About us


More than 25 years ago, we started offering the first expeditions for tourists into the wild and pathless areas of Papua. And until today we are one of the few reliable tour operators in this part of the world.

With our The Baliem Valley Resort in the highlands of Papua, we have one of the best accommodations in New Guinea that enables everybody to discover this adventurous region.

Moreover, with Papua FIT we recently started offering individual expeditions for 2 persons or more, bookable throughout the year, far away from general tourism.

After more than 300 successful expeditions and several thousand guests in our Resort, we would be glad to also welcome you as our customer. Whether single traveler or travel agency, we are looking forward to your request. 





Team Germany



Dr. Werner Weiglein

Already in 1979, Dr. Weiglein was adopted by Egidius Soter, clan head of the Beriten Asmat Clan, during a cult ceremony. Since then he is also called "Emenji" which translates to "the one who comes with many heads". 

His big passion is to travel. As a 16 year old teenager he already visited Afghanistan and India. In 1982, he took part in a Camel Trophy in Papua New Guinea. After that he was an active member of the Camel Trophy society and often joined the German Camel Trophy team.

Since 1979, his main interest is in the cultures of Oceania, especially in Papua, the Indonesian part of the New Guinea island. Until today, he successfully organised and guided more than 250 expeditions in New Guinea and the Salomon Islands. Many publications for specialized press and books underline his experience and reputation. Furthermore, Dr. Weiglein is co-author of publications by world-famous explorers Heinrich Harrer and Dieter Kronzucker. Furthermore, the physician organised and guided more than 20 TV productions to China, Mongolia, Namibia and especially Papua/Indonesia.

Dr. Weiglein serves as president to the German-Indonesian Society of Hessia in Frankfurt. By decree of the Indonesian President, Dr. Weiglein has a life-long right of abode in Indonesia.

Today his major interest lies in a qualified developement of ecotourism projects in Papua and Mongolia. As a co-founder of the company PT. Indonesian German Bersatu in Jayapura, Papua, with the conception and organization of The Baliem Valley Resort as well as the company Khans of Steppe Ltd. in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia he had and has a major influence on the future touristic development in these new target areas.

Dr. Weiglein is married to Claudia Weiglein. The couple has two children and lives in Gelnhausen, Germany.



Claudia Weiglein

Mrs. Weiglein is the head of office and your major contact person. Her and her team will answer your questions and organize your trips.





Since 2004 we are an exhibitor at ITB Berlin. Here you can see our recent exhibitions. 








Mr. Ketut








Mr. Siprianus


Mr. Usman




The Baliem Valley Resort



Mr. Madi (General Manager)


The whole team (almost)


Kimanus, Joseph and Joni


Fillon and Nabin


Marcus and the security team



Contact Information

Dr. Weiglein Expeditions GmbH
Tempelstraße 5 - 11
63571 Gelnhausen

Tel.: +49 6051-61388
Fax: +49 6051-69115

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