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Japanese subtropical Islands

Keelung (Chilung) - Osaka

Dates:
24/03/2023
to  31/03/2023

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
5.430 €
5% Ponant Bonus

PONANT is the first cruise company to take you to the heart of the sublime landscapes of the tropical islands in southern Japan during an expedition cruise. On this all-new 8-day itinerary aboard Le Soléal, from Taiwan to Okinawa, you will discover the rich natural heritage, traditional villages and craft of the Okinawa archipelago and the Ryukyu Islands. 

As you depart from the Port of Keelung, in Taipei, the capital of the lush island of Taiwan, you will set sail for the southern islands of Japan, including Ishigaki, the capital island of the Yaeyama Islands. In the heart of the magnificent Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, you will be able to enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of the eponymous city or discover Kabira Bay, renowned for its idyllic scenery, combining crystal-clear turquoise water and beaches of white sand. 

Following a new port of call in the picturesque village of Taketomi, with its traditional Okinawan dwellings and its idyllic sandy expanses, Le Soléal will sail south to the island of Iriomote. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this little corner of paradise will enchant you with its authentic and preserved character, with its wild beaches lying alongside traditional villages surrounded by luxurious tropical forest: jungle, mangrove, rivers, waterfalls. This unique biodiversity is made up of many endemic species.  

You will then head for Kumej, the island that linked Okinawa to China in the past. Famous for its ‘Eisa’, a form of folk dance performed to the rhythm of traditional drums, this multifaceted island will reveal itself through its natural treasures: the mythical Mifuga rock formation or the idyllic beach of Hatenohama, a point of reference for fans of the underwater world. 

Your next port of call will be Zamami, in the Kerama Islands. You will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this pristine island, known the world over for the distinctive blue of the surrounding sea, called ‘Kerama blue’. The sea life in the area is also exceptionally rich and sea turtles can often be spotted swimming among the coral.  

Le Soléal will sail to the coral island of Kikai. You will be fascinated by this enchanting island with beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. Its lush seabed and biodiversity will allow you to enjoy a captivating exploration. 

You will disembark in Osaka, a modern, forward-looking city, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago. 


Ref : SO240323


Your itinerary

Your itinerary

First Expedition cruise in the world that goes to the heart of the sublime landscapes of southern Japan’s tropical islands.  Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced...


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Choose your stateroom

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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

From 5.430 €
5% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

From 5.880 €
5% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From 6.530 €
5% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From 6.860 €
5% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From 7.250 €
5% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
5% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

Fully booked
5% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m2)

Fully booked
5% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From 17.440 €



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Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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