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Korowai
the korowai is a tribe found around 35 years ago in the remote part of Papua. The population are around 3000 people. This isolated tribe lives in a tree house called Rumah Tinggi. Some houses can even reach a height of 50 meters above the ground. The Korowai are one of the mainland Papuans who don’t use “koteka”.

Korowai people lives in a forest area that is about 150 kilometers from the Arafura Sea. They are hunter-gatherers with excellent survival skills. Until around 1975, Korowai had almost no contact with the outside world. Living in a village made by the government is a relatively new phenomenon among Korowai. They built houses that were divided into two or three rooms with fire places in each room. Men and women live separately.

Among 1978 and 1990, Korowai still had a river. They open gardens and hunting. They were also introduced to healing methods (health program) managed by the government. However, even though knowing this, still many of them use traditional methods for curing pain.

Most of the Korowai people are still independent. They produce axes from stone, make salt and do a lot of farming. The first money introduced there came from missionaries. They also helped them with the activities and were paid by rupiah. With this money, they could buy some stuffs at local stores such as salt, clothes and razors.

Since 1990, Korowai has been involved in foreign company forestry projects. They are employed as tour guides and boat drivers although many of them didn’t graduate from elementary school. Some managed to attend secondary education in Kouh, Boven Digoel Atas. Now, Korowai youth can study in Jayapura.

Basically, Korowai lived in an isolated condition. They built a high house to protect the family, not only against wild animal attacks, but also to protect them from ward off evil spirits. For a long time, Korowai was considered very resistant to religious conversion. Then, in the last 1990s, they were baptized.

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*Schedules might change due to weather or other conditions.
* If you found the above-stated accommodations were not on your style. Don’t worry ! We can still arrange your accommodation based on your preferred type of lodging, such as bed & breakfast basic, budget class or a kind of homestay, or if you require to upgrade from standard to luxury / classed type of hotel, then we surely can manage of your taste.

Itineraries

Day 01

Jayapura - Dekai

Breakfast served at hotel. Transfer to Sentani airport. You will fly by regular flight to Dekai. You will pick up by our staff on your arrival at Dekai airport than bring you to Lotpon pier and overnight here with settle a tent or local house. All your meals will be provided by our cooker.

Day 02

Dekai – Sipanap

Simple breakfast served. With Long Boat transfer for about 7 hours to Sipanap, the village of Jinak tribe. We will overnight stay at School. Meals will provide by our guide.

Day 03

Sipanap – Mabul

Again by long boat riding up to Sirez River for about 3 hours with lunch serve perhaps at river bank, You will arrive midday in Mabul and preparing to futher your trip with local porter to Koroway area and overnight stay at tree house.

Day 04

Mabul Explore Korowai Tribe (The Tree House)

We will spend these three days excursion is some of the most pristine lowland rainforest in the world. Along the way we will stay with the various tribes that inhabit the region. We will try and make camp each day by a tree house and could be in one please we will spend two night for organize Sago worm attraction or sago processing will demonstrate by Koroway people. The Korowai usually live in isolated tree houses. Sometimes 2-3 families will live in one tree house. These tree houses are usually 4-6 hours of walking apart. And the tree houses range in height from 8-20 meters high.And the amazing thing about all of this is that they use nothing from the outside world. Everything is made of plants, vines and tree bark. Really, these are some of the only real "stone age" people left in the world.

Day 05

Mabul Explore Korowai Tribe (The Tree House)

We will spend these three days excursion is some of the most pristine lowland rainforest in the world. Along the way we will stay with the various tribes that inhabit the region. We will try and make camp each day by a tree house and could be in one please we will spend two night for organize Sago worm attraction or sago processing will demonstrate by Koroway people. The Korowai usually live in isolated tree houses. Sometimes 2-3 families will live in one tree house. These tree houses are usually 4-6 hours of walking apart. And the tree houses range in height from 8-20 meters high.And the amazing thing about all of this is that they use nothing from the outside world. Everything is made of plants, vines and tree bark. Really, these are some of the only real "stone age" people left in the world.

Day 06

Mabul Explorer Korowai Tribe (The Tree House)

We will spend these three days excursion is some of the most pristine lowland rainforest in the world. Along the way we will stay with the various tribes that inhabit the region. We will try and make camp each day by a tree house and could be in one please we will spend two night for organize Sago worm attraction or sago processing will demonstrate by Koroway people. The Korowai usually live in isolated tree houses. Sometimes 2-3 families will live in one tree house. These tree houses are usually 4-6 hours of walking apart. And the tree houses range in height from 8-20 meters high.And the amazing thing about all of this is that they use nothing from the outside world. Everything is made of plants, vines and tree bark. Really, these are some of the only real "stone age" people left in the world.

Day 07

Mabul Explorer Korowai Tribe (The Tree House)

We will spend these three days excursion is some of the most pristine lowland rainforest in the world. Along the way we will stay with the various tribes that inhabit the region. We will try and make camp each day by a tree house and could be in one please we will spend two night for organize Sago worm attraction or sago processing will demonstrate by Koroway people. The Korowai usually live in isolated tree houses. Sometimes 2-3 families will live in one tree house. These tree houses are usually 4-6 hours of walking apart. And the tree houses range in height from 8-20 meters high.And the amazing thing about all of this is that they use nothing from the outside world. Everything is made of plants, vines and tree bark. Really, these are some of the only real "stone age" people left in the world.

Day 08

Korowai – Mabul – Lotpon (Dekai)

After simple breakfast served, leaving Korowai to Mabul, we will walk for about 3 hours to reach Mabul than we will proceed by long boat to Lotpon village.

Day 09

Dekai – Jayapura

Breakfast served. Free program till time transfer to airport than fly by regular flight to Jayapura. Arrive than bring you to hotel for accommodation. Free for individual activities.

Day 10

Jayapura On Departure

Breakfast serve, transfer to airport than fly to next destination.
  • Fullboard
  • Accommodation (Twin Share)
  • Car
  • Entrance Fee
  • Donation
  • Fee
  • Boat Charter
  • Porter
  • Guide Service
  • Local Airfare
  • extra expenses
  • Tipping

Yes, minimum 2 person for this trip, but single participant also allowed with add an extra.

No, Wheelchair accessible

No, stroller accessible

- Not recommended for travelers with back problems, but can join with your own risk
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers, but can join with your own risk
- Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions, but can join with your own risk

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