Step by Step to Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat: A step by step guide – The 22 step plan for an amazing Raja Ampat adventure

  1. Find out if traditional Papuan homestay accommodation is really for you by reading this important introduction.
  2. Check to see if it will fit your budget. Raja Ampat is great value but West Papua is more expensive than other regions of Indonesia.
  3. Decide when to go. Check our weather info page for the best time of year.
  4. Choose your accommodation – here are all the Raja Ampat homestays we have contact details for and here’s our Raja Ampat maps page so you can see where they are and where you might want to go.
  5. To quickly find accommodation that offers diving, use the advanced search on the accommodation page. Be sure to read this important diving safety information.
  6. Make a booking by contacting the owner directly. Read these instructions.
  7. Consider organising a guide for your stay. A guide can be invaluable help when you are staying in a remote area.
  8. Find your flights to Sorong, West Papua. Read our How to get to Raja Ampat page.
  9. Check out some of the activities you might enjoy while you are there.
  10. Catch up with other travellers to share the fun and the costs – check for posts on our facebook page.
  11. Get a medical and dental check up, and organise some medicines – see our Health and Medical FAQ
  12. Organise your visa. A 30 day visa on arrival is available at all Indonesian ports of entry for USD$35.00 If you want to spend longer than that in Raja Ampat we’d recommend getting a 60 day visa before leaving your home country. (That way you won’t have to hang around in Sorong trying to organise an extension.)
  13. Organise the Indonesian Rupiah you’ll need before you get to Sorong (see the Money, Banks and ATMs page).
  14. Catch that plane to Sorong!
  15. Get your Raja Ampat Marine Park entry permit tags.
  16. Top up your Indonesian Rupiah – Sorong will most likely be your last chance to use an ATM.
  17. It’s island time – get that ferry!
  18. Have an amazing time. It’s not hard.
  19. Don’t forget to observe cultural sensitivities and leave the islands as beautiful as you found them.
  20. Please, leave feedback about your experience.
  21. If you want to give back after you get home, consider supporting these great Raja Ampat conservation initiatives.
  22. Tell your friends. A well patronised locally owned ecotourism economy is – provided that tourists visit responsibly and don’t overburden local infrastructure – the best chance Raja Ampat has of protecting its environmental treasures  from the lucrative but incredibly damaging resource extraction and development pressures that could destroy it.

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