Tour module 5 days culture and nature Arfak
A 45 minutes walk from the jungle lodge we can spot several species of birds of paradise, or discover the daily life of the local people in the mountains.
•Simple accommodation including mentioned meals
•Coffee, tea and water
•Transport by 4-wheel drive
•Donations and entrance fees
•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurances
•Booking costs and Calamiteitenfonds contribution € 30 per booking
• Cancellation until 2 months before the start of the trip, the cancellation fee will cost 25% from the whole payment.
• Cancellation from 2 months until the 30th day before the start of the trip, the cancellation fee will cost 50% from the whole payment.
* Cancellation on the 30th day until the 14th day before the start of the trip, the cancellation fee will cost 75% from the whole payment.
* Cancellation on the 14th day until the day of the start of the trip, the cancellation fee will cost the whole payment.
Day 1 Arrival Manokwari, traditional market and island Mansinam
Day 2 To the jungle
Day 3 Jungle, birds or people
Day 4 Bird watching and back to Manokwari
Day 5 End of Arfak program
Mansinam is a new hotel right on the beach, just outside the city. It has good facilities and a beautiful restaurant above the water. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Jungle lodge Arfak
The Jungle lodge Arfak is surrounded by primary rainforest situated in the area of Mokwam. The lodge is very primitive: There is no electricity, no running water, mattresses on the floor, Indonesia-style bathroom and toilet (shared). meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Aston Niu - Manokwari
The 4 * hotel is located on a hill outside the city. The hotel has views of both the ocean and the Arfak Mountains. There is a nice outdoor swimming pool. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
ManokwariAlthough smaller than Sorong, Manokwari is the capital of the West Papua province. The town with 130,000 inhabitants is located in the northeast of the so-called Vogelkop. Gunung Meja (the table mountain) is located almost against the town and is a protected nature reserve with a lot of jungle.
Manokwari is better known as a base to the Arfak mountains.
Rendani Airport has daily flights with Sorong, Jayapura, Makassar and Jakarta. Several times a week there are also flights to Nabire, Kaimana and Fak-Fak.
Sights to seePasar Puti Beach: you can ask every taxi driver to take you to this beautiful beach. It is just outside the centre of the city. Beautifully white with many trees that offer enough shadow. Little crabs run around joyfully. Don’t forget to bring your mask and snorkel. There is a beautiful piece of coral directly in front of beach. You can see wonderful fish here. At weekends it may be very busy on the beach because of the local people coming to Pasar Puti Beach. The rest of the week it is pleasantly quiet!
Japanese Monument: at a short distance into the mountains through the jungle you’ll arrive at the Japanese Monument. Some taxi drivers don’t want to go there because some parts of the road are in very bad condition. Once at the Monument you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful view over Manokwari.
Markets: Two markets are worth visiting. The first is the fish market at the fishing port. The fishermen leave early in the morning to catch the fish that’s sold on the market later. The best time to go to the market is at the end of the morning.
The second market where you can look around and enjoy the real Indonesia is the common market. Hundreds of stalls stand here together. Most of them covered. It’s hot here and after the rain also very damp. You can find anything here, vegetables, fruit, clothes, toys, souvenirs, etc... Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Snorkelling: On many places along the coast it is nice snorkelling. Also a good idea might be to rent a boat from a fisherman and tell him that you want to go to Lemon Beach. This is a small island in front of the coast of Manokwari and snorkelling is wonderful there. Negociate the price in advance to prevent problems.
Gunung Meja: The Table Mountain is called Gunung Meja in Indonesian and is situated near the centre. The mountain is perfect for walking through the jungle. It’ll be a serious trip so bring enough water. On the way you can enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna. You’ll see many birds and reptiles during your trip, so don’t forget to bring your camera as well!
ArfakThe Arfak Mountains are a mountain range in the northeast of the Bird's Head Peninsula of the Indonesian province of West Papua, located near the town of Manokwari. It is a remote and rugged mountain range with fairly steep slopes. The highest peaks are the Mebo (2940 meters) and Umsini (2926 meters). The mountain range consists of basalt and tuff with secondary andesites.
The Arfak Mountains are a birdwatcher's paradise. You will find, among other things, several species of birds of paradise. With some luck, you will see the Western performing his "Paper Parasol" dance...