The Icon of Raja Ampat

Wayag

once in a lifetime experience...

Wayag is the most beautiful lagoon of Indonesia and South East Asia, located in the north of Raja Ampat.
With about 155,000 hectare of luxurious vegetation on fairy tale  atols, the view is breath taking.

Reaching this unique scenery come with price and difficulty due to the extremely remote location.
This page intend to give you some information to help you to plan a trip to the jewel of Raja Ampat.

For nature lover, snorkeler and diver, Wayag will be kept engraved in your heart for the eternity.

How to reach Wayag ?

Wayag is extremly remote with only few options available...

Wayag Tours and Excursion

to explore Raja Ampat most stunning landscape, a tour is the best way to enjoy it with a profeessional

Wayag FAQ

See our Frequently Ask Question related to Wayag

HOW TO REACH WAYAG ?

Get there

Wayag is very far away and requires a large budget to be reached. With about 200 km of Sorong (400 km returned trip from Sorong, less from closer location), a well prepared planning is necessary before arriving at Raja Ampat.

Cove Eco Resort

2h from Wayag

The closest resort to Wayag. Safe and Comfortable option

Cove Eco Resort Website

With its unique location on Yeben Island close to Pianemo (half way between Wayag and Sorong), Cove Eco Resort is the perfect landing place for an excursion to Wayag.

Cove Eco Resorts offer as well as a great range of activities such as Diving, Snorkeling and excursion to other areas of Raja Ampat (Pianemo, The Passage, Kri, Kabui, Sawingrai or Pasir Timbul)

http://www.coveecoresort.com

Papua Explorer

3h from Wayag

From Dampier straight

Papua Explorer Website

Papua Explorer is an other alternative to go to Wayag.

Professional team targetting foreigner diver.
 Minimum 5 person.

http://www.papuaexplorers.com

Hamueco

3.5h from Wayag

Eco Lodge near in Waisai

Hamueco Website

Resort with 6 bungalow. No fan, shared bathroom, electricity from 18:30pm to 06:30am 

Located nearby Waisai, tour are organized for large group . 

http://www.hamueco.com

Homestay

3 to 4h from Wayag

For traveller on tight budget

Stay Raja Ampat website

Offering rustic comfort (few hours of electricity, matress on the floor, limited communication and shared bathroom), Homestay is an alternative to reach Wayag for backpaker and travellers on low budget.. 

http://www.stayrajaampat.com

WAYAG TOURS AND EXCURSION

Fully inclusive Wayag Tours with Cove Eco Resort on Yeben Island

Important to know

From Sorong airport or Hotel be ready not later than 08:00am.
Return to Sorong around 12:00am
Transfer from Sorong to Yeben island is via Waisai using ferry
The Governement Marine Conservation Fee of 1,000,000 IDR (or 85 USD) for foreigner and 500,000 IDR for Indonesian is not included

Pianemo view, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Gems Tour - 3N4D

The most amazing spot of Raja Ampat in 3 nights / 4 days

Wayag + Pianemo + Yeben

Including Wayag, Pianemo and Yeben island excursion, this is the perfect tour for nature lover wanting to explore Wayag and Pianemo from the famous Yeben island.

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Friday and Leaving Monday)

Friday afternoon
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow in teh afternoon
Saturday
Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Sunday
Wayag Archipelago 
Monday
Return to Sorong in the morning

Detailed Schedule

Friday:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, departure around 14:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

Relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Saturday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and most beautifull coral reef of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Sunday:

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.
The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.
We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Monday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Raja Ampat Gems Tour - 3 nights / 4 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ Half Day Kayak
1,513 USD 1,360 USD 1,270 USD 1,209 USD 1,068 USD 1,051 USD 1,001 USD993 USD 959 USD 954 USD 949 USD
Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 4N5D

A deep experience of Raja Ampat in 4 nights / 5 days

Wayag + Pianemo + Pasir Timbul + Yeben

Including Wayag, Pianemo, Yeben island, Pasir Timbul, Sawingrai, Pasir Timbul  excursion, this is the perfect tour for nature lover wanting more of the beatiful region of Raja Ampat

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday and Leaving Friday)

Monday
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow in the afternoon
Tuesday
Sawingrai (bird Watching)+ Yenbuba + Kri Sinking Island (Pasir Timbul)+ Arborek
Wednesday
Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Thursday
Wayag Archipelago
Friday
Return to Sorong in the morning

Detailed Schedule

Monday:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, departure around 14:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

Relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Tuesday:

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the unique sand bank of the sinking island and area of Dampier Strait.

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am.

After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.After a snack, you will then head to the Yenbuba jetty and enjoy snorkeling or diving.

You will then go to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there. After lunch, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Wednesday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and most beautifull coral reef of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Thursday:

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.
The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.
We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Friday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 4 nights / 5 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ Half Day Kayak
1,934 USD 1,743 USD 1,630 USD 1,556 USD 1,376 USD 1,355 USD 1,292 USD1,282 USD 1,239 USD 1,233 USD 1,228 USD
The Passage, Raja Ampat

Full Raja Ampat Tour - 7N8D

The complete experience of Raja Ampat in 7 nights / 8 days

Wayag + Pianemo + Pasir Timbul + Hidden Bay + Yeben

Including all spots of Raja Ampat, the region will have no secret after enjoying this amazing tour.

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday or Friday)

Monday
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Relax at the resort in the afternoon
Tuesday
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow in the afternoon
Wednesday
Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Thursday
Wayag Archipelago
Friday
Hidden Bay + The Passage + Kabui
Saturday
Sawingrai (bird Watching)+ Yenbuba + Kri Sinking Island (Pasir Timbul)+ Arborek 
Sunday
Relax at the resort 
Monday

Return to Sorong in the morning

Detailed Schedule

Monday:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, relax at the resort

Tuesday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

Relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Wednesday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and most beautifull coral reef of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Thursday:

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.
The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.
We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Friday:

after breakfast, departure around 09:00am to see what Alfred Russel Wallace describbed as “One of the most [...] picturesque landscapes I have ever seen…”.

To reach The Passage, you will head west of Yeben towards Gam. You will pass by a pearl factory and then arrive to the most famous passage of West Papua.It is a narrow passage of water that separates Gam and Waigo island, each side punctuated with rising limestone cliffs. Resembling a river flowing between the two islands, the nutrient rich waters that are drawn through at a rapid rate by the tides support a vast wealth of marine biodiversity. Take your camera and enjoy the scenic view. You may snorkel around this special area which includes strong currents and mangroves.

We will then stop to a small isolated jetty around Kabui where we will take a morning tea/coffee break.After this stop, we will bring you to the Hidden bay entrance to enjoy snorkeling above corals.

Then you will enter the Hidden Bay. It is another Raja Ampat’s gems. With a narrow entrance easy to overlook, once inside a long narrow channel with coral reefs and small sharks finally split into a maze of rock islands and side bays. You can shot the peacefull and beautifull lagoon and observe a bat cave located in the end of the bay. Lunch follows, at a nearby beach.

While returning to Yeben, we will stop on the way to Pef to see the handprint on the Pef walls

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Saturday:

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the unique sand bank of the sinking island and area of Dampier Strait.

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am.

After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.After a snack, you will then head to the Yenbuba jetty and enjoy snorkeling or diving.

You will then go to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there. After lunch, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Sunday:

Relax at the resort.

Monday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
FullRaja Ampat Tour - 7 nights / 8 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ Half Day Kayak
2,567 USD 2,335 USD 2,199 USD 2,108 USD 1,872 USD 1,849 USD 1,768 USD1,759 USD 1,702 USD 1,697 USD 1,693 USD

Other activity included in all Wayag Tour

Kayak around islands

Kayak

Transparent Kayak is the ideal activity to enjoy the island. With Transparent bottom you can observe the reef.

Snorkeling in Raja Ampat

Snorkeling

specifc spots allows you to enjoy snorkeling over corals and colourfull fishes. Guide is required for less experienced snorkeler.

Relax on the beach

Beach

Relax on a beach is another activity to be enjoyed after an excursion. Picnic is often organized on nearby beach after activities.

WAYAG FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION AND LINKS

Some of the most common question about visiting Wayag

How long it takes to reach Wayag ?

It depend from where you would start the trip:

With speedboat:
From Sorong : 5 to 6h
From Waisai: 3 to 4h
From Yeben Island: 2h

With slower boat (typicaly from Homestay)
From Waisai or Dampier Strait Area:  about 4h minimum

Why the price to Wayag is so expensive ?

Wayag is very remote and takes a long travel to reach. Due to all escalating  cost of gas, overtime, park entry fee, local donation it is difficult to find low price unless for big group of more than 10 persons together.

What is the minimum number of person to go to Wayag ?

It depend a lot. From Waisai it is usually possible only with a large group of at least 6 to 10 person depending of the resort or Homestay.

For location closer to Wayag such as Cove Eco Resort, the minimum is only 2 person.

What is so special about Wayag ?

Wayag is on all postcard of Raja Ampat. Any magazine of TV program related to Raja Ampat will show the picturesque landscape that is unique in Indonesia.

The lagoon is very well preserved and the view on the top is stunning.

Is it possible to stay overnight in Wayag ?

There is no accomodation in Wayag. The visit is on a daily trip with return in the afternoon.

How easy it is to reach the view point of Wayag ?

Each of the two view point of Wayag do not have yet stairs. It is a very tough hike.

Due to the extremely remote location with no medical facilities nearby, only visitor fit in good medical condition should try it. 

What to bring to hike to the top of Wayag ?

To hike the two point, it is mandatory to bring trekking shoes to be safe from sharp rocks. Due to the difficult path to reach the top, sandals or flip flop would be very dangerous and prevent you to hike to reach the amazing scenery.

We advise as well to bring gloves as well.

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CONTACT US

Contact us if you are interested to visit Wayag

We would be delighted to give you all information and prices
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