20 nights
Duration
Apr, May
Month
14 People
Max Group Size

Join us on this incredible snorkeling safari featuring two of Indonesia’s best destinations for big fish and beautiful reefs – Alor and Misool snorkeling at it’s best!

Alor will be the first stop on this beautiful journey. In this remote region of eastern Indonesia, we’ll be hosted by one of the only resorts in the area, Alami Alor. We charter the entire resort which will give us unfettered access to the resort and all that it offers, including its amazing house reef and all the snorkeling nearby. While Alor is still a bit of a secret to a lot of the world, we’ve become very fond of the snorkeling here as the shallow reefs remain in near pristine condition. Besides the vibrant coral reefs bursting with life, large cetaceans like blue whales and super pods of dolphins are not uncommon as we move between the sites.

Misool is the southernmost set of islands in Raja Ampat, and is truly a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine species than you possibly count in a single trip. Misool Resort is the only resort in this entire – largely uninhabited – area and yet the comfort and style of this resort is second to none. Because of the amazing conservation efforts taken on by the resort, the surrounding waters are densely populated with sharks, rays, and swarms of fish big and small. There are few places on the planet which are comparable to Misool snorkeling.

Marine Life Guide

marine life guide Raja ampat


This tour is partnered with the Manta Trust. Find out how we support the Manta Trust via this tour here.

Please note: the itinerary listed here is the 2025 tour (including 7 nights at Alami Alor and 9 nights at Misool Resort). The 2026 tour is different- it includes 7 nights at Alami Alor and 7 nights at Misool Resort. Please email us for more details.

April 28 - Arrive to Jakarta

Upon arrival into Jakarta International Airport (CGK) make your way to our Jakarta hotel where you can check-in a relax. You will meet the group leader and group at the hotel restaurant for dinner and an intro to the following days.
Overnight and dinner are included.

April 29 - Transfer to Alami Alor

After checking out, we catch our early morning flight to Alor. Upon arrival at Alor, we will be met by Alami staff and transferred to the resort 45-60 minutes away. Once at the resort we will check in to our bungalows, have lunch and an orientation, and then snorkel on the house reef before dinner.
Alami Alor Resort

May 1 - 5 - Snorkeling from Alami Alor Resort

Our days here will start with a delicious a la carte breakfast, followed by a morning snorkeling session which generally lasts anywhere from 70-90 minutes. Most the snorkel sites are between 15 and 30 minutes from the resort. We will then return to the resort for a big family-style lunch and some downtime where you can just relax with a book or snorkel on the house reef. After lunch we’ll jump in the resort’s two fantastic boats again and head out for our afternoon snorkel on a completely different site. Again, the snorkeling session will typically last anywhere from 70-90 minutes. Those who are interested can also join a guided night or sunset snorkel to see the magnificent mandarin fish doing their mating ritual just a few feet from the pier.

Snorkelli

Something that has become increasingly popular on our Alor trips is muck snorkeling. Alor has some world-class sites that are right next to the resort where in just a few minutes you can see anything from frogfish, seahorses, ghost pipefish, a whole array of scorpion fish, flying gurnards, and so much more!

Misool Snorkeling Indonesia

If you are curious as to what I mean by muck snorkeling, check out this quick blog here. It has a less-than-appealing name, but everyone who’s thought they wouldn’t enjoy it ends up loving it!


May 6 - 7 - Transfer to Jakarta & Sorong

After a big breakfast at the resort, we’ll transfer back to the Alor Airport for our flight to Jakarta via Kupang. Our flight to Sorong from Jakarta isn’t until late the following evening so we have plenty of time to relax at the hotel and catch up on some sleep or photo editing before a big group dinner at the hotel. We’ll check out late on the 6th and make our way to the gate to catch our flight to Sorong, which departs just after midnight on the 7th.
paddleboarders in misool resort

May 8 - Arrive to Misool Resort

Upon arrival into Sorong, we will be met by Misool staff and transferred to the pier where we will board our boat to Misool. The boat ride can take 4-5 hours, but we have a big beautiful boat, food, a large restroom, and plenty of indoor and outdoor space on the boat. The beauty of this region is breathtaking above and below the water, so this transfer provides a great opportunity to see the beautiful islands jutting out from the bright blue waters.

Upon arrival at the resort, we will check in to our bungalows, have lunch and an orientation, and then a snorkel on the house reef before dinner.

Meals at Misool are served in the beautiful indoor-outdoor restaurant set over the water, with stunning views of the North Lagoon.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is plated and served. Tea is served mid-afternoon when baked goods, savory and sweet are served. The resort has a hydroponics lab and grows much of the ingredients we will be eating. Other products are sourced from nearby local villages.
Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.

May 9 - 17 - Snorkeling from Misool Resort

Our days here will start with a delicious breakfast followed by a morning snorkel trip on the boat. Most of the snorkel sites are between 10 and 15 minutes from the resort. We will then return back to the resort for lunch and a little downtime or house reef snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding if you just can’t get enough of the water! There will also be an afternoon boat-snorkeling excursion daily. Each snorkel session will last around 60 – 90 minutes. We will always have boat support so you can take a break back on the boat if you wish. Local snorkel guides will be with us in the water and point out interesting creatures we may encounter.
On past trips to Misool, the guests couldn’t get enough of the house reef. While the snorkeling in the Misool area is mind-blowing, the beauty of the house reef is that it’s so large, it’s feels like many sites in one and has so much to offer, from reef sharks, big groupers, tons of turtles, bump head parrot fish, schooling reef fish, and beautiful corals, all with the added convenience of being just a few steps away.
A late afternoon tea is served every day which is then followed by a big dinner.

May 17 - 18 - Transfer to Sorong & Jakarta

On our final day at Misool Resort, we will start with a big breakfast followed by our transfer to Sorong where we’ll check in to a hotel in anticipation of our flight back to Jakarta the following morning where the tour will end on the 18 of May, 2025 in Jakarta.

Alami Alor Resort

Alami Alor is an intimate resort situated on a remote and quiet bay that combines luxury accommodation and delicious locally inspired food. Your bungalow sits on the waterfront. The bedroom is air-conditioned and has a private patio, and there is an open-air garden bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the main common area complete with sofas and sun loungers.

Alami Alor Resort Bungalows

The resort features a central common area where we’ll enjoy all of our meals “family style.” This is also a great place to relax between snorkels with a book, edit your photos, or just look off into the bay as it’s quite common to see juvenile blacktip reef sharks hunting in the shallows and pods of dolphins a bit further out.

Alami Alor Resort

Misool

One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts – Misool Resort – is neatly located on its own private island. The water cottages on the North side of the lagoon rise on stilts over a tranquil lagoon, shaded by limestone cliffs – each one with a set of steps that lead you into the water and the house reef which is just a few fin strokes away.

two paddle boarders infront of misool resort's bungalows

The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day, as well as afternoon tea.

interior of Misool resort's water bungalows

Both resorts will make every effort to cater to special dietary requirements if prior notice is given. (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc).

Resort Guide

Snorkel Boats

Alami Alor Resort: Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store snorkeling equipment. The boats do not have a toilet onboard but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Distances from the resort average ten to thirty minutes.

Alami Alor speedboats side by side

Misool Resort: Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store snorkeling equipment. The boats do not have a toilet onboard but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Distances from the resort average ten to thirty minutes.

On this page you will find our Tour Dates & Pricing (see below contact form), a Booking Form and Details of Payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.


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    Tour Dates 2025

    28 April – 18 May

    Tour Price:

    $11,150 USD per person(Twin/Double Share) Beachfront Bungalow at Alami Alor and a North Lagoon Water Cottage at Misool Resort

    Single Supplement: $2,750 USD (Beachfront Bungalow at Alami Alor and a North Lagoon Water Cottage at Misool Resort)


    Tour Dates 2026

    20 May – 6 June

    Tour Price:

    $10,970 USD per person (Twin/Double Share) Beachfront Bungalow at Alami Alor and a North Lagoon Water cottage at Misool Resort

    Single Supplement: $3,000 USD (Beachfront Bungalow at Alami Alor and a North Lagoon Water Cottage at Misool Resort)


    How to book your place

    $800 per person initial deposit to confirm the booking
    $1500 per person interim deposit due 12 months before departure
    $1000 per person interim deposit due 6 months before departure
    Final balance due 3 months before departure

    Inclusions: 2025 Tour

    • 1 night in a Jakarta hotel at the start of the tour with dinner
    • 7 nights in a sea-front bungalow at Alami Alor with all meals, water, tea, coffee and snacks
    • 12 boat snorkels in Alor with local guides and unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • Alor half-day village tour
    • 1 night in a Jakarta hotel with dinner
    • 9 nights in Misool Eco Resort water cottage with meals, water, tea, coffee and snacks
    • 16 boat snorkels with local guides and unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • 1 night in Sorong hotel, with dinner and breakfast
    • Domestic flights in economy class with 20KGs/44 Lbs checked baggage per person: Jakarta – Alor – Jakarta – Sorong (Misool) – Jakarta
    • All group transfers
    • Marine Park Fees
    • Accompanied by an experienced Snorkel Venture tour leader

    Inclusions: 2026 Tour

    • 1 night in a Jakarta hotel at the start of the tour with dinner
    • 7 nights in a sea-front bungalow at Alami Alor with all meals, water, tea, coffee and snacks
    • 12 boat snorkels in Alor with local guides and unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • Alor half-day village tour
    • 1 day stay in a Jakarta hotel with dinner
    • 7 nights in Misool Eco Resort water cottage with meals, water, tea, coffee and snacks
    • 12 boat snorkels with local guides and unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • 1 night in Sorong hotel, with dinner and breakfast
    • Domestic flights in economy class with 20KGs/44 Lbs checked baggage per person: Jakarta – Alor – Jakarta – Sorong (Misool) – Jakarta
    • All group transfers
    • Marine Park Fees
    • Accompanied by an experienced Snorkel Venture tour leader

    Exclusions: 2025/6

    • International flights and visas
    • Travel insurance (recommended)
    • Health insurance (compulsory)
    • Alcoholic/ soft drinks and juices
    • Gratuities
    • Spa treatments, laundry, sundries
    • Wi-Fi at Misool Resort

    Please note our cancelation policy:

    • 1 year or more: 150 USD penalty per person to switch to a credit note for use within 2 years
    • 12 months or less: Loss of deposit and interim payment
    • 90 – 28 days: 25% Refund (includes your final balance payment)
    • 28 – 0 days: No Refund

    We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposit in the event that you have to cancel your trip.

    aerial view of Misool resort with boat driving past
    Alami Alor Resort
    Two snorkelers above coral reef in Komodo
    Many baby sharks
    squid in black water
    two paddle boarders infront of misool resort's bungalows
    Alami Alor Resort
    schooling fish around soft coral colony
    Misool resort bungalow
    bumphead parrotfish and coral reef
    local spear fisherman in Alor diving down a coral wall
    Two snorkelers above coral reef in Komodo
    snorkelers in raja ampat
    aerial view of misool resort
    soft coral growing below jetty
    octopus standing up
    girl floating in the water above a school of juvenile blacktip reef sharks
    reef manta cleaning on reef
    Reef scene in Alor Indonesia
    Aerial view of boat in lagoon in Raja Ampat
    half reef half landscape
    blacktip reef shark swimming through a school of fish
    snorkeler floating above green sea turtle
    Alami Alor Resort Bungalows