The Icon of Raja Ampat

Pianemo

picturesque point of view

Pianemo  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 Pianemo ?

Pianemo is located on the Fam islands

Pianemo 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 Pianemo

HOW TO REACH PIANEMO ?

Get there

Pianemo is located on the Fam Islands. It can be reach from North Raja Ampat resorts or via Homestay.

Cove Eco Resort

25min from Pianemo

The closest resort to Pianemo. Safe and Comfortable option

Cove Eco Resort Website

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

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)

http://www.coveecoresort.com

Homestay

1.5h to 5min from Pianemo

For traveller on tight budget

Stay Raja Ampat website

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.. 

http://www.stayrajaampat.com

PIANEMO TOURS AND EXCURSION

Fully inclusive Pianemo Tours

Important to know

From Sorong airport or Hotel be ready not later than 08:00am.
Return to Sorong around 12:00am
Transfer from Sorong to Yeben island is via Waisai using ferry
The Governement Marine Conservation Fee of 1,000,000 IDR (or 85 USD) for foreigner and 500,000 IDR for Indonesian is not included

Pianemo View point, Raja Ampat

Mini Raja Ampat Tour - 3N4D

The essential of Raja Ampat in 3 nights / 4 days

Pianemo + Yeben

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

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Friday and Leaving Monday)

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

Detailed Schedule

Friday:

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 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, the afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Saturday:

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

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo 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. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Sunday:

departure around 08:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

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 Yeben will be around 12:00pm

After lunch, the afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Monday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Mini Raja Ampat Tour - 3 nights / 4 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
+ Half Day Kayak
941 USD 911 USD 895 USD 895 USD 820 USD 831 USD 811 USD820 USD 806 USD 793 USD 783 USD
Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 4N5D

A deep experience of Raja Ampat in 4 nights / 5 days

Pianemo + Wayag + Sawingrai + Pasir Timbul
+ Yeben

Including Wayag, Pianemo, 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

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday and Leaving Friday)

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

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 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, departure around 14:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

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 Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Tuesday:

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

Wednesday:

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

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo 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. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Thursday:

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 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. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Friday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Raja Ampat Treasures Tour - 4 nights / 5 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
+ Half Day Kayak
1,934 USD 1,743 USD 1,630 USD 1,556 USD 1,376 USD 1,355 USD 1,292 USD1,282 USD 1,239 USD 1,233 USD 1,228 USD
The Passage, Raja Ampat

Full Raja Ampat Tour - 7N8D

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

Wayag + Pianemo + Pasir Timbul + Hidden Bay + Yeben

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

Detailed Schedule

Typical Schedule
(arriving Monday or Friday)

Monday
Travel from Sorong to Yeben Island in the morning
Relax at the resort in the afternoon
Tuesday
Yeben Kecil + Yeben Batu + Yeben Shallow in the afternoon
Wednesday
Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil+ Fam wall + Melissa's Garden
Thursday
Wayag Archipelago
Friday
Hidden Bay + The Passage + Kabui
Saturday
Sawingrai (bird Watching)+ Yenbuba + Kri Sinking Island (Pasir Timbul)+ Arborek 
Sunday
Relax at the resort 
Monday

Return to Sorong in the morning

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 11:30am to reach Yeben Island by 12:30.

After lunch, relax at the resort

Tuesday:

After breakfast, departure around 08:00pm, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

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 Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Wednesday:

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

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo 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. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape  In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Afternoon will be spent enjoying Kayak arounf Yeben Island or just relax at the Tanjung beach

Thursday:

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 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. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler.

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Friday:

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

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Saturday:

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

Sunday:

Relax at the resort.

Monday:

After breakfast, departure around 07:00am from Yeben Island to reach Waisai Pier by 08:00am
Transfer from Waisai to Sorong with arrival at your hotel or airport by 12:00

Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
FullRaja 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
+ Half Day Kayak
2,567 USD 2,335 USD 2,199 USD 2,108 USD 1,872 USD 1,849 USD 1,768 USD1,759 USD 1,702 USD 1,697 USD 1,693 USD

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.

PIANEMO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION AND LINKS

Some of the most common question about visiting Pianemo

How long it takes to reach Pianemo 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 2h minimum

Why Pianemo excursion is expensive ?

Pianemo  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 ?

It depend a lot. From Waisai it is usually possible only with a large group of at least 6 to 8 person depending of the resort or Homestay.

For location closer to Pianemo such as Cove Eco Resort, the minimum is only 2 person.

What is so special about Pianemo ?

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.

Is it possible to stay overnight in Pianemo ?

There is one homestay nearby Pianemo, the otehr alternative is Cove Eco Resort located close to Fam islands.

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

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

What to bring to hike to the top of Pianemo ?

For Pianemo 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 Pianemo

We would be delighted to give you all information and prices
info@pianemo.travel

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