Raja Ampat, a tourist area that has been very popular since ancient times until now. One of the famous destinations located at the eastern end of Indonesia, whose nature is arguably still very wild to be touched. The cost of a Raja Ampat trip is not cheap but is it possible if you want to travel solo?
Raja Ampat Trip Guide
In general, the Raja Ampat region, which is part of the West Papua district, consists of 4 large islands, namely Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool islands. However, of the 4 big islands, only Waigeo and Misool islands are very well known and are now the main destinations for travelers in Raja Ampat.
If you decide to go on a solo Raja Ampat trip, you have to prepare everything carefully. To go to Raja Ampat, your starting point is from the city of Sorong. Look for flights from your city to the city of Sorong, West Papua.
There are several flights from Jakarta to Sorong: Batik Air, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air with costs ranging from 2-4 million rupiah. If you start from Bali, you can search flight Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, Batik air dan Garuda Indonesia. The price starts from 2-5 million rupiah.
Arriving in Sorong, you can find transportation to get to the islands you want. If your goal is to go to Waisai, you can use:
Kapal Bahari Express
- Economy class: 125 thousand rupiah
- VIP class: 250 thousand rupiah
- 2x a day
- 09.00 WIT
- 14.00 WIT
- Travel time: 2hours
For destinations to Misool:
Kapal Bahari Express
Departures: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- Ticket price: 250 thousand rupiah
- Travel time: 4hours
For other island destinations, usually, every homestay prepares a special boat for pick up from the Waisai. The cost is borne by the passenger and can be shared with passengers with the same homestay destination.
Open Trip Raja Ampat
If you don’t want to be bothered and can experience a complete and satisfying tour to Raja Ampat, the choice is an open trip. The operator usually has arranged all trips to the islands in Raja Ampat. You just come to the meeting point and prepare your personal needs. Open trips are usually 6-7 days or maybe more according to your wishes. The ship’s facilities are also quite ok. For a more expensive price, you can get a private cabin facility with an air conditioner. For a cheaper price, you can share the cabin with other travelers.
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