RAJA AMPAT SPECTACULAR PLACE FOR DIVING & SNORKELING
The local people believe that the Raja Ampat region formerly ruled by four kings who hatched from four eggs. They shared the area and lived together in peace by establishing four territorial alliances, or traditional kingdoms. These four territorial ruled by the kings are now known as " PULAU WAIGEO, PULAU MISSOL, PULAU BATANTA AND PULAU SALAWATI". Together with around 600 smaller islands, these four mayor islands now comprise "RAJA AMPAT REGENCY". Administratively, Raja Ampat lies within the province of West Papua : geographically, it extends north and northwest from Sorong, covering 4.6 million hectares of waters.
Since 2003, Raja Ampat has been a newly - created regency, separate from Sorong. The administrative capital of Raja Ampat is Waisai, on Waigeo, the largest island in Raja Ampat, which is roughly the size of Bali. Raja Ampat is a maritime region located within the World Coral Triangle, which includes parts of the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Solomon islands.
In 2007, Raja Ampat regency was declared a Maritime Regency by the Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
A DIVER'S PARADISE
The island of Raja Ampat were visited by several European explorers in the nineteenth century, in 1860, the renowned British researcher Sir Alfred Wallace spent three months in Waigeo studying birds and insects. Diving activities began in Raja Ampat in the early 1990s, but the area remained relatively unknown until the 2000s. Attracted by reports of biological diversity in the Raja Ampat islands., since 2002 several world conservation organizations have been conducting research. The survey results are amazing : Raja Ampat is home to at least 537 species of coral - 75 % of all coral species known in the world - as well as at least 1074 fish species. Thanks to these discoveries. Raja Ampat has been declared the center of the World Coral Triangle, with the greatest biodiversity found anywhere. Live - aboard and land based accommodation each have their advantages together, they complement one another and offer a truly different experience. All foreign tourists entering the area are required to pay an entrance fee of Rp. 1.000.000 which entitle them to visit for one year. For Domestic tourists the fee is Rp. 500.000. The entrance fee can be paid at a counter at the airport or through any live - aboard or land based dive Tour Operator like PT. PUTRA PAPUA TOURS & TRAVEL.
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Day 01 : SORONG ARRIVAL - WAISAI - SAPOKREN (L,D)
Upon arrival in Domine Eduard Osok airport in Sorong, meet and greet with your guide then do sight seeing tour to visit Chines Temple, Tanjung KaswariÂ and Traditional market in Sorong.Lunch will serve in one of restaurant in Sorong city. Around 1.30 you will transfer to Pelabuhan Rakyak (Harbor) on board to Marina Express and sail about 2 hours to Waisai.Waisai is Capital town of Raja Ampat. Upon arrive in Waisai you will transfer by car about 30 minutes to Sapokren where you stay overnight and dinner ( Home Stay Sapokren). The rest of time is free or it's chance to do Snorkeling in front of your Home stay.
Day 02 : SOPOKREN - TELUK KABUI - YENBUBA VILLAGE - ARBOREK VILLAGE - PIAYNEMO - SEIPELE (B,L,D)
You have to wake up in the early morning, if you would like to see the Red Birds of Paradise and Wilson's Bird of Paradise we are found only in Raja Ampat and no where else on the planet. After breakfast at Home stay, we leaving around 8.00 am to visit Pasir timbul and Teluk Kabui and then proceed to Yanbuba village for SnorkelingÂ this is one of good sport. From Yanbuba we continue by Speed boat about 15 minutes to Arborek Village to do Snorkeling this is also good sport. Lunch we serve in Arborek village with Lunch Box. After lunch we proceed to Piaynemo to see the Karst landscape the distance to the top 122.4 M and the Height of the top of 59 M from sea level. For Decrepit much better do not climb to the top it's not easy. Please enjoy your time until late afternoon. From Here we proceedÂ by Speed Boat to Seipele where we stay overnight and Dinner (Home Stay Kamar Raja)
Day 03 : SEIPELE - WAYAG - SEIPELE (B,L,D)
Have breakfast at Home stay (Kamar Raja) around 7 am then by Speed Boat about 1.5 hours to Conservation post of Wayag. Trek to Peak 1 and 2 and gate Cave of Wayag. Wayag is One of icon for Raja Ampat. Please enjoy your time in this sport until afternoon. It'sÂ a good chance to do Snorkeling in front of Conservation post of Wayag to see the shark and many kind of fishes in here. Lunch will serve by Lunch box. Late afternoon boating back to Home stay Kamar Raja for Dinner and overnight.
Day 04 : SEIPELE - VINKOK ISLAND - SEIPELE (B,L,D)
After breakfast, boating to Seipele village to interact with local community, learn the way of life of local people and how their life, how their find the food and also how about with their daily custom. Seipele village is one of original tribe who life with tradition way and still keep their custom. We called them Kawei Tribe. Before we proceed to Vinkok Island, we can stop to see Rock painting it's not far from this village, on the side of the cliff there are prehistoric paintings of hands. Please enjoy your time in private Island of Vinkok untuk late afternoon. Lunch we serve by Lunch box. Around 5 pm we boating back to the Home stay for dinner with Lobster and Fishes.
Day 05 : SEIPELE - OVO ISLAND - WAISAI - SORONG (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we boating to Ovo island to do Snorkeling about 2 hours to exploring this island then proceed to Waisai another 2 hours to have our Lunch in Local Restaurant. After Lunch weÂ transfer to Waisai Harbor and on board to Marina Express for sail 2 hours to Sorong which the Ferry is departure at 14.00 - 16.00. Upon arrive in Pelabuhan Rakyat, we will transfer you to Memberamo Hotel. Dinner will serve at Tembok Berlin with it's grill fishes.
Day 06 : SORONG - NEXT DESTINATION (B)
Have breakfast at Hotel, then transfer in time to Domine Eduard Osok airport in Sorong for your flight to next destination. Ending of our service