12 days/11 nights ● from/to Timika, Papua ● 7 nights in tent ● min 6 pax/max 10 pax ● Level of difficulty: 3***
This 12 days/11 nights group tour from/to Timika, Papua brings you to the famous Asmat tribe in the southern lowlands of Papua. The former headhunters and cannibals of the 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. From Timika we fly directly to the Asmat capital. From there, we take boats along the coast to the east, passing the area where the most famous headhunting victim, Michael Rockefeller, lost his life. We move away from the usual travel routes and experience the wild 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!