Reasons To Visit Sorong
Sorong is located in the beautiful region of West Papua and offers a perfect place for travelers looking to explore the natural wonders of the area. The waters off the coast are famous for their rich coral life and biodiversity, making the area a very popular scuba diving and snorkeling spot. In addition to this, you can find many world-class resorts and hotels in the region offering the topmost level of luxury to get away from it all. As well as its marine life, the area is rich with birdlife which has made it a popular birdwatching spot, while there are also plenty of adventures to go on whether it’s sailing and fishing or enjoying a hike across the wilderness.
Arriving In Sorong
Domine Eduard Osok Airport is the main airport in West Papua located less than 5 km outside of Sorong. The airport is set within a single passenger terminal and provides a range of domestic and regional flights. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Sorong you will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines offering direct flights. However, you will easily be able to transfer at Jakarta before continuing onward to Sorong.
Domine Eduard Osok Airport is a relatively small yet interesting airport offering all of the basic amenities and facilities you would need whether it’s somewhere to grab a bite to eat or a travel shop to pick up some last-minute essentials. Once your flight has touched down at the airport, there are taxis available just outside of the airport to take you to your destination. Alternatively, some hotels and resorts in the region will offer their own shuttle services, so be sure to check with your hotel before your journey.
Sorong Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Indonesia, you are allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days visa free. In Sorong temperatures are relatively consistent over the course of each year with average highs from 28 to 31 degrees. Be aware that there is a rainy season in the region which begins in April and continues until September, so you may want to avoid visiting during this period. Sorong is five hours ahead of the UAE so don’t forget to put your clocks forward, while the currency you will need in the country is the Indonesian rupiah.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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