2 days/1 night (or longer) ● from/to Jayapura, Papua ● Private Tour Extension ● 1 night in guesthouse ● Level of difficulty: none
Price per person for minimum 2 guests
from/to Jayapura, Papua
- PRIVATE TOUR
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.
For payment we accept USD, EUR, and IDR. Please let us know your preferred currency. 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. Prices are subject to change. The final price will be quoted upon confirmation of the tour. Foreigners need a travel permit for Papua (“surat jalan”). We will take care of this permit before your arrival. For the permit we need a copy of your passports and passport photos. A list of equipment will be sent with the booking confirmation.