An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.
- David Attenborough -
Sail and explore the Coral Triangle also known as Raja Ampat, the world’s largest archipelago with over 17000 islands, just 1000 nautical miles from the Great Barrier Reef system. This archipelago is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and remote island chains in the world. With jungle-covered peaks, powder-white beaches and azure waters, these islands are a true taste of paradise. The position of Indonesia at the intersection of the Pacific and Indian oceans results into a rich plankton area. Diving in these waters is extraordinary and you can see the smallest fish to swimming side by side with a whale shark or manta rays. According to conservationists, it has the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
You will appreciate the natural beauty, and the spirit of the people that inhabit the islands. While comprising only 1.6% of the planet’s oceans, this biological diversity is home to over 76% of all known coral species in the world, counting 600 species of reefs. Here you may encounter with more than 2000 species of fish, from the largest shark on earth (whale shark) to the smallest one like the vivid Nudibranch. Also noteworthy is that 6 of the world’s 7 species of marine turtles call this place home. The coral reefs and islands are seemly untouched by time with many traditional subsistence sea tribes working hard to earn their catch for today. Join our V&J guides and learn how to identify ocean life, assist in conservation and research projects that aims to prevent the loss of ocean life populations by monitoring the factors that affect migration and diving behaviours.
This archipelago is comprised of thousands of magical islands, each unique in terms of landscapes and culture. We will tailor your island adventure to include activities such as hiking, treks up a volcano, birding and visiting the local markets. You will encounter local tribes to connect with a true spirit of the place from ancient handicraft production such as Ikat weaving as well traditional celebratory dance routines.
We craft unique itineraries that will meet yours and your family’s needs. Your choice of activities and interests will help define your voyage, whether it is venturing out to sea to snorkel or dive or relaxing across from a majestic island. Our goal is to help you and your family, friends to experience one of the world’s most remote and majestic environment, The Coral Triangle, as safely and comfortably as possible.
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Due to the characteristics of this Unique Adventure, the itinerary will be shared upon request. The Personal Travel Advisor may have to contact you to clarify any doubts in order to deliver a product to suit your requirements.
(1) Price per person based on double occupancy
(2) Detailed itinerary to be shared after first interactions with your Personal Travel Advisor