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The Best of Biak Island, Papua [PICTURES] (4D/3N)

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Tour Code: C2I-PAPUA03

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Explore the island of Biak, Papua! Located off Papua’s northern coast of Cenderawasih Bay, the island offers amazing history and nature with pristine beaches and tropical vibes.

  • 3 Nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Biak, Papua (BIK)
Itinerary: Biak Papua Tour

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN BIAK       ▼

Welcome to Biak! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will stay in the old Dutch KLM hotel build in the 50’s, now called Asana Biak. This old KLM hotel was an important meeting place for the Dutch community during this time period. Much of the old hotel is still preserved original, like the entrance, the restaurant and some of the rooms. You will stay in the new rooms with direct view on the ocean. Enjoy your free day at the tropical swimming pool overlooking the ocean or go for a stroll in the neighborhood. The streets are nice and peaceful and Biak is known to be one of the cleanest islands in whole Indonesia!

Meals:

Accommodation: Asana Biak – Ocean View Deluxe

DAY 2:HISTORICAL TOUR - JAPANESE CAVE & MUSEUM - WOOD CARVING - PARADISE BEACH       ▼

The battle of Biak was fought in 1944 between the United States’ and the Japanese Army, during the WW II New Guinea campaign. Around 10.000 Japanese and 500 Americans have lost their lives on this island. We will visit one of the many caves in Biak where Japanese troops used to hide in the time of the war. A collection of WW II remaining can be found in a small museum near the Japanese Cave. Afterwards we will continue to a small wood carving work-shop where we can see traditional woodcarving. The local people make beautiful music instruments here. If there is enough time you can visit one of Biak’s waterfalls before ending the day at Biak’s beautiful and deserted beaches where you can relax and swim the day away. 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Accommodation: Asana Biak – Ocean View Deluxe

 

DAY 3:FREE DAY - OPTIONAL DAY TRIP       ▼

A free day at your own leisure, or book a trip to the Padaido Island.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Asana Biak – Ocean View Deluxe

Optional Snorkeling Trip to Padaido Islands: We will drive towards Bosnik where we will depart by local boat to explore Owi and Rurbas islands from the Padaido archipelago. Discover the magical underwater world and enjoy the white sandy beaches with swaying palm trees. Lunch will be set on the beach in picnic style. You can go on a discovery trip in Owi Island to see an old airstrip from the alliance that fought against Japan during WWII. Despite of some trees overgrowing the site, the airstrip is still in perfect condition. In the end of the afternoon you will be brought back from the paradise to your hotel.

DAY 4:END OF TRIP       ▼

Today ends your tour in Biak Papua. You will have transfer to the airport and then take your flight out. We wish you a happy and safe journey. Thank you for marching your footprints in this land through Come2Indonesia. We wait for you on other excursions with more experiences. Sampai Jumpa!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation

 

Photos: Biak Papua Tour

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Accommodation and meals according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide during day trip
  • Transportation and visits according to the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Occasional tipping to locals for taking pictures of them
  • Flights, visas, airport taxes
  • Personal expenses: Laundry, soft drinks, alcohol, tips, etc.
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Extra expenses occurred due to problems greater than our control such as flight cancellations, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the "INCLUDES"
Map: Biak Papua Tour

FAQ

When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October. Although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.

If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not. There are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.

How do I get to Biak?

Direct flight to Biak (BIK) is only available from Jakarta (CGK) where most international flights depart and arrive. From Bali (DPS) which is also an international airport, flight to Jayapura is usually going through Makassar as transit city and might include staying overnight there.

What should I bring?

Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:

  • Comfortable and light shirt and at least a pair of long sleeves
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes if your trip include some trekking
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Couple of pairs of socks
  • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat

Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:

Underwater trips:
  • Dive Insurance
  • Dive certificate
  • Certificate of Nitrox (for those who are using Nitrox)
  • Dive equipment except Tanks and Weights. Please consult your travel expert to find out if the equipment is inclusive or not in your booking.
  • Swimsuit/Dive suit
  • Adapter DIN or INT
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen SPF +40
  • Waterproof bags
Land tours and trekking:
  • Small backpack for daily important item
  • Travel Insurance, which covers trekking and sport risk
  • Trekking shoes (check with your travel expert if you need a Goretex or simply a walking shoes)
  • Pullover (as in some areas with high altitude like Mt. Bromo, the temperature can get as low as 0 degree)
  • Small flashlight or head flashlight
  • Valid passport with valid visa (or check if you are eligible for Visa Free Entry)
  • Waterproof bag to put all important documents
  • All documents for your trip: vouchers, tickets, contact numbers ((keep the soft copies in your mobile)
  • Credit card (in some major cities, credit card is widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Small charge might be applied)
  • Cash in Euro or USD (you may change into local currency Rupiah when you arrive here)
  • Camera, Battery and Charger
  • Adapter (220V is used in Indonesia)
  • International driving license (if you plan to drive on your own)
  • Mosquito Repellent with DEET
  • Hygienic travel kits (mask, disinfectant or anti-virus spray, etc.)

How hard is this tour?

We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.

Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.

Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.

Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.

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