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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  • An absolutely fabulous trip with Matt Edwards, Expedition Engineering. A brilliant, different place to visit. Well organised, safe, varied in activities...walking. kayaking snorkelling, diving and vis...  more »
  • Incredible trip to South Raja Ampat run by Matt from Expedition Engineering. Very remote part of the planet and we saw very few other tourists. Matt is incredibly easy going and friendly, whilst knowl...  more »
  • The Raja Ampat Islands are stunning both above and below the water’s surface. The islands have many, many secluded coves and isolated beaches where you can have a quiet, personal swim, sunbathe, snork...  more »

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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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