Beyond Raja Ampat_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.
Great chances to observe Manta Rays
The stunning top-side views of Piaynemo (Penemu) and Wayag
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 then continue our journey to Kri Island to enjoy spectacular snorkeling. Around noon we sail out of the bay to the small picturesque island of Arborek. 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.
We leave at sunrise and start our passage towards the western coast of Waigeo. In Wofoh we find ourselves in an environment of white-sand beaches, clear waters and iridescent reefs. There will be the perfect place to arrange our barbecue and spend relaxing time on the beach.
DAYS 4 & 5:
Early morning, weather permitting, we will rise anchor for Eagle Rock where we have good chance to spot Manta Ray while snorkelling. Then we'll head north to Wayag islands,a great number of tiny islets whose bases over time have been eroded by the relentless motion of the tides.
We will explore the beaches around the bay, swimming along shaded beaches, kayaking into narrow channels and inlets and hiking to an amazing point of view ashore a series of cove, lagoons and jagged rocks
DAY 6 :Fam Islands, one of the natural wonders of Raja Ampat. Here we will enjoy clear waters and astonishing reefs against the backdrop of thick forests.
The landscape is typical of ‘karst formation’After a fantastic snorkelling we will hike on the top of Piaynemo hill to enjoy incredible panorama from the summit.
From there we 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.
Sorong. After breakfast we say goodbye to captain and crew of the BUGIS. Transfer you to the airport and boarding assistance.
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
Fuel surcharge: $150 /pers
Beer, wine and liquors
Diving sesions and diving equipment rental