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Custom made trips2020-04-16T11:44:31+02:00

Custom made trips

Tailored trips

We arrange tailored trips for groups of 6 people or more. If you for example want to stay a longer or shorter time than our standard trips, focus on snorkelling, add some diving or jungle trekking. Maybe also see Birds of Paradise or kangaroos in the jungle? Almost everything is possible and we do our best to make it happen.

See the tab Itinerary above for a example of a family trip we arranged which included both camping and homestay accomodation. Check the tab What is included to see what can be included in the customized trips. Please contact us so that we can discuss your wishes in detail.

This itinerary below from the season 2019-2020 was tailored for a family who wanted to explore Misool, and it includes both camping and homestay accomodation. It is also possible to choose only homestay accomodation, focus more on snorkelling, add more trekking, add more visits to villages, add a longer visit to the jungle or add a day relaxing on a white beach etc. Almost everything is possible, depending on how long you want to stay or how much and what you want to do. We are happy to give you examples of all possibilities!

Example of a detailed itinerary for a family trip with kayak.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included every day except day 1 (only lunch and dinner) and the last day (only breakfast and lunch)

Day 1 Transport day
We meet in Swiss Bel Hotel in the morning. Ferry from Sorong to Misool. Arrival at sunset to Yellu. Transport with small boat to Panun homestay (1 h) Dark when we arrive to Panun where you get your room/s. Dinner followed by a briefing about safety etc.

Day 2 (paddling day 1)
In the morning we take the boat over to Balbulol. We visit Gamfi, snorkle and have lunch here. We explore middle Balbulol in the afternoon, also visit the nice beach in west Balbulol. Back to middle Balbulol with some lagoons, a few rock paintings, walk to a small lake and take a bath if there is time. We also paddle through the beautiful ”triple lagoon” and go to our base camp. We will get our equipment, food and water by boat transport, also for shower and some fruits etc.
Approx. 4-5 km paddling

Day 3 (paddling day 2)
Possible to swim and snorkel in the early morning. We explore east Balbulol in the morning, see the huge christmas tree lagoon and hike to a low ridge afterwards. Lunch with a view! Possible to discover more good snorkelling if we stop at a low tide beach after the ridge. Afterwards we paddle back the same way if we choose the shorter distance, If longer distance we go around impressing Balbulol mighty rocks to Gamfi and get a boat transport back from there to our tents in basecamp. Possible to also paddle back as it is not so far, 2 km extra.
Approx. 5 km or 7 (9) km paddling

Day 4 (paddling day 3)
We break our basecamp Polasi and pack everything in bags to be picked up by boat. We go by boat by Damu or ”Mango” island and Farondi islands over to Wagmab island there we start in a protected bay as it is rather open here and strong currents around all these islands. We paddle a protected route to discover the “Hidden lagoon, explore a cave and have lunch there or in the Passage later by the boat. We continue along Lenkafal and discover the first lagoons after the Passage. We go by boat from Passage close lagoons to Namlol (6 km). All equipment is transported by boat to Namlol from Polasi. We put up our basecamp in Namlol.
Approx. 5-6 km paddling.

Day 5 (paddling day 4)
Wake up at the favourite base camp in Namlol and take a morning bath in the ”Blue hole”. We take it a little bit easy in the morning. Snorkel the coral reefs around Namlol and explore the cliff formations close to Namlol blue hole. Before lunch we paddle and go back a short bit of Lenkafal to a shallow sandy area with a beach for lunch. We explore different lagoons, one with a rock-painting cave on the way back and some rock formations and nice passages. We buy fish for dinner if it’s possible at the floating fishing settlement.
Approx. 5 to 7 km paddling

Day 6 (paddling day 5)
We break the camp and take the boat to Lenmakana islands group there we paddle a rather protected and nice route by Christmas tree lagoon, rock painting cave plus a bat cave there we paddle in. Meet the boat at a nice beach for early lunch if possible. If good conditions we go by boat and trek over to Lenmakana jellyfish lake for snorkelling. NOTE no fins and marine life safe sunscreen. If no good conditions for jellyfish we could instead explore the cave with the ”crying lady”. With boat to Yapap homestay. In the afternoon we explore all the amazing karst formation groups in the close by Yapap area. Back to Yapap homestay, dinner at the homestay. NOTE: The homestay has no beach, homestay above water on a coral reef. Good snorkelling and swimming.
Approx. 5 to 6 km paddling

Day 7 (paddling day 6)
We paddle or take the boat to Dafalen and make a peak climb to see the Blue heart lagoon and the amazing views of the inner archipelago. Afterwards we paddle by the heart hole rock and a perfect Christmas tree, Blue heart lagoon with Dafalen wall and small caves, back to the boat, which picks us up. We go by boat to Dapunlol. Lunch there and afterwards we climb Dapunlol, the second peak for excellent views. We paddle back towards Yapap and pass by several playgrounds, the best rock paintings and continue to explore Dapunlol very dense area and are picked up by boat or kayak the whole way back to Yapap homestay.
Approx. 5 km or 7 (9) km paddling.

Day 8 (paddling day 7)
“Close to homestay”-option: We take the boat to the Muslim village Usaha Jaya and explore the village, go to the school etc. We continue from the village by boat to a big cave/huge overhang where we eat lunch. We have the boards/kayak with us in the boat and we are dropped off in Sunnmalalen there we paddle after lunch and discover the most dense archipelago, we can visit one or two caves and see some more rock paintings. The boat picks us up before Dapunlol and transport us back to Yapap homestay.
Approx. 5 to 6 km paddling depending how far we go.

“Far away”-option: We go with boats far up in the Blue river and paddle the last 2 km to the base camp we have in the jungle. We also take several refreshing swims in the river. We explore Clear river arm by kayaks and hike in the jungle if we have time. If it is high tide we can also kayak among forest standing in water. Transport by boat from Blue river to easy access jellyfish lake, a big cave on land and finally end our day with a big holy cave which we explore with kayaks. Maybe one of the most exciting places to kayak in the world? Transport back to Yapap homestay by boat, if we have extra time we visit a pearl farm on the way. Dinner at the homestay.
If no boat transport at all we go kayaking in the close by areas you have not seen so far and repeat the best of Yapap.

Day 9 Transport day. We pack our stuff and take the boat back to Yellu in early morning. Ferry back to Sorong at 8 am from Yellu. Lunch at ferry. Arrive in Sorong at approximately 1:30-2 pm. End of the trip.

The price of the custom made itinerarys can cover all costs from the day the trip starts at the ferry port and to the last day of the trip (back at the ferry port). It is also possible to include hotel accomodation in a 4-star hotel Sorong, meals, guided activities and airport transfers/transportation in Sorong.

The trips normally include:

  • Ferry transfer from Sorong to Misool and back
  • Accomodation in homestay and base camps during the trip
  • All kayak gear (kayak, spray shirt, paddle, PFD etc.)
  • Raja Ampat marine park entry permit (part of it can be excluded if you have paid the permit earlier)
  • Experienced english speaking guides
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included every day except for day 1 (only lunch and dinner) and last day (only breakfast and lunch).

Normally not included in the price:

  • flight tickets to Sorong and back and hotel stays and other costs on the way to Sorong
  • hotel accomodation in Sorong (can be included if you want)
  • airport transfers (can be included if you want)
  • possible costs for visa or departure taxes
  • travel insurances
  • vaccinations
  • alcoholic beverages
  • pocket money for souvenirs and other personal shopping
  • snorkel equipment

You will get detailed specifikations by mail before payment.

As you book your flights to and from Sorong your self, you have the freedom to plan some more activities before or after our trip. We are happy to give you advice on what to see before and after our trips and help you with the bookings if needed.

WHO ARE THE TRIPS FOR?
Almost anybody can join our trips, but you have to manage the heat, sun and high humidity. We hope that you have some experience of paddling a kayak for several hours in one go and some experience of camping if you join our 2-week trips. The one-week trips and trips with accommodation on a liveaboard suits beginners and families with smaller children too.

VACCINATIONS & HEALTH
You will have to fill in our questionnaire about your health and possible medications before the trip. This is vital information for the guides in the unlikely event that something would happen to you during the trip. Misool is isolated and far from hospitals and any health care of western standard. Also check your teeth so you don’t get dental problems on the trip.

Vaccinations
Always consult your doctor about the vaccinations needed before you travel.

  • We recommend you to vaccinate against Hepatitis A+B and maybe also Japanese Encephalitis (especially if you are visiting other places in Indonesia before kayaking with us).
  • Raja Ampat is a risk area for malaria but it is not common. We still do recommend malaria prevention drugs. You may want to try different kinds of prevention drugs at home before travelling so you know if the medication gives you bad side effects. It is highly individual how the drugs affect you.
  • Avoiding mosquito bites is the only protection available against dengue fever, so bring protective clothing and a good insect repellent.
  • You should also consider typhoid vaccine and cholera vaccine (the cholera vaccine may also protect you against “tourist diarrhea)
  • Please check that your tetanus shot is valid.

You can read more here: More about vaccinations at Stay Raja Ampat

Hygiene

Hand hygiene is crucial while traveling in Raja Ampat. Be wary of uncooked food and fruit without a skin.

Medical kit

Our guides carry a huge medicine kit and first aid kit with them on every trip. We also have medication that work for several tropical diseases, stomach problems, skin problems, wounds, bites and so on. It is however important that you carry sufficient amounts of any specific medications you require, and that you make sure that you are allowed to bring them to Indonesia.

Emergency plan & evacuation

We have a emergency plan that is constantly updated. If a participant needs to be instantly evacuated we can use a speedboat transport to hospital in Sorong. The evacuation can also be done by the express ferry if the ferry departs that day (only 3 days per week). You should be aware of that it is difficult to arrange a quick evacuation from Misool to Sorong. Count with 12 hours if we get a speedboat from Sorong and the timetable fot the express ferry is not matching. If we have a real acute need for evacuation then a speedboat is the only more reliable option. The possibility to get a helcopter is close to zero. A helicopter is also most likely not faster than a speedboat. There was one emergency recently (October 2019) when a person trekking alone on Misool had problems and sent a SOS, but no helicopter could fly in for several days! There are also very few places to land, except on the villages soccer fields. Beaches are few and too small/narrow and too close to trees. There is one local village doctor for non-emergency cases.

The guides have first aid training, and one has military expedition training of emergency and evacuation.

THE SUN & SUNSCREEN

The sun is really strong close to the Equator so make sure to bring a bottle of good sunscreen. Use coral-proof sunscreen or sunscreen safe for marine life. Check that the products contain no oxybenzone or octino oxate as these destroy coral and damage marine life. Products with nano zinc are considered bad for the health. We recommend the brand Aethic sôvée 40 without pigment, or other products with pure titanium oxide/zinc oxide as sunscreen. We have used Aethic sôvée 40 for several seasons and it has been very good, long-lasting and water resistant. It is used by surfers and is not greasy, oily or sticky and does not leave white residue on clothes etc.

Aethic sôvée spf 40 https://aethic.com/product/aethic-sovee-40spf/

You should also protect yourself from the sun by protective clothing with long sleeves and trousers with long legs. A good shading hat is also recommended. More about clothing see PERSONAL EQUIPMENT and CLOTHING AND CULTURE.

PASSPORT & VISA
Make sure that your passport is still valid for more than 6 months when you enter Indonesia. Persons from the EU will get a visa for 30 days free at the border. That is also the case for citizens of 140 countries including UK, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Note that you cannot extend the free entry stamp beyond a 30-day stay. In case you intend to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days you must purchase a Visa on arrival which is valid for 30 days and may be extended once for a further 30 days. An alternative is to apply for a Tourist Visa at your local Indonesian embassy before traveling (for a 60-day stay, and it can be extended twice by 30 days). We advice you to check all details with the Indonesian embassy in you country as the regulations can change with short notice.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
You need to have a valid travel insurance that will cover you during kayaking abroad in case you for example get sick, get in an accident or loose your gear or luggage. We have no insurances for our guests, so it is important that you make sure you are properly insured before your trip. We will require proof of your insurance prior to your departure.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
You will get a more detailed equipment list before the trip.

  • Sunhat or tropical hat
  • Dark sunglasses
  • Water pouch for our PFD backpack. A 1,5 liter pouch is the best size, maximum 2 l pouch. The alternative is several plastic water bottles.
  • Paddle gloves (short or full cover)
  • Tropical clothing, covers all if needed
  • Swimming clothing, covers all if needed
  • Eventual light rain jacket
  • Coral shoes for kayaking/swimming (Camaro Coral Sea is a good one)
  • Sandals, flip-flops, Crocs or similar shoes for basecamp (optional)
  • Ventilated jogging shoes or toe protected sandals for trekking (Keen H20 is a good brand)
  • Seat pad for the kayak seat if you want to sit more comfortably
  • Waterproof bags for clothes and personal things like books, electronics etc.
  • Water bags/containers total 15-20 liters (only needed if the trip is unsupported).
  • IKEA FRAKTA, 2-3 blue trunk bags with zipper. You need them for transporting the equipment out to Misool, for storing your equipment at camp and in the kayak. Also usable as a big backpack (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Pillow with pillowcase (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Silk sheet travel set e.g. Sea to Summit with stretch inserts fitting Exped LXW mattress (197x77x12 cm) (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Flight blanket or similar e.g. IKEA VITMOSSA (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Headlamp (gladly with rechargeable AA or AAA batteries)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Travel towel to use while camping/kayaking/snorkling. Normal towel provided by the homestay.
  • Toilet bag with personal hygiene/tooth care/medicines etc.
  • Coral and marine safe IMPORTANT: no oxybenzone or octinoxate
  • Mosquito agents
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Water bottles (if you don’t have a water pouch for the PFD)
  • Cutlery, for example a long spoon by Sea to Summit or other brand (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Plates for fish/rice and breakfast (not needed if you choose homestay accomodation only)
  • Fishing equipment if you want to fish

KAYAKING EQUIPMENT
The kayaks we will be using during the trips are polyethylene Whisky 16 versions from Swedish Point 65. We also have Point 65 day trip tandem Doubloon in polyethylene for boat-supported trips.
For the season 2020/2021 we will add some composite kayaks. We have a few larger Whisky 18, they suit tall people over 1,95 cm / (6 ft 4 in) well. We will also have the fun tandem version DoubleShot for couples and families. This larger tandem is as close you can get to a single kayak. A few small Cappuccino-kayaks suitable for small or young people are also available. All kayaks are designed by Nigel Foster except the Doubloon.

The paddles are lightweight paddles (Point 65 SuperTourer, Nigel Foster GS, Kayak Sport Sea Touring, Epic Mid Wing full carbon etc.). We will also get some Greenland paddles by Gear Lab for the season 2020/2021.

The good quality PFDs are designed by Nigel Foster and have a pocket for a water pouch and several pockets for radios, cameras etc. We have PFDs of 3 different sizes. The spray skirts are all nylon with an adjustable waistband.

We have GMRS-radios for all participants fitting the PFD-pocket. The guides have combo WHF-radios to ensure good communication and guiding while kayaking.

MAPS
There are no other good usable maps for Misool except satellite maps. No GPS-maps, or sea charts can be used, as they are far too inaccurate. If you want to print out some maps, you should use satellite maps. See for example Google Earth, or for better color and contrast the Apple Maps (choose satellite). Take screen pictures of the island chain in Apple, or print straight from Google earth, which is easier. We can send you a drop box link for satellite maps we have prepared for you. You have to take your own map case with you.

CLOTHING AND CULTURE
West Papua is not a very strict Muslim area. Female participants don’t have to cover more than at home, and our Muslim kayak guides are used to ”Swedish nudity” already. Please do not change clothes and expose yourself on the boat or at the beaches. Bikini/shorts are ok while camping and in Sorong normal summer clothes are fine just like at home.

OUR GUIDES AND ASSISTANTS
We have the best kayak guides in the world, and you will love them too! Our two Indonesian kayak guides speak excellent English. They are young, very experienced kayakers and guides and well accustomed to western participants. One or both will lead the trips, depending on how many participants the trips have. On some trips guest guides will join them. Nigel Foster and his wife Kristin Nelson join on 2-3 trips every year. The Swedish adventurer Sören Kjellkvist will also guide yearly trips for us in March and April. Nicklas Millegård, who is the founder of Millekul Adventures, will also guide some trips. Read more about all the guides on the page ABOUT US.
The guides always take the final decisions about the route depending on weather and other circumstances. The guides negotiate with the local people and answer all your questions. Do not hesitate to inform the guides if you have some health matters during the trip that need attention.
We also have assistants from the local villages. They kayak and help putting up the camps, making food, cleaning equipment and other things necessary.

Please respect that the Indonesian guides and assistants may sometimes take a few moments to make a prayer.

COMMUNICATION
Internet and phones
Signal strength is excellent in the areas around Sorong. At the hotel in Sorong, where you maybe stay before and after our trips, there is WiFi that mostly works well. At the ferry half way out to Misool the 4G network will be gone. In Misool you can get 3G in some villages, but mostly slow GPRL signal or no signal at all. There is in other words no need to buy a local SIM card for you phone, unless you are planning to stay a longer time in Raja Ampat or other parts of Indonesia.

Telkomsel is currently the only network provider in Raja Ampat. Telkomsel markets a variety of SIMs, but the most common prepaid ones are branded SIMPATI and HALO. HALO is data only.

Satellite phones
The guides have 2 satellite phones with them on the trips. You will get the numbers for the phones before the trip in case your family or friends need to contact you (only for sending messages, no calls). If you want to send an sms or call out its possible with an additional cost of 0,50 USD per each sms and 2 USD/minute for a voice call.

MONEY & ATMs
You don’t need much cash unless you are drinking a lot of beer and buying many souvenirs. So with one ATM withdrawal of 2,5 million IDR you manage well for the start of the trip.

There are many reliable ATMs in Sorong that work with Visa and MasterCard. You should use ATMs that give you 100 000 IDR bills, with a withdrawal of maximum 2,5 million IDR. Make sure that there is a sign that stating 100 000 Rp. The ATM will work in English when you enter a foreign card. Our guides can assist you if you need help. You can also withdraw money in ATMs in Jakarta or Makassar.

ALCOHOL
A beer at the hotel costs 70-80 000 IDR, at a restaurant about 50 000-60 000 IDR for 330 ml. At a Supermarket around 25 000-28 000 IDR per 330 ml. Add 10 000 more for a bigger 500 ml beer at a restaurant and 5 000-7000 more at a Supermarket. It’s nice to buy some beer or maybe Radler for the basecamp in the jungle where you can cool the cans in the Blue river.  The cost for drinks is the same in shops and restaurants.

SOUVENIRS & WHAT TO BUY
Souvenirs in Misool as necklace figures in mother of pearl are about 200 000 IDR each. We sell special designed kayak figure necklaces, ask our guides if you want to know more. Sarongs has been a popular souvenir in the Misool villages and they are from 50 000 IDR each. You can also buy extra snacks, biscuits and cold drinks in the village kiosks, those cost around 10 000 IDR each.

In Sorong, T-shirts and traditional Papua bags are around 100-150 000 IDR each. Necklaces of shell etc. 40-50 000 IDR. Lovely Papuan Batik shirts costs from 250 000 to 400 000 IDR. They also sell nice skirts, blouses, dresses or table cloths with the same papuan batik patterns. You can also buy loose fabric per meter. A machete costs 150 000 to 200 00 IDR. Of course there are much more expensive souvenirs like crocodile bags or pearl necklaces etc. In the local market you can find almost anything. Please do not buy souvenirs made of any endangered species.

TIPPING
The guides and assistants have fair salaries and do not expect tips. An extra gift is still always appreciated if you like their work. You can also tip the boatmen with 100 000 Rp each (1-2 of them) if you want to. Tips should be paid in rupiah because there are limited possibilities to exchange foreign currency in Raja Ampat.

GIFTS TO THE SCHOOL CHILDREN
We will visit two villages on our trip, one Muslim and one Christian village. The schools there have limited budgets and lack many things for the school. They have especially asked us if we could help them with sports equipment and English books with pictures for the smallest children 6 to 8 years old. Other kinds of school equipment (world maps, pencils, skipping ropes etc.) is also appreciated.

ACCOMODATION ON THE TRIP
Hotel and homestays
In Sorong we use a very comfortable 4-star hotel (Delux Rooms). The rooms are for 2 persons (max 3 persons with an extra bed). A single supplement is added in case you do not want to share a room. In Misool we will stay in two different homestays. The homestays are traditional build houses, with beds or bunk beds, and shared bathrooms with a squat toilet and fresh water in a tank for showering. Panun paradise is situated on an island and Yapap homestay is built completely over the water and has no beach. The rooms are shared by 2 to 4 persons. The homestay owners provide the guests with a basic breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are traditional with rice, fish or chicken, eggs and maybe some fruits and vegetables.

The base camps
If you choose to camp we can offer camping in five different base camps. In the base camps we sleep on 12 cm thick Expeed basecamp mattresses (197×77 cm) in Hilleberg mesh tents with tarps as rain cover. In the tents we have a fan, and a battery that you can also use for charging your phones and small electronics as cameras. We charge the large batteries in the tents with marine solar panels. The toilet and shower is located in the forest near the camp. We eat Lyofood high quality freeze-dried food or/and buy fish and seafood from the local fishermen if possible. You will also get coffee, tea, eggs, snacks and fruits. We use several high capacity Primus gas stoves for boiling water and frying fish etc.

WATER ON THE TRIP
We provide all drinking water during the trips. Most of the drinking water is bought from a local water plant in five-gallon tanks and it is filtered and UV-treated. At base camp in the jungle we use Katadyn-filters to clean the fresh water from a spring in the forest. We provide you with one small refillable water bottle. We do not buy any other single use water bottles due to environmental reasons.
Do not drink the water from the tap at the hotel or at any restaurant or homestay.

LEAVE NO TRACE & NO WASTE
We aim to minimize the amount of waste we produce on our trips. All waste that we produce while at base camp and at the homestays, and all the rubbish that we can manage to pick up while paddling, is transported to our home base on the island of Panun. We collaborate with Bank Sampah Sorong Raya (Waste Bank), to organize our waste. Every month their rangers will pick up our sorted waste from Panun. The waste is transported to Sorong and sorted and treated properly. The only things we leave behind are footprints in the sand and photos on our memory cards!

ELECTRONICS AND HOW TO CARE FOR THEM
Electronic equipment, like cameras and mobile phones, can be badly damaged by the salty water, high humidity and the sand. We recommend using waterproof cameras only in the kayaks. They should be thoroughly rinsed in fresh water if used while snorkeling or kayaking. Consider bringing a separate waterproof bag for the camera and some silicon packs to dry out the moist that can get in the camera. All electronic equipment, and the batteries we provide for you during the trips, should always be stored in waterproof bags when not used.

SNORKELLING
Raja Ampat has so much life under the surface and is one of the best places to snorkel in the whole world! You need to bring your own snorkelling equipment (mask and fins) if you want to snorkel. We have time to snorkel at least once a day. Sometimes we can jump in straight from the kayak.

DANGEROUS ANIMALS
Although your chances of encountering truly dangerous creatures are very low, you should always be careful while exploring. Never touch any spiders, crabs, octopuses, jellyfishes or snakes if you happen to encounter one.

Walking barefoot: If you’re exploring sand flats or limestone reefs at low tide you should never be barefoot. There are lots of animals like stingrays and stonefish lying concealed in the shallows waiting for the water to return.

Saltwater crocodiles: We kayak up in the mangroves of the jungle of Misool and there is a small possibility to encounter some small saltwater crocodiles. We are however very careful and do never swim in the mangroves.

Sea snakes: Sea snakes can be seen while snorkeling and although some are exceedingly venomous, they are not aggressive. Stay calm and don’t make the snake feel threatened too, everything will be ok.

Snakes: We have hardly ever encountered any snakes in Misool, but it is always good to be careful while walking in the jungle.

Stinging jellyfish: During all our trips we have only once had a case of a box jellyfish stinging a person standing in a shallow lagoon, so box jellyfish are not common in Misool. We are equipped with hot water and vinegar and can treat possible burns if this happens again. Covering clothes while snorkeling is a good protection against stinging jellyfish.

PROBLEMS, DELAYS & QUESTIONS
Problems at the last minute?
Contact Millekul Adventures on +46 72 540 2131
Skype: nicklas@millekul.se
nicklas@millekul.se

Where do we sleep during the kayak trips?2020-01-20T20:42:37+01:00

– We sleep on sleeping pads with a pillow, silk sheet and a thin fleece blanket (if the night is chillier). We use tropic mesh tents with a tarp as rain cover.

What kayaks do we use during the trips?2020-01-20T20:47:01+01:00

– We use the top model Whisky 16 Tourer with rudder and high quality paddles. It feels good to work together with a swedish company that has long experience in making kayaks and also thinks about nature. We believe that you will like these kayaks which are fun for day trips but also has good volume for packing on longer trips. The designer of the kayaks, Nigel Foster, will be one of our guest guids this winter!
Read more about the Whisky 16 Tourer.

What food do we get while kayaking?2020-01-20T20:48:16+01:00

–While kayaking you will get bags with high quality freeze dried food for lunch and dinners (the food is from Lyofood. www.lyofood.com) and freeze dried fruit for desserts/snacks/breakfast. We also carry berry powders and fruit powders which we mix with water to drink with the meals.
We will buy as much fish from the local fishermen as possible, like for example tuna, grouper and once also langusts (lobster).
We also provide condensated milk, instant coffee, tea, sugar, fruit bars, cookies, snacks, rice et cetera. Fresh fruit will be sourced locally; bananas, ananas, papaya, mango, liche and more. If we manage to get vegetables that stay fresh in the heat we will also buy that for you locally.
Drinking water is included for the whole duration of the trip

Are the flights included in the price?2020-01-20T20:48:40+01:00

– The flights are not included in the price. You need to book your flights to and from Sorong. That gives you the freedom to plan other activities on your trip, both before and after your kayak trip. We will help you with the bookings in case you need help and we can also help you with ideas of what else you can do and experience in the area.

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Reviews

The biggest adventure trip of my life! Totally magical nature. Visited Misool in January 2019. Very professional tour operator and guides, and with high competence. And also very friendly! Millekul provided fantastic service already before the trip, with valuable information and good advice that felt very secure. SO happy I participated!

Irene Björk from Falun in Sweden

Millekul are arranging fabulous kayak trips in Misool. They know the area like no one else, and their guides are simply the best. I went on a 9 days kayaking trip with them in January 2019 and it was excellent. Fantastic lagoon kayking, caves, views from mountain tops and jungle kayaking that was really different. We stayed in huts and tents along the way and everything worked out brilliantly.
I’d love to go again!

Jette Gustafsson, from Stenungsund in Sweden

A professionally run kayaking trip that is as challenging or otherwise as you want to make it. Misool is a great place if you are interested in nature, full of interesting plants and birds. It’s the only place in Indonesia that I have been able to swim in crystal clear rivers.

Jules Crawshaw from New Zeeland

What a trip! We did the unsupported option and completely loved it. I am an intermediate kayaker but went with my step mom who was a beginner. We had no problems. That said you must be ok with the heat and rugged camping. The itinerary was a dream. Worth looking at the video on their site. The snorkeling was amazing! A couple of walks to overviews! Swam in a fresh water lake with non-stinging jellyfish. Kayaked up a river to sleep in the jungle. Water was gorgeous! Guides were amazing. Their equipment was top of the line. The food was top of the line dehydrated. Once you get there you will see why its just too hot and remote to have other food. I was also impressed with what a great career it provides for the 3 guides.

Rebecca Sheeran from Alaska (March 2020)

Went there, Misool in feb/March 2018. A real adventure trip that I warmly reommend. Cool!

Göran Elfverson from Uppsala in Sweden

I have been to Misool twice and paddled with Millekul. The first time in three weeks 2017 and I just loved them, a totally magical experience. That’s why I went back and did a three week kayaking in 2019. Can really recommend Millekul.

Henric Månsson from Kristianstad in Sweden

If you can afford the cost? This is a once in a lifetime experience! Nobody will take you closer to the wonders of the karst islands paradise Misool. From the day you set your foot at the airport in Sorong Vest Papua Indonesia everything is paid for and everything is cared for. Four star hotel in Sorong. Marine park permits, all transport, lodging, food and snacks. Indonesian english speaking and international seakayaking guides. And they really know the area and the lokals. I was also impressed about the equipment: Swedish brand kayaks and tents. Highlights whith Sea turtles at Panun caves, gelyfish-lakes, coral reefs and a maze of karst islands; and you are in the middle of it all. Just remember to take enough suncream and mosquito repellant.

Sigurd Wenneberg from Oslo in Norway

Everything was super! I am totally happy with my trip and I believe you (Millekul red. komment) have got the same response from the other participants. The group worked well together from the first moment, and we had a very good time together, all the time. We said goodbye as very good friends!

Thomas Olsson from Helsingborg, Sweden

It is hard to find a favorite moment of this trip, as it was all so beautiful. The guides of our trip were excellent, and we all felt safe and cared for. They anticipated our needs, and provided a wonderful experience! If you are eager to explore pristine oceans and have a soul searching adventure, then this outfit is definitely for you! I would absolutely recommend Millekul Adventures, and am planning to go back for a longer duration.

Mary Fitzgerald from Alaska (march 2020)