Seram is the largest and main island of Maluku province of Indonesia. Seram is a big island (17,000 sq.km; 6,600 sq.miles) located in Eastern Indonesia (Maluku Province), near New Guinea. It is mountainous, sparsely populated, and almost completely covered with dense forests. It is best known for its large number of endemic bird species. Its indigenous inhabitants are also locally famous for their magic.
Seram offers excellent trekking opportunities, the best known of which is a long trek right across the island through Manusela National Park.
An added bonus is the island's unique birdlife which includes several endemic species, though is not always easy to spot.
For the less energetic, Seram's main attraction is beautiful Sawai village on the northern coast, with its gorgeous setting at the foot of towering cliffs, nice accommodation, good snorkelling and interesting off-shore islands.