Kayaking, although new to the area is world class. With more than 1500 limestone islands to explore your senses will be overwhelmed as you cruise through this island maze. Each island has been sculpted by the wind and the rain into a variety of shapes and sizes. This is a 10 day trip with 7 days of kayaking.
Upon arrival in Sorong, you’ll be met by your guide and spend a night in a comfortable 4 star hotel. The next morning we’ll transfer by ferry to the islands and stay in a different local home stay each night. This is a fantastic way to take in the local culture and meet the people.
Kayaking in Raja Ampat is a true expedition in nature, each day we’ll pack up our kayaks, the excitement builds as we prepare to launch not knowing what each day will hold. With only subsistence fishing allowed in the area the ecosystem is largely undisturbed. We’ll snorkel at ever opportunity and take in the wonders of the underwater world.
We’ll explore a vast subterranean limestone caves, full of incredible stalactites and stalagmites which few people have set foot in. Your two guides will prepare all meals that will feature a nice blend of Asian and Western cooking, we’ll serve dinner each night as the sun sets so you can relax in one of the most spectacular dining rooms in the world.
After 8 days we’ll return to Sorong, and enjoy a hot shower, a cold beverage and a soft bed. We use high performance fiberglass kayaks on this trip. They are full length, sit inside kayaks with a rudder. The kayaks are built in West Papua by Kayak 4 Conservation who are a non for profit organization aimed at supporting local communities.