The Icon of Raja Ampat

Pianemo / Piaynemo

picturesque point of view

Piaynemo  is a very popular spot of Raja Ampat. Located on Fam Islands..

For nature lover, snorkeler and diver this is a place to not miss during a stay in Raja Ampat.

How to reach Piaynemo ?

Piaynemo is located on the Fam islands

Piaynemo Tours and Excursion

to explore Raja Ampat famous point of view, a tour is the best way to enjoy it

Pianemo FAQ

See our Frequently Ask Question related to Piaynemo

HOW TO REACH PIAYNEMO ?

Get there

Piaynemo is located on the Fam Islands. It can be reach from Sorong or Waisai

Cove Eco Resort
(with 84m2 Air Conditioned cottage)

25min from Pianemo

The closest resort to Piaynemo. Safe and Comfortable option

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Because of its unique location on Yeben Island close to Piaynemo (just 25min by speed boat), Cove Eco Resort is the perfect landing place for an excursion to Piaynemo

Cove Eco Resorts offer as well as a great range of activities such as Diving, Snorkeling and excursion to other areas of Raja Ampat (Wayag, The Passage, Kri, Kabui, Sawingrai or Pasir Timbul)
https://www.coveecoresort.com

Homestay

1.5h to 5min from Pianemo

For traveller on tight budget

Offering rustic comfort (few hours of electricity, matress on the floor, limited communication and shared bathroom), Homestay is an alternative to reach Pianemo for backpaker and travellers on low budget...

PIAYNEMO TOURS AND EXCURSION

Fully inclusive Piaynemo Tours

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Important to know

From Sorong airport or Hotel be ready not later than 08:00am.
Return to Sorong around 11:00am
Transfer from Sorong to Yeben island is via Waisai ferry
The Governement Marine Conservation Fee of 700,000 IDR (or 50 EUR) for foreigner and 425,000 IDR for Indonesian is not included

Pianemo View point, Raja Ampat

Mini Raja Ampat Tour - 2N3D

The essential of Raja Ampat in 2 nights / 3 days

Pianemo + Yeben

Including Piaynemo and Yeben island excursion, this is the perfect tour for nature lover wanting to explore Piaynemo from the famous Yeben island.

Typical Schedule
(arriving Saturday and Leaving Monday)

Saturday
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow
Kayak and Beach in the afternoon
Sunday
Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden 
Monday
Return to Sorong in the morning

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Persons
/ adult or >12y
3 Persons
/ adult or >12y
4 Persons
/ adult or >12y
5 Persons
/ adult or >12y
6+ Persons
/ adult or >12y
Mini Raja Ampat Tour - 2 nights / 3 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ UNLIMITED Snorkeling
+ UNLIMITED Stand Up Padle and Kayak
42m2 Standard Cottage with Fan 750 EUR 725 EUR 715 EUR 710 EUR 705 EUR
84m2 Superior Cottage with AC 905 EUR 880 EUR 870 EUR 865 EUR 860 EUR

Detailed Schedule

Saturday:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 12:00am to reach Yeben Island by 13:00.

After lunch, relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

 Enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Sunday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and the most beautifull coral garden of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 35min to reach Fam wall with soft coral as your surrounding view. We will then stop on a nearby island for snack and to enjoy some curious lizards nearby the beach.

Continue to snorkel or dive in Melissa's Garden, the oldest and most pristine coral reef of Raja Ampat.

After the breathtaking underwater of Melissa's Garden, we will go to the Piaynemo jetty where we will stop to have a lunch. You will then climb the stairs to the top of Piaynemo point which has a stunning view. The last point to view will be Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape.

On the way back, depending of the weather and tide condition, we may stop at Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Piaynemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

 Enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Monday:

After breakfast, departure around 06:30am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 11:30

Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 5N6D

A deep experience of Raja Ampat in 5 nights / 6 days

Piaynemo + Wayag + Sawingrai + Pasir Timbul
+ Yeben

Including Wayag, Piaynemo, Yeben island, Pasir Timbul, Sawingrai, Pasir Timbul  excursion, this is the perfect tour for nature lover wanting more of the beatiful region of Raja Ampat

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday and Leaving Saturday)

Monday
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island
Tuesday
Wayag Archipelago
Wednesday
Piaynemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Thursday
Sawingrai (bird Watching)+ Yenbuba + Kri Sinking Island (Pasir Timbul)+ Arborek
Friday 
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow 
Saturday
Return to Sorong in the morning

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Persons
/ adult or >12y
3 Persons
/ adult or >12y
4 Persons
/ adult or >12y
5 Persons
/ adult or >12y
6 Persons
/ adult or >12y
7 Persons
/ adult or >12y
8+ Persons
/ adult or >12y
Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 5 nights / 6 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ UNLIMITED Snorkeling
+ UNLIMITED Stand Up Padle and Kayak
42m2 Standard Cottage with Fan without bird Watching 1,815 EUR 1,665 EUR 1,580 EUR 1,520 EUR 1,475 EUR 1,440 EUR 1,415 EUR
42m2 Standard Cottage with Fan with bird Watching 1,865 EUR 1,705 EUR 1,610 EUR 1,545 EUR 1,500 EUR 1,465 EUR 1,435 EUR
84m2 Superior Cottage with AC without bird Watching 2,195 EUR 2,045 EUR 1,960 EUR 1,900 EUR 1,855 EUR 1,820 EUR 1,795 EUR
84m2 Superior Cottage with AC with bird Watching 2,245 EUR 2,085 EUR 1,990 EUR 1,925 EUR 1,880 EUR 1,845 EUR 1,815 EUR

Detailed Schedule

Monday:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 12:00am to reach Yeben Island by 13:00.

After lunch, enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Tuesday:

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours and 30min boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.

The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.

We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Wednesday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and the most beautifull coral garden of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 35min to reach Fam wall with soft coral as your surrounding view. We will then stop on a nearby island for snack and to enjoy some curious lizards nearby the beach.

Continue to snorkel or dive in Melissa's Garden, the oldest and most pristine coral reef of Raja Ampat.

After the breathtaking underwater of Melissa's Garden, we will go to the Piaynemo jetty where we will stop to have a lunch. You will then climb the stairs to the top of Piaynemo point which has a stunning view. The last point to view will be Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape.

On the way back, depending of the weather and tide condition, we may stop at Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Piaynemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Thursday:

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the unique sand bank of the sinking island and area of Dampier Strait.

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am. After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.

After a snack, you will then head to the Yenbuba jetty and enjoy snorkeling or diving. You will then go to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there.

After lunch, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Friday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to the resort for lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Friday:

After breakfast, departure around 06:30am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 11:30

The Passage, Raja Ampat

Full Raja Ampat Tour - 7N8D

The complete experience of Raja Ampat in 7 nights / 8 days

Wayag + Piaynemo + Pasir Timbul + Arborek + Hidden Bay + Yeben

Including all spots of Raja Ampat, the region will have no secret after enjoying this amazing tour.

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday or Friday)

Day 1 
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Relax at the resort in the afternoon
Day 2
Wayag Archipelago 
Day 3
Piaynemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Day 4
Manta Cove in the morning
Tanjung Putus in the afternoon
Day 5
Hidden Bay + The Passage + Kabui
Day 6
Sawingrai (bird Watching)+ Yenbuba + Kri Sinking Island (Pasir Timbul)+ Arborek 
Day 7
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow + Tanjung Beach
Day 8

Return to Sorong in the morning

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Persons
/ adult or >12y
3 Persons
/ adult or >12y
4 Persons
/ adult or >12y
5 Persons
/ adult or >12y
6 Persons
/ adult or >12y
7 Persons
/ adult or >12y
8+ Persons
/ adult or >12y
Full Raja Ampat Tour - 7 nights / 8 days
+ Transport from/to Sorong
+ Full Board Accomodation
+ Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Tea and coffee
+ individual bathroom and toilet+ Ceiling fan, 24h electricity
+ Laundry service, Slow wifi in common areas 24h
+ UNLIMITED Snorkeling
+ UNLIMITED Stand Up Padle and Kayak
42m2 Standard Cottage with Fan without bird Watching 2,270 EUR 2,085 EUR 1,975 EUR 1,905 EUR 1,850 EUR 1,810 EUR 1,775 EUR
42m2 Standard Cottage with Fan with bird Watching 2,320 EUR 2,125 EUR 2,005 EUR 1,930 EUR 1,875 EUR 1,830 EUR 1,795 EUR
84m2 Superior Cottage with AC without bird Watching 2,795 EUR 2,610 EUR 2,500 EUR 2,430 EUR 2,375 EUR 2,335 EUR 2,300 EUR
84m2 Superior Cottage with AC with bird Watching 2,845 EUR 2,650 EUR 2,530 EUR 2,455 EUR 2,400 EUR 2,355 EUR 2,320 EUR

Detailed Schedule

Day 1:

Departure from Sorong around 08:00am (either hotel or Airport) to reach the Jetty to take the Ferry at 09:00am.
Arrival at Waisai around 11:00am, transfer by Cove Eco Resort boat at 12:00am to reach Yeben Island by 13:00.

After lunch, enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Day 2:

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours and 30min boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.

The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.

We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Day 3:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and the most beautifull coral garden of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 35min to reach Fam wall with soft coral as your surrounding view. We will then stop on a nearby island for snack and to enjoy some curious lizards nearby the beach.

Continue to snorkel or dive in Melissa's Garden, the oldest and most pristine coral reef of Raja Ampat.

After the breathtaking underwater of Melissa's Garden, we will go to the Piaynemo jetty where we will stop to have a lunch. You will then climb the stairs to the top of Piaynemo point which has a stunning view. The last point to view will be Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape.

On the way back, depending of the weather and tide condition, we may stop at Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Piaynemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Day 4:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the hidden Manta cleaning station secretly visited by the magnificent giants.

Trip starts will take about 15min to the hidden gem of Yeben area, a cleaning station that is visited by only few due to its remote location. Unlike other Manta site in Raja Ampat, you will enjoy the snorkeling or dive privately free of other boats or Liveaboard.

After a snack on a nearby lost beach, we will bring you to a second spot full of corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 11:30am for lunch

After lunch we will depart at 14:00 for another snorkeling or diving spot such as Tanjung Putus, full of virant corals and amazing fishes.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Day 5:

after breakfast, departure around 09:00am to see what Alfred Russel Wallace describbed as “One of the most [...] picturesque landscapes I have ever seen…”.

To reach The Passage, you will head west of Yeben towards Gam. You will pass by a pearl factory and then arrive to the most famous passage of West Papua.

It is a narrow passage of water that separates Gam and Waigo island, each side punctuated with rising limestone cliffs. Resembling a river flowing between the two islands, the nutrient rich waters that are drawn through at a rapid rate by the tides support a vast wealth of marine biodiversity.

Take your camera and enjoy the scenic view. You may snorkel around this special area which includes strong currents and mangroves.

We will then stop to a small isolated jetty around Kabui where we will take a morning tea/coffee break.

After this stop, we will bring you to the Hidden bay entrance to enjoy snorkeling above corals. Then you will enter the Hidden Bay. It is another Raja Ampat’s gems. With a narrow entrance easy to overlook, once inside a long narrow channel with coral reefs and small sharks finally split into a maze of rock islands and side bays.

You can shot the peacefull and beautifull lagoon and observe a bat cave located in the end of the bay.

Lunch follows, at a nearby beach.

While returning to Yeben, we will stop on the way to Pef to see the handprint on the Pef walls

Day 6:

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the unique sand bank of the sinking island and area of Dampier Strait.

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am. After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.

After a snack, you will then head to the Yenbuba jetty and enjoy snorkeling or diving. You will then go to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there.

After lunch, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Day 7:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side. Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to the resort for lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy Kayak around Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Day 8:

After breakfast, departure around 06:30am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 11:30

Other activity included in all Tour

Kayak around Yeben island, Raja Ampat

Kayak

Transparent Kayak is the ideal activity to enjoy the island. With Transparent bottom you can observe the reef.

Snorkeling, Raja Ampat

Snorkeling

specifc spots allows you to enjoy snorkeling over corals and colourfull fishes. Guide is required for less experienced snorkeler.

Beach, Yeben Batu, Raja Ampat

Beach

Relax on a beach is another activity to be enjoyed after an excursion. Picnic is often organized on nearby beach after activities.

PIAYNEMO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION AND LINKS

Some of the most common question about visiting Piaynemo

How long it takes to reach Piaynemo from Yeben Island ?

Piaynemo is just 25min from Yeben Island. 

It depend from where you would start the trip:

With speedboat:
From Sorong : 3 to 4h 
From Waisai: 1.5h 
From Yeben Island: 25min 

With slower boat (typicaly from Homestay)
From Waisai or Dampier Strait Area: about 2-3h minimum

How long it takes to reach Pianemo from Other location ?

It depend from where you would start the trip:

With speedboat:
From Sorong : 3 to 4h 
From Waisai: 1.5-2h 
From Yeben Island: 25min 

With slower boat (typicaly from Homestay)
From Waisai or Dampier Strait Area: about 3-4h minimum

Why Piaynemo excursions are expensive ?

Piaynemo  is remote and takes a long travel to reach. Due to all escalating cost of gas, overtime, park entry fee, local donation it is difficult to find low price unless for big group of more than 6-8  persons together.

What is the minimum number of person to go to Pianemo ?

Cove Eco Resort only require 2 persons minimum to arrange the visit of Piyanemo

What is so special about Piaynemo ?

Pianemo is often on postcard of Raja Ampat. Any magazine of TV program related to Raja Ampat will show the picturesque landscape that is unique in Indonesia.

The lagoon is very well preserved and the view on the top is stunning.

How easy it is to reach the view point of Pianemo ?

Unlike Wayag, Piaynemo is now provided with stair and is easily accessible from the jetty.

What to bring to hike to the top of Piaynemo ?

For Piaynemo itself, no special items are necessary as there is a proper safe stair.

However, to hike the Star Lagoon point of view, it is mandatory to bring trekking shoes to be safe from sharp rocks. Due to the difficult path to reach the top, sandals or flip flop would be very dangerous and prevent you to hike to reach the amazing scenery.

We advise as well to bring gloves as well for Star Lagoon point of view.

Usefull links about Pianemo

CONTACT US

Contact us if you are interested to visit Piaynemo

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We would be delighted to give you all information and prices
info@coveecoresort.com