Visiting Arborek Tourism Village, Raja Ampat

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Arborek Tourism Village, Raja Ampat

Arborek Tourism Village, Raja Ampat

Arborek Tourism Village, Raja Ampat

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Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

This is a very fascinating traditional village which located in Papua. The village of Arborek is fast rising as a pioneer among the 18 beautiful villages in West Papua that have embarked on developing local regulations for community-based marine conservation.

The village of Arborek has gained an outstanding reputation among both the local authority and international community.

With the assistance of the national and local government, from research centers, and non-government organizations, the local people have succeeded in formulating local regulations, naming their conservation region the Mambarayup and Indip.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.

There many tremandous activities here, such as finding underwater beauty is not so difficult here.

Along the Arborek pier, divers can simply plunge into the water and instantly find a most intriguing illumination of the glittering of a gorgonian fan just below the surface.

People in Arborek are hospitable and very industrious, creating exceptional handicrafts from sea pandan leaves to make the most of their time each day.

Arborek is fascinating both underwater and in the village.

Known as the Arborek Tourism Village, the community is known for its handicraft in making hats and noken (string bags).

Unlike most women in other villages who also give a hand to their husbands as fishermen, nearly all mothers in this village produce handicrafts for a living.

Although they are convinced that catching lobsters and work in pearl agro-production are much more profitable, yet they feel that handicraft is more distinguished and more graceful work for women.

This is a village worth visiting. Only one and half hours from Waisai, Raja Ampat’s capital, the village of Arborek is awaiting visitors from around the world.

During low tide, when you have time to be among the fishermen’s wives, it is the best time to join them at bameti.

Bameti is the local’s saying for hunting sea-cucumbers and combing the beach for other edible marine creatures.

In Arborek Tourism Village immersing into the fishermen’s simple lives is a pleasant distraction from calculating the limitless species of sea creatures. There are many marine conservation programs going on in the village.

International non-government organizations are assisting the locals to improve their economy.

Watch them produce handicraft, from making a simple copy of a cowboy hat or Mexican sombrero, to weaving intricate traditional nokens.

Diving is ultimately the main reason why visitors come to Raja Ampat. There is no similar dive each time you plunge. Different experiences and different sights at different occasions are a guarantee.

This is due to the fact that Raja Ampat is so absolutely rich and most diverse in its marine species the the world.

Do not miss this in your agenda. When visiting Arborek Village, remember to snorkel or dive to see mantas. On a flat tranquil sea, you can even see the wingtip of a feeding manta coming out of the water.

These mantas in the Arborek seas must be among the healthiest, because the sea here easily compares with a bowl of delicious soup of plankton for its marine life.

To be able to find the best spots in the area, you can contact the nearest dive center like The Kri Eco Resort Dive Center or The Sorido Bay Resort Dive Center.

The owner, Max Ammer, and his dedicated colleagues, will be glad to show you around and tell you about the resort, Raja Ampat Islands, and about Papua.


The journey to Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

Access to go to Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampa:

The Arborek Tourism Village is located in Meos Mansar in the district of Raja Ampat, West Papua. To reach this location, it is easier to start your journey from Sorong.

There are several flights that you can take from Jakarta or Makassar to Sorong; e.g., Merpati Air, Express Air, and Lion Air.

For sea transportation, ships calling on the Port of Sorong are the Dorolonda, the Labobar, Gunung Dempo, Sinabung, and Tatamailau.

From Sorong, you can take a motorboat from the Sorong Fishery Port to Waisai, capital city of the Raja Ampat district. From Waisai, you can continue your less-than-two-hour journey by using a rented longboat to Arborek Village.

There are two alternatives to travel between Sorong and Waisai. Firstly, you can take a speedboat that makes the distance in two hours.

Secondly, you can use a local government boat that takes five hours sailing straight to Arborek, without stopping at Waisai.

This tourism village is not too extensive in terms of size. The land covers around a 7-hectare area, so that it will not take much time and energy to travel around the village.

There are around 150 families living in the village. Should you stay in the village, walking is probably the best means to be familiar with your holiday destination.

For snorkeling, you don’t need to travel far because you can find interesting underwater world even by the Arborek pier.

Walking down the village trails will give you the very opportunity you will not want to miss, as people and especially children will warmly greet and get acquainted with you.

For diving, it will take about 10 minutes by ‘katinting’ or motorized boat to the dive spots. The katinting is sometimes available for rent.

There are two types of katinting: one with smaller motorized power engine (15 horsepower), and the larger with 40 horsepower engine. The local fishermen use katinting to catch fish with traditional fishnets and spears.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Arborek Tourism Village Raja Ampat, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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