Rainforest of Sorong


Tour Highlights

Sorong Regency and the area beyond offers many adventures into the rainforests of Papua where you will find nature and jungle at its best.

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Rainforest of Sorong

Sorong Regency and the area beyond offers many adventures into the rainforests of Papua where you will find nature and jungle at its best. We will take you to look for the Lesser Bird of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise and 12-Wired Bird of Paradise.  Also you have the chance to see the cassowaries.

If you are interested to explore the rainforests in Sorong Regency the closest site is about 1.5 hours drive by a four wheel jeep from Sorong and a 3 Kilometre walk through low-land forest to the base camp. You need to be fit for this trip.

Day overview

Day 1
Sorong - Transfer to Klasow Valley - Trek in lowland forest to base-camp
Day 2
Lesser Bird of Paradise and King Bird of Paradise
Day 3
Twelve-Wired Bird of Paradise - PM Back to Sorong
Day 4
Transfer to Airport
Day 1: Sorong -Trek in Lowland Rainforest (D.)

From Sorong town we will head into the rainforest of Sorong Regency towards Klasow valley. We need to use a 4WD jeep which takes us in about 1.5 hours to the valley. The road can be in bad condition. The jeep will drop us on the side of the road and will go back to Sorong. From here you will continue by foot through the rainforest to Malagufuk. You will walk over a boardwalk that will lead you all the way to Malagufuk village. This is a 3km walk. Some part of the boardwalk may be broken and can be very, very slippery. There will be porters that will carry yours bag to the village. This birding location is focused on birds living in the low-land forests.

We advice you to wear  and/or bring high waterproof boots because of muddy paths. Our base camp is a small jungle village from local people. Local people stay here only to work on their gardens and sell them back in Sorong city. We will stay in a simple cabin. In the afternoon we have time to explore the rainforest. If lucky, we will see the cassowary, the second heaviest living bird that looks a bit like the ostrich or emu. The cassowary is a native to the tropical forests of New Guinea.

Day 2: Lesser Bird of Paradise and King Bird of Paradise (B.L.D)

We need to wake up early in the morning (around 4 AM), before sunrise. You can have tea or some coffee before we start our trek to the display tree of the Lesser Birds of Paradise. This is about 1 hours walk and requires a climb uphill. The birds play high in the trees, so make sure to bring your own binocular. Along the way we have the chance to see butterflies and other bird species. The local guide will also show you several species of tropical plants that the indigenous people use as a herb for traditional medicines and which wood kinds that are used to make hunting gear or to construct local houses. Today we also have a chance to see the Kind Bird of Paradise, just close to our base-camp.

Day 3: 12-Wired Bird of Paradise - Back to Sorong (B.L)

We will go deeper into the jungle where we have the chance to see the 12-Wired Bird of Paradise. On our way we can find several insect species, other birds, reptiles as well as marsupials that live in this valley. After lunch we will head back to the main road. We will look out for wild flowers in the jungle, they might have butterflies on them that search for nectar. The jeep will take us back to Sorong. You will stay in Swiss Bel Hotel, which is the best hotel in Sorong. A nice reward after spending the days under primitive conditions.

Day 4: Transfer to Airport (B)
Price for 2 persons
597 €
Per person
Price for 3 persons
462 €
Per person
Price for 4 persons
442 €
Per person

Included Items

Accommodation Including meals as mentioned
Charter Jeep; Sorong - Klasow - Sorong
Distributions and Land Fees
Local Guide 3 Days
Travel Permit
Transfer Swiss Bel - Airport Sorong (Drop Off Only / Non Stop Transfer)

Excluded Items

Personal Porter
Meals not mentioned
Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Matt, Towel
Accommodation Klasow Valley
You will stay in a simple cabin. There are several cabins available in the village with same facilities. There is a separate toilet and bathroom building with local facilities. There is no running water in the bathrooms and so water is carried by buckets from nearby springs. There is no electricity. Thin mattresses are provided as well as a simple mosquito nett.

Simple meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, tea, drinking water, snacks) are included when staying in Klasow.

Accommodation Sorong – Swiss Bel Hotel
The Swiss Bel hotel in Sorong is the best hotel available in town. Although the best hotel in Sorong, the service in it’s restaurant can be slow. The hotel offers super delicious breakfast with the choice of local and international cuisine. To explore more of Sorong town e.g local restaurants, sight seeings or shopping, you needs to order a taxi.

Hotel Facilities
Restaurant and Bar, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Laundry and Drycleaning, Smoking area, Interconnecting Room (Available on Request), Waiting Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, 24 Hour Security and CCTV, Coffee Shop, Free Wifi in Public Areas.

Room Facilities
Air-conditioning, Double or Twin size bed, City view, IDD telephone, LCD TV with satellite and cable programs, Internet access, In-room safety deposit box, Coffee and tea making facilities, Mini-bar, Bathroom amenities, Bathroom with shower.

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