The Ultimate Backpacking Guide to Papua Tour

Papua Tour

Once life gets back to normal and the situation is safe enough to travel, we know the first thing people want to do is catch the flight outta here. Have you always wanted to travel solo? How about planning a backpacking trip to Papua Tour, Indonesia? Papua is a stunning island that offers a unique travel experience for solo travelers. It is the second largest island in the world, the island is located far away from central hubs in Indonesia. The stunning island is also an important spot in terms of history, traditional culture, and exotic places to explore. But, you might have many questions to make your trip come true, here is everything you need to know to travel solo around Papua, Indonesia.

Papua Tour

Transport to Papua Tour

Trip to Papua is extremely difficult. The easiest way to reach Papua is by plane. Flying is the fastest way to get to Papua with Lion Air or Garuda Indonesia. Those airlines run routes to Sorong and Jayapura with transit in Makassar.

Which Islands are worth visiting?

Raja Ampat Island is located off the north-west tip of Papua, Indonesia. The island has to be at the top of most Indonesian backpacker travel bucket lists. This region consists of more than a thousand islands with four of its big islands called Misool, Batanta, Waigeo and Salawati. It is one of the ultimate destinations for anyone who likes diving. With their magnificent scenery of steep, white sandy beaches, jungle covered islands, hidden lagoons, crystal clear waters, the island is without question one of the most gorgeous islands on the earth.

Where to stay?

With its enchanting seascape and awesome underwater, there’s no perfect way to explore the island but by Liveaboard! Booking a liveaboard for the Papua Tour to Raja Ampat will let you experience the best and finest dive spots in the archipelago. Booking a liveaboard to Raja Ampat could be quite difficult, especially if you are on a budget tour. The great way to book a boat is by browsing online, pick the ones that you need and visit the physical boat in Raja Ampat. Make sure to get the best price for solo travel.

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Special information for Papua Tour

There are a few things that you need to remember before visiting Raja Ampat. One of the most important things and easiest to overlook is cash. Keep in mind, you will never find any ATM outside of Waisai. Make sure to bring enough money for your whole tour. Beside money, you need to make sure that you have a tourist permit to visit the island. But, most liveaboards and tour agencies will arrange this for you. You can pick up your tourist permit to Raja Ampat at the Cultural and Tourism Ministry Office in Waisai.