Linger Longer in Tonga

Eco Tour of Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga's history stretches back over 3,000 years, beginning with the migration of the Lapita people from the mainland and islands of Southeast Asia.

The Tongan people first encountered Europeans in 1616 when the Dutch vessel Eendracht, captained by Willem Schouten, made a short visit to trade.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Begin your adventure on Tongatapu where you will take in the best sites of the island. This includes the Blow Holes, Tsunami Rock, the Natural Bridge Lookout and the incredible Anahulu Cave Pools for a refreshing Swim!

In the evening the group will participate in the Oholei buffet hosted inside a cave! During dinner, you can sit back and relax as you watch an incredible cultural performance of dancing and fire twirling.

Today’s the day you’ve been waiting for! Board a ferry for a 2 hour transfer to the island of Eua. From June to October, Eua is the home to pods of humpbacks where they make their annual voyage from Antarctica to give birth– and Eua happens to be one of the best places in the world to view these incredible cetaceans.

Expect to be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Wharf for your safety briefing. Sit back and relax during your transfer by boat, enjoying the blue skies and crystal clear waters while traveling at a calm unhurried pace that minimizes the disturbance of the whales beneath the surface.

Today the choice is yours! Depart to Fafa Island for a day of sun, snorkeling and fun! This marine reserve is located a short 20 minute trip from mainland. The island is guarded by a coral reef ensuring swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear blue waters. Due to it’s beauty and uniqueness, the government of Tonga has declared the lagoon and reef around Fafa Island as a special marine protected area.

In the late afternoon, you will return to the mainland where you can participate in a traditional Tongan class of tapa making, mat weaving or coconut oil making.

The options are endless in the Tonga!

There’s so much more to explore! Extend your travels to experience more of this Pacific Paradise. Let us help create the tropical itinerary of your dreams!

Mālō ‘etau lava!

Venture to Tonga, the Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 islands located in the South Pacific! Explore pristine beaches, blowholes and caves. Swim with ocean giants and indulge in local customs and traditions. Many uninhabited islands are lined with white beaches, protected by vibrant coral reefs and covered with tropical forests. You will begin your exploration on the main island of Tongatapu which is surrounded by lagoons and limestone cliffs. Tongatapu is also home to the capital of Nuku’alofa.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

Epic

7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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