Monday, August 14, 2017

Rainforest Tour in Manokwari Arfak range

I offer a 3-day rainforest hiking and camping tour in Mount Mabowi of Arfak range to visitors/ nature lovers who are interested in watching birds, butterflies, fireflies, cuscus possum and various kinds of insects. The tour is organized in the following itinerary:
Day 1
We will leave Manokwari city for the coastal area of Arfak mountains by a public transport vehicle. It takes approximately one hour for the car to reach our destination. We will walk up steep slopes of Mount Mabowi to reach our basecamp that is built by a small river. Butterflies, New Guinea orb web spider, birds can be seen in the surrounding areas of the basecamp. At night, we could do jungle walk to find nocturnal animal such as cuscus possum. Food will be prepared in the campsite. Oveenight stay in the jungle.
Day 2
We will wake up early in the morning at 05.00. After drinking some coffee or tea and have biscuits, we will start walking to the birding ground of Lesser Birds of Paradise. Male lesser birds of paradise dance and show their beautiful feather to attract their female counterparts for mating. We will watch them until 09.00. We will walk back to our basecamp and have lunch there. We will move to higher elevation area where we will spend the night in the second basecamp. We could do another night walk to find nocturnal birds such as Marbled Frogmouth and Papuan Frogmouth. We could also see fire-flies, various kinds of moth, and glowing mushroom.
Day 3
Cuscus Possum
The next morning, we could walk to around to find Common Paradise Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Kingfisher or even Magnificent Riflebird. Sometimes, Papuan Blyth's hornbill, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo or even Dwarf Cassowary bird walking around the jungle.

How to get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta city
Continue your trip by taking an airline such as Garuda, Xpress Air, Sriwijaya, or Batik to fly to Manokwari city. I will meet you at the airport and organize your tour to Mount Mabowi of  Arfak mountains

Booking
Please, contact me by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or send text message to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Birding and Snorkeling in Raja Ampat

Red Bird of Paradise in Waigeo island of Raja Ampat
I have just completed my trip in Raja Ampat islands of West Papua. It is a world class destination for visitors who are interested in scuba diving, snorkeling and sightseeing. The coral reef environment of Raja Ampat is the natural habitat of more than one thousand species of fish. Parrotfish, convict surgeonfish, striped surgeonfish, sweetlips, butterflyfish, pink anemone fish, lionfish, walking shark, and manta are some of them.
Wooden Guesthouse for Snorkeling Visitors
Birding
As a matter of fact, Raja Ampat is also a nice place for birdwatching. There are two species of Birds of Paradise in Raja Ampat, i.e. Wilson Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) and Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra). There are also other birds that we can see in the jungle such as Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Hook-billed Kingfisher (Melidora macrorrhina), Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus), Blyth's Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus), Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah), Pacific Swallow, Azure Kingfisher, Willie Wagtail, and etc.
Snorkeling and Birding Buddy
As a tour guide I offer birding and snorkeling trip for anyone who is interested in visiting Raja Ampat and wants me to be a snorkeling or birdwatching buddy. I can accompany solo traveling visitor or organize tours for a group of visitors consisting of 3 to 8 people or even more.
Extending Your Trip
We can extend your birding tour to other parts of West Papua such as Klasow valley of Sorong regency and Arfak mountains of Manokwari where you could explore tropical rainforest of New Guinea island in search of Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise and Northern Cassowary.
Booking
Please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com whatsapp: +6281332245180
Palm Cockatoo in Raja Ampat

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