Beautiful Waterfall! "Nala Falls・Kayaking & Trekking”

A Tour into Unexplored Territories Recommended for Beginners!

We tour an unexplored waterfall accessible only by kayaking and trekking. After a kayaking trip of about 14 km round trip, we trek for 70 minutes round trip. Once we kayak through lush mangroves and jungle rivers, we finally reach the unexplored Nala Falls only after trekking through the jungle over streams. If the weather permits, we can play by entering the water basin and the arch of the waterfall. While the trip requires stamina, you can enjoy interesting parts of Iriomote Island to your heart’s content. This tour is recommended for families and couples. For those of you not confident about your stamina, we can prepare kayaks for 2 or 3 people for lovers and families to enjoy. Customers who are still yet worried can ride along with the guide for extra support, so that you can save your energy to fully enjoy the tour.

 

☆ Select from 2 types of kayaks: sea kayaks or river kayaks for more stability. Sea kayaks will be used unless specified in advance.

Feel the great outdoors all around you on Iriomote Island!! Let’s visit a secluded waterfall by kayak!!

Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture is a subtropical island bursting with nature and mangrove forests. In Iriomote Island, its vastness offers us plenty of ways to experience nature. Kayaking tours are available to visit unexplored waterfalls. Here, we would like to introduce the appeal of checking out unexplored waterfalls by sea kayak.

 

【What is Iriomote Island like⁈】

In Iriomote Island, you can navigate only half of the island because the development of roads was suspended mid-way. The interior of the island is purely jungle. In certain villages, people even need to take a boat to reach their homes because their homes are located further ahead of where the road construction had been discontinued. This is why most of Iriomote Island rests alive with nature, with the majority of the island still largely undeveloped. 

 

【Iriomote’s Unexplored: “”Ephemeral Nala Waterfall””!!】

• Why is the waterfall considered ephermeral? Iriomote’s “”Nala Falls”” is believe to be an “”Ephemeral Waterfall””. Because it is located deep in the heart of Iriomote Island’s jungle 120% secluded, it is impossible to reach the waterfall by foot, which is why the waterfall is described as mirage-like.

 

• How do we get there?!

To get to “”Nala Falls””, we paddle our sea kayaks through the mangrove forest. The paddle up Nakara River of about 7 km is exhilarating, full of adventure. Next comes the 14 km trek throughout a jungle, which we tackle in 35-minute segments. After all of the hard work, you will be blown away by Nala Falls, undeveloped and preserving its natural form since the beginning of time.

 

[Enjoying the Journey]
The mangrove forest stretching from the mouth of the river to its upper reaches. It is truly a sight to behold with its jungly ambience. Depending on the season, we can encounter creatures unique to the subtropical region of Iriomote Island, such as those living in tidal flats, like soldier crabs, fiddler crabs, or barred mudskippers, as will as seishika or sagaribana. We can enjoy observing the countless living creatures and nature along the way.

 

• How to Have Fun at “”Nala Falls””?!

Once we arrive at Nala Falls, we recommend playing in the deep water basin. Feel the water full of negative ions against your skin. Try floating in or getting hit by the waterfall. Why not try canon balling in, while you’re at it? There’s plenty more water activities you can enjoy. Cool down your body heated after all the kayaking, by playing to your heart’s content in the water.

 

A Summary of the Laid-Back Kayaking & Trekking Tour to Nala Falls

The real thrill of Iriomote Island’s Nala Falls is the vast scenery abundant in nature unfurling before your very own eyes. This unexplored waterfall radiates a different charm from your average famous waterfall, its beauty left untainted and protected. While difficult to reach and inaccessible by car, it is yet another appealing factor unique to unexplored waterfalls. For adventure lovers, this tour is sure to keep your heart racing with excitement.

  • Availability

    All Year Long

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 7 Hours

    《Estimated Itinerary》
    9:00 Pick-Up → Individual Preparation → Lecture, etc.
    9:45 Start the Kayak Tour
    11:30 Arrival Upstream, Start Trekking
    12:15 Arrive at Nala Falls (Break, Lunch, Play in Waterfall)
    13:15 Depart from Nala Falls, Start Trekking
    14:00 Arrive Upstream, Start Kayaking
    15:30 End of Tour → Clean Up
    16:00 Arrive at the Drop-Off Location

  • Suitable Age

    Elementary school and above

  • Fee

    • Fee 1 (peak season: weekends, national holidays, spring vacation, Golden Week, July and August, New Year holidays, long weekends)
    Adult ¥12,000 (junior high and above)
    Child ¥9,000 (elementary and above)
    ※ At least 2 participants required

    • Fee 2 (other periods)
    Adult ¥11,000 (junior high and above) (¥14000 for single participants)
    Child ¥8,000 (elementary and above)

    ※Price Includes
    Lunch, 1 drink, waterproof bag, felt-soled shoes, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment, transportation

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

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Iriomote Island's No.1 Waterfall "Mayagusuku Falls・Kayaking & Trekking"

Mayagusuku Falls is said to be the most beautiful waterfall in Iriomote Island.

With 13 km round trip by kayak in the deepest part of Iriomote Island in a region you cannot enter alone, followed by 12 km round trip of trekking, this is the toughest kayaking & trekking tour we offer.

During this special tour, you can marvel in the grand beauty of up to 4 waterfalls depends on your stamina and time allowance, including Mariyudu Falls, Campire Falls, and Kasik Falls.

  • Recommended Period

    October〜May

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 9 Hours

  • Suitable Age

    Junior high and above

  • Fee

    Adult ¥21000 (¥27000 if for single participants)

    ※Price Includes
    Lunch, one drink, waterproof bag, felt-soled shoes, shin guards, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

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Unexplored Region! "Mizuochi Falls & Ida Beach"

Sea Kayak-Centered Tour of Unexplored Areas!

Just like with Nala Falls, Mizuochi Falls is an unexplored territory inaccessible by foot. It is the only waterfall in Iriomote Island, where you can directly reach the foot of the waterfall without getting out of your kayak. While we will cover most of the route by sea kayaking, we’ll get to enjoy paddling amid mangroves as we near the waterfall. As the waterfall gradually comes into view, you will feel the impact of this unexplored site deep within. Afterwards, depending on the tidal level, we will either stop by Ida Beach – another region inaccessible by foot – or a different beach if the tide is too low.

For those of you not confident about your stamina, we can prepare kayaks for 2 or 3 people for lovers and families to enjoy. Customers who are still yet worried can ride along with the guide for extra support, so that you can save your energy to fully enjoy the tour.

  • Recommended Period

    All Year Long

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 6 Hours

    《Estimated Itinerary》
    9:30 Pick-up → Individual Preparation → Lecture, etc.
    10:15 Start the Kayak Tour
    11:45 Arrive at the Waterfall
    12:00 Depart from the Waterfall
    12:45 Arrive at Ida Beach
    13:45 Depart from Ida Beach
    14:45 End of Tour → Clean Up
    15:30 Arrive at the Drop-Off Location

  • Suitable Age

    Elementary school and above

  • Fee

    Adult ¥11,000 (junior high and above) (¥14000 for single participants)
    Child ¥8,000 (elementary and above)

    ※Price Includes
    Lunch, 1 drink, waterproof bag, felt-soled shoes, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment, transportation

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

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Adventure! "Adanade Falls・Shower Trekking & Kayaking"

Trekking Mostly in Streams! Great Adventures Touring Unexplored Areas by Kayak!

The distance covered by kayak is half the distance of our tour to Nala Falls. We recommend this tour of this unexplored territory to women not confident about their upper body strength.

To get to Adanade Falls, first we travel as much as possible by kayak along Adanade River. Then comes the adventurous part, as we swim in the river, splash forth in streams, and sometimes even face small waterfalls head-on.

Only after pushing our way through Iriomote Island’s beautiful mountain streams, with our 5 sense on full alert, can we finally reach Adanade Falls.

Swim and jump into the water basin! This dynamic tour is perfect for families with young children full of energy. We prepare life jackets for those not very good at swimming, so there is nothing to worry about in terms of safety.

  • Recommended Period

    Summer

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 6 Hours

    《Estimated Itinerary》Depends on Tidal Level.

    9:30 Pick-up → Individual Preparation → Lecture, etc.
    10:15 Start the Kayak Tour
    11:15 Finish Kayaking, Start Trekking
    12:00 Arrive at Adanade Waterfall (Lunch, Break, Play in Waterfall)
    13:00 Depart from Adanade Falls
    14:45 End of Tour → Clean Up
    15:30 Arrive at the Drop-Off Location

  • Suitable Age

    Elementary school and above

  • Fee

    Adult ¥11,000 (junior high and above) (¥14000 for single participants)
    Child ¥8,000 (elementary and above)

    ※Price Includes
    Lunch, 1 drink, waterproof bag, felt-soled shoes, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment, transportation

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

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3 Waterfalls! "Tour of Mariyudo・Campire・Kasik Falls”

We will visit 3 waterfalls: Mariyudo Falls, Campire Falls and Kasik Falls.

While it is possible to do this course by taking a sightseeing boat on your own, why not take the opportunity to go there by kayak?

Unlike going on your own, this tour includes transportation, lunch, a tour of Kasik Falls only accessible via kayaking, and a knowledgeable nature guide.

The tour is full of many other adventures you can only experience via man-powered, guide-led means.

With 13 km round trip by kayak, followed by about 4.4 km round trip of trekking, you can fully enjoy a whole day in the great outdoors.

For those of you not confident about your stamina, we can prepare kayaks for 2 or 3 people for lovers and families to enjoy. Customers who are still yet worried can ride along with the guide for extra support, so that you can save your energy to fully enjoy the tour.

  • Recommended Period

    All Year Long

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 7 Hours

    《Estimated Itinerary》
    9:30 Pick-up → Individual Preparation → Lecture, etc.
    10:15 Start the Kayak Tour
    11:45 Arrive at the Waterfall
    12:00 Depart from the Waterfall
    12:45 Arrive at Ida Beach
    13:45 Depart from Ida Beach
    14:45 End of Tour → Clean Up
    15:30 Arrive at the Drop-Off Location

  • Suitable Age

    Elementary school and above

  • Fee

    Adult ¥12,000 (junior high and above) (¥15000 for single participants)
    Child ¥9,000 (elementary and above)


    ※Price Includes
    Lunch, 1 drink, waterproof bag, felt-soled shoes, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment, transportation

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

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DI-01 Kayaking & Trekking

《Only for Repeaters (More Than Twice) of Our Tours of Unexplored Areas》

  • Tour Schedule

    Duration: About 11 Hours

  • Suitable Age

    Repeaters Only. Skilled Kayakers. Strong Walkers.

  • Fee

    Adult ¥26,000 (¥36000 for single participants)

    ※Price Includes
    backpack, felt-soled shoes, shin guards, simple rain gear, kayaking equipment

  • What to Wear・What to Bring

    ≫Click here to learn how to prepare for your trip