Leaders: Nick Bray (June tour), Joachim Bertrands (Sept tour) & Royke Mananta and local guides
Ground Price 2023: £5250.00 – Sentani/Sorong
Airfare: £750 - £950 (approx) - UK/UK
Single supplement: £450.00 - hotels only. In homestays we will have to share.
Group size: Minimum for tour to go ahead 4 and maximum of 8.
Included in cost: Accommodation in twin rooms en-suite, all meals including picnic lunches, bottled water, overland transport in 4x 4’s and minibus/cars, domestic flights as stated in itinerary (on Days 5 and 9), all park entrance fees, and services of local guides and leaders.
Not included: International airfare, insurance, visa fee, any departure taxes, camera fees, drinks, tips and items of a personal nature.
Accommodation: The hotels we use are of a good standard and most of them have private facilities. Shared facilities are inevitable on this tour and can be found at the homestay in the Arfak Mountains.
The homestay at Nimbokrang has a fan in every room and private facilities, in Manokwari and Sorong we stay in 3* or 4* hotels with hot showers, in the Arfak Mountains the homestay is basic with shared facilities, and in Waigeo we will stay in a comfortable resort.
Tour Code: Our aim is not to make this a strenuous tour. However, this is West Papua and you must be able to cope with all day birding in what are usually hot and humid conditions in the lowlands of Nimbokrang, Sorong & Waigeo. There are several very easy days where little physical effort is required. In the Arfak Mountains we can walk up to higher elevations for anyone who wishes, although there are many birds to be found and most early mornings will be spent at specially constructed BOP hides - the walks to reach these can be a little steep.. Weather is unpredictable, but this is the drier season so it should be hot and humid in the lowlands, and at higher altitudes it can get quite damp and cold overnight.