Thursday, August 31, 2017
Big waves often brake the corals into smaller chunks and deliver them on to the beach. Waves that land on the beaches will continually grind the broken corals into sand. This is the process of how white sand is made naturally in most tropical islands not.
If you are interested in visiting Raja Ampat, to enjoy swimming, snorkeling and land tour, please, contact me by email to: email@example.com or text message to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
|Raja Ampat Boat Tour|
Colorful birds also live in the jungle of Waigeo island including Wilson Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, Pink-spotted Fruit-dove, Hook-billed Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, and Beach-stoned Curlew can be seen in the forest.
To explore the white sandy beaches and forests in a lot of islands of Raja Ampat, we will need speed boat. The cost will be expensive for 1 tourist. The number of participants of this island tour should be at least 4 to 8 people. They can share all the costs that are related this tour.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
|Marine Life in Raja Ampat Waters|
|Sightseeing Tour in Fish Lagoon of Raja Ampat|
In addition to snorkeling, we will also explore tropical rainforest of Waigeo island to see its butterflies, wild flowers and birds such as Palm Cockatoo, Hook Billed Kingfisher, Pink-Spotted Fruit Dove, Papuan Blyth's Hornbill, Yellow-Billed Kingfisher, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and etc.
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Also read: Raja Ampat Adventure Tour
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
|Coral Reef and Fish in Raja Ampat waters|
Two of the easiest and cheapest ways of seeing them are by snorkeling and freediving. Snorkelers usually see the marine life from sea surface whereas freedivers go down into a depth of 2 to 10 meters or even more to see the fish and underwater environment like what scuba divers do.
I could guide single traveling visitor or a group of visitors consisting 2 to 8 people on a trip to the islands. We will enjoy snorkeling, see beautiful panorama of the islands and go hiking in the forest to watch paradise birds, butterflies and unique plants of tropical rainforest.
|Fish Lagoon in Raja Ampat|
Fly from your country to Jakarta city - the capital of Indonesia
Continue your trip by taking a flight served by such airlines as: Garuda, Sriwijaya, Xpress or Batik Air to Sorong city.
I can meet you at the airport or a hotel in Sorong and organize your tour to Raja Ampat islands.
We could stay in the village, or built tents in the jungle or at the beach. If you are interested, please, contact me by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send text message to my whatsapp +6281332245180
Sunday, August 13, 2017
|Landscape View of Fam Karst Islets|
|Coral Reef in Raja Ampat|
During the tour, we will explore uninhabited islands in Raja Ampat to see its coral reef and animals that live on it.
Hiking, Birding and Wildlife Watching
|Giant Tiger Orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum)|
The easiest way to reach the inland area of the island is by walking through cleared land that was made by government as preparation for road construction to connect villages in the island. Birds such as Moustached Treeswift, Rainbow Lorikeet, Rainbow Bee-eater, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red Bird of Paradise, Blyth's hornbill can be seen in the forest.
For camping in the jungle, we will provide tents, cooking, and eating utensils so that visitors do not have to being heavy things from their home country. A good pair of binoculars such as a Visionking 10x42 is a very affordable choice. For field guide book, I highly recommend Birds of New Guinea written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler.
If you are interested in taking snorkeling and wildlife watching tour in Raja Ampat, and want me to be your guide, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: email@example.com or send text message by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.
|Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) in Waigeo island of Raja Ampat|
Saturday, August 12, 2017
|Landscape/ Seascape View of Kabui bay in Raja Ampat|
There are a lot of coral reef sites which visitors can see to enjoy snorkeling. Fish that can be seen include parrotfish, damselfish, moorish idol, lionfish, grouper, marquesan parrotfish, wrasses, puffers, and a lot more. There are also turtles, sea urchin, sea cucumber, stingray and manta that we may see while exploring the marine life of Raja Ampat.
Hiking, Camping and Bird/ Wildlife Watching
In addition to swimming and snorkeling, I also include rainforest tours in the itinerary. Visitors who join the trip to Raja Ampat will be able to explore the tropical rainforest of the tropical islands to see Red Bird of Paradise, Wilson Bird of Paradise, Sacred Kingfisher, Beach Kingfisher, Lowland Peltop, Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot and a lot of other birds that live in the forest. A good pair of binoculars, and a field guide book: "Birds of New Guinea" written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler should be brought by visitors to enhance their birding and wildlife watching experience.
|Walking on the sandbank in the middle of the sea|
Day 1 Transfer from Sorong city to Waisai bay ferry boat, transfer to guesthouse located at the beach - swimming and snorkeling
Day 2 Hiking and birding in the morning, snorkeling in the afternoon in Kabui bay
Day 3 Snorkeling in Friwen wall and snorkeling in the front waters of the guesthouse
Day 4 Check out of the guesthouse, transfer to ferry harbor of Waisai, return to Sorong
Long Trip - east of Waigeo
|Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) in Waigeo island|
Day 2 Exploring Mamdifu forest to watch Red Bird of Paradise and Blyth's hornbill, Pink-spotted fruit dove. Hiking in the forest at the back of the village
Day 3 Continue trip to Pasir Timbul/ sand bank in the middle of the sea, snorkeling at an uninhabited island
Day 4 A tour in fish lagoon, snorkeling, hiking and birdwatching
Day 5 Return to Sorong by long wooden boat.
This trip can be extended into several more days depending on the request of the tour participants.
Cost: ... for customized itinerary and prices, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 10, 2017
|Simple Guesthouse in Raja Ampat|
The cheapest way to experience snorkeling in the area is by staying at one of the many simple guesthouses that are run by local people. These guesthouses are not luxurious but quite comfortable for visitors who want to spend a few days to one full week or even more time of their holiday in the islands.
I organize snorkeling tours to visitors who come in a group of 4 to 8 tourists. I can also accompany solo traveling tourist as birdwatching and snorkeling buddy in for multiple days of staying in Raja Ampat to see the beauty of tropical fish such as the Moorish Idol, Butterflyfish, Striped Surgeonfish, Anemonefish, Damselfish, Grouper, Parrotfish, and etc.
|Raja Ampat holiday tour|
Don't forget to bring your own snorkeling gear such as masks, snorkel, fins, bathing suit/ swimming suit, flashlight/ torch, sunblock, anti-insect lotion, underwater camera.
For birdwatchers, binoculars, spotting scope and field guide book: "Birds of New Guinea" written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler.
Cost: it depends on the number of visitor(s), duration of the holiday and places that visitor(s) want to see.
How to get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta city or Denpasar city
After that continue your trip by flying to Sorong city of Indonesia.
I could meet you at the airport or at a hotel in Sorong where you stay and accompany you to Raja Ampat
Please, contact me by email to: email@example.com or by whatsapp: +6281332245180
|Red Bird of Paradise in Raja Ampat - photo: Charles Roring|
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
I will meet you in a hotel or airport of Sorong city. After that we will go by 4wd car to a nearby market to buy food and other supplies for the tour. When everything is ready, we will go directly to Klasow valley. It takes approximately 1 .5 hours ride to reach the valley. The trip to our guesthouse located in the middle of the jungle can be carried out on foot for another 1.5 hours. Along the way, we can hear the sound of Eclectus Parrot, Black Butcherbird, Hooded Butcherbird, Pinon Imperial Pigeon or even the Magnificent Riflebird, and a lot of other birds that make the forest of Klasow valley as their natural habitat.
When we arrive in the guesthouse, we can take a rest and enjoy birding from the verandah. After that, we can watch birds in clearing area of the surrounding forest to watch Dollarbird, Moustached Treeswift, Yellow Faced Myna and etc.
|Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisea minor)|
We will wake up early in the morning at 04.30 to have tea or coffee and some bread or biscuits. After making preparation for a long forest walk, we shall leave our guesthouse for the the birding ground of the Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor). We will watch the bird until 09.00. When we walk back to the guesthouse, we will be able to watch Spangled Drongo, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, or Yellow-billed Kingfisher that are active in the morning.
Wild Northern Cassowary often comes out of the jungle to visit our guesthouse in search of fruits such as banana or papaya.
After lunch, we can continue our birding trip the eastern area of the forest to find such birds as Black Lory, Papuan Dwarf Kingfisher, Western Crowned Pigeon and Beautiful Fruit Dove.
At night, we could do night walk to watch wallaby or other birds that sleep in the lower branches of trees.
This morning, we will enjoy easy birding to find King Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus regius). Other birds such as Variable Goshawk, Large Fig Parrot, Rainbow Lorikeet are active in the nearby forest.
After lunch, we can explore the hill forest behind our guesthouse to watch such birds, butterflies, unique flower plants, lianas and big trees.
We will slowly walk back to mainroad and return to Sorong city by a chartered 4WD car.
Cost: ... rupiahs
Cost includes: transportation by 4wd car between Sorong and Klasow valley food, payment to local guides, land owner, cook.
Cost does not include: accommodation in hotel and food in Sorong before and after the tour in Klasow valley, travel insurance and other personal expenses.
Booking: Please, contact me by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by whatsapp: +6281332245180
Field guide book Birds of New Guinea written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler.
Watershoes and flipflop
Clothing that is suitable for tropical climate
Anti-insect/ mosquito lotion
You could extend your tour in West Papua by taking snorkeling tour in Raja Ampat where you could swim over pristine coral reef to see colorful coral reef and beautiful fish as well as wonderful marine landscape.