Dear Readers,
This website provides information about traveling in Raja Ampat and West Papua as a whole. Tourism sector has collapsed due to the limitations of people's movements during this covid pandemic. A lot of guides have become unemployed.
Please, support me in continuing these works by sending your donation through Western Union to my address:
Leo Charles Roring
Jl. Brawijaya, samping SD Padma 1
Kompleks Missi, Manokwari 98311
Provinsi Papua Barat
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Charles Roring

How to get to Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat islands are located in the western region of West Papua province of Indonesia. The archipelago has been famous for its beautiful tropical islands with the highest marine bio-diversity in the world. Every year thousands of tourists go to the area to enjoy snorkeling, scuba-diving, sightseeing, and birdwatching.

How to get to Raja Ampat
  • Visitors can fly from Shanghai or Guangzhou China to Manado city and then continue their trip using domestic airline to Waisai town of Raja Ampat.
  • International visitors can also fly from Singapore to Manado city and then to Waisai town of Raja Ampat.
  • Another way is by flying to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia) and then to Sorong city which is the main gate to Raja Ampat.
  • Visitors from Australia and New Zealand can fly to Denpasar and then take a domestic flight to Sorong city.
  • For those who live in the Pacific islands, they can cross border in Vanimo town overland to Jayapura city and then take a domestic flight to Sorong city. There is also regular passenger ship liner services provided by PELNI Ships that go to Sorong city.
Activities in Raja Ampat
Most visitors can enjoy island tour, swimming, snorkeling and sightseeing. For those who like to explore tropical rainforest, they can go birding in Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Misool and a lot of small islands in Raja Ampat. 
Sometimes visitors look for alternative activities before or after their trip in Raja Ampat.

If you want me to be your guide for enjoying snorkeling, island tour or hiking and birding, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by e-mail to: or send whatsapp message to: +6281332245180

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