Raja Ampat Islands, Sorong

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The nearly 1,500 tiny islands and shoals making up Raja Ampat Islands boast some of the world's richest biodiversity. Home to Indonesia's biggest marine national park, this sparsely populated archipelago features thick jungle forests, white beaches, weirdly shaped atolls, waterfalls, and caves. Tourists flock here for the unspoiled natural beauty, as well as the range of outdoor activities that include bird-watching, swimming, and sailing. Most foreign visitors come for the unbeatable snorkeling in water so clear just looking down from a hut above reveals a dazzling world of over 1,500 fish and nearly 600 coral species. Check out regional capital Waisai for best accommodations and tour options. Using our online itinerary creator, Sorong attractions like Raja Ampat Islands can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 11, 2017
    Locations located in eastern Indonesia. Charming place of many marvelous sea views and still natural. A great place for diving and snorkeling, with great underwater coral reefs. Here are also have man...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    If you absolutely must go, if you're not divers divers have to go anyway. Whilst snorkelling you can see an amazing quantity and variety of marine animals and amazing corals. You can "spy" on the lives of turtles, cuttlefish, and thousands of other animal species. If the sea is not your element, let it stay. Sometimes it can be difficult in Raja Ampat
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  • August 20, 2017
    Place formed pro hundreds of islands services along with many places to sleep and spend a few days away from "civilization". Ideal for diving, or only for those seeking tranquillity without luxuries.
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Sorong contains several upscale resorts and business hotels. If you're just passing through, opt for a budget room in the city center. Centrally located rooms remain a clean and convenient lodging option ideal for visitors just stopping for the night. The town's small size guarantees easy access to the ferry harbor from almost anywhere, which means that you'll have plenty of time for a quick Sorong tour regardless of where you stay.
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