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.
Encountering a whale shark under water is the dream of every diver. We were hoping to see one for a long time but have never been lucky enough. There are only a few places in the world where you can swim with these amazing creatures. One of them is in isolated Indonesian Papua close to the township of Nabire where fisherman have developed a close relationship with whale sharks. Read everything about the unique experience of swimming with these gentle giants and how to arrange your trip on a budget.
Since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by the jungle. To me it is a magical place where everything is connected and you kind find little wonders everywhere. So for me the for over 100 million years untouched rain forest in Danum Valley is a must-visit place in Borneo. After reading about the price for trips to Danum Valley I was so sad, because it is ridiculous expensive. But we found a way to do Danum Valley on a Budget.
Relaxing for a few days on the beautiful Island Ko Similian 4 in the Ko Similian National Park.