Bird of Paradise

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2 days/1 night (or longer) ● from/to Jayapura, Papua ● Private Tour Extension ● 1 night in guesthouse ● Level of difficulty: none

This beautiful travel extension takes you for 1 night to a bird of paradise sanctuary in Nimbokrang village. During guided hikes through the forest you have the unique opportunity to see various species of birds of paradise, and many more, in their natural habitat. Mr. Alex, the famous ornithologist at the head of the reserve, welcomes you in his guesthouse and introduces you to the secrets of the local birds. You go on 2 birdwatching tours before you return to Jayapura.

Price per person
from/to Jayapura, Papua

for minimum 2 guests
EUR 250

Day 1: Jayapura airport – Nimbokrang
The bird of paradise sanctuary

You arrive at Jayapura and upon arrival you are directly driven to Nimbokrang. There you meet Mr. Alex, an ornithologist known for his guided tours to see the birds of paradise. His guesthouse has simple but clean rooms. After a lunch prepared by Mr. Alex’s family, you set off on your first guided birding tour with him. The walk through the forest is easy. The most important thing is to be patient. If it is not raining, you have a high chance to observe different species of birds of paradise, including the Lesser Bird of Paradise, the King Bird of Paradise and the 12-wire Bird of Paradise. Almost every day, the males come to their spots to impress and attract the females with their singing and dancing. In the evening, you have dinner at the guesthouse.

Transportation: 2 hours of drive. Walking time: 2 hours. Guide included. Accommodation: Guesthouse Nimbokrang. Meals: full board.

Day 2: Nimbokrang – Jayapura airport
Early birding tour and transfer back to Jayapura airport/hotel

The sun rises and you head back into the forest. The very early morning hours are the best time to see the birds of paradise, which are very active at this time of day. By late morning you are back at the guesthouse and your driver brings you back to Jayapura airport or your hotel in Sentani. End of the tour.

Transportation: 2 hours of drive. Walking time: 2 hours. Guide included. Meals: breakfast.

The 12-wire bird of paradise
The guesthouse in Nimbokrang


Bird of Paradise ● 2 days/1 night ● Private Tour Extension
Price per person from/to Jayapura, Papua
for minimum 2 guests
EUR 250
  • Additional night +EUR 150
for 3-6 guests
EUR 250
  • Additional night +EUR 150
for 1 single guest
EUR 360
  • Additional night +EUR 180

We ask for a deposit of 15% of the tour price at the time of booking. The balance is due no later than 4 weeks before the start of the tour. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months when entering Indonesia. Most nationalities receive a visa on arrival (free of charge). Please check with your embassy if you need a special visa for Indonesia and about the procedure. For the special surat jalan travel permit each participant must bring 1x passport copy and 2x passport photos. A list of equipment will be sent with the booking confirmation.


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