16 days - 14 nights
1 700 km
13 bkf, 12 meals
price from 4 386,00 € /pers
Living Paris, dinner, night and breakfast on board. Short stopover in Asia. Arrival the next day, welcome, transfer and rooms check-in. Fukuoka is a beautiful city and living there is very pleasant. We have until next day to discover some secrets of this city. Taking into account motorcycles, in day 3, after a great night's sleep. Get some instructions about left hand driving in this unknown place will be appreciated.
In the early morning, we start our ride in destination of Beppu and for sure, we will leave on side, highways. At the beginning of the afternoon, we will reach our stopover in Beppu. There, everywhere we can notice the smells of sulfur and see many chimneys of steam that rise to the sky. Impossible to miss Beppu’s hell, name given to the eight sources of hot, spectacular and colorful sources, at nearly 85 ° C.
We leave the volcanoes, for Takachiho and its great remains left by the lava flows. Eroded over time by the "Gokase river", the pyroclastic flows have turned into deep narrow gorges where lush vegetation grows. We have there a bit god time and fun. In the evening, lets treat ourselves to the luxury of a stopover at Miyazaki's Riviera which displays its palm trees with respect.
Once again, we will switch between mountain and sea. We head for Kagoshima, the largest southernmost city of Kyushu. For its sunshine and its proximity to the Sakurajima volcano which lets fumes escape along the day, this city is often called, the “Eastern Naples”. This ancient feudal city is also imprint by the last samurai Takamori Saigo in the history of Japan. We can't miss the district in which he lived, only 150 years ago.
To begin our return to the north, we will drive through the Satsuma area, place where traditional ceramics have been produced for over 400 years. This ceramic, usually, is made with eggshells colors and dark patterns. Place where will have lunch, marks the border between the main island and several islands and peninsulas that we will cross over the next 3 days. Symbolically Shimoshima Island is home of Japanese Christians
At sun rise, we discover some of the captivating places where sulphurous waters and huge steam escape from the bowels of the earth. Amazing views, do not miss it. We are leaving "the hell of Unzen" for Nagasaki. Like Hiroshima, this city represents a tremendous hope and fight for peace in the world. Western spirit, touching, magical, dazzling, so many qualifiers that encourage travelers to extend their stopover in this charming city.
We continue on a few coastal roads before marking, in the morning, a break in the japanese capital of luxury ceramics. According to the annual and local events programming, the International Saga balloon festival should bring us much fun for the rest of our day. Close to Fukuoka, we spend our stop in the last ryokan.
Last day, last meal, last drink, last expenses, this tour comes unfortunately to end. Flight for a stopover somewhere in Asia and back to Paris, the same day in the evening. Extended journey can be considered in Tokyo.
Formalities: For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.
Access: Unless otherwise provided, participants must be over 25 years of age and be the holder of a valid driving license for over three years.
Accommodation: If available and unless an explicit request is made, participants registering alone may share a twin room in order to avoid having to pay an additional charge for a single room.
Price validity: The prices are applicable at brochure's publication and for the coming season. They may be revised according to the regulation in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour or request approval from the customers to readjust the variable cost if the number of participants on the tour should not be reached (see brochure).
Payment conditions: 30% down payment of the total amount of the service per person - Balance to be settled 45 days prior to departure.