Tour module round trip 8 days Adventurous Papua - the Korowai
You sleep in small tents and sometimes in local primitive accommodations. Besides a guide you will also be accompanied by porters and a cook during your trip.
You need to be in good physical condition and have a great deal of adaptability as you will get into not everyday situations.
The round trip starts and ends in Jayapura. If you wish you can add the Baliem valley tour module to (before or after) your Korowai round trip.
€ 1,970 p.p. based on 4 participants
• All transport over land by car including transfers from and to the airports
• All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
• 2 hotel overnight stays in Dekai
• 5 overnight stays in tents
• English speaking guide
• Porters and cook
• Motorboat Korowai
• Ceremonies at the Korowai
• Travel permit (bring copies of your passport and passport photos)
• Entrance fees and donations
• All activities in program
. Flights Jayapura-Dekai-Jayapura
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurance
•Booking fee and contribution Calamiteitenfonds €30 per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person
Day 1 Arrival Jayapura and transit to Dekai
Day 2 A day on the Brazza river
Day 3 Trekking to the Korowai
Day 4 Living with the Korowai
Day 5 Living with the Korowai
Day 6 Back to Mabul
Day 7 Brazza river to Dekai
Day 8 Flight back to Wamena or Jayapura
KorowaiThe area of the Korowai tribes is an area of over 500 square kilometers northwest of Upper Digul. It is a difficult to reach swampy rainforest. Trips to the Korowai are by boat, usually across the Brazza River from Dekai, or from Kepi.
The approximately 3,000 Korowai live in small settlements in tree houses. Since the end of the last century, villages have also been built along the rivers, reducing the number of settlements. The Korowai live from nature. The sago palm is the most important supplier. In addition, there is a bow and arrow hunt for wild boars and fishing in the small streams.
The tree houses are located at a height of 15 to 50 meters and protect the inhabitants from vermin, game and hostile attacks. The ladder is a dried and notched tree trunk and vibrates with every step that is taken, thus alerting residents when someone is climbing up.
If you want to visit the Korowai you have to take into account very primitive overnight stays (at the Korowai in a tent or in a tree house). In addition to a reasonable condition, you must also have a great deal of adaptability. After the long boat trip on the Brazza river, a trek of 3 to 5 hours follows through the swampy jungle to the Korowai settlement. In addition to a guide, a cook and porters go along on a Korowai expedition. A Korowai expedition can be combined with a visit to the Baliem Valley or the Asmat region.