"Saipan in a Day!" Discover Saipan tour


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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for any age.

Friendly: Yes.
I've given tours to folks with foldable travel scooters. Contact me for larger groups.

Maximum travelers: 2



Spanish (conversational), Mandarin (basic), English (fluent)

Beauty, History and Culture

The beauty and tranquility of today's Saipan (and even the views from the cliffs) stand in stark contrast to the horror that took place there during those years of battle.

A little bit of history, culture and amazing natural beauty are yours to experience!

Experience the amazing Bird Island view, majestic and awe-inspiring Forbidden Island* (weather/road permitting), and the beautiful Grotto, a world famous dive spot. Traverse the entire island and see how the amazing cultural mix of indigenous Chamorros and Carolinians, Americans, Filipinos, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Thai, Bangladeshis and at least one Jamaican live on Saipan today!

Discover the truth about Saipan! Ask about and discuss ANY aspect of life and lore on this unique island! This tour is off the beaten path and off the normally trod path of conversations, too! There's only ONE question I won't EVER answer. . . . sign up to find out!


Each tour is customizable and unique. However, we'll cover both the usual tourist spots as well as the not-so-usual, secret spots most tourists never get to see! We'll start promptly at 9am, spend pretty much the entire day together and see an all-inclusive overview of Saipan's beauty, culture, history and contemporary life!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel.

End location: I can drop you off any place you wish. Some clients often end their tour day at a restaurant or shopping in Garapan. There are free buses to take you back to your hotel after shopping/dining.

Duration: 7 hours

We'll go rain or shine!


We'll be seeing the island by late model sedan. Contact me for larger groups of 2,3, 4 or more and for special vehicle to climb Mount Tapachao.

What’s Included

Pickup from hotel, all day tour (guide fee), refreshments/water/, informational handouts, and a few surprises!


Visits to Mount Tapachao (also Tapatchao), the highest point on the island of Saipan will require rental of a special vehicle at additional charge. Inquire for details.

A Recent Review of this tour

GREAT TOUR! Walt is very knowledgeable and wonderful tour guide. He was very pleasant, easy to understand, and made the day truly enjoyable. It was money well-spent to get a full-day tour of all the major sites, plus some off the beaten path sites. You won't go wrong if you want to get the back story to the island. Thanks Walt!
David Simonaire

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