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Jefalgi Papua Tours

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Jayapura, Indonesia
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About Jefalgi Papua Tours
provides tour & travel packages Baliem Valley Trekking tour, Koroway Tribe Adventure, Raja Ampat dive, Carstenz Pyramid, Jayapura, Pilgrim tour, Scuba Dive and snorkel, Hiking, Sightseeing, Birds watching, Boat trip and Beaches in the beautiful country of Papua. Come & explore the exotic culture and nature of Papua with your best partner which is approved by Trip Advisor.
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The adventure tree house of the Korowai tribe is an amazing journey, They live in Southeast Papua, the second largest island in the world. Entering the area where the Korowai tribe lived needed time to walk we entered the rain forest. The walking adventure is mostly through the dense jungle, swampy, and we sometime walking up the single log. Caused they are nomad peoples and they never life for such a long time in the one places, they have to moved to one and another places to get more food and animals to be hunt. We will stay with them in their bevak or we build a tent or up the tree house if permitted.

You will be accompanied by a Experienced Guide, who works in conjunction with local natives. Our Guides are chosen for among other things, our experience with the areas and skills regarding group work, as true destination experts who provide valuable insights to our guests.
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hessud wrote a review Nov 2019
Sentani, Indonesia52 contributions1 helpful vote
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Me and my friend had an 8-day trip to Koroway at the end of November and I have to give big thanks to Jefalgi and Athan for arrangements and even bigger thanks to our guide and cook Usman who took care of everything by himself during the trip and was really helpful for fulfilling our wishes and explained a lot about local tribes and history. 🙏🙏 We flied first from Jayapura to Dekai, stayed over night there in a hotel (quite decent place with air con, taken into account that we were in the middle of Papua) and continued to Mabul next morning by harbour chief’s speed boat. In Mabul we spent one night in head porter’s home and started our jungle journey next morning along with 6 Korowayan porters (4 women, 2 of them carrying also their babies, and 2 men). We were lucky that it hadn’t rained a lot lately (it actually didn’t rain at all during day time during our trip) so trekking in the jungle was rather easy although it was still muddy (rubber boots were a must!). We met original Koroway people as expected and spent a few nights on their small villages (2 different places). We were also allowed to visit their three houses and follow their daily activities like sago processing and they showed us how to make a trap for wild boars etc. People were very friendly throughout the trip and everything went ok without problems. Really extraordinary experience, I have to say! 👊🏻 Especially I’d like to thank Jefalgi and Usman for the one extra day of guiding in Jayapura as our flight to Sorong (with Sriwijaya Air, avoid if possible, they cancel flights often!!) was cancelled without any notice or email. 🙏🙏🙏 Few tips/things to take into account if going there: - Jungle is very hostile environment for white people. It’s really hot, humid and full of blood sucking horseflies and mosquitos. Wear long trousers and long sleeve shirt and cover your neck with scarf etc. at least while trekking. - Use efficient (factor 50) sun screen especially during the boat trip. The sun is really violent on equator and you can’t see or feel the burning skin until it’s too late. I know. 🤨 - Drinking water is taken from the river during the trek and it needs to be boiled. It means that: • the amount of water is limited, so don’t waste it • it’s hot if it hasn’t cooled down over the night (it’s practical to pour extra tea/coffee water to a hot resistant water bottle to cool down for the next day) • it tastes slightly bad, so you just need to accept it 😳 - Take antibacteria powder with you. Even small wounds/blisters don’t heal easily there and powder works best as it keeps the wound dry. - Bring head lamp. You’ll need it!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Maiting_na, Manajer at Jefalgi Papua Tours
Responded Dec 2, 2019
Dear Jani and Heikki - Finland Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your great experience you had during stayed with Jefalgi Papua Tours. It is very usefull for us to convince all travelers about Papua and Jefalgi Papua Tours.
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Fabio_genova wrote a review Oct 2019
Trento, Italy15 contributions2 helpful votes
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Trekking in Papua is not easy, especially for 2 people like me and my wife who are no longer very young, but Athan and his staff have managed to get things going the right way. In the end it was 6 wonderful days, lived fully, full of people and places I will never forget. And in the end it is precisely for this reason that one travels, to be part of this world. Thanks to Jefalgi Papua tour.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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AustrianinAsia wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore150 contributions155 helpful votes
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We did the 7d/6n tour with Ridwan from Jefalgi Tours which was a combination of trekking and staying with locals on one side and the Baliem Festival on the other. The first three days were challenging, interesting, amazing. We did quite a bit of hiking (at times tough since rain made the paths slippery), we got to know the locals better, we stayed overnight in huts of Papuans, enjoyed local food and appreciated fantastic views over the Baliem Valley The Baliem festival was the higlight of the second half of the week. To be part of a festival which is actually meant for locals was a privilge. It was simply amazing to see their rituals, some historical plays and their traditions. Our group consisted of only 3 tourists (a real boutique travel group) and Ridwan was a knowledgable and very considerate guide who was basically here for us 24/7 Such a tour is not cheap but a life-experience and we can highly recommend Jefalgi and Ridwan if you consider booking a tour in West Papua
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Maiting_na, General Manager at Jefalgi Papua Tours
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Dear Hans, It is very useful to us, much appreciated for sharing your unbelievable experience you had in the world's largest travel site of Trip Advisor. We are very happy because you were able to accept local conditions! Finally thank you very much for choosing us as your best partner in Papua. Best wishes from Team of Jefalgi Papua Tours a small tour operator but recognized and trusted by many travelers.
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Jessica wrote a review Jul 2019
Maastricht15 contributions
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About 3 weeks ago (june 2019) we did the 5 day trekking tour C through the Baliem valley with Jefalgi Papua Tours and we can definetely recommend it! Ridwan organised everything very well. Contact via multiple emails was clear and quick. Ridwan also booked our flights upfront. We met Ridwan in Jayapura and he took care of all further arrangements for us. Before the booking we compared some companies but price/qualitywise Jefalgi was the best. In Wamena we met our guide Herriman with the crew (John, Tonias and Rico). They were all very very helpfull and friendly. Herriman made sure all our needs were fulfilled and he did so much more. He is very warm-hearted and has a lot of knowledge on the area.The guys helped us on difficult or slippery path and carried the sleeping bags, cooking stuff, foods etc (heavy!) We walked through the valley and saw beautiful surroundings. We visited some villages and met locals. The tour was real, no touristic show, which we appreciated. The tour was technically a little difficult (cliffs and slippery paths after rains). So I would recommend proper walking shoes. We wore our runnings shoes and that was not very ideal (slippery). Fysically the difficulty of tour C was fine for us. The homestays/hotels were basic but sufficient and nice. We had a proper matress most of the nights. Our meals were varried and superfresh. We had many choises of foods (we expected more basic meals actually). We are very gratefull for this experience and want to thank Ridwan, Herriman, John, Tonias and Rico for all they did for us!!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Maiting_na, General Manager at Jefalgi Papua Tours
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Dear Jessica and Friend, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had to our team of Jefalgi Papua Tours with others travelers here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you mentioned that our tours of 5 Days Trekking with Option C were without doubt the best run tours that you have ever been on mean a lot to us. We love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations in the itinerary and activities 100% without having to think about who we are! that the itinerary suited you perfectly. Because that is exactly what we want for you, our past guests and next future guests . I can say your visit to Papua and west Papua has been helping a lot of people. With limited facilities and infrastructure are available during your travels in Papua we've done our best to get the best experience by our destination in Baliem Valley-Papua, we are very happy because you were able to accept very limited local conditions and you've got the best service from us during trekking in Papua. Again thanks for the reviews that have been written on Trip Advisor. Hopefully more and more travelers be able to plan their trips to visit Papua and contributed much to the local people in Papua, especially in remote areas in Wamena Baliem Valley. Much hope we can meet again on another day in the more exciting adventure with our team Jefalgi Papua Tours.
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Anna Z wrote a review Apr 2018
Hamburg, Germany59 contributions7 helpful votes
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Me, my boyfriend and 4 our friends had less than 2 days to organise trip to Baliem Valley from Sorong (April 2018). We send an email to JAFALGI Tours Papua and Athan answered very fast, so we still had time to buy proper equipment and plane tickets. Contact with Athan was great despite telecommunications problems. He did what he could to find a reception to receive a copy of the photos and documents needed to complete the permits. Next day we met him in Jayapura and he explained us everything about the trip. In Wamena we were welcomed by local guide Gustu who took care of us during all 4 days trip. Gustu and his Team were absolutely brilliant. Drivers tooke care of our safe and comfortable journey; Sudim our porter carried our backpacks, helped us cross the river, he hold my hand on the muddy path, he prepared snacks for us and he was a great companion. Our guide Gustu is very well organised person, with positive attitude and great sense of humor. He has very good relationship with Dani people and great knowledge about Baliem Valley and Wamena. The time spent with people in villages was precious, we never met people like that before. The trip was absolutely mind-blowing experience - beautiful landscapes, amazing people and great organisation. Thank you Athan (Jefalgi Papua Tours) and Gustu for wonderful lifetime experience.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Maiting_na, Manager at Jefalgi Papua Tours
Responded Jan 17, 2019
Dear Anna, Greetings from Lovely Papua. Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had to our team of Jefalgi Papua Tours with others travelers here on Trip Advisor. We love to read that you enjoyed all the destinations in the itinerary and activities 100% without having to think about who we are! that the itinerary suited you perfectly. Because that is exactly what we want for you, our past guests and next future guests . I can say your visit to Papua and west Papua has been helping a lot of people. With limited facilities and infrastructure are available during your travels in Papua we've done our best to get the best experience by our destination in Baliem Valley-Papua, we are very happy because you were able to accept very limited local conditions and you've got the best service from us during trekking in Papua. Again thanks for the reviews that have been written on Trip Advisor. Hopefully more and more travelers be able to plan their trips to visit Papua and contributed much to the local people in Papua, especially in remote areas in Wamena Baliem Valley. Much hope we can meet again on another day in the more exciting adventure with our team Jefalgi Papua Tours.
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