Bomb pits, Runway Able plus Chamorro culture
Three miles south of Saipan, is its sister island of Tinian--from which the Enola Gay B-29 took off on its fateful Hiroshima/Nagasaki missions of 1945.
It would be a missed opportunity as well as a shame to come all the way to Saipan--to be so close--and not set foot on the soil of a site that changed the course of human history. Experience the stark contrasts between then and now.
We'll visit: Runway Able, hidden Japanese cannons, bunkers and air raid shelters, the "North Field" (step inside pre-war buildings), and peer down into the actual bomb pits. Touch life-sized replicas of the "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" bombs, and see Suicide Cliff and other sites.
Tinian was home to a thriving Japanese society and agriculture prior to World War II. We'll visit one of the few Shinto shrines outside Japan and other remnants of pre-war life on Tinian.
We'll see indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian sites, the House of King Taga and see some of the largest latte stones in existence!
(Price is LESS for singles/couples)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet you at your hotel on Saipan at 6:15am,
We'll drive and get to the Saipan airport by 6:30am for check-in
We'll take the 7:00am flight to Tinian!
End location: Once we return to Saipan (at about 1:45pm), I can take you anywhere you wish for dropoff.
Duration: 5 hours
Flight delays from Saipan to Tinian could affect the duration
We will be touring the island by car
Pickup at hotel on Saipan at 6:15am,
transfer to Saipan airport by 6:30am,
air fare to Tinian (7:00am flight),
vehicle transportation on Tinian,
tour and return trip to Saipan
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Few folks do this tour. That is understandable given its considerable cost. If you can afford it, go to Tinian. The juxtaposition of its current quietness with its historical significance is reality almost unsettling. Walt brings amazing knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy to the visit. At its conclusion, you will have experienced an incredible moment in world history that few get to enjoy. Was it worth the cost? I'm unsure but we are sure glad we did it.