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Kota Waisai, Papua Barat
Raja Ampat City, Waisai, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Barat, Indonesia



Raja Ampat Birding Tour

Raja Ampat has 2 species of birds of paradise (Red Bird of Paradise and Wilson’s Bird of Paradise) and lots of others species of terrestrial life. Both West and East Forest Reserves in Waigeo Mainland are used for the natural habitat of wildlife. We offer you Raja Ampat Birding Tour for you who love nature and would like to explore further the nature of Raja Ampat.

In addition, we organize this birding tour within the space of Waigeo Island and surrounding islands. You will explore various wild birds.  This varies from around 4% of the world’s lizards and mammals to about 10% of the world’s sea species. The amounts of global and New Guinea invertebrate varieties are inadequately known, and so it is difficult to do a comparison. Here, Butterflies are most widely known in New Guinea, represented by about 735 species – about 4.2% of the world total of 17,500 species (Allison.A 2007).

In Raja Ampat region, especially in Waigeo mainland, the birds of paradise are available near to Saleo homestay, located to Saporkren Natural Reserve. These birds are also available within the Gam Island. Normally, the birds of paradise have “its ritual activity to perform its beauty early in the morning and late in the afternoon. 

Number of bird varieties that you will observe during the birding tour such as Glossy-mantled Manucode, Palm Cockatoo, Western Crowned Pigeon, Blyth’s Hornbill, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Lesser Frigatebird, Great-billed Heron, Black-naped Tern, Eclectus Parrot, Moustached Treeswift, Beach and Yellow-billed Kingfishers, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Hooded and Red-bellied Pittas, Yellow-breasted Boatbill and Frilled Monarch. Also a chance of Bruijn’s Brush Turkey, Pheasant Pigeon and White-eared Catbird.

The Accommodation

This offer is for the birding tour with Homestay – type accommodation. If you prefer to stay at a resort, please click add-on services after setting the tour schedule and click additional fees for staying at a resort.

In addition, the birding tour prices are based on 2 people sharing a room. Moreover, two adults with children sharing will be charged 30% of room rate. Single occupancy will incur single person supplement of IDR 350,000.- (homestay) and IDR 650,000.- (resort). Any additional fees related accommodation shall be paid during the check-in.

How to Get There

The easiest way to reach Raja Ampat is by flight that will arrive at Marinda Raja Ampat (RJM). Following are some routes to consider to reach Raja Ampat:

  • Bali (DPS) – Waisai Raja Ampat (RJM) via Manado (MDC)
  • Manado (MDC) – Waisai Raja Ampat (RJM)
  • Ambon (AMQ) – Sorong (SOQ) – Waisai Raja Ampat (RJM)
  • Jakarta – Manado (MDC) – Waisai Raja Ampat (RJM)

Please contact admin via chat facility if you want to get additional assistance for booking the flight.

Things To Prepare Prior Visiting Raja Ampat for Birding Tour

Since Papua is one of the regions in Indonesia where Malaria cases are found, you may consider to do some preventive action prior traveling to Raja Ampat. Below are some recommendations to take:

  • You can take doxycycline (one type of malaria drugs) about a week prior arrival, during the trip, and a week after the trip. You may take it one per day. This information is also justified by the article about malaria-preventing actions.
  • As no antimalarial drug is 100% protective and must be combined with the use of personal protective measures, (i.e., insect repellent, long sleeves, long pants, sleeping in a mosquito-free setting or using an insecticide-treated bednet)

In addition, please note that this offer does not include travel insurance facility. Please make sure that you have arranged it yourself prior the traveling.

What to Bring

Medicines: anti-allergy drug (for seafood meals), headache, diarrhea, fever, one type of malaria drugs, Comfortable cloth (i.e. long sleeves, long pants, hat), Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, towel, etc), Sunblock, Backpacked type luggage

Important Info

Location Kota Waisai, Papua Barat
Raja Ampat City, Waisai, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Barat, Indonesia
Duration 5 days (approx)
Available Days Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Max. booking hours 4 days in advance
Cancellation Policy 2 days in advance
If you cancel at least 2 days in advance, you will be refunded 50%. But if you cancel in less than 2 days before the activity starts, you will not be refunded.
Inclusions 12x-meals | coffee and tea | Local Guide – English-speaking guide. | Porter | Round transfers from/to Raja Ampat Waisai Airport to Homestay/resort/hotel | snack | Snacks | Speedboat for Island trip/hopping islands based on itinerary
Participants per Booking Adult: Minimum 1, Maximum 6
Private Service Available for minimum 1 people
Voucher Printed voucher only

Additional Information

Languages offered English Conversation
Indonesian Conversation
  • "Conversation", if there will be a person in charge as a guide of the activity
  • "Audio (Listening)", if the activity information in the selected language shall be delivered through recording type of communication.
  • "Written", if the activity information in the selected language shall be delivered through printed or hand writings.
Inclusive Accommodation Day 1 Hotel (0) Homestay
Day 2 Hotel (0) Homestay
Day 3 Hotel (0) Homestay
Day 4 Hotel (0) Homestay
Exclusion Alcohol-Drinks | Domestic Flight | Personal Expenses | Soft-Drinks | Travel insurance
Nearby airport Domine Edward Osok Airport (replaced Jefman Airport)
Minimum age 12 years old
Maximum age 65 years old

Meeting Point Location

Available for area(s): We will pick you up from Marinda Raja Ampat Airport
Pick-up time: 10:00
Please inform us your flight schedule. Try to book flight to reach Marinda Raja Ampat in the morning (around 10:00)

Detail Itinerary

1 We will pick you up at Waisaia Raja Ampat Airport – drop to Resort or Homestay. You may arrive in Raja Ampat Airport from Manado at 09.55 am by Wings Air/Lion Group. Birding in the afternoon – Target birds are Red Bird of Paradise, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Cockatoos, etc. (LD) Assuming your flight arrives at Marinda Airport (RJM) from Manado at 09.55 WIT.
1 Early in the morning at 05.00 am, you are going to visit Wilson’s Bird of Paradise site. You must do trekking to the bird watching site – the trekking condition is moderate. At about 10.00 am, return to homestay/resort. In the afternoon, at 03.00 pm, you are going to re-visit to the Red Bird of Paradise site. The target birds are Wilson’s and Red Birds of Paradise. Other birds you can find along the way are parrots, raptor, etc.
1 After breakfast, you are going to Birding on boat (GAM Island). The target birds are raptor, wader/shore birds, Kingfisher, etc. (BLD) Note: In case, you want to re-visit birds of paradise sites, you can do early in the morning at 05.00 am before you are going to Gam Island. Stay at the homestay on Gam Islands.
1 After breakfast, Explore Gam Islands/Mangrove forest. In the afternoon return to Waisai. Overnight in Waisai (resort/homestay). (BLD) Optional: If you want to do night birding, the target birds are frogmouths (Papuan Frogmouth and Marble Frogmouth), Papuan Bobook, and Hook-billed Kingfisher.
1 After breakfast, at about 08.00 am, you will be dropped to Marinda Airport Raja Ampat (RJM). (B). End of Tour.

Purchase minimum for 1 adult to enjoy our private service for your group

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