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Wonderful Waigeo Island of Raja Ampat 5 Days

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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

Waigeo island in Raja Ampat is covered with lush tropical forests hiding the Red Birds of Paradise and the Wilson Birds of Paradise. Waigeo, which is the largest island of the Raja Ampat group, offers a wide range of attractions. Just an hour drive from the capital city of Raja Ampat, Waisai, the magical saltwater lake Mayalibit Bay awaits to be further explored. It is yet seldom visited by foreigners.

 

Itinerary

Itenirary
Wonderful Waigeo Island of Raja Ampat 5 Days
Day 01: Arrival Sorong - Transfer to Waisai on Waigeo Island (D.)

We will pick you up from the airport of Sorong and bring you to the harbour. There you will catch the public fast ferry to Raja Ampat’s capital Waisai which lies on the Island of Waigeo. From Waisai a 30 minutes’ drive by car to your home stay in Sauporkren is arranged. You will stay in a simple home stay on a beautiful location owned by the local people. In its 'backyard' hides the Red Bird of Paradise. Right in front of the home stay you can go snorkeling in the clear blue ocean. The home stay has over water bungalows and shared local bathrooms. Simple meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included and prepared by the homestay
Accommodation: Mandos Home stay or similar

Day 02: Excursion to Red Bird of Paradise & Wilson Bird of Paradise (B,L,D)

In the early morning we will take you on an exciting trip to see the Red Bird of Paradise. You need to be fit for this. It is a steep climb of approx. 40 minutes. The birds play high in the trees so make sure to bring your own binocular. After enjoying the display of the birds we will walk to a panorama viewpoint where you can have a short rest while admiring the views over the Raja Ampat island. You will be back around 9 - 10 AM to have breakfast in the home stay. Have a rest or take a swim in the ocean, because in the afternoon (around 3PM) we will visit the Wilson Bird of Paradise. An easy trip, because a 4-wheel drive jeep will take us close to its hiding place. The Wilson Bird of Paradise is a small bird with intense colors. It plays on the ground and you can watch him by hiding in a 'blind'. You will be back in your home stay in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Mandos Homestay or similar

Day 03: Tour to Mayalibit Bay - Afternoon Free snorkeling (B,L,D)

You will be taken to unique Mayalibit Bay to experience magical views in front of your own eyes. From the home stay it is about a 45 minutes’ drive. The car will take us to a small village. You can walk around the village to see the local lifestyle before we continue by local boat. The local boat will take us further into the jungle. After a 20 minutes’ boat ride we need to continue by foot. We will walk across a shallow river and start trekking deeper into the jungle for approx. another 20 minutes. It is mainly flat terrains. At the end of the trek lies a shimmering blue river which water is one of the clearest ever seen. You can have a swim in the river to find the never ending water source coming out of the rocks. After a refreshing swim, we will head back to the boat. You will be taken back to the village where we started. On your way back you can have a stop at a waterfall. In the early afternoon you will be back at the home stay to enjoy your last hours of daylight in paradise.
Accommodation: Mandos Homestay or similar

Day 04: Waisai - Sorong (B,L)

A free morning to spend at the home stay. You can go snorkeling or walk to the nearby village of Sauporkren. A neat village of the simple island life style can be seen here. In the afternoon, you will take the fast ferry back to Sorong. In Sorong you will be transferred to your hotel. You will stay in the best hotel in Sorong city.
Accommodation: Swiss Bel Hotel

Day 05: Transfer to Airport (B.)

Transfer to Airport for your next destination

Notes:
Home stays are not comparable to home stays in the west and therefore are below western standards. The home stay provides mattresses on the floor and shared locally styled bathrooms. Cleaning Services in home stays is upon request
Home stays provide basic Indonesian meals
Staff in Home stays do not speak English
Electricity in Home stays is limited and often runs only at night
Transfers are nonstop and drivers do not speak English



Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation as mentioned is based on twin shared and for the odd number is based on a single room
  • Meals as Mentioned
  • Transfer Airport Sorong - Harbour Sorong
  • Transfer Harbour Waisai - Homestay
  • Public Fast Ferry Sorong - Waisai - Sorong
  • Local Guide Waigeo 2 days
  • Trip to Wilson Bird of Paradise Incl. all Location Fees Incl. Jeep Transfer
  • Trip to Red Bird of Paradise Incl. All Location Fees
  • Tour to Mayalibit
  • Local Boat to Kali Biru/ Mayalibit
  • Transfer Harbour Sorong - Swiss Bel Hotel
  • Transfer Swiss Bel Hotel - Airport Sorong
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Entrance Fee Raja Ampat ( Approx.Euro 65/ per person, valid 1 year)

Durations

5 Day

Destinations

Papua & beyond

Tour's Location

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