Birding Papua Mount Arfak 4D

  • 4 Days
  • Birding
  • Easy-Moderate

Birding tours in Papua are an activity that should not be missed. Papua, the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, is a paradise for birdwatchers. One of the best bird-watching hotspots in West Papua is the Arfak Mountains, which is located in the regency of Manokwari. The Arfak Mountains are known for their high bird diversity, with more than 300 bird species recorded in the area.

The Bird of Paradise is a bird species that is renowned for its incredible beauty and unique behavior. These birds are found primarily in West Papua and are known for their bright colors and intricate feather patterns, which vary greatly between species. The Bird of Paradise, also known as Cendrawasih, holds a special place in Indonesian culture and mythology. They are considered sd a symbol of beauty, grace, and elegance. It is often depicted in traditional dances and ceremonies, such as the Tari Cendrawasih dance, which is performed by Papuan women wearing headdresses decorated with bird of paradise feathers. In Indonesian mythology, the Bird of Paradise is also associated with the supernatural and the divine. It is believed to be a messenger of the gods and a symbol of spiritual enlightenment.

Arriving in Manokwari city, you will be transferred by a 4wd car directly from the airport to a guesthouse in higher elevation forest of Arfak mountains. After drinking some tea or coffee, we will go to the birding ground of Vogelkop Bowerbird. At night, we could visit a nearby river to find frog.

 Hotel plan: Guest House

Meals plan: Lunch, dinner

Early in the morning, we will walk to the birding ground of Magnificent Bird of Paradise. We will watch it until 09.00. Most often, other birds also come to the same site such as the Green-backed Robin, Black-eared Catbird and Black Fantail. When we walk back to the guesthouse, we may see other birds such as Western Smoky Honeyeater, Goldenface or Hooded Pitohui and Black-winged Monarch, etc. In the afternoon, we could go hiking to watch Western Parotia whose male one dances like a ballerina. After that we can walk back to the guesthouse. In the trees on both side of the road, there are birds that we can watch such as Modest Tiger Parrot, Mountain Fruit Dove, or Vogelkop Melidectes.


Hotel plan: Guest House

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will wake up early in the morning to have tea or coffee. At around 05.00, we will walk up steep slope of Mount Soyti to the birding ground of Black Sicklebill. Sometimes other birds such as Superb Bird of Paradise and female Western Parotia also comes to the same birding ground. After lunch, we will return to Manokwari city again by 4WD car.

 Hotel plan: Swiss bell Hotel Manokwari

Meals plan: Breakfast, lunch

Morning is free at your own leisure. Then transfer to the airport to catch flight to next destination.

Hotel plan: -

Meals plan: Breakfast

All transfer

-       Birding guide (English speaking)

-       Porters

-       Full board meals in Mt. Arfak

-       Entry permit to Papua

-       All Entry Fees and donations

-       Accommodation listed on the program

-       All activities mentioned on the program


  • Tailor Made Program
  • Flexible Departure Date
  • Private Trip
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