Raja Ampat Discovery_7D
SORONG - SORONG
DEC TO MAR
We propose the following itinerary which adheres to our ‘slow travel’ philosophy. This itinerary is highly recommended but can be modified to suit your taste and needs.
World class snorkelling and diving
Few areas in Indonesia can lay claim to such unsurpassed natural beauty.
Spectacular bird species encountered in the area include common sulfur-crested cockatoos, the large hornbills, colorful parrots and of course the incredible Wilson’s bird of paradise.
The stunning top-side views of Pianemo
Day by Day
This itinerary should only be used as a guideline and may change according to weather conditions and also the sweet surprises and not-to-be-missed events that we may discover along the way.
Learn more about the 'Nomad experience' on this page.
upon arrival at Sorong airport we immediately transfer you to the harbour where BUGIS is waiting. Once you are aboard our cruise director will first give you a general briefing to familiarize you with the vessel and our safety procedures. Then we cast off/raise the anchor and the vessel goes on a Northerly course into the Dampier Strait. Our first destination is Waigeo. Here we will enjoy our first experience of white-sand beaches, clear waters, and iridescent reefs with the backdrop of heavy rain forest. We spend the night at anchor.
For those who wake up early our zodiac will take you in the dark to the village where a guide will take you on a hike in the forest to spot the gorgeous Wilson`s Bird of Paradise. After re-embarkation we may go snorkeling continue our journey to Kri island to enjoy spectacular snorkeling. On the reef below the wooden pontoon and along this beautiful beach expect to see brilliant hard coral formations and a dazzling array of fishes. We will also go ashore to have a walk in the village.
Today, we are going to spend our day on the beautiful little island of Arborek, where a charming fishing village is located. It happens that there is a wooden jetty under which a multitude of fish live. Along the beach as well, the reef is magnificent, and you can observe giant seashells and, with a bit of luck, manta rays.
The Fam Islands are one of the natural wonders of Raja Ampat, and we will spend two days there to uncover all their secrets. Here, we will appreciate clear waters and astonishing reefs set against the backdrop of dense forests – paradisiacal islands lined with white sandy beaches. We will also explore the characteristic landscape of "karst formation" and embark on a hike to the summit of Piaynemo to enjoy an incredible panorama from the top.
We will dedicate our day to the southern part, whish consists of a chain of coral islands lined with coconut trees and white sandy beaches. We will take this opportunity to organize a barbecue and swim in these crystal-clear waters
Early morning sail to the island of Batanta were we try to spot the residents Manta Rays that usually gather on a cleaning station along a small island. In the course of the afternoon we move again a little further east to a lovely bay where we drop anchor. There we enjoy the sunset in an attempt to hear the flapping of the wings of passing hornbills over the boat. Evening depart to Sorong, our final destination.
Back in the harbor of Sorong on the mainland. After breakfast, we say farewell to the captain and crew and transfer you to the airport for the return flight to Bali or to any other destination
Pricing & Inclusions
We apply a simple pricing structure. However, the inclusions and exclusions of each itinerary may vary. Please see the 'Inclusions and Exclusions' below.
Shared Trip: $400/person/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Private Charters: $2880/ 8 persons/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Accommodation in a shared double bed cabin
All meals, snacks soft and hot drinks
Land excursions during the trip
Use of paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear and other amenities onboard
Airport transfers from/to the closest airport
International and domestic flights
Visa entry fees (if any)
Port and park fees: $300 /pers
Beer, wine and liquors
Diving sesions and diving equipment rental