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Overview

Escape  to the lesser-known islands of West Papua Indonesia on a seven-day cruise on board the Alila Purnama and discover the beauty of pristine Raja Ampat. Snorkel or dive among incredible marine life, immerse in the stunning nature of mangroves, birds of paradise and other exotic birds along with tropical plants and stunning sunsets.

Trip Highlights

Raja Ampat Expedition On Alila Purnama

Leisurely cruise in pristine Raja Ampat

Be pampered on board a seven-day Alila Purnama with spa treatments & stunning service from its crew.

Discover incredible nature

Snorkel or dive among incredible marine life, see stunning mangroves and diversity of birds and tropical plants.

Indulge meals amidst the stars

Be treated to a romantic meal under a sky full of stars on private white-sand beaches with stunning views around.

Itinerary

1

Arrival Sorong

From Jakarta or Makassar, you will arrive at Sorong where you will be met by the Alila Purnama crew and be transferred by car and speedboat to the vessel.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta (CGK) to Sorong (SOQ) by GA682 departing 00:20 arriving 06:35, Jakarta to Sorong by GA683, departing at 07:35 and arriving at 09:30. Or Makassar (UPG) – Sorong (SOQ) by GA698, departing at 03:30 arriving 06:45.

Once on board, let your voyage to relaxation begin! Following a general briefing by the Cruise Director to familiarize you with the vessel and its safety procedures, we cast off and cruise into the Dampier Strait. Say goodbye to land as you enjoy cocktails with the breeze on the upper deck.

Our first destination will be Kri , a small island just east of Mansuar Island. Here you will enjoy your first experience of Raja Ampat: white-sand beaches, clear waters and iridescent reefs against a backdrop of dense rainforest. If you are a diver, you can begin immediately with an afternoon check -dive –We will then cruise until Gam Island giving you plenty of time to ease into life on board Alila Purnama and to enjoy its exclusive service at your leisure.

Come evening, savour the combination of an extraordinary dinner and the incredible views around you. We will spend the night at anchor, lulled by the ripples of the sea and the calming tranquility

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

2

Gam Island

Wake up to your first daylight view of Gam Island before you.

After breakfast you will be able to choose from exhilarating activities such as snorkelling or diving to discover the incredible corals and fish life of the Raja Ampat region. Or if you prefer, you can stay on board and luxuriate with a pampering spa treatment.

During the afternoon we will explore the other side of Gam Island where more activities will be in store for you. By evening we will set sail northwards, cruising through the night and crossing the Equator

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

3

Wayag Island

Good morning!

Today you will enjoy an amazing day in the Northern Hemisphere. Take in the wonderful views from your cabin of clear blue water and tiny sun-kissed islands unusually made, surrounding the Alila Purnama.

We are in Wayag Island. The landscape here is so breathtaking, you’ll feel as if you are part of a picture postcard. Take your pick from an array of different activities or simply relax on a stretch of private white-sand beach. In the evening our crew will prepare a barbeque on the beach.

Revel in the romance of dining outdoors under the stars before we set sail southwards.                             

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

4

Waigeo Island

Today begins in Sel Pele Bay located on the western side of Waigeo Island, renowned as the best place in Raja Ampat for critter hunting.

Besides the stunning underwater world, you will get to enjoy sighting the rich animal and birdlife in the area as well as a host of other activities planned, including a fascinating visit to the Atlas South Sea Pearl Farm in the island’s Aljuy Bay, to learn about the process of pearl cultivation and harvesting.

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

5

Jef Fam

You will wake up at Jef Fam Island, a marvellous place to enjoy a myriad of activities like sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling and trekking.

In the afternoon, the crew will whisk you off in the speedboat for an exciting cruise around the island, a thrilling way to observe small natural pools uniquely created by rocks and discover rare orchids.

Enjoy another beautiful sundown experience over a gourmet dinner painstakingly prepared by the executive chef on board Alila Purnama – a perfect end to another amazing day.

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

6

Mansuar Island

Come morning, another day of new discoveries awaits at Mansuar Island.

With the morning tide, the crew will bring you snorkelling and diving in waters where turtle encounters are common along with visiting manta rays. In the afternoon the crew will escort you on shore to visit a local village – a chance to meet with the islanders and learn of the local way of life.

Later in the afternoon, as you enjoy cocktails on board Alila Purnama, we will begin to cruise towards Sorong.

Overnight on board of Alila Purnama Phinisi Schooner 5 Star (Deluxe) in Cabin with Full Board

7

Sorong

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, it will be time to bid farewell to Alila Purnama and her crew who will escort you until Sorong airport and assist with your departure.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Sorong (SOQ) to Jakarta (CGK by GA683, departing at 07:35 and arriving at 09:15, Sorong (SOQ) to Makassar (UPG) by GA699, departing 14:15 arriving 16:10.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • All land transportation with driver in A/C vehicle
  • Exclusive luxury 6-night living arrangements
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner: meals, refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Scheduled excursions,
  • Activities: unlimited dives, sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling, shore excursions and island hopping.
  • All equipment and admission fees to the National Parks and permits.
  • Guests are thoroughly looked after by our amazing crew of 16, including cruise director and dive instructor both of whom are PADI-certified, resident chef and spa therapist
  • Government Tax

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Visa arrangements.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • International and domestic departure tax.
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees at National Park.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc.).
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.
  •  Any special food request.

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