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
USD 290 Approx. EUR 270

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
USD 290 Approx. EUR 270
  • Additional night +USD 150
for 3-6 guests
USD 250 Approx. EUR 230
  • Additional night +USD 150
for 1 single guest
USD 340 Approx. EUR 310
  • Additional night +USD 170

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.


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