Expedition Kayaking in THE Raja Ampat ARCHIPELAGO
Raja Ampat is a spectacular paradise, teeming with wildlife above and below the surface. The area has one of the world’s highest concentration of marine biodiversity and is a diving “hot spot”. The paddling is world class and with 1500 limestone islands to explore, the dazzling variety is overwhelming as we cruise through a maze of tiny islands.
On this eight day trip we enjoy six days of kayaking, staying in simple guesthouses, a fantastic way to experience the local culture. The trip is a true expedition in nature and each day brings exciting new adventures. We are way off the “tourist” path and with only subsistence fishing by local villagers allowed in the area, the ecosystem is largely undisturbed.
Teeming with fish and colourful corals, we’ll snorkel at every opportunity and take in the wonders of the underwater world. We’ll explore vast subterranean limestone caves, full of incredible stalactites and stalagmites which few people have set foot in.
The guesthouses are basic but comfortable, with most built over or near to the ocean, providing incredible views. This is a unique trip which will appeal to those who love a tropical adventure.
Easy to Moderate
This trip is suitable for active paddlers of all abilities
Private trip costs on request
From EU€2400 per person
Trip costs are in euros
One nights accommodation in Sorong (twin share) at the beginning of the trip and six nights accommodation in guesthouses (twin share). All meals while on trip, one western kayak guide and one Papuan guide, all paddling equipment and return ferry transfer to Waisai. Single and double kayaks available.
Airfares, airport transfers, extensions, travel insurance, visa charges, pre- and post-trip accommodation, travel insurance, meals in Sorong, single supplement (for first night in the group hotel).
Arrive Sorong, make your way to the group hotel. Welcome briefing with your guide
Ferry transfer to Waisai, arriving in the early afternoon. Kayak briefing and gear familiarisation. Overnight Guesthouse.
Paddle to Gam Island. Guesthouse.
Paddle through an incredible maze of limestone islands. Guesthouse.
Explore Besir Bay. Guesthouse.
Paddle Kri and Mansuar Islands. Guesthouse.
Exploring Kri Island. Guesthouse.
Finish paddling. Ferry to Sorong. End of trip arrangements.
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