Guided tour

Iriomote Island: 3-Hour Guided Kayaking and Caving Tour

Iriomote Island: 3-Hour Guided Kayaking and Caving Tour

From US$ 105.66 per person

Enjoy a day exploring the natural treasures of Iriomote island. Kayak through the mangrove river and explore mysterious caves.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English
Pickup optional
Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before scheduled pickup time. Your driver will wait no more than 5 minutes after scheduled time. They will be holding a sign that says "PiPi."
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore Iriomote through its rivers and caves
  • Kayak up the mangrove river and see a waterfall
  • Explore the natural limestone caves alongside your certified guide
Full description
Go off the beaten path during this guided tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site Iriomote Island. 90% of this island is untouched by humans, making this an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Start your tour kayaking down the mangrove jungle river, admiring lush plants and even a waterfall as you paddle along. Next visit the natural limestone caves, formed by water over hundreds of years. Climb the limestone walls and inspect narrow tunnels as you explore the caves alongside your guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Uehara area only)
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Caving equipment
  • Shower
  • Liability insurance
  • Photos
  • Food and drinks
  • Towels
  • Ferry tickets if you come from Ishigaki island
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)
  • People over 70 years
  • People with insect allergies
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your driver will wait up to 5 minutes after the scheduled start time before leaving. The driver will be holding a sign that says "PiPi."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Skirts
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • A kayak can be exchanged for a stand-up paddle free of charge: please select the relevant option at check out
Customer reviews

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the best tour to explore the UNESCO sites Iriomote island in half day! We spent time cruising the mangrove forest with kayak and stand up paddle and watch the waterfall and the 3 natural limestone cave. we were lucky to see the endangered Crested serpent eagle in the beginning of the tour! The guide Tomo kun was so knowledgeable about all the mangroves, flowers and animals of the island, he was also helpful and nice tour guiding with family with small child. Also he took the most beautiful pictures we couldn’t take with our phones making our day memorable one Definitely worth visiting the island if you are into the beauty of the nature and animals!

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August 6, 2021

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