Explore Waigeo and Arfak
We begin our West Papuan outdoors adventure with a relaxed afternoon's hiking outside the town of Sorong, situated on the westernmost tip of New Guinea's Bird's Head or Vogelkop Peninsula. Next morning, we set off on a four days' exploration of the natural wonders of Waigeo Island in the fabled Raja Ampat archipelago off Sorong. On the return journey to Sorong, we shall spend ample time on a tiny atoll in Dampier Strait for a spot of snorkeling, leisurely walking or beach relaxation. We then shift our attention to the Arfak Mountains near Manokwari, on the opposite side of the Bird's Head, where we shall be based for four nights in search of an exquisite selection of New Guinea montane wildlife here.
Possible year-round, but most certainly best from June to November.
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Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required for this tour which plies some challenging terrain.
Day 1 > Sorong and Sorong lowlands.
Read on about the birdlife of Waigeo Island.
Read on about our Community Conservation and Ecotourism Agreement for the Orobiai River catchment on Waigeo Island.
Read on about the birdlife of the Arfak Mountains.
Read on about our filming expedition for Vogelkop Bowerbird in the Arfak Mountains with the BBC Natural History Unit.
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10 days/9 nights
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My heartfelt thanks
to Iwein and Like for making it all not only
possible but pleasant, and
to my companions for making it downright
priceless. And remember: any time
you're in Tokyo, be sure to get
in touch - you can buy me dinner :-)