Itinerary Highlights
    • Spend seven days exploring the magical Raja Ampat archipelago on a traditional fishing boat
    • Dive and snorkel in some of the world’s most beautiful spots
    • Swim with magnificent manta rays around Kawe Island
    • Experience the islands themselves through sunset hikes, nature walks and a beach barbecue
    • Stay in an over-water bungalow on Birie Island, home to enchanting waterfalls and lush tropical forest

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The 1,500 islets of the Raja Ampat archipelago are located in the Coral Triangle, renowned for its kaleidoscopic underwater world. This is one of the world’s most popular diving spots, while the islands themselves boast lush tropical plants and rare wildlife.

During this 13-day trip, you’ll travel from island to island aboard a traditional phinisi fishing boat for seven days, moving through waters that are home to dolphins, sharks and whales. Every morning, you’ll wake up moments from a new island. Even the children will be rising bright and early, ready to explore the crystalline waters with a certified PADI instructor or even just your mask and snorkel. In between dives, take a sunset hike in Penemu,
spend an evening around the campfire on Wayag Island, swim with rays around Kawe Island, visit a pearl farm in Wofoh, and kayak through the mangrove in Pulau Pef. We’ll also arrange for the family to hike through the forest and see the sunrise courtship of red birds of paradise. After the cruise, you’ll spend three nights in an enchanting over-water bungalow on Birie Island. Your final days in Indonesia are yours to spend walking and kayaking through mangroves, between forests and to sparkling waterfalls. To make your trip to this wild and wonderful region as smooth as possible, we’ll help you through customs at Jakarta airport and transfer you to the boat when you land in Sorong. And, of course, if you need anything while you’re away, your local Concierge is always on hand.


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DAYS 1 & 2

The Adventure Begins

This trip to the magical archipelago of Raja Ampat begins with a flight to Jakarta. With a short stop in Dubai or Qatar, this takes around 17 hours in total, so you’ll arrive in Indonesia the following day. When you land, we’ll greet you at the airport and assist you and the little ones through customs before your connection to Sorong.

In Sorong, we’ll transfer you to the port for the first half of your adventure: a cruise around the Raja Ampat islands. For the next week, you’ll journey from island to island alternating between snorkelling, scuba diving and hiking to discover this natural paradise. You’ll also have the opportunity to spot the rare red bird of paradise and meet the locals who make a living from fishing in the small villages. As your base, you’ll have an elegant cabin on a traditional phinisi-style boat. When you’re not out exploring, you can dine in the restaurant, play card games with the family and spend contemplative moments on the scenic terrace.


Cruise in Raja Ampat - Diving in Penemu

Your cruise in Raja Ampat really gets underway today. These lesser-known wonders of Indonesia are located in the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, the Philippines and New Guinea. Made up of over 1000 small islets covered in lush vegetation and almost uninhabited islands, the archipelago is a marine sanctuary and one of the most beautiful diving sites in the world. Beneath the waves, you’ll find over 1,600 species of fish and 600 species of coral.

Your first stop is the island of Penemu, where you can discover incredible underwater life either by diving or with a mask and snorkel. On the surface, you can also try out wakeboarding, water skiing and kayaking (perfect for energetic tweens and teenagers). Or simply relax on the terrace as you look out at the view. As the afternoon draws to a close, you’ll head towards a secret bay for a short sunset hike. When you reach the top, take in the panoramic view of the surrounding islands, bathed in the golden light of the setting sun.  


Cruise in Raja Ampat - Wayag Island

Known for its magnificent atolls and coral sand beaches, Wayag Island is the next stop on your cruise. You’ll first take a cliffside walk to the island’s highest point, where you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with a stunning 360° view. In the afternoon, choose from exploring the seabed or lazing on one of several white sand beaches between swims in crystal-clear waters.

As if that weren’t enough magic for one day, this evening you’ll gather around the campfire to spend some unforgettable family time beneath the starry sky.


Cruise in Raja Ampat - Swimming with Rays

This morning the boat will take you to Kawe Island. When you arrive, choose from snorkelling or scuba diving with manta rays. These gentle giants are the largest rays in the ocean, growing up to 23ft. You’ll then set sail again to reach Waigeo Island and moor in the magnificent Aljui Bay. This is an ideal spot for night diving, which promises to be a surreal and special experience.


Cruise in Rajat Ampat - Explore Wofoh Island

You’ll visit a pearl farm on Wofoh Island this morning, where you can learn more about cultivating the famous oysters. After lunch on board, take in your incredible surroundings and spot local birds as you sail peacefully in the bay. Wofoh is also home to a magnificent coral wall and some incredible marine life. This afternoon, make the most of it by diving or trying out other watersports.

We’ve got something special planned for dinner this evening: a barbecue on the beach. After eating your fill under the stars, head back to the boat for some rest as it transports you to Pulau Pef overnight.


Cruise in Raja Ampat - Kayaking in Pulau Pef

Pulau Pef is a small island dotted with crystal-clear coves, bays and lagoons, which makes it the ideal place to explore by kayak. Paddle past the mangrove and its huge, ancient trees, making your way to their roots and the rock paintings that decorate the limestone cliffs. While there’s so much to see above the surface, don’t miss the richly diverse seabed, mysterious caves and incredible coral beneath the waves. After lunch, you’ll head to Yang Efo to dive with turtles, rays, schools of snappers and fusilier fish.


Cruise in Raja Ampat - Red Birds of Paradise

The boat will drop its anchor in the beautiful Yen Besser Bay today. You’ll depart at dawn for a hike to see the incredible red birds of paradise, which are known to perform their incredible courtship display at sunrise. While fluffing their feathers, vibrating and buzzing, males tilt their heads down to show off their long, curved tail feathers which then form a heart shape around their head. As you walk, you can also admire the endemic trees and incredible plant life that populates the jungle. You’ll have lunch in Meoscon before a dive in the company of manta rays. When you head back to the boat for your final night on board, it will transport you overnight to Birie Island, just off Sorong.


Relax on Birie Island

Today marks the end of your cruise, but thankfully not of your trip. Birie Island belongs to the Raja Ampat Marine Park, and you’ll spend the next three nights here with a tranquil over-water bungalow as your base. Spend the rest of today soaking up your surroundings in your hammock or deckchair overlooking the water, before a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

DAYS 10 & 11

Explore Birie Island

Far from everything in the heart of paradise, you can fill your last days in the archipelago however you please. If you’re a keen diver, make the most of staying next to some of the most beautiful scuba spots in the world. You can also experience this underwater world with just a mask and snorkel. If you want to explore the island itself, adventure with your children to the neighbouring village, the mangrove and the forest that leads to magical waterfalls, by foot or in a kayak. In this untouched Eden, wildlife is all around, so keep your eyes peeled for toucans and birds of paradise.

DAYS 12 & 13

Return Flight

Unfortunately it’s time to tear yourself away from paradise and head home. We’ll transfer you to Sorong’s airport where you’ll board your return flight. You’ll arrive in the UK the following morning.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £6,210 to £8,500 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £7,500 per person.

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