• Basecamp Retreat
  • Active Adventure
  • 7 days; 6 nights
  • 1 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Kota Sorong
Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on West Papua, Raja Ampat is a chain of approximately 1,500 islands. The name translates to ‘Four Kings,’ referring to the four main islands of Misool, Batanta, Waigeo and Salawati. Spend 6 days exploring the archipelago on the Mutiara Laut yacht. Lounge on pristine beaches, take a dip in turquoise seas, and sail past sheer limestone cliffs. Beneath the surface, Raja Ampat is recognized as the world’s most bio-diverse marine ecosystem with 1,200 species of fish including legendary Manta, 550 species of hard and soft coral, and 6 of the world’s 7 species of sea turtle. Every year, fascinating and previously unrecorded creatures are discovered here. Above water, the islands’ cultural heritage and wildlife are noteworthy as well. See prehistoric cave paintings and relics from the era of the Four Kings who once ruled here. Listen to an array of bird calls. The Raja Ampat archipelago houses the largest number of freshwater bird species in the region; parrots, hornbills, lorikeets, marbled frogmouths and the famous Bird of Paradise.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

luxurious


Physical activity

relaxed


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Ocean
  • Jungle

Practicalities

  • For all ages
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Trekking
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Wildlife
  • Digital detox
  • Indigenous culture
  • Stargazing

Your Local Expert

James Sidoti

Originally from Sydney, Australia, James is now based in Bali, where he initially moved to finish studies in sales and marketing and get involved in local charity work. Having spent over three years working with the prestigious Alila Hotels group and managing one of the region’s most luxurious and experienced yachts, James has had the opportunity to travel Indonesia extensively, from Sumatra to West Papua. His in-depth knowledge of the islands, high service levels and yacht operations perfectly suits his passion for the ocean and water sports.Ultimate Indonesian Yachts was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing together Indonesia’s finest charter yachts and curating tailored journeys in this magnificent corner of the world.read more

The Journey

Day 1

Arrive in Sorong and start your voyage

Arrive in Sorong airport and take a short 20-minute drive by private vehicle to the Mutiara Laut yacht, your home for the next seven nights. Once aboard, set sail for Batanta Island where you will anchor for your first night. The smallest of Raja Ampat’s four main islands, Batanta is the perfect introduction to the beauty of the reef and rainforest.

Day 2

Fam Islands

In the morning, you will sail to the beautiful Fam Islands to enjoy hidden bays and sheltered blue lagoons. Explore the island by kayak or dive to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region. In the early evening, you will take a sunset hike where you can reach the highest point on one of the islands and admire the panoramic views.

Day 3

Wayag Archipelago

Arrive in the Wayag Archipelago, the jewel of Raja Ampat, and enjoy a day amongst the region’s most iconic scenery. It’s well worth making the effort to climb one of the many island peaks for breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes. Dive or snorkel to experience the incredibly rich marine life. Paddle board along the shoreline of the dramatic limestone islands. In the evening you can enjoy cocktails and a barbecue on the beach.read more

Day 4

Wofoh Island

Wofoh Island is ideal for divers and non-divers alike. Multiple dive sites offer a mix of hard coral, barrel sponges, and soft corals teeming with colorful fish. The calm surrounding waters are ideal for kayaking and paddle-boarding while the islands’ gorgeous white sand beaches are the perfect location for watching a sunset and eating a barbecue dinner.

Day 5

Kri Islands

The waters of Kri Island offer some of the very best diving in all of Raja Ampat. Its spectacular reef holds the world record for the number of fish species recorded in a single dive. This is one of the few locations where you can spot wobbegongs as well as great schools of trevallies, tuna, and barracuda. A nearby long white sandbank is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

Day 6

Kabui Bay

Arrive in Sorong airport from where it is a short 20-minute journey by private vehicle and tender to Lamima, your home for the next seven nights. Once aboard, set sail for Batanta Island where we will anchor for our first night. The smallest of Raja Ampat’s four main islands, Batanta is the perfect introduction to the beauty of the reef and rainforest

Day 7

Leave for Bali

Enjoy a final swim before cruising back to Sorong where your journey ends. A private vehicle will transfer you to Sorong airport for your journey home or onward in your travels.

Included

  • All Inclusions

    Charter Transportation Dive Instructor Treadmill

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