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15 Day Exquisite Immersion Diving Adventures in Raja Ampat Papua, West Papua

Sheraton Bandara Hotel, Kawasan Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Jl. Tol Prof. Sedyatmo No.KM 02, Pajang, Benda, Tangerang, Banten 19110, Indonesia

Culture and Diving Trip Raja Ampat

All difficulty levels
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Experience the breathtakingly gorgeous Raja Ampat - one of the world's last true adventures. The seas around Raja Ampat are the most biodiverse on the planet, above the water the landscapes are awe-inspiring and the wildlife is prolific. Come diving, snorkeling, bird or whale watching, explore ancient rock art, untouched forests and beaches, and marvel at the glory of this wonderland aboard KLM. Situated off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on Papua, the most eastern island of the Indonesian Archipelago, Raja Ampat, or ‘The Four Kings’, is an archipelago comprised of over 1,500 small islands, caves, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. Easily one of the most beautiful island chains in the world, travelers seek to get lost in its natural wonders!

Highlights

  • 5 full days of diving in Raja Ampat
  • Up close and personal with marine life
  • Endless discovery in dives at the flurry of popularly dynamic sites
  • Sardine Reef, Jalan Masuk, and Yennuba dives, including night dives
  • Experience age-old practices, like Dani Ceremony of dance and feast
  • Be introduced to lively towns, peruse the markets and restaurants
  • Explore the culture of traditional villages, including Jiwika
  • Visit Baliem River and its extraordinary surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


15 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
12:00

During this diving trip, you will be accommodated in various hotels and lodges:

  • Sheraton Bandara Hotel (one night)
  • Raja Ampat Dive Lodge (seven nights)
  • Baliem Valley Resort (three nights)
  • A hotel in Jayapura (one night)
  • Griya Santrian Bali (two nights)

Sheraton Bandara Hotel

  • Syopkosi village

Bandara International Hotel managed features an outdoor pool, relaxing spa treatments and a gym. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and scheduled free airport transfer is provided upon request. It also features 4 dining options and a scenic on-site jogging track.

The area about 45 minutes from the Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta) Airport is inundated with sights. Take the Jakarta Cathedral, for example. Stunning in its architectural elegance, visitors can also enjoy its popular semi-wild gardens located behind this whimsical gem. Not to be missed, just minutes away, are the National Museum and National Monument - a chance to soak up the palatable and diverse culture of Indonesia, on day one.

Program

Get Ready: Your days are full of adventure!

Day 1: Jakarta arrival

  • Arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta
  • Transport to Sheraton Bandara Hotel

Day 2: Jakarta - Sorong - Mansuar Island - Raja Ampat Dive Lodge

  • Early morning flight to Sorong - Domine Edward Osok Airport
  • On arrival, transfer to the harbor (available Friday and Saturday free)
  • Speedboat transfer to Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
  • Dive at Yennuba site!
  • Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Dive x 4

  • Blue Magic, Mioskon Reef, South Kri and Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Jetty (night dive)
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Dive x 4 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Sardine Reef, Cape Kri, Kuburan Reef and Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Jetty (night dive)
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Dive x 4

  • Chicken Reef, Friwen Wall, Jalan Masuk and Raja Ampat Dive Lodge Jetty (night dive)
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Dive x 4

  • Manta Sandy, Arborek Jetty, Yenbekwan Jetty and House Reef (night dive)

Day 7: Dive x 4

  • West Mansuar, Sawandarek Jetty, Cross Over and House Reef (night dive)
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Mansuari Island

  • Mansuari Island leisure exploration
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Raja Ampat Dive Lodge - Sorong - Jayapura - Wamena

  • Speedboat to Sorong, then flight to Jayapura
  • Noon flight to Wamena
  • Walkthrough Syopkosi Village
  • Final arrival to Baliem Valley Resort
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Kurima Dstrict - The Southern of Baliem Valley

  • Trek through southern Baliem Valley, meet locals near Baliem River
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Jiwika (Dani Ceremonies of Pig feast and Dance)

  • Head to Jiwika Village (North of Baliem Valley) by vehicle, view Mummy at Sumpaima Village before walking to a neighboring village to experience Dani Ceremonies of Mock battle and Pig feast
  • Learn how traditional people hunt and prepare their meal with hot-burned stone vegetables and sweet potatoes
  • Coffee and tea on return before dinner
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 12: Wamena - Jayapura

  • Flight to Jayapura, transfer to Sentani Lake, explore by boat
  • Witness life of those who live on the island, enjoying lunch at Yogwa Lake
  • Additional tour to the Anthropology Museum (open Mon-Sat 08,00-14.30) if time permits
  • Elective afternoon time to shop local art from Papua
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 13: Jayapura - Bali

  • Breakfast at hotel and free program until departing for flight to Bali
  • Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airpor (DPS), your guide will meet clients to drive to Griya Santrian
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Bali

  • Leisure exploration at Griya Santrian
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Bali out

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transport to the airport for departure
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Note

  • Transfers to designated itinerary locations are included.
  • Guides will meet you on flight arrivals and throughout the trip to help you along the tour

Flight Schedule

  • Jakarta - Sorong by Garuda by GA 682 / 00:30 – 06:35
  • Sorong - Jayapura by Lion Air / 11.10 – 13:10
  • Jayapura - Wamena by Trigana Air IL 277 / 14:35 – 15:30
  • Jayapura - Bali via Timika by Garuda :
  • Jayapura - Timika by Garuda GA 653 / 09:25 – 10:35
  • Timika - Bali by Garuda GA 653 / 11:20 – 13:45

Note: available On Friday to Friday and Saturday

Included excursions

Dives at spectacular locations

  • Yennuba, Blue Magic, Mioskon Reef, South Kri and Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
  • Sardine Reef, Cape Kri, Kuburan Reef
  • Manta Sandy, Arborek Jetty, Yenbekwan Jetty
  • West Mansuar, Sawandarek Jetty, Cross Over
  • Night Leisure exploration at Mansuar Island
  • Peruse local food markets on transit to Syopkosi Village

Trekking

  • Trekking in Baliem Valley and interaction with locals from Baliem River
  • Visit Jiwika village (North of Baliem Valley) to experience Dani Ceremonies of Pig Feast and Dance
  • View Mummy at Sumpaima Village and take group walk to a neighboring village for the Dani Ceremonies of Mock battle and Pig feast
  • Boat ride to explore the Sentani Lake
  • Speedboat transfers

Location

Indonesia is a country with high tolerance and heaven for cultural values. Indonesia has an uncountable amount of cultures range from Sabang until Merauke, all of them are valued as the national treasure even until now.

The local cultures are not only well known among the Indonesian, but some cultures are also acknowledged and famous in the global world. The main value of Indonesian culture lies in its authenticity and originality. The cultures are functioned as the nation’s identity and it succeeds to capture the nonIndonesian hearts as well.

Raja Ampat Papua

Located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. The Raja Ampat archipelago straddles the Equator and forms part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

Raja Ampat is considered the global center of tropical marine bio-diversity and is referred to as The Crown Jewel of the Bird's Head Seascape, which also includes Cenderawasih Bay and Triton Bay. The region contains more than 600 species of hard corals, equaling about 75 percent of known species globally, and more than 1,700 species of reef fish. Compared to similar-sized ecosystems elsewhere in the world, this makes Raja Ampat's biodiversity the richest in the world.

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Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Walk through ornate temples
  • Shopping in artisan markets
  • Extraordinary trekking and tours around the islands
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Massages and spa
  • Local food

What's included

  • Private transfers and tours as per itinerary
  • Accommodation based on sharing basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees, donations, parking
  • Diving at Raja Ampat
  • Diving equipment
  • English speaking guide

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the Itinerary
  • Any personal expenses such as phone call, tipping, beverages, etc.

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK). Pick up from this airport is included. I'm Your Trips team will pick you up at the airport.

Airport: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Soekarno–Hatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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