Saturday, April 16, 2016

tourism and travel in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Islands are a chain of four islands in the neighborhood and is located in the western part of the Bird's Head (Vogelkoop) Papua Island. Administratively, this cluster is under Raja Ampat, West Papua province. The islands are now a destination for divers who are interested in the beauty of the underwater scenery. The four islands that are members named by the four biggest islands, namely Pulau Waigeo, Misool Island, Salawati Island and Pulau Batanta.

Raja Ampat is a district with an area of more than 4.5 million hectares, and is located west of the Bird's Head of West Papua. 85% of the district is an ocean, the rest are islands of more than 600 islands. Of the 600 islands, there are four large islands of Misool Island, Island Waigeo, Batanta Island and Salawati Island. In addition to four of the island, only 35 islands in the Raja Ampat Islands are inhabited, the rest are no human settlements. Only about 400 islands in the Raja Ampat Islands-already explored, the rest is still not touched by humans.

Tourism Raja Ampat is a tourist place in Papua, which has worldwide. Raja Ampat fame as one of the most exciting travel destinations have been documented in the documentary titled "Edis Paradise 3" to premiere in Switzerland. The documentary made by Avant Premiere raised the natural beauty of the underwater Raja Ampat in Papua which is referred to as the Amazon of the Seas of the World. The nickname was girded for the position of Raja Ampat is in the center of the world's coral triangle. Raja Ampat is included in the territory of West Papua is a group of islands with 610 islands spread, but has only 35 islands are occupied by residents.
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With many coral species in Raja Ampat, automatically there are also many species of reef fish. In addition you can also meet with manta rays, dugongs, seahorses, fish barkuda, reef sharks, turtles, tuna, and others. The remnants of the second world war also can be found at the waters of Raja Ampat Islands, for example, the wreckage of war near the island Wai.Umumnya, tourists who come to visit the Raja Ampat Islands are divers who mostly come from outside Indonesia. In addition to diving, for those who can not dive can also enjoy the beautiful beaches, cultural tours, see the prehistoric remains in the form of the hand stamp, see the festival nautical (usually in August), enjoy the natural scenery, enjoy the rural atmosphere, culinary, see birds of paradise , climb the cliff, and others.

Image result for raja ampat kapal pinisiYou will be faced with two choices on when you want to enjoy nature Raja Ampat Islands. That choice is the choice to stay at a resort, or stay on a ship Phinisi modified. If my advice does better choose to use pinisi ship, because it's very usual to stay at the resort, while staying for a few days over a typical Indonesian boat will be a unique experience. To enjoy Raja Ampat travel for 1 week using pinisi ship, you have to pay more than 100 million rupiah, and the ship can accommodate up to 14 orang.Apabila you want to travel to the Raja Ampat Islands, is not enough to just such reckless capital frequent backpackers. Traveled to the tourist attractions dubbed this underwater paradise requires a strong desire, an adventurous spirit, penchant for going diving, and sizable capital. If you expect the price of a trip to Raja Ampat Islands will go down in the near future, you should throw away your expectations because the existing regulations limiting the number of resorts and ships. It aims to maintain the natural conditions Raja Ampat Islands to none in the world. The high price also serves to filter visitors, so that only qualified and educated visitor who comes, so they will realize the importance of this location as a center of flora and fauna that is comprehensive in the world.

Any attraction Raja Ampat?

Diving and snorkeling is one of the tourism activities of the most famous Raja Ampat. However, you should know that the tourist attractions in Papua also has a dense forest, a cluster of limestone colorful, various species of rare plants, as well as sea turtle nests on the beach. Most tourists will surf in Raja Ampat because these places have a sea waves quite challenging. Several islands in the Raja Ampat most frequently visited is Wayag, Waiwo Island, Coral Island, Islands Gam and Arborek Island. If you want to see birds of paradise that become unique wildlife Papua, you can visit the islands Gam. There are 4 types of birds of paradise that live in the Gam Islands, the red bird of paradise, bird of paradise large, small paradise, and paradise sides rotan.Jika you are challenged to rock climb, go to Coral Island. On this island you will climb the rock on slopes up to 90 degrees. If successfully reached the top, you will be amazed by the panoramic beauty of Raja Ampat. At the top of the reef, you can see keselurahan green island surrounded by blue water.

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Transportation routes to travel Raja Ampat

To arrive at the Raja Ampat islands, the closest place reachable aircraft is the town of Sorong, a distance of about 6 hour flight from Jakarta. Normally the aircraft will transit in Makassar or Manado. Airlines have scheduled flights to Sorong include Silk Air, Garuda Indonesia, Pelita Air and Merpati. Next, you will go Waisai, capital of Raja Ampat. It is located in the city Waisai Waigeo Island, one of the four main islands (the big island) in the Raja Ampat Islands. The large island in Raja Ampat Misool Island, Salawati Island, Batanta island, and the island Waigeo.
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