North Indonesia Charter Itinerary
Charter Yachts Sample Itinerary
Please see below a Sample North Indonesia Itinerary. This itinerary show highlights of attractions and activities available on your yacht charter. You may customize your trip to match your preferences. Contact Us for personal service and knowledge of this charter itinerary.
North Indonesia Sample Itinerary
Sorong to Sorong
RAJA AMPAT which translates as "The Four Kings", refers to the 4 most important islands of the Western tip of Papua: Waigeo in the north spanning the equator, Batanta, Salawati, Misool in the south of the archipelago.
The area comprises over 2,000 islands, many unnamed and uninhabited over an area of 50,000 square kilometers.
Raja Ampat offers quality hikes, the most bio diverse diving sites of the world and amazing encounters with the flora including Birds of Paradise, Fruit Bats and majestic Manta Rays. RAJA AMPAT is considered a jewel of our world owing to its location in the heart of "the Coral Triangle".
Day 1 – Sorong to Pulau Gam - Guests fly into Sorong Airport, West Papua.
Papua's second-biggest city, Sorong sits at the northwestern tip of the Vogelkop, home of the Gardener Bowerbirds. It's a busy port and only few travellers stay longer than it takes to get on a yacht to the Raja Ampat Islands, but Sorong can be quite fun too. Transfer by car to the tender and then to the yacht.
Welcome onboard! After a warm welcome by the dedicated crew, short transfer to Pulau Gam, 40 nautical miles North West from Sorong.
Day 2 Pulau Gam and Mioskon Island - Spend the day in beautiful Pulau Gam and Mioskon Island. Pulau Gam offers the opportunity to watch the mating display of the famous and very rare "Red Bird of Paradise". Hike the 45 minutes "Bird of Paradise Walk" to reach an outstanding view. Close by the anchorage are several top class dive sites for all experience levels.
On Mioskon Island, we recommend exploring the fine white sand beach during the day and observe the Fruit Bats roosting before taking off in search of food at dusk.
Day 3 & 4 Wayag - Enjoy watersports, fishing and an evening hill climb to a stunning vista.
Wayag is a spectacular island group situated at the north of the equator.
Spend 2 days exploring and enjoying the beauty of turquoise bays and island labyrinths created by an uplifted karst limestone geology setting. Wayag Islands is the perfect spot for a diving session. A 20 minutes hike up to an outstanding view is also an option.
Day 5 Aljui Bay – Pearl Farm tour - Visit an extensive pearl farm inside Aljui Bay, West Waigeo.
There is over a million shells present in the water. A tour of the facility can be provided to have an overview of the process of farming pearls. Pearls are on display in the showroom and the retail branch offers significant discounts for pearls grown there. There is also excellent diving sites in the bay which is home to many species of Nudibranchs: marine gastropod mollusks. At night, the pearl farm's jetties offer an exceptional diving site as well.
Day 6 Penemu - Explore the secret bay of Penemu. A beautiful location offering great diving. Shallow snorkelling is the best way to swim through perfect coral gardens while deeper ridges are home to a density of fish and sharks.
Day 7 Manta Sandy to Sorong - Spend time watching majestic manta rays hovering over their natural "cleaning station" as small reef fish take care of removing parasites on the rays. While diving or snorkeling, the manta rays will come within touching distance.
Visit the nearby Arborek village, meet the local Papuan population and take the chance to browse locally made handicrafts. Diving around the village's jetty will offer an interesting observation of plenty of schooling fish. Transfer back to Sorong.
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