A visit to Baliem Valley is a trip to another world and an unforgettable experience. However, the section about Baliem Valley in Lonely Planet is rather anemic, lacks vital information and has no photos. This article will provide you with all the information you need before starting your hike. But most importantly how to find a guide and what to bring if you are on a budget for an authentic Papua experience.
First of all it is possible! We spent a month in French Polynesia and went to big islands like Tahiti as well as very small atolls like Tikehau and managed to find vegan food in all places with more or less effort. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling on a tight budget or luxurious, vegan food is available in all price categories. Nevertheless it is not always easy to find vegan food especially if you are eating out. French and Polynesian cuisine is mainly consisting of fish and meat dishes, so a lot of places from 5 star hotels to little street restaurants don’t offer any vegan options. In the following article we will share the vegan gems we found during our trip as well as useful tips for planning your vegan dream holiday in Tahiti, Mo’orea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and Tikehau.