10 days / 9 nights
Duration
Oct thru Nov 2018
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per person from
US$ 5,940

In the company of our guest expert, Kees Groeneboer, this special 10-day cruise will explore parts of the famous Raja Ampat region as well as the coastal area of the mainland of West Papua as far as Kaimana. The jungles of Papua are home to endemic and rare animals, while the spectacular region of Raja Ampat is one of the most noteworthy ecological niches on the planet, where the below-surface world is reminiscent of a living kaleidoscope and the above-surface views are among the most stunning that you are likely to behold in a lifetime. You don’t need to be a seasoned birdwatcher to appreciate the dazzling birdlife of Raja Ampat, and hopefully we will be lucky enough to witness the extraordinary courtship dances of both the red bird of paradise and Wilson’s bird of paradise.

Note: The price of this cruise does not include any domestic airfares to and from our start and end points, however, our reservations specialists in Bali are more than happy to help arrange domestic flights on your behalf and advise on scheduling. We book hundreds of flights each year on behalf of our guests and we know the best routes to take to ensure you arrive on time. We only book with IATA-approved airlines that have met with international standards of safety and dependability. Except for Bali, transfers to and from local airports to the boat are also included. If you are booking flights by yourself, please do not book any flights before checking with us first. Our first and last day programmes rely on strict time scheduling, so please confirm with us to ensure that you arrive and depart at your destination with plenty of time to spare and to avoid disruption to other guests' schedules.