Raja Ampat means “four kings”, referring to the islands Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool. This region on the north-western tip of New Guinea comprises about 610 islands spread over 50,000 sq km of spectacular scenery. Here we also find the remote islands of Misool a scenic range of majestic limestone structures with precipitous cliffs and craggy spires.
The underwater world is enchanting with the greatest and healthiest coral reef biodiversity for its size in the world, nearly 1200 species of fish and 540 species of coral have been recorded, 70% of the world’s total number of coral species.
Explore the most beautiful soft coral jungles of Asia, with their orange, red, purple and pink shades as well as whales on migration along the coast of Papua. Above the water, kayak in secret bays enclosed by jagged lime stone pinnacles covered with orchids and tropical vegetation. This excursion combines well a visit to the Dani people of the Grand Baliem Valley of Papua.