Wildlife on Waigeo Island - 5 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: SI-SOQ-04

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Sorong (Irian Jaya/West Papua) - Waigeo - Saporkren (D)

We will pick you up from the airport of Sorong and bring you to the harbor. There you will catch the public fast ferry to Waisai. The capital of Raja Ampat lies on the island of Waigeo. From Waisai a 30 minutes drive by car to your homestay in Saporkren is arranged. You will stay in a simple homestay on a beautiful location owned by the local people. In it's 'backyard' hides the Red Bird of Paradise. Right in front of the homestay you can go snorkeling in the clear blue ocean. The homestay has overwater bungalows and shared local bathrooms. Overnight on Weigeo.

Day 2: Saporkren (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we will take you on an exciting trip to see the Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra). You need to be fit for this. It is a steep climb of approx 40 minutes. The birds play high in the trees, so make sure to bring your own binocular. After enjoying the display of the birds we will walk to a panorama viewpoint where you can have a short rest while admiring the views over the Raja Ampat island. You will be back around 9 - 10 AM to have breakfast in the homestay. Have a rest or take a swim in the ocean, because in the afternoon (around 3PM) we will visit the Wilson Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica). An easy trip, because a 4-wheel drive jeep will take us close to it's hiding place. The Wilson Bird of Paradise is a small bird with intense colors. It plays on the ground, and you can watch him by hiding in a blind. You will be back in your homestay in the late afternoon.

Day 3: Saporkren (B/L/D)

You will be taken to unique Mayalibit Bay to experience magical views in front of your own eyes. From the homestay, it is about a 45 minutes drive. The car will take us to a small village. You can walk around the village to see the local lifestyle before we continue by local boat. The local boat will take us further into the jungle. After a 20 minutes boat ride, we need to continue by foot. We will walk across a shallow river and start trekking deeper into the jungle for approx. another 20 minutes. It is mainly flat terrains. At the end of the trek lies a shimmering blue river which water is one of the clearest ever seen. You can have a swim in the river to find the never ending water source coming out of the rocks. After a refreshing swim, we will head back to the boat. You will be taken back to the village where we started. On your way back, you can have a stop at a waterfall. In the early afternoon, you will be back at the homestay to enjoy your last hours of daylight in paradise.

Day 4: Saporkren - Sorong (B/L)

A free morning to spend at the homestay. You can go snorkeling or walk to the nearby village of Saporkreng. A neat village of the simple island lifestyle can be seen here. In the afternoon, you will take the fast ferry back to Sorong. In Sorong you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Sorong.

Day 5: Sorong - End of Tour Sorong (Irian Jaya/West Papua) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Hotels, Rates & Information

Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort Hotels
SaporkrenPapuArts Alter-Native Stay
Zimmer (Gemeinschaftsbad) / Room (shared bathroom)
SorongSwiss-Belhotel Sorong

Options Comfort
Rate per person EUR 788
USD 865
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement On Request
Single Traveller EUR 1.415
USD 1,560

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Information, Services, Remarks

Sorong (Irian Jaya/West Papua) / Sorong (Irian Jaya/West Papua)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Meal Plan as stated:
4x Breakfast 3x Lunch/Lunchbox 3x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Important Remarks:

Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information for traveler: Outside of highly touristic regions like Bali there is only a limited touristic infrastructure available. Regular flight connections, restaurants and hotels (all classes from simple to high end) are limited. Flight cancellations and delays are quite common. Please don't expect amenities like warm water, air-conditioning and even comfortable beds at all hotels and homestays during the round trip. This applies especially outside of bigger cities.

Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.
This tour is not soutable for people with reduced mobility. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements please contact us! We will try to find a solution for your individual needs.