The Raja Ampat archipelago is located at the north west tip of the Papua Island. Very difficult to reach for travellers in the past, it's become lately one of the most popular new touristic spots in Indonesia. Scuba divers from all around the world come to discover the secluded and well preserved coral reefs, among the most diverse and ancient that we can find all around the world. It's also the home of the famous birds of Paradise. The people are mostly fishermen, even if more and more have jobs related to tourism. The children are still very eager and curious to meet travellers, and they always get together close to the different harbours to welcome the newcomers.
Spectacular Raja Ampat
The Raja Ampat, meaning Four Kings, archipelago is part of Western Papua in Indonesia. The main islands are Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. The people living there are mostly fishermen. Indeed the sea there is really rich of fish and coral species. The marien biologists and the scuba divers often rank the archipelago as the one with the best biodiversity in the world. Even if tourism gets more and more developped in the area, the coral reefs and the nature remain well protected.
The hike and cruises trips that we offer in the area are an excellent compromise for wild nature lovers, especially for those that feel connected to the submarine environment. The snorkellers and free divers will come back home with rare memories of swimming with sharks, manta rays or turtles. The travellers will be able to set foot on land almost every day, so they can explore the islets, hike in the jungle to points of view and enjoy magnificent panoramas. And if they are lucky, maybe they can encounter some birds of paradise that are still common in the area.
Dont hesitate any longer, and join one of our groups to experiment an Altai Indonesia cruise in Raja Ampat archipelao, from pristine lagoons to karstic pinnacles. You will be delighted by the coral reefs, and the many species of tropical fishes living there. We will also guide you in the jungle so you can discover amazing panoramas on the surrounding bays and astonishing sunset.