The guides they selected were very good and, in three cases (Seoul, Hoi An/Hue, and Angkor Wat) simply outstanding.
The legend behind Raja Ampat centers around a woman who came across seven eggs. Of these, four hatched into the kings of the four large islands of Raja Ampat (which means "four kings"), while the other three became a ghost, a woman and a stone.
Once a sleepy outpost of Indonesia, the four islands of Raja Ampat have, in recent years, begun to gain a deal of fame for its rich, varied marine life. Estimates by conservation groups show that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is among the highest in the world, with over 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and 537 species of coral.
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Enjoy the crystal-clear water by diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or sailing.
Explore the archipelago's 1,500 islands and caves, many of which are uninhabited and unspoiled.
Wreck diving is one of the top activities on Raja Ampat, with the island of South Waigeo being a top destination. Other points of interest include Kabui Bay and its dramatic karsts of limestone, as well as Sawandarek, which features lovely coral and white sand beaches.
Tomolol and North Waigeo
Tomolol features amazing caves decorated with paintings of human body parts and animals by ancient cave-dwelling peoples, while North Waigeo is home to Japanese army bunkers from World War II. Nearby is the beautiful waterfall of Salawati, where the locals sometimes put on war dances for visitors.
Take an exotic, leisurely 11-day luxury cruise through the remote islands of Indonesia. You’ll stroll along white-sand beaches, search for a fabled fountain of youth, spot exotic wildlife amongst lush vegetation, and relax aboard your lush, air-conditioned, fully-equipped private schooner in stunning Raja Ampat.
Board your private Indonesian luxury schooner, fully-equipped for an alluring 11-day cruise through Indonesia’s stunning Southern islands. You’ll cross paths with rare, exotic birds, stand on the equator, snorkel one of the world’s most thrilling reefs, and laze on white-sand beaches under the warm tropical sun.
Step off the tourist path and onto your private luxury schooner, as you coast through the hidden Raja Ampat archipelago on this memorable 10-day Indonesia journey. You’ll trek through thick throngs of jungle, spot exotic wildlife, learn about traditional culture at a local village, and swim amongst vibrant sealife.
Travel 13 days in sheer luxury aboard your private jet to some of the most hidden corners of Indonesia. You’ll explore the ancient Borobudur in Yogyakarta, spot orangutans in Borneo, marvel at traditional burial grounds in Tana Toraja, enter the secret lairs of the Komodo dragon, and stay in luxury Indonesia hotels.
Travel in five-star luxury aboard your private jet and yacht, through Indonesia’s exciting, exotic and stunning archipelago. You’ll explore ancient ruins on Java, meet tribespeople in the stunning Baliem Valley, and sail deep into the exquisite Raja Ampat archipelago aboard a private cruise ship.
An exclusive dive resort and conservation center located in the southern portion of Raja Ampat, Misool is set in a remote, extremely biodiverse archipelago. The resort itself works with the local population to preserve the nearby coral reefs, and provides sustainable employment to the inhabitants of the area. Misool comprises eight over-water cottages, set on stilts above the turquoise waters; three seaside villas, and five beachside villas. All rooms are built from local resources, and feature plush beds, climate control, and sweeping views of the beach, the ocean, or the resort’s private lagoon on the northern side of the island. The resort’s restaurant serves organic, locally-sourced ingredients prepared in a variety of Western and Asian dishes. In addition, Misool possesses a dive center with chartered boats and private guides, as well as a spa offering, among others, aromatherapy and aloe vera treatments. Given its secluded location, access to Misool is via speedboat from Sorong harbor, a scenic, four-to-five hour journey.
Navigate the waterways and explore the islands in luxurious style and comfort on your private schooner. Remote Lands offers a range of vessels for your stay, with air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms and spacious decks on which to relax and admire the views. With your own private boat, you will have the freedom to explore this amazing territory at your leisure, stopping off for diving, island-hopping, snorkeling, swimming and trekking. Schooners are equipped with a full crew, in order to make your stay as comfortable and special as possible.