Expedition Korowai Tribe 8D/7N
Expedition Korowai Tribe is an 8D/7N expedition trip. You will experience the cultural of Indonesia, not to mention it nature. The Korowai Tribe and the Asmat Tribe are two distinct indigenous tribes that live in Indonesia, province of Papua (formerly known as Irian Jaya) on the island of New Guinea. Although they have some similarities in their cultures and ways of life, they are separate groups with distinct languages, customs, and traditions. However, the Korowai tribe is known for their unique treehouse dwellings, which are built high above the ground in the dense rainforest canopy. Because they have traditionally live in a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle, relying on hunting, fishing, and gathering forest resources for their survival. However, Korowai have a reputation for being skilled hunters and for their elaborate ceremonies and rituals, which often involves elaborate face and body painting.
The Asmat people are known for their intricate woodcarvings, which are highly prized by collectors and museums around the world. Because they have traditionally lived in riverine communities along the coast and in the swamps of southern Papua. So, like the Korowai, they have traditionally been semi-nomadic, moving their settlements with the seasons in search of food and resources. However, both the Korowai and Asmat have faced significant challenges in recent decades, including displacement from their traditional lands, exploitation by outside interests, and the encroachment of modern society. Despite these challenges, both groups continue to maintain their unique cultural traditions and identities and they are working to preserve their way of life for future generations.
DAY 1. ARRIVAL SENTANI DIRECT TO DEKAI – LOGPON
Arrival at Sentani airport of Jayapura then meet and greet with our representative, then continue flight to Nop Goliath Airport of Dekai and then continue by car to Central Police office of Dekai for Police travel permit registration. Afterward, you will be taken to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, the trip will continue to the accommodation in Logpon. You will have dinner and rest at the accommodation.
DAY 2. LOGPON – SEPANAP VILLAGE / MABUL (KOROWAI TERITHORY)
After breakfast, load your stuff into motor canoe and then proceed 9 hours by motor canoe along Brazza River and Sirets river (Eilanden river) to reach Mabul Settlement village, these rivers and streams play a vital role in the daily lives of the Korowai people, and it is an important part of their cultural and spiritual traditions. You will eat lunch box for lunch. After you arrive at Sepanap / Mabul you will go directly to your accommodation at local house. You will have dinner and rest.
DAY 3. SEPANAP / MABUL – KOROWAI TREE HOUSE / CAMPING
Today after breakfast, you will do 5 hours trekking with our guide through the dense jungle to Guare Korowai treehouse. While you trekking to Korowai, you will see the beautiful and beautiful nature. Lunch will be provided enroute to Guare. Once you arrived in Guare, you will have dinner and overnight stay by tent or Mosquito net in Guare guest’s Biak.
DAY 4. GUARE TRADITIONAL SAGO HARVEST
Today you will follow the Guare Chief and his people for a traditional Sago Harvest process. Because Sago is a staple food for many indigenous communities in Papua, including the Korowai people who live in the Guare region. Sago is a starchy substance that is extracted from the sago palm tree and is a rich source of carbohydrates and other nutrients. Sago also plays a vital role in the diet and culture of the Korowai people in Guare, and it often served with fish, meat, or other forest foods. However, the sago harvest process is an important tradition for generations and part of the community’s way of life. Lunch and dinner will be provided at Guare guests house Biak.
DAY 5. GUARE – KOROWAI TRIBE
Today you will learn about animals traditional hunting. The hunting is done in a primitive manner with a bow and arrow. Meanwhile, these tools are not only used for hunting animals, but also to hunt down other people such as intruders from rival clans or unwelcome foreigners. Because the bow has a barb on it, this will pointed to outsiders until they have established peace.
DAY 6. KOROWAI TREE HOUSE – MABUL – LOGPON
After breakfast, early in the morning you will start trekking to Mabul in 2 hours, then continue by motorboat canoe for 6 hours along the Brazza river to return to Logpon. Meanwhile, lunch box will be served on the way. Once you arrived in Logpon you will go to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
DAY 7. LOGPON – DEKAI – JAYAPURA
You will go by car to Nop Goliath Airport Dekai to catch the flight to Jayapura after breakfast. After your arrival at Jayapura the trip will continue with city tour and visit the Sentani lake, it is one of the biggest lakes in Papua. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Then you will continue the trip to the accommodation for check-in. Dinner will be served at accommodation.
DAY 8. SENTANI / JAYAPURA – OUT
Today is your last day in Jayapura. So, after breakfast you will be taken by our representative to catch your flight at the airport and continue the trip to your next destination.
- Return flight tickets Jayapura – Dekai
- Bed & Breakfast
- Police permit
- Private car/ minivan
- Motorized canoes
- English speaking guide
- Full board meals
- Mineral water inside jungle/forest
- Activities inside Korowai Tribe
- Donations to the locals
- Guide fee
- Meals for porters
- Tipping Guide & Porters
- Other Personal Expenses
- Long trek pants/ windproof
- Trekking/ Walking shoes
- Extra socks
- Hat/ Cap
- Day pack
- Insect repellent
- Camera, Handy cam
- Trekking stick
- Extra trail snack
- Personal medicines