Raja Ampat Travel Itinerary

The ULTIMATE guide to traveling to West Papua and exploring "The Last Paradise", Raja Ampat!



"Wow, I am going there!" I thought after watching Netflix's "Islands of Faith". There was a thirty minute clip dedicated to a place called West Papua. A place that I did not even know existed, but apparently was quit famous and known for it's renowned flora and fauna. I was particularly eager to see the people, who looked more like African decent, which I'd later learn were likely descendants of the Melanesians. While it would be criminal to visit Raja Ampat without emerging myself into the underwater haven it was also very important for me to explore the culture of the people. I was lucky enough to stay at Methos Homestay with a local from Sawinggrai Village, Methos, who provided me with an experience of a lifetime. I explored many of the islands, snorkeled in some of the clearest and marine life filled waters, and had authentic experiences within the village. Check out how I spent my 6 days in this paradise!






Day 1


Transportation:

Flight: Denpasar → Jakarta → Sorong (15 hours including layovers)

Rp 4.1M/$285 USD (roundtrip)


Ferry: Sorong → Wasai (3 hours)

Rp 100k/$6.88 USD


Local Boat: Wasai → Gam Island (1 hour) Rp 750k/ $51.63 USD


Please note that the ferry only departs two times a day, 9:00AM and 2:00PM. It is possible that during Covid-19 the ferry will only depart once a day.


Food: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the duration of a 6 day stay were provided for an additional fee with our living accommodations. Restaurants are not easily accessible on the islands and I highly recommend speaking to your host about food options. Bring your own snacks.

Rp 1.5M per person/ $103.26 USD (This price also included pick up and drop off to Waisai by local boat)


Accommodation: Methos Homestay

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32956427?source_impression_id=p3_1617344894_DdZZ52%2BaFkm7rJtk

Rp 3.4M/$233 USD


Activity: Sunset Dinner at Homestay


Marine Park Tag: All visitors of Raja Ampat are required by

the regional government to pay an annual

entrance fee for the Marine Park.

Rp 300k/$21 USD


Cost: Rp 6.7M/ $468 USD



Day 2