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Iriomote & Yubu Island Adventure Tour

by Hirata Kanko
per adult Price is $138
Duration: 9h 40m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • A full day of adventure & varied natural experiences

  • Opportunity to visit the Maryudo Falls in Iriomote Island

  • Water buffalo-drawn carriage ride from Iriomote to Yubu

  • Over 100 types of flora & fauna to be admired on Yubu island

  • Great introduction to what the Yaeyama islands have to offer

Highlights

  • A full day of adventure & varied natural experiences

  • Opportunity to visit the Maryudo Falls in Iriomote Island

  • Water buffalo-drawn carriage ride from Iriomote to Yubu

  • Over 100 types of flora & fauna to be admired on Yubu island

  • Great introduction to what the Yaeyama islands have to offer

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8:00 AM, Full Day Tour includes Food Only

Duration 9h 40m
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Total price is $137.50, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Iriomote & Yubu Island Adventure Tour

Activity Location

Hirata Kanko

1 Misaki-cho

Ishigaki

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hirata Kanko

    1 Misaki-cho

    Ishigaki


Description

The forests of Iriomote and the gardens of Yubu await on this journey that lets you explore the islands' natural beauty up close. Admire the mangrove trees and beautiful waterfalls along Okinawa's longest river, as well as the varied plant and animal life clustered along the way.

At the tour office in Ishigaki, you board the ferry for the first leg of your journey to Iriomote Island. Here, a bus ride carries you to the Urauchi River for a cruise through pristine jungle and mangrove plantations, and then a walk to the beautiful Mariyudu falls. Check out the birds, reptiles, and butterflies that thrive on the island, along with some of the 400 types of fish that live within.

After lunch at Kitchen Inaba and a visit to the famous Star Sand Beach, it's time to climb aboard a carriage drawn by water buffalo to cross the shallow waters to tiny Yubu Island, which hosts a charming sub-tropical garden. With more than 100 types of trees, a shell house, and a butterfly garden, the island lets you relax amid a vivid sample of the region's natural beauty before the time comes for your ferry ride back to Ishigaki.


Inclusions

  • Self-guided tour of Iriomote and Yubu islands

  • Bus transportation on Iriomote island

  • Urauchi River cruise

  • Water buffalo cart ride to Yubu and island entrance fee

  • Lunch at a local restaurant

  • Ferry tickets


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Lunch for infants (age 0 to 5)

  • English-speaking guide/tour-conductor


Know Before You Book

  • An infant between 0 and 5 can join free of charge per adult. An infant between 0 and 5 must sit on an adult’s lap.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Upon arrival at Hirata Tourism, you will be provided with all tickets and information necessary for your tour. A tour guide will not attend for the whole tour.

  • If the ferry to Uehara port is not operating, you will use Ohara port and be taken in a shuttle bus to Uehara port instead.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Please note: at peak times and/or according to the tide, the program and times may change.

  • Please note: tours begin in Ishigaki and not Okinawa main island.