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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Explore the archipelago's 1,500 islands and caves, many of which are uninhabited and unspoiled.
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.
Enjoy the crystal-clear water by diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or sailing.
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.
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Cruising & Diving
Raja Ampat Itineraries
Cruising in Paradise: Remote Indonesian Islands
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.
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $25,200
Cruising the Spectacular Raja Ampat Archipelago
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.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $20,500
Indonesia: Ancient Ruins to Pristine Beaches by Private Jet & Yacht
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.
- 13 days / 12 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $60,800
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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