11 Day Exclusive Hokkaido photo extravaganza. To view the endangered Steller Sea Eagles in their natural habitat, we will board a vessel and be navigated thorough drift and pack ice. If safe, we will walk on the ice. We may also catch a glimpse of whales and seals. There is over 160 kilometers - (100 miles) of pristine untouched coastline with such wildlife as the red tail fox, white tail eagle and commonly seen sika deer. In the winter of both years, 2015 and 2016 I photographed a herd of over 500 sika deer. This is a rare event and I hope you will also be honored to view such a spectacular sight. Kushiro Shitsugen National Park is in the interior, where we will visit the endangered red crowned crane. From the coastline we venture to the highland alpine route of Lake Akanand The Volcanic Complex. This is home to the first nation people of Hokkaido. We will experience the spiritual celebration of the Iomante Fire Festival. Hokkaido is sacred to the Ainu people; we will only leave footprints and a peace of our heart behind.
Day 1, 2, 3,
Arrival and pickup Kushiro, JP (KUH) Kushiro-shitsugen National Park - Red Crowned Crane
Day 4, 5, 6, 7,
Rausu Steller Sea Eagles, Red Foxes, Sika Deer and other subarctic wildlife Over 160 kilometers - (100 miles) of pristine untouched coastline for you to explore
Day 8, 9, 10, Alpine Akan and The Volcanic Complex. Ainu people and Iomante Fire Festival.
Day 11 Drop off and departure from Kushiro, JP (KUH) Thank you, and we look forward to the next adventure together.
Price: $6400 USD per person $1000 USD deposit is required to reserve your spot
Price Includes: •All group transport •All 3-5 star accommodations for 10 nights •All breakfast & dinners •All entrance fees •All donations at temples/shrines
Not Included: •Flights to JPN & from JPN, lunches, alcohol beverages, travel insurance.