Aru • The land of pearls and birds of paradise

10 days to discover Aru

From July to October

Price on request, depending on the guide (local/expat), decreasing  with number of participants (minimum 2, maximum 8).

Longer stay and/or extension in Kei Islands possible, don't hesitate to contact us.

The tour in details


The birds display between May and October but the best season lasts from mid-July to mid-October. All other activities are possible outside of the parades months.


For a tailor-made journey, contact us.

Follow us to the Aru Archipelago, away from ordinary tourist routes, to discover the secrets of pearl farming and the exquisite dances of the Greater Bird-of-Paradise. A totally original and exclusive journey...

The Avifauna of Aru

The Avifauna of Aru on video

Aru in a few images…

Aru in a few words…

Badi Gaki Resort

Badi Gaki on vidéo

Bahasa Manumbai Dictionnary

On the map


  • Discovery of the pearl farming secrets, nowhere else revealed, et of groupers' aquaculture.
  • Guaranteed observation of Greater Bird-of-Paradise's dances in exceptional conditions, from the ground or the canopy.
  • Observation of the Arunese diurnal and nocturnal fauna, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and sometimes even mammals during some trekking in the jungle or from hides installed on the ground.
  • Unforgettable moments with the population in Pulau Kenari, Badi Gaki and the villages.
  • Discovery of the day-to-day life of the Aru hunters-farmers, their hunting and fishing techniques, theirs habits, their life difficulties.
  • Tailor-made treks to explore the primary forest.
  • Private bungalow with a river-view large terrace, double bed room with ensuite bathroom and running water, tea/coffee all day long. A unreal luxury in the middle of the jungle.
  • 8 participants maximum.


Pulau Kenari pearl farm

Badi Gaki • Badi Gaki Resort

Dobo • Hotel Grand Aru


  • Nights in double room
  • Fullboard (except mentioned meals)
  • Water, tea, coffee
  • Transfers, visits, and excursions
  • Access to the hides
  • Unlimited trekking (day/night)
  • River cruise on prahu
  • Badi Gaki Conservation Forest entrance fee
  • Biologist and photographer guide


  • Flights to/from Dobo
  • Accommodation/meals in Dobo
  • Beverages (other then mentioned)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers and local guides
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Unforeseeable programme changes


The general conditions of Kasoar TRAVEL apply.

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Two movies to discover the pearls and the birds-of-paradise...