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How to get to There for the Raja Ampat Landbased April 2020 trip


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:07 PM

Hey gang...I see some of you have started asking about how to get THERE for the Raja Ampat trip. The full trip details will cover the options available to you but they basically consist of the following below. Let us know if you want us to help book the flights for you or if you want to join groups of people traveling together to get there.

 

1. Fly daily to Bali and overnight for 1 or more days to recover from the bulk of the fights and then fly from Bali to Sarong. The pkg includes transfers from Sarong to Waisai via VIP Ferry Passenger Service (a/c and first class accommodations)

2. Fly daily to Jarkarta and then take the extremely early flight to Sarong approx 6 am and then transfer from airport to Ferry (included in pkg) to Waisai via VIP Ferry Service.

3. Fly directly to Waisai via commuter plane. Days may or may not align with pkg dates. If you wish to arrive early and/or stay late we can set up extra nights at the hotel BUT all extra accommodations must go thru our block of rooms as the resort is very full right before our trip and we have snagged the remaining rooms for those arriving early. It is also full right after our trip so again we have snagged remaining rooms to assist with travel accommodations.

 

Ticket pricing: Approx $900-1100 round trip from most places

 

Questions for those thinking of the trip:

 

1. Do you want to overnight in Bali to break up the trip and/or either do a bit of sightseeing of beautiful Bali?

2. Do you want to spend a day or so in Sarong and rest before the trip?

3. Since we have a group VIP ferry transfer on the 18th the resort you will need to fly out on the 16th to arrive the 18th if you travel all the way thru (or possibly the 15th depending on your carrier)...do you want to all meet someplace enroute to rendezvous so we can catch the ferry together?

4. Do you want us to help you arrive in groups together so you can transfer via ferry to Waisai in small groups?

 

Let us know if you have any preferences and we can set up a group pre-trip of 1-3 days and/or small groups who can arrive together for safety in numbers.  Thank you! Kamala



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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

I've researched this one myself. Based on what I have seen flying to Bali and then on to SOQ will work best.  I believe the resort gets you from SOQ to the island.  You can book Bali to SOQ online through Garuda now.  This did not used to be possible.  It is about $400US each way from Bali to SOQ on Garuda.  I would recommend a layover in Bali and do something like this if you have the time:

 

https://www.tourradar.com/t/1794

 

It may be cheaper or about as much in the long run.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

Thanks Scott. That is how we've done the liveaboard options. If members want to do it that way great. I just want people to travel together as much as possible for safety and security.



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