Saturday, May 27, 2017

Raja Ampat Itinerary

Adventure Tour in Raja Ampat Islands
Here is an itinerary for visitors who are interested in visiting Fish Lagoon in Northeast of Raja Ampat archipelago.

Traditional Wooden Boat
Day 1
We are going from Sorong city to northeast region of Raja Ampat by a traditional motorized wooden boat. We will go to a village to put our things first, and after that we will go to Isanak beach to enjoy snorkeling and do some walks in the island to watch birds, its forest and tidal lakes. Before sunset, we will continue our trip to Mamdifu river and spend one night camping in the jungle.

Fish Lagoon of Raja Ampat islands
Day 2
We will wake up early in the morning at 05.00. After drinking tea or coffee and some biscuits, we will go hiking up some slopes to watch Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra). The forest is also the natural habitat of blyth's hornbill, kingfishers, pigeon and parrots.
At 09.00, we will return to the village to have lunch. After that, we will enjoy snorkeling at the beach. In the afternoon, we will have a walking tour in the village to see local people in their daily life. If there is still time, we will visit the nearby forest or harbor to watch birds.
Overnight stay in the village.

White sandy beach at en empty island
Day 3
We will continue our trip to another uninhabited island to enjoy snorkeling, fishing. Local guides will help us in catching fish and grilled them fresh at the beach as our lunch. If the tide is low, we will go to Sandbar that is located at the middle of the sea. We can enjoy swimming, and taking pictures or watching such sea birds as tern, black noddy, and plover that like to find fish in the surrounding waters of the sandbar. We will stay one night camping at the beach of the island
Sea star in Raja Ampat

Day 4
After that we can continue our trip to Fish Lagoon to see its karst islets formation.
We will go to the nearby village and take a rest for a while. In the afternoon, we will continue our trip to the jungle where we will go hiking and watching birds, hopefully, we could see Wilson's Bird of Paradise, Eclectus Parrot, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Western Black-capped Lory and Papuan Hornbill.

Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra)
Day 5
We will go hiking to a hill behind the village and watch the panoramic view of the height.
In addition to seeing the scenery, visitors can also take pictures of tropical plants, flowers, butterflies, beetles, and birds.
We can enjoy snorkeling or birdwatching and have walking tours around the village. We will return to Sorong city after lunch.
Visitors can extend their tour in Raja Ampat to 1 full week or take land tour in the mainland West Papua on a separate itinerary.

Jungle Tour in Mainland West Papua
This tour can be extended to mainland West Papua for several more days in Klasow valley of Sorong Regency, Tambrauw mountains, or Arfak mountains of Manokwari. There, visitors can enjoy another adventure tour in the jungle to watch Paradise Birds, and see the bio-diversity of tropical rainforest.

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