BIAK : DIVING, BIRDWATCHING, JAPAN WW II MEMORIAL TOUR
to another paradise of Papua Irian Island, Biak, the gate of the
Northern Irian region. This small island located in the top of the
Cendrawasih Bay, Northern Part of Papua Irian Island, was the location
horrific WW II battles between the Allied Forces and the Japanese.
you to witness the world war remains, enjoy spectacular sea gardens
which is still untouchable by the massive tourism industry, exploring
the small tropical quite islands around Biak that owns pristine
white sandy beach and crystal water, beautiful varied fish and corals,
is built on the rocky soil of an island of the same name on the
rim of Cendrawasih Bay, as Irian Jaya's gateway.There are some good
beaches on : the most popular of which are Bosnik on the east coast
which is good swimming and skydiving, and Korem on the north coast,
where one can watch young men dive for pearls
also visit YAPEN ISLAND, accessible by twenty minutes flight or
six hours by motorized boat to discover the typical birds of paradise,
Parrots, cockatoos and other in Yapen Island as well as trekking
and camping to appreciate the exotic flora and fauna which are the
endemic of Papua Irian such as star turtle (Dermochelys Coriaceae),
Shell Turtle (Cretmocechelys Mybas), butterfly, flying fox and many
archipelago is located in east Biak. It comprises of 30 islands
big and small. The archipelago was called "Schoutenlands"
after William Schouten, found the islands in 1962. Padaido is a
local word, meaning un-describable beauty. The most beautiful areas
of the archipelago is on the small islands of Ureb and Mansurbabo,
both having white sandy beaches and clear water. The sarirea rocks
is also fantastic. These are is suitable place for diving. From
Biak it takes an hour by boat to get here.
also explore the national parks and NATURAL RESERVE at Manokwari.
This town was became the capital of West New Guinea during the Dutch
colonization. Located at the northern part of the Irian mainland,
Manokwari lies on the beautiful surrounding gorges. We will explore
The Arfak Reserve (450 square kilometers) lies in the north - east
corner of the Irian Peninsula, 25 kilometers away from Manokwari.
The vegetation comprises lowland and hill forest has been selectively
logged but it has retained much of its diversity. The reserve protects
large numbers of endemic, rare and commercially important species.
There are about 110 species of mammal may be found here, including
thirty species of marsupial such as tree kangaroos, forest wallabies,
bandicoots, possums and cus-cus. About half of the 320 bird species
recorded for the reserve are endemic to Irian Jaya, and some of
them are not known outside the Arfak region. for birding this reserve
is one of the heavens you may see in the island.
is accessible by flights from Jakarta, Bali, Jayapura ..
JAYA GENERAL INFO
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> 6 DAYS BIRDS OF PARADISE TOUR
> 7 DAYS PADAIDO ISLANDS SNORKELING
> 8 DAYS WILD ORCHID TREKKING
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