Papua is the name given to the western half New Guinea. Remote and underdeveloped, New Guinea is the largest Indonesian island and is home to over 700 different tribes, all speaking different languages. Papua introduces travellers to the art of discovery and by booking one of our Papua hotels, you'll experience one of the most fascinating areas of the world. ... More>Arrive in Papua and you'll want to escape the confines of your hotel room immediately. With a rainforest that houses some of the richest ecosystems, you'll want to spend as much time as you can outdoors. The Lorentz National Park in Central Papua is the largest nature reserve in Asia. With snow caps, jungle and a marine environment, the park is one of only three in the world that have tropical glaciers. You can obtain permits and access to the park from Jayapura, the capital city. Surrounding the country are lots of smaller islands, and there are boats available to take you to as many as you like. Snorkel or dive your way through these pretty gems and remember to take lots of pictures!
As well as the natural attractions, be sure to experience Papua's cultural heritage. See the Baining Tribe's fire dance or try some native Papuan food. Check out man made landmarks like the Buddhist temples of Hamadi. Children will become your best friends and people will touch your heart with their kindness. So for an unforgettable experience, book one of our Papua hotels and come and see this amazing part of the world.