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Charles Roring

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Snorkeling Tour in Raja Ampat and Trekking Tour in Tropical Rainforest of West Papua

I provide a combined snorkeling tour in Raja Ampat islands and trekking tour in Tambrauw Mountains of West Papua province of Indonesia for visitors who are interested in seeing the rich biodiversity of West Papua's coral reef and tropical rainforest.

Snorkeling Tour in Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat has been famous as the number 1 destination for marine tourism. Every year, tens of thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers go there to see tropical fish that thrive in pristine coral reef of the archipelago. Until mid-2011, marine biologists recorded 1,427 reef fish and 553 hard corals and 42 mantis shrimp.  These numbers have brought Raja Ampat as the richest in the world for marine biodiversity. Some of the marine animals that visitors may see include Wobeggong Shark, Raja Epaulette Shark, Manta, Giant Trevally, Black Tip Reef Shark, Bluefin Trevally, Grouper, Red Slender Anthias, Damselfish, Butterflyfish, Moorish Idol, Anemonefish, Spadefish, Scads, and a lot more.
The snorkeling and sightseeing tour usually lasts for 5 days/ nights.

Trekking and Camping in the Forest
In addition to pristine coral reef, West Papua is also a perfect destination for anybody who is interested in exploring its tropical rainforest. Walking in the jungle, visitors will be able to see exotic plants, colorful butterflies, and birds.
Riverwalk in the Forest of
Tambrauw Regency - West Papua
As a tourist guide, I offer a 4-day/ 3-night trekking and camping trip in the jungle of Tambrauw Mountains. During the trip, visitors will be able to explore the coral reef in Kri island, Mansuar island, Kabui bay, Gam island, Arborek, and Pianemo as well as trekking and camping in the forest along the bank of Syuan river in Tambrauw regency of West Papua.
How the get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta city or Manado city of Indonesia
After that take a domestic flight to Sorong city
I will meet you at the airport to arrange your trip to Raja Ampat and Tambrauw Mountains

What you need to bring
  • For snorkeling, you need to bring snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • If you want to take pictures of the coral reef and fish, bring a good underwater camera
  • For outdoor camping in the jungle, a good sleeping bag and flashlight will be useful.
You could take this tour alone (as a private tour) or with friends (as group tour). I will be happy to organize and guide you. For prices and customized itinerary, please, contact me by email to:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Snorkeling in Raja Ampat Archipelago

Anemonefish in Northwest area of Mansuar island
Raja Ampat has been famous around the world as the best destination for marine tourism. It is located in West Papua province of the Republic of Indonesia. As a tourist guide, I organized a tour for 4 Czech tourists last week. We had a 5-day/ 4 -night sightseeing and snorkeling tour in the archipelago. During the tour, we went snorkeling in Kri, Mansuar, Kabui bay, Pianemo (Fam islands), and Gam island. It was a great experience because we could see a lot of fish including black tip reef shark, anemonefish, boxfish, baracuda, scads, giant trevally, grouper, butterflyfish, parrotfish and a lot more. We also saw several hawksbill turtles in the waters.
Here are some pictures of coral reef and tropical fish that I saw when I went snorkeling in Raja Ampat.
Diagonal-banded Sweetlips in
Yenbuba Strait of Raja Ampat
There are a lot of coral reef areas that are suitable for snorkelers. Visitors who want to go there need a good motorized boat.
What you need to bring:
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Underwater camera
How to get there
  • Fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia)
  • Fly from Jakarta to Sorong city
  • I will meet you at the airport and arrange your trip to Raja Ampat.
Rainforest Tour
In addition to snorkeling tour, I also provide rainforest tour in the mainland of West Papua particularly in Tambrauw regency. During the tour, participants will be able to walk through the jungle and the river; and stay in tents that are built at the bank of Syuan river or Syugrar river. The tropical rainforest of Tambrauw is the natural habitat of sulphur crested cockatoo, blyth's hornbill, and various species of swallowtail butterfly. 
If you are interested in taking a tour package to Raja Ampat, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to:

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