Meet the locals in schools, community halls, bush allotment and at work, Feel their spirit of being proud to be Tongan!!
This is a land tour on a minibus where you will be taken right into the heart of locals in action You will also get to see some of the most spectacular sites of Vavaú, the Royal Residence, where our King and his Royal Family resided whenever they visited Vavaú. Will stop by at one of the Government Primary School to see the genuine smiling of the local children. We will get to see the Hospital and admired its million dollar view which may cure a lonely patient. You will also get to visit a real Tongan Plantation where you may learn to plant yams, taro or a coconut!! The tour will end up on a beautiful beach where you will enjoy swimming and snorkeling while getting rusty on the Friendly Island Sunshine sandy beach!!
12:00 Meet and Greet at the main Wharf
12:10 Tour will depart the wharf and drive to the Royal Residence and
Fangatongo Primary School
12:20 Tour stops at the Prince Ngu Hospital for photo taking and viewing
12:30 Tour stops at Hiliau Plantation where you will get to see a real local plantation, a coconut tree
climbing and have a taste of our local fruits like pineapples, papaya, coconuts, sugarcane and
different types of bananas. See how kava plants and vanilla plants grow.
1:00pm A site tour driving along the most nutritious land of Vavaú where all the riches farmers' produce vanilla, kava and rootcrops for export and supply the local markets.
1:25pm Will stop by one of the village community halls to see locals women weaving mat
1:45pm A stop on one of the most spectecular look outs, Hila ki Tapana lookout.
2:00 pm A stop at Keitahi Beach for lunch swimming and snorkeling
2:20pm A stop a Pouono Historical Park
2:40pm Stop at the Catholic Cathedral!
3:30pm E N D O F T O you R
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Some of the spots may be cancelled if the weather is bad
This tour will be on a clean and air condition minibus with max of 10pp.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 50 - Your shopping for souvenirs or hot cup of coffee in one of our local restaurants will be on your own expenses
- Personal Expenses
I do not drive but I have licensed drivers to take all tours.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I can highly recommend it for anyone wishing to gain an insight into the "real" Tonga. We were very interested to see the local school and hospital, we also visited a local plantation and had fruit straight from the tree/bush. Beautiful! Hainite also shared with us a wealth of knowledge about life on Tonga which was great. We visited a beautiful church as well as the yacht club for some stunning views. We shared a fresh fruit picnic lunch in a lovely spot which was great.