Kobe A Manila ÁSIA cruzeiro de expedição Silver Discoverer

Uma combinação dos mundos humano e espiritual, da modernidade e da tradição, incluindo locais Patrimônios Mundiais da UNESCO e parques nacionais. Uma jornada de praias de areia branca e vilarejos de pescadores, igrejas espanholas e casas de calcário. Contemple o grande portão flutuante Torii e mergulhe na história fascinante, na maravilhosa vida selvagem e na deslumbrante beleza sazonal, quando duas culturas se encontram em uma fusão geograficamente perfeita.
Viagem 9809

Reserve até 31 de Março 2018 e beneficie de preços reduzidos em classe executiva o de passagem aéreas de ida e volta gratuitos em classe económica + hotel + traslados*

As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

incluído na tarifa do cruzeiro

  • Suítes espaçosas – mais de 85% com balcões privativos
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • Serviço de mordomo em todas as suítes – todos os hóspedes são igualmente mimados
  • Opções de jantares com sistema aberto de assentos, isto é, sem reserva – jante quando e com quem quiser
  • Diversidade de locais para refeições – casual, romântico, especialidades regionais e cozinha gourmet inspirada pela Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas na suíte e por todo o navio – vinhos selecionados, destilados de qualidade, cafés especiais e refrigerantes, além de seu próprio frigobar abastecido com bebidas de sua preferência
  • Refeições na suíte e serviço de quarto 24 horas – sempre gratuito, sempre disponível
  • Entretenimento sofisticado, de música ao vivo a shows de grandes produções
  • Consultor de destinos e/ou palestrantes de enriquecimento cultural
  • Transporte em terra para a cidade incluso na maioria dos portos
  • As gratificações já estão inclusas em sua tarifa
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia para todos os hóspedes. Wi-Fi gratuito ilimitado para os hóspedes viajando em determinadas categorias de suítes
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
Itinerário do cruzeiro

Os nossos itinerários são únicos. Encontrará informações detalhadas abaixo sobre portos, horários de partida e de chegada, bem como informações complementares sobre os destinos que irá visitar.
Clique aqui para ver todas as fotografias e vídeos.

Os nossos itinerários são únicos. Encontrará informações detalhadas abaixo sobre portos, horários de partida e de chegada, bem como informações complementares sobre os destinos que irá visitar.
Clique aqui para ver todas as fotografias e vídeos.

Located on the calm waters of the Inland Sea, Kobe has served as an important port town for hundreds of years. It was one of the first harbours to accept foreign traders in 1868 when Japan was just emerging from its centuries of isolation. What followed was a surge of Western trade and exports. Today, Kobe is quite multicultural, with expatriates from 98 different nations in residence, providing a cultural diversity most easily visible in restaurants serving every kind of cuisine, including the now world famous Kobe beef.
Okayama is an important transportation hub and one of the largest cities of the Chugoku Region. It is famous because it has one of Japan’s most significant gardens. Although the “Korakuen” Garden was severely damaged by bombs in WWII, the descriptions and paintings from the Edo period permitted an exact reconstruction. It is one of the “Three Gardens of Japan” and has been designated a “Special Scenic Location”. Known formerly as the centre of rice-distribution in the Okayama area, many old warehouses next to the preserved canal have been converted into museums, boutiques and cafes.
Takamatsu city is the capital of Kagawa prefecture which is Japan’s smallest prefecture. This city is a vibrant blend of natural beauty and cosmopolitan functionality with a population of 420,000 people. The port of Takamatsu used to be the main gateway to Shikoku Island until the opening of the 37km long Seto Ohashi Bridge in 1988. Takamatsu city has flourished along with the Seto Inland Sea since 17th century when Matsudaira family, the relatives of the Tokugawa Shogun, ruled this area. Matsudaira family has completed the famous Japanese “Ritsurin Garden”.
The small island of Miyajima (“The Shrine Island”) is known for the Floating Torii Gate, which is one of “The Three Most Beautiful Views” of Japan. Built in the water, the Torii Gate leads to the Itsukushima Shrine and at high tide it seems to float. The Torii Gate is one of the most photographed sites in all of Japan. There are many more shrines and paths on Miyajima that are inviting to walk. Mount Misen has a cable car leading partly up to the top with nice views and wild monkeys and deer roaming the trails.
On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 am, a massive chunk of metal known as Little Boy fell from an American plane, and the sky ignited and glowed for an instant. In that brief moment, however, it became as hot as the surface of the sun in Hiroshima, until then a rather ordinary workaday city in wartime Japan. Half the city was leveled by the resulting blast, and the rest was set ablaze. Rain impregnated with radioactive fallout then fell, killing many that the fire and 1,000-mph shock wave had not. By the end of this mind-boggling disaster, more than 140,000 people died.

Moji used to be an important international trading port with a number of well-preserved Western buildings. Several of these historic buildings can be seen along the attractive waterfront. Southwest of Moji , and part of the same city, is Kokura, the financial and business capital of the area. Kokura’s landmark is its castle, which has been beautifully restored. The remarkable garden located next to the main castle is not too far from the Manga Museum. South of Moji is the Hiraodai Limestone Plateau, Japan’s most representative karst plateau.
Kumamoto city is the capital of Kumamoto prefecture and is a major city on Kyushu’s west coast with a population of 650,000. This city is known as a favoured place by both warriors and writers of literature in the old days. Kumamoto is home to many historical and cultural sites, and the symbol of this city is indeed Kumamoto castle. In the early 17th century, Kiyomasa Kato who was a feudal lord of this area, have built Kumamoto castle. Now, it stands as “Heart and Soul” of local people after the devastating earthquake in April 2016.
Yakushima is a round-shaped subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu island and part of Kagoshima prefecture. One fifth of this island is designated a Natural World Heritage Site in 1993, and it is covered by an extensive cedar forest that contains some of Japan’s oldest living trees. The symbol of Yakushima is called Yaku-Sugi, meaning Japanese cedar, which is only used for cedar trees over 1,000 years old. The oldest Yaku-Sugi is considered to be more than 7,000 years old.
Tokunoshima is situated in the middle of Amami islands with a population of approximately 30,000 civilians. It is not the most famous island but this island has a lot to offer, with its enchanting sights and friendly people. Tokunoshima is famous for bull fighting and beautiful seas. The bulls here are treated like Gods and bull fights are a traditional form of entertainment on the island with over 600 years of fascinating history. In addition, the natural beauty of this island is absolutely breath taking.
Unlike other parts of Japan, Okinawa has its own separate history, having been the independent kingdom of Ryukyu during the 15th century. It is located in an ideal area between mainland Japan and Taiwan; the small kingdom prospered and traded goods with Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Subsequently, Okinawa developed its own unique history and culture that is evident today. Naha, the largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, has nearly 6 million visitors from outside of Okinawa prefecture every year, and it has been one of the most popular destinations within Japan.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Batanes, the country’s northern most and smallest province in the Cagayan region, is the most sought-after tourism frontier destination located at the confluence of the West Philippine Sea and Pacific Ocean. It has been declared as a protected landscape and seascape because of its rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs and the panoramic sceneries and clear waters. There are 10 islands, but only three are inhabited. The province is home to the famous indigenous people of Batanes, the Ivatans, who are nationally acclaimed as the True Insulares.
Vigan, the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur, is located on the west coast of Luzon Island. It has the most intact examples of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia, which was established in the 16th century. Vigan’s location at the river delta of the Abra River along the north-western coastline of the main island of Luzon, made this an important trading post before the colonial era. The city’s architecture reflects the melding of cultural elements from within the Philippines and China region with those of Europe and Mexico.
Hundred Islands National Park is located in the city of Alaminos, in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. There are a total of 124 islands and islets scattered in Lingayen Gulf. Only three of them have been developed for tourism: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The islands are believed to be about two million years old. They are actually ancient coral reefs that have been exposed when the sea level dropped after the last Ice Age.

MANILA, the capital city of the Philippines, was founded in, 1571 by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and was the seat of power for most of the colonial rules of the Philippines. It is situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and contains a multitude of landmarks, some of which date back to the 16th century. It is home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison. In the 19th century Manila became one of the most modern cities in Asia.

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

Medallion Suite

408 ft² / 38 m² ( incluindo varanda privativa)

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Veranda Suite

280 ft² / 26 m² (incluindo uma varanda privativa)

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Vista Suite

269 ft² / 25 m²

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View Suite

181 ft² / 16,8 m²

De US$ 13.400

Explorer Suite

186 ft² / 17,3 m²

De US$ 12.100
As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

incluído na tarifa do cruzeiro

  • Suítes espaçosas – mais de 85% com balcões privativos
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • Serviço de mordomo em todas as suítes – todos os hóspedes são igualmente mimados
  • Opções de jantares com sistema aberto de assentos, isto é, sem reserva – jante quando e com quem quiser
  • Diversidade de locais para refeições – casual, romântico, especialidades regionais e cozinha gourmet inspirada pela Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas na suíte e por todo o navio – vinhos selecionados, destilados de qualidade, cafés especiais e refrigerantes, além de seu próprio frigobar abastecido com bebidas de sua preferência
  • Refeições na suíte e serviço de quarto 24 horas – sempre gratuito, sempre disponível
  • Entretenimento sofisticado, de música ao vivo a shows de grandes produções
  • Consultor de destinos e/ou palestrantes de enriquecimento cultural
  • Transporte em terra para a cidade incluso na maioria dos portos
  • As gratificações já estão inclusas em sua tarifa
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia para todos os hóspedes. Wi-Fi gratuito ilimitado para os hóspedes viajando em determinadas categorias de suítes
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • *Traslados gratuitos disponíveis unicamente para os hóspedes que utilizam a oferta aérea Silversea.

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Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 408 ft² / 38 m² ( incluindo varanda privativa)

Uma marca distinta. Suntuosa. Espaçosa. Texturas refinadas e vistas panorâmicas te envolvem com luxo primoroso. O resumo perfeito da Suíte Medallion oferecida pela melhor linha de cruzeiro do mundo.

Tarifas de Lista de espera

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9809 - Kobe  a Manila
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Varanda de madeira teca com portas de vidro do chão ao teto
  • Sala de estar com área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Serviço de lavandaria
  • WiFi grátis
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth
  • Cafeteira espresso Illy®
  • Jantar na mesa dos oficiais
  • Bose® SoundTouch 30 com conectividade Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Medallion VER CONVéS Lista de espera solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 280 ft² / 26 m² (incluindo uma varanda privativa)

Uma exclusividade da Silversea, completa com portas de vidro do chão ao teto, que se abrem para uma varanda privativa com móveis de varanda. A Suíte Veranda acomoda 3 hóspedes confortavelmente

Tarifas de Lista de espera

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9809 - Kobe  a Manila
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Varanda em madeira teca com portas de vidro do chão ao teto
  • Sala de estar com sofá conversível que acomoda um passageiro adicional de até 14 anos de idade. (Suítes Veranda 601, 602, 603, 604 apenas)
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escolha de amenidades de banho
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • WiFi grátis
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Veranda VER CONVéS Lista de espera solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 269 ft² / 25 m²

Um santuário tranquilo. A área de estar da suíte tem bastante espaço para relaxar enquanto estiver no cruzeiro. Janelas amplas emolduram vistas panorâmicas do oceano. A vista perfeita para tomar seu café da manhã na cama. Algumas Suítes Vista acomodam 3 hóspedes.

Tarifas de Lista de espera

solicite um orçamento
9809 - Kobe  a Manila
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Duas janelas amplas com vistas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • WiFi grátis
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Vista VER CONVéS Lista de espera solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 181 ft² / 16,8 m²

Acolhedora e confortável, a Suíte Vista oferece um oásis de relaxamento, mesmo para os hóspedes que buscam aventuras extremas. Conclua um dia de aventuras em terra com um relaxamento noturno, no conforto da sua sala de estar. Capture os cenários que passa em sua frente através da vista sua janela. Refresque-se num belo banheiro em mármore antes de desfrutar de um elegante jantar a bordo. Ou aconchegue-se sob finos lençóis para assistir a um filme on-demand na televisão de tela plana. Adormeça com tranquilidade, sonhando com as experiências incríveis que esperam por você no dia seguinte.

Tarifas de US$ 13.400 (Por hóspede)

solicite um orçamento
9809 - Kobe  a Manila
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Janela com vistas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escrivaninha
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
View VER CONVéS US$ 13.400 solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 186 ft² / 17,3 m²

Tão ampla como a Suíte View, você aproveita a privilegiada localização à meia nau que o coloca perto de todas as nossas as opções de entretenimento a bordo. Suítes Explorer acomodam três hóspedes. A Suíte Explorer oferece acomodações sofisticadas com várias comodidades para fazer com que seu cruzeiro de luxo seja ainda mais confortável.

 

Tarifas de US$ 12.100 (Por hóspede)

solicite um orçamento
9809 - Kobe  a Manila
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Duas escotilhas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escrivaninha
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Explorer VER CONVéS US$ 12.100 solicite um orçamento
As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

Silver Discoverer

O grupo de viajantes aventureiros e leais da Silversea agora pode explorar os arquipélagos mais remotos do vasto Pacífico a bordo do elegante navio de cruzeiro, para 116 hóspedes, o Silver Discoverer. O navio é a plataforma perfeita para a observação desses territórios selvagens, sendo que todas as acomodações são suítes com vistas para o mar e há bastante espaço no convés para que você possa observar baleias ou um grupo de golfinhos. O calado raso do Silver Discoverer permite que ele navegue mais perto da costa, e com uma frota de 12 barcos infláveis e um barco com fundo de vidro, os hóspedes conseguem atracar em costas isoladas e explorar os pântanos e os ecossistemas submersos, de perto e a fundo.  

Suites

As suites Silversea, com vista para o oceano, são das mais espaçosas do cruzeiro e todas possuem um serviço de mordomo. Selecione a sua suite e solicite um orçamento. Os hóspedes que reservem antecipadamente garantem as melhores tarifas e podem escolher a suite que desejam.

Restaurantes

Descubra a nossa seleção de locais a bordo, onde pode desfrutar da companhia de outros viajantes e claro, do nosso serviço personalizado tudo incluído.

Áreas Públicas

Reconhecidos pela excelência gastronómica e pelo espírito inovador, os cruzeiros de luxo da Silversea oferecem um leque de opções de refeições ao ar livre em toda a frota. Oferecem igualmente restaurantes com especialidades a bordo em todos os navios, exceto os de expedição.

4 Hotéis

O nossos programas em terra (vários dias, meio-, pré- ou pós-cruzeiro) oferecem oportunidades adicionais para descobrir o melhor dos locais que visita, assim como os seus tesouros escondidos.

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A sua expedição levará a uma epopeia de descobertas Um programa complementar de experiências únicas em pequenos grupos, liderados por uma equipa de guias experientes e palestras que irão permitir uma experiência completa dos locais que irá visitar.

melhores momentos da viagem

Day 1 –Kobe, Japan
Embark the Silver Discoverer for this delightful Silversea Expedition across the East China and Philippine Seas. This afternoon, you will attend a safety briefing before leaving Kobe. Later on, important members of the crew will be introduced, as well as your Expedition Team.

We invite you to familiarise yourself with your new home away from home, meet some of your fellow travellers and in the evening enjoy the first of many memorable meals in The Restaurant. 

At dinnertime Silver Discoverer will head for the Harima-nada Sea.

Day 2 –Okayama, Japan                   
A day of diverse cultural experiences awaits us, as we will head for one of Japan’s most significant gardens. Although the “Korakuen” Garden was severely damaged in WWII, the descriptions and paintings from the Edo period permitted an exact reconstruction. Designed in the “Kaiyu” style it is one of the “Three Gardens of Japan” and has been designated a “Special Scenic Location.” We will have time to stroll through the garden and taste Japanese Green Tea – a specialty of the area.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before we continue to Kurashiki, a town known as the centre of rice-distribution in the Okayama area. Many old warehouses next to the preserved canal have been converted into museums, boutiques and cafes.
The Ohara Museum, which we are going to see during the afternoon, was the first Japanese Museum to permanently exhibit Western Art. We can see an eclectic mix of paintings and objects by El Greco, Renoir, Gauguin, Pisarro, Degas, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Rodin, and Picasso, as well as pieces from Jackson Pollock, de Chirico and Jasper Johns.

Day 3 – Takamatsu, Japan                                
Takamatsu is located on Shikoku, the smallest of the four main Japanese Islands.

Your day will start with the visit to Ritsurin Garden. The 75-hectare park features six ponds, thirteen hills, a waterfall, plum, cherry, and pine trees, a bamboo forest, a tea house, and more. The garden is recognized one of the most beautiful strolling gardens in Japan and was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
The Japanese cuisine is famous for its sushi and noodles and today you can try an Udon making experience. Not only will you learn how to prepare them, but you will also have a chance to taste the Udon noodles you just made!
                                                                                          
Day 4 – Miyajima and Hiroshima, Japan                            
During the morning we will visit the small island of Miyajima (“The Shrine Island”) and get to see one of “The Three Most Beautiful Views” of Japan: the Floating Torii Gate. Built in the water, the Torii Gate leads to the Itsukushima Shrine and at high tide it seems to float. The Torii Gate is one of the most photographed sites in all of Japan. There are many more shrines and path on Miyajima that invite to be walked.

The name Hiroshima is linked to the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and the end of World War II. We will drive to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in central Hiroshima. The area where the park lies was Ground Zero for the Atomic Bomb on August 6, 1945. The park is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack. The park has many memorials and monuments, and we will stroll through it before we visit the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb, focusing on the events of August 6.

Day 5 – Moji, Japan
From Moji we will drive to Kokura, the financial and business capital of this area. Kokura’s landmark is its castle, which has been beautifully restored. In addition to visiting Kokura Castle, we will stroll the remarkable garden located next to the main castle.

After lunch we will see the Hiraodai Limestone Plateau, Japan’s most representative karst plateau. Approaching the area one could mistake the pure white limestone scattered throughout the landscape for sheep grazing in the grass. Truly a natural treasure, the plateau also contains underground caves. We will explore Hiraodai Senbutsu Cave accompanied by local guides. To get deep into the cave you will have to walk in the stream running through the cave.

Day 6 – Kumamoto, Japan
Built in the early 17th century, the Kumamoto Castle is one of the three most famous castles of Japan. The castle has a number of interesting features, such as a stone wall and the beautiful black and white castle tower. However, it is the 800 cherry trees that add unrivalled elegance to the castle. The main varieties are Yoshino cherry as well as mountain cherry trees and Higo-zakura which make the square in front of the castle tower and the front of the long wall a wonderful spot for cherry blossom viewing, which we hope to still see in mid-April. This vast castle area is also a cultural place, and houses the Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, the Kumamoto City Museum, and the Botanical Garden.

Day 7 — Yakushima, Japan
Yakushima, Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, is famous in botanical circles for its great many garden plants, including dwarf plants which have evolved to grow smaller than their mainland cousins.

We will spend time on nature walks including Yakusugi Land, a nature park populated by a number of the island’s ancient cedar trees, including the Buddhasugi (a 2500-year-old cedar), Futagosugi and Sennensugi. There are different trails for different levels of activity and while walking, we will see the very clear stream running through the forest and the unique plant life on the island. There will also be a chance to see Yaku Monkey and Yaku Deer.

After your walk in the forest you will visit the Yakusugi Museum, which tells about the vegetation of Yakusugi, as well as the history of Yakushima.

Day 8 — Amami, Oshima, Japan
Amami Oshima is an unspoilt natural paradise situated in the Amami islands and surrounded by transparent waters with brightly coloured coral reefs and tropical fish. Our day will start with a visit to Oshimatsumugi Kimono village where we can watch the process of making tsumugi and kasuri silk-cotton fabrics. This is a craft complex in a beautiful hillside setting among flowers and many of the plants used in the process of dyeing.

In Bashayama Village we will have local refreshments and we will have a chance to see local people playing the Shamisen.

We can also relax at the beautiful beach or stroll through Kenmunmura village with its traditional houses.

If you prefer a visit with a little more activity, then choose the canoeing tour in Amami Oshima’s Mangrove Park. Amami Oshima holds Japan’s second-largest mangrove primeval forest –inhabited by the Amami Rabbit, a national protected species. You will be canoeing for approximately an hour amongst the mangroves. 
                                                                                                                                                                                    
Day 9 — Naha, Okinawa, Japan                                                
Okinawa is a typical Japanese subtropical region with a warm climate where cherry blossoms bloom in late January, and the swimming season lasts from April to October. There are more than sixty islands between the main island of Okinawa in the North and Yonaguni Island at the south-western end.
Departing from the pier and travelling towards the southeast corner of Okinawa, the first stop will be at the former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters. One can walk down the 101 steps into the narrow tunnels to get a unique insight into the conditions and experiences of the soldiers and officers inside the headquarters.

Then we will visit Shuri Castle, the administrative center and residence of the Ryukyu royal family for over 400 years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle rests on a hill providing outstanding views of Naha and the sea. Surrounded by tall curved walls, the bright red castle is a mixture of Japanese and Chinese architectural styles. You will see the lavishly decorated Main Hall and the ornate Shurei Gate. Known as the Gate of Courtesy, it typifies Okinawan architecture and serves as a symbol of modern day Okinawa.

Lastly you will visit Kokusai Street -it used to be called "The Miracle Mile" because of its rapid recovery after the post-war era. On this street vendors and shops sell everything from original Okinawa-made crafts, local t-shirts and original designs to imported goods. Along Kokusai Street there are said to be as many places to eat as there are things to buy.

Day 10 — At Sea                                             
While Silver Discoverer sails south, our lecturers will recap the Japanese experiences and will prepare you for the interesting ports to be visited in the Philippines.

The Executive Chef, and his or her team, would like to demonstrate how to prepare some of the culinary specialties they have chosen for your dining experiences and you might want to try cooking your own fish or meat at the Hot Rocks dining experience out on deck this evening.

Day 11 — Batan Island, Philippines                                      
During the morning Silver Discoverer will continue to sail south across the Philippine Sea.

Have a leisurely breakfast, join a seminar or workshop, and get ready for our first stop in the Philippines’ northernmost province.  Arriving in the late morning, we have to clear into the Philippines, and then will want to make the most of our visit to Batan Island.

Upon arrival there will be a cultural presentation with traditional songs and dances. We will see traditional houses and hear about their importance.  In addition, be ready to reach lookout points and the Basco Lighthouse. Further stops and photo opportunities will be at Chawa, the Valugan Boulder Bay and Rakuh A Payaman (known locally as Marlboro Country for the communal pasture) where local delicacies can be enjoyed. See the famous Honesty Coffee Shop before we return to the pier and Silver Discoverer.

Day 12 – Vigan, Philippines                           
As we land in Salomague, on Luzon’s northwestern shore, we will be welcomed by a local band before heading south to Vigan and its historical district. We will see the Bantay Church and bell tower, one of Ilocos’ oldest structures dating back to 1590. A Filipino style “fiesta” lunch will be had in a beautiful garden known as the Hidden Garden. There will also be a demonstration of how to prepare Pinakbet, which is a popular northern dish of mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce. Following these activities, visit a pottery factory specializing in jars and ride in horse-drawn carriages to the Syquia Mansion, a museum dedicated to the Philippines’ sixth President. A walk through the Vigan Heritage Village with its mestizo district of old colonial, Spanish-style houses with a cultural dance parade will end the excursion. 

Day 13 – Hundred Islands, Philippines                                                               
At the aptly named Hundred Islands National Park, we will initially disembark by Zodiac and transfer to local boats to do some island hopping, as well as swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. The local outrigger boats will pass and stop at several of the descriptively named islands, including Marcos, Cathedral, Quezon, Bat, Cuenco, Children’s, Mayor’s and Governor’s Islands.

Another option for you is to visit the Coral Garden on the other side of Quezon (one of only three developed islands in the area) for some snorkelling.

In the afternoon, Silver Discoverer will continue south along the coast of Luzon and while aboard, be sure to attend the Videographer’s presentation of our voyage documentary.

Day 14 — Manila, Philippines                                                 
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

Please Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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