Transportation

Visiting Wamena City (the Valley Baliem) can only be reached through air transportation from Sentani Airport (Jayapura). There are several airlines and sea transportation providing service for your travel to Jayapura. Sentani Airport in Jayapura is the central port that serves all flight route in Papua, including the flight to Wamena.

From Sentani Airport (Jayapura), the flight to Wamena can be reached using airline servise types of commercial boing or ATR like Trigana Air Service, Wings Air, Express Air, and also airline service types of Cessna such as Susy Air, MAF Aviation and AMA Aviation. The flight schedules from Sentani Airport to Wamena start from 8 AM – 2 PM, and the services of flight are four times every day.

Ticket cost from Sentani Airport (DJJ) to Wamena (WMX) varies between Rp. 599.000 – Rp. 924.000. The ticket of Express Air and Wings Air are approximately Rp. 810.000,- Trigana Air Service is approximately Rp. 599.000 – Rp. 924.000. the rates include airport tax at the Jayapura Airport.

Ticket cost from Wamena Airport to Sentani slightly different. The ticket of Trigana Air Service is around Rp. 599.000 – Rp. 924.000.

Express Air and Wings Air are around Rp. 860.000,- Include Airport tax.

Regarding the ticket information, Trigana Air Service’s tickets and PT. Lion Air Group’s tickets can be purchased online. Other flight services can not be done online.

Ticket price may change without further notification. Therefore, it is advisable to buy round trip tickets (Sentani-Wamena-Sentani) from your place.

When you arrive in Wamena Airport, there are many airport taxies using some types of car (Xenia, Avanza or Kijang) that offer services to take you to hotel or tourist destinations.

The cost of using taxi services from Wamena Airport to the fartest hotel in the city is approximately Rp. 50.000-150.000,- while the cost to rent four-wheeled vehicle a day (6 AM – 6 PM) depend on the distance and the travel destination between Rp. 800.000 thousand – 1 million rupiah.

Other public transportation services in Wamena are “pedicab or ojek (motorcycle taxi)”. The cost of pedicap is adjusted to proximity distance that will be pursued by the calculation of the cost per person. The cost range of the closest distance is Rp. 10.000,- the rest will be charged folds Rp. 5000 or 10.000,- the cost of ojek is almost similar with the cost of pedicab depending on your smart to make an offer or negotiation.

Related to all short description of transportation’s cost above, you ahould make an agreement before using the services, especially to avoid misunderstanding and disappointment feeling later on.

Accommodation

  1. Hotel

The number of qualified hotel and lodging in Wamena City are approximately 20 places to stay. There are 2 hotels classified as One-star Hotel, 11 non-star classified hotels or budget hotels are outside (suburd) of Wamena City. There are also 6 traditional ccottages or inns.

One-star hotels, namely: Baliem Valley Resort and Baliem Palimo Hotel. If compared with all provided accommodation, Baliem Valley Resort and Baliem Pilamo Hotel offer better room facilities and services. However, the travelers should consider the location, especiallyfor those who simply doing business or vacation.

Baliem Pilamo Hotel is located in the Trikora street, around ±5 minutes from Wamena Airport while Baliem Valley Resort in its bungalow shape is located outside (suburb) the town. It is in the Eastern side of Wamena City in Siepkosi District. It can be reached by travelling with two-wheeled vehicles or four-wheeled vehicles around ±30-35 minutes from Wamena City.

  • Fees

Baliem Pilamo Hotel offers service in a various room classification and type. The price of Standrs room ranges from Rp. 450,000./night, Superior room type for Rp. 540,000./night, Grand Superior room for Rp. 636,000./night, Deluxe room for Rp. 736,000./night, business room for Rp. 816,000./night, Executive room for Rp 996,000./night and Bakrie Suite for Rp 3,600,000./night. Baliem Pilamo Hotel also offers Wamena’s special culinary dishes namely “Udang Selingkuh” and “Terong Belanda Juice”.

Different from Baliem Pilamo Hotel, 1 Bungalow in Baliem Valley Resort can accommodate 2-5 people, with approximately price of Rp 800,000 – 1,200,000. The facilities in every bungalow consist of 1 bed for two people, bathroom inside bungalow, cold-hot water shower, guest room, the American breakfast and there is also the extra bed service. The natural view surrounded Baliem Valley Resort is spectacular that enable you to enjoy the wonderful mountain’s scenery while having breakfast.

Fot the tourists who to live peacefully and stay away from the hustle of the city, the beautiful location of Baliem Valley Resort is the best choice. Baliem Valley Resort provides the special pick-up and delivery to Wamena Airport. The resort also offers a service to pick up tourists who want to visit tourism objects in Jayawijaya, but the extra fee will put into service.

List Of One-Star Hotels, Budget Hotels, Inns And Cotagges In Wamena

  1. List Of One-Star Hotels
  • Baliem Valley Resort

Kampung Sekan Distrik Siepkosi, Telp. 081248023489

  • Hotel Baliem Pilamo

Jl. Trikora No. 114, Tlp. (0960) 31043, 32359

  • Hotel Rainbow Inn

Jl. Irian wamena, Tlp. (0896) 33686

  • Hotel Boulevard

Jl. Pattimura, Telp. 081248381114

  • Hotel Syahrial Makmur

Jl. Gatot Subroto, Tlp. (0896) 31306

  • Hotel Trendy

Jl. Trikora, Tlp. 082399220800

  • Hotel Srikandi

Jl. Irian No.16, Tlp. (0896) 31367

  • Hotel Sinakma Elok Cottage

Jl. Sinakma, Tlp. 085244219899

  1. List of Inns And Cotagges
  • Pondok Apung Wio Wesaput

Jl. Kampung Wesaput Distrik Wesaput, Tlp. (0821197820199)

  • Losmen Lauk Inn

Jl. Kampung Jiwika Distrik Kurulu, Tlp. 08534327867

  • Penginapan Tradisional Usilimo

Jl. Kampung Usilimo, Tlp. 085343278617

  • Penginapan Tradisional Anemangi Kurulu

Jl. Kampung Jiwika Distrik Kurulu

  • Penginapan Tradisional Sompaima

Jl. Kampung Jiwika Distrik Kurulu

  • Penginapan Tradisional Obia

Jl. Kampung Obia Distrik Kurulu, Tlp. 082197862558

 

 

Restaurant & Café

 

Like other cities, Wamena also has some of good restaurants to choose. The Restaurants also provide specific types of Wamena City culinary. The famous dish is well-known as “Udang Selingkuh”. This dish is called “Udang Selingkuh” or “The affair of shrimp” because the shrimps which come from the Baliem River have the different types of tweezers. One of the tweezers is in the form of shrimp tweezer, and the other is in the form of crabs tweezer. Having two types of tweezer, the shrimps are supposed to be originated from kind of shrimps having an affair with crabs.

Traditional food in Wamena is Bakar Batu wam (pork roast). However, not all restaurant serve this traditional food. Only a few restaurant server food made of pork meat (wam).

The Indonesian Archipelago culinary can also be found in wamena city, such as Coto Makassar, Nasi Pecel, Nasi Campur, Padang Restaurant, and so on. Almost all restaurant serve halal foods, the foods which are permitted according to moslem’s rule. So, you don’t need to worry.

The list of restaurant and café

  • Restauran Baliem Pilamo Hotel

Jl. Trikora No. 114, Tlp. (0896) 31043

  • Restaurant Huma

Jl. A. Yani No. 05, Tlp. 082238475485

  • Kebab Turki And Beef Burger

Jl. A. Yani No. 88

  • Rumah Makan Blambangan

Jl. Trikora

  • Rumah Makan Mas Budi

Jl. Pattimura – Kama

  • Rumah Makan Khas Toraja

Jl. Pattimura – Kama

  • Rumah Makan Kawanua (Khas Manado)

Jl. Pramuka No. Tlp. 081248696799

  • Rumah Makan Meicha (Khas Manado)

Jl. Pattimura, No. Tlp 081344869844

  • Rumah Makan Ranah Miring (Khas Padang)

Jl. Safri Darwin

  • Rumah Makan Siang Malam (Khas Padang)

Jl. Irian

  • Rumah Makan Minang Jaya (Khas Padang)

Jl. Yos Sudarso

  • Rumah Makan Mahza (Khas Papua Dan Maluku)

Jl. A. Yani, No. Tlp. 081344484433

  • Rumah Makan Babi Panggang Karo (Khas Batak)

Jl. Hom-Hom Gg. III No. 05, No. Tlp. 08124783870

  • Rumah Makan Antama

Jl. Hom-Hom

  • Berkat Café

Jl. Irian No. 7, No. Tlp. 081345110103

  • Café Pilamo

Jl. Safri Darwin

  • Café Rully

Jl. Hom—Hom

  • Pilamo Bakery

Jl. Safri Darwin

  • Martabak Holland

Jl. Trikora

Travel & Tour Agency

You can also use travel agency to visit Baliem Valley Culture Festival. Here some link to their website.

Download Guide Book of Baliem Valley Culture Festival 2019