7 Day Indonesia Charter Itinerary - Sorong to Sorong
7 Days In Raja Ampat
Ideal for Winter Season
Raja Ampat sports some of the most stunning jungle locations in Indonesia. Towering limestone cliffs and treks through dense forestry mark some beautiful sights that cannot be captured anywhere else in the world. As you embark on your week long journey through Raja Ampat you will encounter some impressive wildlife, see incredible coral gardens and dine under a magnificent carpet of stars.
- Day 1
Touching down at Sorong airport, your first point of call is to meet up with your luxury charter yacht and your dedicated crew. Take a tour of the vessel and unpack your belongings before having a light lunch and a glass of something bubbly to toast the voyage.
Relaxing on the deck, watch as the spectacular scenery rolls by as your cruise over to the Dampier Strait. This is the ideal location for gaining your first taste of how luxurious Raja Ampat is. Anchoring down in Mioskon Bay, venture ashore to explore the dense jungle which is home to many native birds. If you are a keen birder this is one place you won't want to miss out on.
Whilst on the island you can also visit the mangroves which offer you an unspoilt view and glimpse of the wildlife in their most natural and protected environment. Use a paddle boat or your tender to glide across the mirror like waters before heading back to your luxury charter yacht in the bay.
On the way to an enjoyable evening of wining and dining, take an opportunity to make your first dive into the local waters to see some of the superb marine life and beautiful coral reefs. Your first supper on board your chosen vessel will have a unique and truly special view as you watch fruit bats flying around the island at sunset.
- Day 2
Your first full day on your luxury charter yacht tour you will venture to the world beneath the waves to see some of the best marine sites around.
The Kri Peninsula constantly attracts large amounts of divers due to the phenomenal amount of marine life. Taking the plunge in to these popular waters will bring you face to face with countless species of fish plus some pretty coral slopes which display a spectrum of vibrant colours.
Diving in this area isn't just a case of exploring the open waters. Divers of all levels of experience are attracted to this zone because of the specific diving opportunities. Sites such as Mike's Point and Sardine Reef continually offer exciting dives as well as new species to see on every trip. The high turnover of marine life includes popular creatures like manta rays, sharks and even turtles. If you're an animal lover this will be a highlight of your tour.
- Day 3-4
The next couple of days will introduce you to some of the most incredible views that Indonesia has to offer.
The Wayag Islands comprise of a series of islands which from above look like they are part of a maze. Cruising through the waters between the islands you will be surrounded by towering elevations of lush green forestry and impressive rock formations. Hidden among the plethora of islands there are also a great number of secluded coves which are great for a peaceful rest and a quiet lunch.
While in the Wayag Islands the time comes to make the most of the waters by indulging in some water sports. The conditions in the area are perfect so try a bit of everything. Fly between the islands on a jet ski, take your time to watch the world go by on a paddleboat or head back underneath the waters to explore the marine life once again.
After an exciting day of zipping around the Wayag Islands, climb ashore the nearest island to relax on one of the deserted beaches and enjoy a delicious beach barbeque under the stars.
- Day 5
The Passage is a renowned location in the Raja Ampat area and is pretty much what it says on the tin.
The Passage itself is a water channel located close by to the islands of Kabui Bay. The channel features some strong currents and is framed by picture postcard beauty on each side of the bank. High reaching trees and limestone cliffs border The Passage to create a unique experience of travelling along a salt water river.
After experiencing The Passage you can get a view from up above as you trek up some hills on the island of Gam. Wander through the jungle and come out on the top to join many other tourists as you join the search to see some beautiful birds. Birders will be excited to hear that there is a rare chance to see a Red Bird of Paradise on this island.
In addition to the birds, Gam also has some incredible sights below the water's surface. Grabbing your diving gear, you will be treated to sights of sponges, soft corals and a multitude of fish, as well as some jellyfish.
- Day 6
For your last day in the Raja Ampat area, you will be visiting the island of Arborek.
Before climbing ashore, make the most of the beautiful waters by taking a final plunge. As you descend in the shallow, sand based waters the trick is to watch and wait as you are approached by groups of manta rays. They will come up close to investigate, giving an amazing encounter you may not get elsewhere. After dancing around you the rays make way for you to see the rest of the marine life and some of the stunning coral displays.
Joining the land to dry off from your diving session, the people of Arborek village are incredibly welcoming and very hospitable. As these friendly residents earn their living through fishing and pearling you will find some perfect pieces to buy and take home with you. Small handicrafts and locally produced goods are just some of the quaint purchases you can make on the island.
To top off your final day you can rejoin your luxury charter yacht for an evening of pampering and a gourmet style supper to enjoy while watching the final sunset of your voyage.
- Day 7
On your final morning of your luxury charter yacht tour there may be one last chance for you to indulge in some relaxation on one of the sandy beaches before making your return journey home.
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*All distances are approximate