Sorong is the capital of West Papua Province. Sorong has so many tourists’ destinations. one of the most popular one is Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat is where you can the world’s best, richest marine bio-diversities. It has the best fishes, corals, and reefs. The scenes are the champions. There are four main islands in Raja Ampat, Missol, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. All offer the best panorama.
To get to Raja Ampat, you have to take flight to Sorong from Jakarta. There is no direct flight from Bali to Sorong. Flight to Sorong is possible to take from Makassar, Manado and Jakarta. From Jakarta you can take Xpress Air, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air. From Makassar you can take Garuda, Xpress Air, Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air and Batik Air. Flight to Sorong from Manado is operated by Lion Air and Wings Air.
Flight to Sorong is quie expensive. The cheapest ticket for nonstop flight to Sorong is tagged at IDR 1.959.000 offered by Express Air. Nam Air even sells their tickets at IDR 2.156.000.
How to Get to Raja Ampat from Sorong
Next, you should take one of the options of transportations to Raja Ampat from Sorong. Choose public ferries. There are two types of ferries, express and slow boat. It is recommended to take the speedboat one. Slow boat tickets are offered at IDR 150.000, the speedboat tickets are sold at IDR 220.000. You can find the boats at Sorong Harbour.
Flight to Waisai
This flight is operated by Susi Air. But, it may consume much of your money, unless you are in hurry. Waisai is in the land of Waigeo. It is meant you have steeped in Raja Ampat when you have reached Waisai.
From Waisai you still need to transfer to the islands. Most travelers use boats. The boat prices are more expensive, but you can ask for substantial discount.