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Raja Ampat 2024
The next stop on our Aldora Travel itinerary is the stunning paradise of Raja Ampat aboard the luxurious White Manta. Prepare to experience a diver's wonderland where limestone cliffs meet dense mangroves and white sand beaches melt into crystal clear waves, where 1700 species of fish swim amidst 540 types of corals, and dramatic encounters with pelagics inspire awe in the deep blue. Simply put, the pristine beauty of Raja Ampat is breathtaking.
ITINERARY: Raja Ampat liveaboard, Indonesia - starting and ending in Sorong (SOQ) West Papua. This itinerary gets you back to the US with ample time to enjoy
Thanksgiving and avoid all the holiday traffic!
When: 13-19 November 2024
What: 7 day/ 6 night safari, 18 dives, cruising Raja Ampat
Cost: $3000 per person, double occupancy room, ensuite cabin
To reserve your spot, first instalment will be $888
The brand new White Manta is a Rina Class vessel designed with safety and stability in mind to ensure a comfortable journey; 46m long with ample room for relaxation, a dedicated camera room, a well appointed dive deck, and air conditioning throughout the living areas.
We will be limiting capacity to 22 passengers.
Diving: Currents may vary greatly in Raja Ampat, and the White Manta crew believes intermediate to advanced divers will get the most from this trip. Water Temperatures in Raja Ampat are quite comfortable with an average of 84 F.
November in Raja Ampat is the dry season, signaling calmer wind and sea conditions. For photographers, keep in mind that deep water upwellings this time of year may cloud visibility. However, the nutrient enriched seas also attract giant Manta to cleaning stations in Misool and encourage sharks to gather for mating. The variety of topography and overwhelming abundance of the reefs makes Raja ampat a unique destination to experience exceptional biodiversity from large to small. Something for everyone!
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Getting there: There are no direct flights from the USA to Indonesia. However, most major US hubs have convenient itineraries to Jakarta that include at least one layover (through cities like Taipei, Seoul, or Singapore). Expect a long haul flight averaging 800-1000+ USD round trip. After overnighting at least one day at your port of entry, fly to Sorong via several domestic airlines (about 250 USD roundtrip). A member of the crew will pick you up from your airport or hotel on the day of embarkation in Sorong and transport you directly to the boat.
We partner with an Indonesian agent who can assist you with domestic flight plans for a small fee.
Side trips: There is so much to explore, from hanging out with monkeys in a sacred forest or visiting beautiful temples and rice terraces, taking a ride along the beach to see the kites fly or relaxing at the spa. Of course, Indonesia also has countless diving destinations, from serious muck to spectacular drifts, so your vacation can be as relaxed or exciting as you want it to be.
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
VISA: A VOA (Visa on Arrival) valid for 60 days can be obtained at the airport for 35 (USD) and is available to the USA, Canada, EU and Mexico.
HEALTH: At this time, there are no Covid restrictions for travelers arriving in Indonesia. Please be aware that the liveaboard has its own requirements, including the carry and use of testing kits. Appropriate travel precautions are recommended. The liveaboard provides no refunds in the event of sickness or emergency cancellations.
As such, Diving and Travel Insurance is MANDATORY for this trip.
NOTE NO REFUNDS
Once booked, our international dive trips are strictly non-refundable.
We cannot refund you under any circumstances.
The liveaboard operators maintain a stringent no-refund policy.
$888 USD due upon booking.
$792 USD due 1st March 2024
$1320 USD due 1st July 2024
Option 1: Zelle Account
Option 2: Credit Card via Stripe (payment link available on request). USA/CA cc incurs 3% surcharge. International cc incurs 4.5% surcharge.
Price is Per Person
Airfare is not Included.
Airfare (Airport taxes should be included by the ticket vendor.)
Marine Park, Port fees, Fuel Surcharge (400 USD total due with final payment)
On Board alcohol and merchandise
Crew and dive guide gratuities.
If interested, please email your interest to email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the trip.