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Indonesia - Mantra 7 Day Raja Ampat Cruise

7 days

from £3,500pp (excluding flights)

Embark on a 7-day adventure around the tropical paradise of Raja Ampat, a series of stunning remote islands in Indonesia. This exciting journey begins and ends in Sorong, the gateway to Raja Ampat.

  • Enjoy sunset drinks on the deck of Mantra
  • Dive amongst the coral slopes of the Kri peninsula
  • Snorkel off and explore one of the remote islands of the archipelago
  • Walk up the green peaks of Wayag, offering one of the best panoramic views of Raja Ampat
  • Trek to the waterfalls on Batana and swim in the pool below

Raja Ampat is as remote as you get - closer to West Papua than anywhere else. The name translates as ‘Four Kings’ referring to the four main islands of Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool, which are in turn surrounded by approximately 1,500 wild islands with pristine beaches and sheer limestone cliffs plunging into aqua seas.

Above water, the islands’ cultural heritage is diverse, with prehistoric cave paintings and relics from the era of the Four Kings who once ruled here. Intrepid visitors can trek through the jungle, learn about traditional kampong life in local villages, visit a sea turtle rookery and explore the coastal mangroves by sea kayak.

Raja Ampat remains one of the last untouched corners of the earth, and makes for a magical trip for anyone looking to get away from it all and relax in a naturally beautiful environment.

The cost is based on six people taking a private charter. 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 3500 £ 650

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Day One Sorong to Misool
Guests will be met by the yacht’s crew at Sorong airport and transferred to the harbour to board their private yacht. After guests have settled in and been briefed by the crew, the boat will set sail from Sorong harbour for the island of Mioskon in Kri.

Sorong is the gateway to Raja Ampat and often the start of Raja Ampat cruises.

Day 2

Day Two Kri
Famed for its abundant fish-life and vibrant coral slopes, the Kri peninsula offers some of the most spectacular underwater views in Raja Ampat. Here guests can snorkel over bustling coral reefs through veils of colorful reef fish, and encounter turtles, sharks and even manta rays.

Famed for its abundant fish life and coral slopes, the Kri peninsula offers some of the most colourful underwater views in Raja Ampat.

Day 3

Day Three Wayag Islands
Today, the boat will cruise into the interminable green island maze that comprises the most visually stunning scene in Raja Ampat - Wayag. Wayag offers spectacular snorkelling, diving, kayaking and time on the beach. Guests can climb the renowned island peak behind the anchorage for a full panoramic view of the azure waterways through the rock formations, and finish the hike with a swim on the white sand beach below.

The Wayag Islands offer spectacular snorkelling, diving, kayaking and beach time.

Day 4

Day Four Penemu
Draped with tiers of green vegetation, the islets encircle a shallow green bay and a walking trail along the rocky hills leads to a look out with magnificent views of the lagoon, its outlying islands, and the ocean beyond. From this spectacular enclosure, guests can travel out to some of the most celebrated snorkeling and diving sites in the area by speedboat.

Rocky limestone domes make u the Penemu Islands with tiers of green vegetation cirlcing a green bay.

Day 5

Day Five The Passage
The statuesque mushroom islands of Kabui Bay mark the entrance to a narrow channel of water through which strong currents run with each tide - the famous Passage.

The channel is framed by limestone cliffs and green vegetation above the water; and below, offers a rare glimpse at what is effectively a salt water river, shrouded with soft corals, fans and sponges. The passage is framed by limestone cliffs with an abudance of vegetation above and below the waterline.

The Passage is framed by limestone cliffs with an abudance of vegetation above and below the waterline.

Day 6

Day Six Batanta
The island of Batanta offers fantastic bird watching and jungle scenery. Here, guests can trek to the local waterfall, enjoy a swim in the pool below or underneath the falls’ cave, and observe some of the most spectacular birds and butterflies on the trek back to the vessel.

This evening’s anchorage affords the chance to observe a spectacular island sunset, as well as a myriad of local bird life, such as Blythes hornbills, palm cockatoos, egrets & various sea eagles returning to roost for the evening.

The Batanta Island offers fantastic bird watching and jungle scenery.

Day 7

Day Seven Batanta to Sorong
The boat will set sail early this morning towards Sorong. After a farewell brunch, guests will be escorted to the harbour, and onwards to the local airport for their flight home.

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