PAPUA EXPLORER is a travel agency specialized in tours and expeditions in Papua, Indonesia since 1979. The Indonesian western half of the island of New Guinea, mainly the province of Papua, is home to some of the world’s most unique travel destinations: immerse yourself in the secluded Baliem Valley, sleep in a Korowai tree house, meet the former headhunters of Asmat, admire the birds of paradise, climb the highest peak of Oceania – known as Carstensz Pyramid. These are some of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences in West Papua that you can realize with us. Chose to travel on a private tour or join one of our currently published group tours. We are the most reliable tour operator for this part of the world.
We also look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable stay at our eco-friendly resort: The Baliem Valley Resort. Our exclusive resort is located right in the middle of the highlands of West Papua. It has been designed as an ideal starting point to explore the lands of the Dani and Lani tribes.
Whether it's a culture tour with comfort or an adventure tour with overnight stays in tents: experience the Baliem Valley in great day tours, go on a jungle trekking to the Korowai, or climb Mount Trikora. Our private tours offer something for everyone and are organised exclusively for you. Of course, every programme can be adapted to your wishes.
Since 1979, we lead group tours to selected destinations in Papua: Climb the Carstensz Pyramid, meet the former headhunters of Asmat, or cross the Korowai sector on foot. Our group tours are guided by real experts. Group tours go further and are more intense than private tours.
Our The Baliem Valley Resort is an eco-lodge located in the middle of the highlands of New Guinea. It opened in 2000 and has since served as a base for day trips in the Baliem Valley or longer expeditions throughout Papua. Visit us, meet our great team, and experience Papua with us.
On this trip in Papua you go on a hike in the authentic south of the Baliem Valley. You visit an ancient salt spring and see the famous mummy of Jiwika. And you attend a traditional pig festival, which is by far the most amazing experience of a trip to New Guinea.
The former headhunters of Asmat were once very feared and have only been safe to visit for a few decades. Until today, many Asmat villages are wild and culturally intact. We leave the usual travel routes and experience the raw and difficult to access Asmat. We witness several big events involving hundreds of people. A gigantic boat ceremony, drum festivals, mask dances and the ceremonial carving of an ancestor pole are all part of the massive experience!
The Carstensz Pyramid, also called Puncak Jaya, is the highest peak in Oceania with 4,884 meters and thus one of the famous Seven Summits, the highest peaks of the seven continents. Dr. Weiglein is one of the few experts who has successfully guided many expeditions to this area. From the wet and muddy jungle to the glaciers of Carstensz Mountain, this trekking expedition in Papua is a real challenge for the truly adventurous.