a tree housel, where 3 families living the moment. If we are lucky, we may meet the hunting Stone Koroway peoples on this trek. Beside as hunter and food gatherer, the local here also manage a small garden next to their house. They plant banana, bean, and sugar cane nearby. Arrive in Haligatun Village in mid Day lunch will served in the village then after lunch you will see some attraction like Stair Tree House Mending and Fish Basket called Kamboti. Dinner and stay over night on Bevak with mosquito Net.
To Day we have full day at Haligatun Village we will see how korwai tribe build and tie the tree House stairs, tree house is a traditional house of korowai tribe according to korowai tradition and costume all family has to have and build one of tree house as dwelling place to protect family from enemies as use to be korowai tribe they do fight between village and village, also form animal attack like a snake because Korowai is a swampy area, also a good moment to comprehend daily activity of local tribe, lunch and dinner will be served in the village, stay over night in the Bevak with mosquito net.
Breakfast in the village at 07.00 Am together with team , to Day we will walk to MABUL with the local porter team. we say good bye with local porters, from Mabul we start sailing down Brasa river to Pepera village of citak Mitak tribe and it will about 2-3 hour depend on water condition in the river, lunch will served enroute , dinner will be prepare in the village, stay over night at school building.
Walk to the riverbank, then sail up to Lokbon, a 8 hours boat ride. Arrival in Lokbon, then proceed by simple car to hotel in Dekai
Transfer to the airport, then you fly Dekai – Jayapura . arrival Jayapura transfer to hotel for overnight
Transfer to airport for flight to next destination
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Land transfers in Jayapura
1 night stay at Aston Jayapura in Jayapura or similar hotel
2 nights stay at very simple hotel in Dekai at Hotel Agape or similar
Meals as per program
Porter and cook team during the trekking in Korowai
Special travel permit to Papua
Donation to the local village
Airport tax, airport porter
Additional meals, food and beverages at hotel
Any kinds of insurances
GBP £3585 NET PER PERSON
GBP £2360 NET PER PERSON
GBP £1910NET PER PERSON
This tour rate is expensive because we have to use Chartered motor boat with expensive cost.
CHARTERED BOAT (ALREADY INCLUDE IN THE TOUR COST) : Chartered wooden boat Lokbon – Mabu – Lokbon
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