ASMAT 2020 ADVENTURE
Asmat Regency Map
If you are interested in going for an adventure to Asmat - Papua and see one of the many world's famous tribes that still exist until today, I can arrange the trip for you.
Let's go into the wild! Indonesia is very unique!
Asmat Destination 
Atsj District

Atsj District Map

Route 
Timika – Atsj – Agats - Timika
Category: Tribe Tour
Grade: Moderate - Challenging
Departure: Flexible Date
Exclude: Airfares
Trip duration: 4 nights, 5 days
Start and End: Timika Airport
Price: $2000/pax
Minimum: 2 pax
Maximum: 5 pax
Best time: March - May
Theme: Learn Asmat way of daily living and witness how they live in modern days

D1: Arrival in Asmat Regency, Ewer Airport. Transfer to Atsj district by speedboat, check in at local accomodation, visit Asmat Traditional house called Jeu House, meet & greet with the Asmat tribes, see bewit at night.
D2: Travel to Bunmut jungle with motorized long boat, catch river prawns & fish, short trekking into Bunmut jungle, learn the process of making sago the whole day and hunt for sago worms
D3: Sightseeing & photo hunting Atsj village - some roads of wooden plank bridges are refined by concrete, see the process making of Asmat special handmade crafts, rowing with Asmat traditional canoe to Amanamkei village, visit Jeu house, sightseeing & photo hunting in Amanamkei Village, go back to Atsj
D4: Go to Agats, say goodbye to our local team, check in at local accomodation, sightseeing & photo hunting Agats. Have a stroll around the capital city of Asmat. Known as city of wooden planks and the mud men. All activities and livings are done on stilts. There are iconic objects such as the statue Pastor of Jan Smith, Museum and bis poles. See the local activities in the market, go to Syuru Village, and if you want ride electricity motorbike (this works like mobile phone – no petrol but charge it with electricity!).
D5: Go home -  transfer by speedboat to Ewer Airport – Timika - proceed to other destinations

 Package Price 
Starts & Ends at Ewer Airport
INCLUDED
Airport transfers to and from Ewer Airport
Accommodations in Asmat with basic facilities
Chartered motorized canoe
English speaking guide
Local guide/porter if needed
Meals
Permits and donations
All activities mentioned

EXCLUDED
Any domestic flights. 
Example:
Ticket flight Jakarta – Timika – Jakarta
Ticket flight Timika – Agats – Timika
Rent Motorcycle: Rp. 75.000/day (if needed)
Extend extra days
Any charter flights
Travel insurance
Airport taxes and extra baggage charges
Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages etc
All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Water proof backpack
Sunglasses
Head protection such as hat or scarf
Socks
Enough clothes to wear
Pocket knife
Raincoat
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush & paste
Trekking shoes
Sport sandals for rafting
Insect repellent, sunscreen
Medical kit, mosquito repellent, anti-malaria pills
Dry bags, plastic bags to cover your stuffs from water
Camera or handy camera, extra films & battery, charger, short and long lens
Extra snacks (for extra energy), bottle of water, bubble gum, candy, chocolates
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NOTES
Please book and complete payment for your Asmat Adventure package 1-month in advance. We will send you our bank account details.
This will aid us for a smooth coordination, arrangements and preparations in this remote area.
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months when entering Indonesia. Most nationalities will receive a visa on arrival (free of charge). Please check with your local Indonesian embassy if you require a special visa for Indonesia and about the procedure.
Trip can’t be planned as fix date. So, you need to prepare some extra dates off but of course we will make sure everything is on time.
The condition is not for a comfortable trip.
Itinerary may change in the field due to weather conditions or unexpected events.
Asmat is unique. It is difficult to access the area also going out. There are 3 kinds of transportation alternatives to reach Asmat:
Small passenger flights ( +/- 1 hour)
Speed boat (+/- 3 hours)
Ship (+/- 8-12 hours)

There are many factors that influence the access difficulties:
Weather
When it rains, we have to wait 2 days or if lucky there might be the next flight - because they won’t operate when it’s raining due to the slippery landing. So, other alternatives are off course the speed boat or ship. Recently, the small airstrip has been developed in the hope to allow bigger planes to land in the future.
Manpower
Sometimes, we have to be patient and aware of our schedules. Human resources are still being the main focus to develop in Asmat. This Asmat adventure programme will help contribute and mentor in that particular area.
The Asmats still strongly practice their custom and traditions, although some worked in the office nowadays.

Asmat life really depends on the weather and nature.
Contribute our knowledge for the local or spare some time to share with the locals/tribes especially at the third day of our trip. Example: journalism class, photography, communication class, English class. If you don’t want that is also okay. If you have a request regarding contribution please let us know in advance.
Accomodation: Local house/local hotel/Jeu House
Meals are provided by local warung and depends on the availability of stocks from the market.
Electricity is poor. Atsj district starts at 18.00pm – 6am. Prepare to charge your phones and camera. Agats are 24 hours. 
Clean water obtained from rainwater catch. 

Other than anything else, please enjoy the trip. Adventure starts since you take the small aircraft to Asmat. Indulge in the ambience of intense coastal mangrove forest and river channel scenery, interact with the Asmats and learn how they survive in the modern days.
Meet our local team
Frans - local host & guide
Frans - local host & guide
Paul - local host & guide
Paul - local host & guide
Ria - FC Assistant from East Flores
Ria - FC Assistant from East Flores
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airplane Timika - Asmat - Timika
airplane Timika - Asmat - Timika
Typical motorized longboat in Asmat
Typical motorized longboat in Asmat
Local workshop in Atsj village where the tribes now craft their traditional noken bags and woodcarving.
Local workshop in Atsj village where the tribes now craft their traditional noken bags and woodcarving.
Typical speedboats in Asmat
Typical speedboats in Asmat
Traditional Asmat house called Jew
Traditional Asmat house called Jew
Inside the Jew House
Inside the Jew House
Sago processing
Sago processing
Sago processing
Sago processing
Eat fresh river prawns
Eat fresh river prawns
Asmat forest
Asmat forest
Asmat traditional canoe that we will experience
Asmat traditional canoe that we will experience
You may sit down inside the traditional canoe
You may sit down inside the traditional canoe
daily activities of Asmat people
daily activities of Asmat people
Asmat river prawns
Asmat river prawns
Sunset in the river
Sunset in the river
Asmat river
Asmat river
Asmat traditional house called Jew House
Asmat traditional house called Jew House
During Sunset
During Sunset
Atsj Village
Atsj Village
Asmat from bird eye view
Asmat from bird eye view
Sago worm hunting
Sago worm hunting
After sago processing inside the forest
After sago processing inside the forest
How muddy it could be sometimes
How muddy it could be sometimes
Electric Motorcycle in Agats
Electric Motorcycle in Agats
Some area of Atsj village nowadays.
Some area of Atsj village nowadays.
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