Finally a fast access to Lia Beach!
With the Ampana airport opening and the daily Wings Air (Lion Air) flight operating since October 2016, we had already made a significant progress in accessing the Togean islands. But now we take it one more level with the new fast boat operating since November 11th, 2017, which makes the access to Lia Beach easier and faster than ever!
A fast boat for the Togean islands!
We had been waiting for such a boat for a long time… In the past, our guests were taking the public boat from Ampana in the morning, arriving at Lia Beach about 10 hours later, or chartering a boat from Wakai after taking the speedboat from Ampana.
You can now reach Lia Beach from Ampana in about 4 to 5 hours, at a very cheap price! Please welcome Wamburabura, the fast boat that will make your journey to Lia Beach, Togean Islands so much easier.
No need to charter anymore
For over a year, the two speedboats Hercules and Manakara have been offering a very interesting and fast option but only to Wakai. You had then to charter a boat from Wakai to Lia Beach, at an expensive price (Rp 900.000). The good thing about those speedboats though, is they’re running daily.
But with Wamburabura, if you pick the right day, you’ll get to Lia Beach in one go, in a record time, and at a very affordable price.
Besides, Wamburabura is also a perfect option to move from one island to the other without chartering a private boat, since it stops in almost all villages that are close to resorts:
- Pulau Papan
|From Ampana to Popolii|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||Departure at 9:30 am / Arrival around 3:15 pm|
|From Popolii to Ampana|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||Departure at 7 am / Arrival around 1 pm|
Price: Rp 125.000/ person
No reservation system: just show up at the Ampana harbor at the latest 1 hour before departure to buy your ticket and complete the necessary harbor formalities.
Harbor formalities: before departing to the Togean Islands, you’ll have to do the following:
- Register at the Tourist Information Service
- Pay the entrance fee into the Togean Islands National Park: Rp 150.000/person
- Pay a retribution to the Ministry of Tourism: Rp 50.000/person
To find out more about access to Lia Beach, check-out our Directions page.
A big plus: Wamburabura can drop you off in front of Lia Beach!
We have arranged with the Wamburabura manager and captain to be able to pick up our guests directly on the fast boat, in front of our beach. No need to waste more time with a transfer from Popolii to Lia Beach: get off Wamburabura, get on our boat, and five minutes later you’ll be treading upon our white sandy beach!
Make sure to book and confirm your reservation with us so that we can organize your drop-off in front of Lia Beach or pick you up in Popolii.
Note that boat switch is only possible if they are no waves at all, and always remains the captain’s call. We accept no responsibility if he refuses to stop in front of Lia Beach, but will definitely pick you up in Popolii, about 20 minutes later!
Getting to Lia Beach has never been easier and faster
- Fly from home to Jakarta
- Fly from Jakarta to Ampana with a short stopover in Palu (on Lion Air/Wings Air)
- Spend one night in Ampana
- Take Wamburabura the next morning (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) and you’ll be able to take a swim at Lia Beach by mid-afternoon!