Tour module round trip 6 days adventurous Papua - Kaimana and Triton Bay
It’s a trip with a lot of inconvenience, but above all wonderful snorkelling spots, swimming with whale sharks, overwhelming nature, sweet local people, historic petroglyphs and dancing birds of Paradise.
You’ll spend a few nights at local people’s homes or modest guesthouses. With a speedboat you sail through Bicari bay, Triton bay and Ibis strait. Everywhere plenty of time to enjoy the white sandy beaches and the beautiful corals.
From November to the end of April the wind is alright and the sea calm. Between May and October the wind comes from the south-east and we don’t recommend this tour module. The sea can be very rough then.
What to take with you:
•Overnight stays with breakfast, lunch and dinner
•English speaking guide
•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurances
•Booking fee and contribution Calamiteitenfonds €30 per booking
Dag 1 Arrival Kaimana
Dag 2 To Sisir and Froma Jaya, warm welcome and Birds of Paradise
Dag 3 Whale sharks
Dag 4 Through Iris Strait, snorkelling and therapy
Dag 5 Triton bay and Karst islands
Dag 6 Good-bye Kaimana
Grand Papua hotel Kaimana
The new (2015) Grand Papua hotel Kaimana is about 10 minutes from the town. During our visit the hotel was not completely ready, but it promises to be a nice hotel. Rooms on the first and second floor are spacious and comfortable and have air conditioning, hot running water, a safe, minibar and kettle. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
KaimanaKaimana is a pleasant little town with an atmosphere of bygone Dutch times. In 1962 the last Dutch soldiers left Kaimana, after the Netherlands had handed over New Guinea to the United Nations.
In the area you will find ancient petroglyphs in beautiful nature. These are best admired in Bicari Bay, half an hour by boat from Kaimana.
Nature around Sebakar bay is also unsurpassed. You will find colorful butterflies, orchids, coral reefs and birds of paradise.
Divers will of course go to the Triton Bay divers resort. The resort is located on Aiduma Island, about 2 hours by boat from Kaimana. The Triton bay has an underwater world that is comparable to that of Raja Ampat. Without mantas, yes, but with the whale sharks. More than 30 dive sites are now known in and around Triton Bay. You can choose 2 or 3 dives per day (total 10 or 15 dives).
Once a week the Triton Bay various visits to the whale sharks, within an hour by boat.
Various excursions can be made from the resort to, for example, the Karst islands, Sisir or Froma Jaya, where birds of paradise can be admired around sunrise and sunset.
Tourism is still in its infancy in Kaimana, but for those who do not expect luxury, Kaimana offers plenty of pleasant surprises. The best time for Kaimana and Triton Bay is from November to May.
Kaimana is not the easiest place to get to. Airlines regularly change their flight schedules. In 2020 there will be daily connections with Sorong and several times a week to Manokwari.