Summer 2023 Beautiful Ogasawara Islands Tour (6d/5n)

Summer 2023 Beautiful Ogasawara Islands Tour (6d/5n)

Summer 2023 Beautiful Ogasawara Islands Tour (6d/5n)

Join us on our Beautiful Ogasawara Islands tour in the summer of 2023!

Also known as Bonin Islands, the tropical Ogasawara Islands are surrounded by a rich deep ocean teeming with diverse sea life. This island group isn’t well-connected with the continent, which is why they boast untouched great nature. Because it isn’t easy to get there, you won’t see many tourists here and you can enjoy the unique experience of an unspoiled natural habitat of rare flora and fauna.

Japan Ogasawara Tour Highlights

1. We land on scenic Minamijima Island. You will find semi-fossils of a unique land snail, the Mandarina luhuana, on karst land. We will enjoy the beautiful white sand Ogiike Beach and Yin-Yang Pond. Summer is the breeding season for shearwaters and boobies.

2. Day trip to Hahajima Island. We take you to a banyan tree forest and Minamizaki, the southernmost point of the island. The wall-like steep coastline from Mount Chibusa has a stunning view. You may see a Bonin honeyeater if you are lucky.

3. Enjoy the Bonin blue ocean. This is one of the world’s clearest oceans and has an incredibly rich ecological system. You may have a chance to swim with dolphins and sea turtles.

4. We are going on a nature walk on Chichijima Island. Ogasawara is often called Eastern Galapagos because of the unique development of its ecological system.

5. Night tour in Chichijima. After the sunset, nocturnal species appear such as Ogasawara fruit bats in the forest and hermit crabs on the beach. Green sea turtles come to lay eggs between June and August at night. We will also spot some fantastic glow-in-the-dark mushrooms called green-pepe.

Special Precautions for group tours and your safety
* We will prepare one mask per person per tour day.
* Before you get on the bus, everyone has to sanitize their hands with sanitizer that will be provided by us.
* There will be a maximum of 6 people in one bus, so there is enough space between participants.
* We will provide everyone with one special health drink per day to keep everyone’s immune system up.
* We will provide everyone with one fresh bottle of mineral water per day.

Tour Date and Price

Arrival and Departure: Starts in Tokyo and ends in Tokyo
Tour Date: July  –  August, 2023* (6 days and 5 nights) *exact dates TBA. If you’d like to be updated once the dates are known, please fill out the inquiry form below and we will add you to our mailing list.
Tour Price: USD 2,380 per person (based on twin/triple room)

Ogasawara Tour Highlights

Day 1: Depart Takeshiba Port (Tokyo) – Onboard

  • Ogasawara-maru at Takeshiba Port
  • On-board restaurant
  • Shearwater from the ship

Day 2: Chichijima

  • Chichijima View Point
  • Screw Pines
  • Hermit Crabs at night

Day 3: Chichijima

  • Minamijima Island
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling

Day 4: Chichijima – Hahajima – Chichijima

  • Hahajima-maru
  • Hahajima Island
  • Banyan trees in Hahajima

Day 5: Chichijima – Onboard

  • Akagashira Karasubato
  • Futami Port
  • Send-off by the locals

Day 6: Takeshiba Port (Tokyo)

  • Rainbow Bridge from the ship

Itinerary

Day 1: July: Depart Takeshiba Port (Tokyo) – Onboard

Day 2: July: Chichijima

Day 3: July: Chichijima

Day 4: July: Chichijima – Hahajima – Chichijima

Day 5: July: Chichijima – Onboard

Day 6: July: Takeshiba Port (Tokyo)


INCLUDED

  • 3 nights accommodation in Chichijima Island (small hotel or minshuku with communal shower and toilet) and 2 nights on the ship Ogasawara-maru (2nd class berth)
  • Round trip cruise fare from Takeshiba Port in Tokyo
  • Private van transfers between destinations in Japan
  • Comprehensive escort of our professional English speaking nature guide as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (4 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • Admission fees to sites, gardens, and museums as listed in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

  • International airfares
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities

EXTENDED PLAN

You can extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo or other places. We can provide you with an extension of your stay in the same hotel as during the tour for an extra 15,000 yen ~ per night, per person. Please contact us for more details.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transport: Travel by air-conditioned private van, baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure: We start and finish the tour at Takeshiba Port. If you need a hotel and transfer from/to the airport and port, we can arrange these upon request.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
Please bring the following: rain gear, hiking shoes, swimsuit, flip-flops, insect repellent

Please note that the tour schedule and prices are subject to change without notice


CANCELLATION POLICY

>46 days prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
<3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee


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