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Overview of Raja Ampat -Travel Experience

Who doesn't know Raja Ampat? Raja Ampat's maritime charm package makes it a tourist destination that is quite often discussed and visited by tourists, both local and foreign tourists.

All tourist attractions in Raja Ampat are truly amazing tour packages. Starting from the blue sea water, the cluster of coral islands in the middle of the sea, hard corals that grow beyond the water limit, to underwater caves — all of these things will surely make you fascinated by their beauty.

How to Get to Raja Ampat

To get to Raja Ampat, you can use flight packages from several major cities in Indonesia to Sorong, Papua. Several airlines serving this route include Batavia Air, Wings Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Garuda Indonesia.

Arriving at Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong, the package trip to Raja Ampat will continue by sea. From the airport, several alternatives that you can choose to get to the Port of Sorong include renting a car, taking a motorcycle taxi, or using public transportation. The distance from the airport to the port can be reached in at least 10 minutes.

Furthermore, from Sorong Port to Waisai, the capital of Raja Ampat Regency, there are 2 transportation options that you can choose from, namely using fast boats and slow boats. The cost of a fast boat trip package starts from IDR 130,000, with a journey duration of about 2 hours. Meanwhile, for slow boats, the ticket price starts from IDR 100,000, with a journey time of about 4 hours.

Attractive Tourist Destinations in Raja Ampat

Wayag Island

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This archipelago, which is located in West Waigeo, is the main beauty package that Raja Ampat offers. This archipelago consists of a cluster of small coral islands that are overgrown with trees. When navigating these islands by boat, you will definitely be amazed by the turquoise color of the sea water, as well as coral reefs and marine life that are clearly visible under the water.

One of the places that you must visit when making a tour package to the Wayag Islands is Karang Island. From the top of Karang Island, you can see the exoticism of the Wayag Islands, which you might only see through photos on the internet. However, to reach the top of Karang Island, you must prepare your stamina and strong physique because the route to the top has a slope of almost 90 degrees.

Misool Island

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Misool Island is one of the four major islands in Raja Ampat. The island is directly adjacent to the Seram Sea and open waters which are the route of passage for large marine animals such as whales. Therefore, you shouldn't miss a trip to Misool Island. In the west and east, lies a row of coral islands. Around it, lies the very charming turquoise sea water.

Salawati Island

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Salawati Island also has a beauty package that is not inferior to Misool Island and Wayag Islands. The waters around Salawati Island are a witness to the history of World War 2. There are also many pieces of shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks, such as the Shinwa Maru Ship and the P40 Plane.

Even though they were known to be creepy in the past, now these objects actually provide a package of beautiful scenery. This is because the wreck and the sunken plane are home to various types of fish and coral reefs.

Manta Ray Washing Station in Waigeo

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Because of its uniqueness, this tourist spot has never been spared from a tour package to Raja Ampat. The Manta Rays Washing Station is where the Manta Rays spend their hours cleaning themselves. Uniquely, this Manta Rays do not clean themselves, but with the help of small fish who selflessly carry out their duties to remove parasites or wounds on the body of the Manta Rays. Isn't that interesting?