Ultimate Okinawa

IDEAL LENGTH 9 nights
Price From $5,100 pp
When to Go Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Ultimate Okinawa

Okinawa is referred as the ‘Hawaii of Japan’ where you can find stunning blue ocean and amazing snorkelling and dive sites. It’s also a great spot for families thanks to lots of cultural experiences. On this itinerary you’ll find yourself participating in many outdoor activities alongside recharging your batteries on the beaches of some of Japan’s most secluded islands.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Japan

Upon arrival you’ll be met by a representative and privately escorted to your hotel. 

The rest of your day will be spent at leisure, armed with our list of recommended attractions and restaurants to help you have a great start to your trip.
 

Day 2

Day 2
Naha City Tour

Start your trip with a full day city tour of Naha with your private guide. Visit Makishi Market, one of the busiest markets in Okinawa; create your own souvenir at the Naha City Traditional Arts & Craft centre; pay a visit to Shuri Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage Site; and head to the historical site of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Day 3

Day 3
Awamori Distillery Visit

Today you’ll go behind the scenes of Okinawa’s most typical alcoholic drink: Awamori. Spend a fascinating morning at an Awamori Distillery, learning the production process and the history of the area.

Spend the afternoon at leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.

Day 4

Day 4
Flight To Miyako Island

Sunscreen and a great book at the ready - today you'll travel by plane to Miyako Island to enjoy time on the excellent beaches. This is your chance to try snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, flyboarding, and to cycle around the island.

Day 5

Day 5
Miyako Island

Spend today at leisure. 

We recommend kicking back and enjoying the sea breeze by the beach. If you’re looking for more energetic activities, your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to make suggestions depending on your needs.

Day 6

Day 6
Diving And Snorkelling Experience

Today offers you the chance to dive or snorkel in one of the world’s most beautiful and alluring spots. Your dive coach will show you the rich marine life of underwater Miyakojima before you experience the magical beauty for yourself.

Day 7

Day 7
Flight To Ishigaki Island

After breakfast you’ll take the plane to Ishigaki Island, a wonderful pocket of Japan in Okinawa that is blessed with attractive dive sites, white sand beaches, rich mangrove forests and great food.

You’ll then be privately escorted to your next hotel where check-in and leave for a sunset cruise.

The remainder of the night will be spent at leisure.

Day 8

Day 8
Full Day Iriomote Tour

Today you’ll enjoy a full-day tour to Iriomote Island, one of the remote Yaeyama Islands and part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Kayak up river to the Pinaisara Waterfall, take a dip in the cool basin of the fall and enjoy a camp lunch.

You’ll also visit Barasu Island, a small sandbar in the middle of the ocean. 

Day 9

Day 9
Ishigaki

Spend the day at leisure.

We recommend travelling by ferry to Kohama Island or Kuroshima where you can  jump on a bike for some exploration on two-wheels.
 

Day 10

Day 10
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey home.

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itinerary highlights
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Taketomi and the Ishigaki Islands
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shuri Castle
  • Learn about the history of Ryukyu Island
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the East China Sea 
  • Snorkel above some of Japan’s most beautiful coral reefs
     
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