Vava'u, Tonga Private Full day Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children are allowed

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of car and on a boat, must be able to swim.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Snorkelling and Cultural Presentations Tour

Get ready for a day full of educational tours, fun, and cultural presentations. Our tour will start at the Small Boat Marina's, 5 min. walk from the main Wharf where a local will climb the coconut tree while another will be weaving and display products made out of coconut trees. After this educational tour we will get ready to see other culture and traditional activities like the process of how to make tapa and showcasing different types of tapa cloth, demonstrates different types of pandanus and how to cure them to make different types of mats, then have a taste of our cultural and social drink of KAVA while you will be entertained by our community youths with different cultural dances. Then the tour will take you into a splash and discover the beauty of our waters. We will snorkel in two main locations. One will be the famous 'Swallow's Cave' where you will spot different schools of coral baby fish and others and then tour will continue on to the Japanese Coral Garden and the island of Mala Resort.


8:00am-pick up from your residential destination unless you are out of town. Those out of town will be picked up from the Port of Refuge (Wharf in town)

8:30-9:30 am- Small Boat Marina's

9:30-10:00 am-Coconut Tree Climbing and Weaving and displaying coconut tree products
Cultural preformances would be either in Mailefihi College, Small Boat Marina's or Talihau village, depend on
which area will be available to deliver the tour. Weaving, Tapa Making will follow the coconut tree climbing and demonstration before the snorkeling tour.

11:00 - will continue on to Mala Island Resort and Japanese Coral Garden

12:00-1:00 am Tours will continue on to Swallow Cave for swimming and snorkeling

1:00-2:30 pm Lunch with more cultural entertainments



Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 7 hours

Parts of the tour may be cancelled due to bad weather

What’s Included

Other: -Transportations (bus and boats)
-Lei (garland of flowers for welcoming of guests)
-fully guided tour
-light snacks
-water bottle
-snorkel, masks and flippers and life jackets for everyone (need sizes when bookings confirmed)
-sunblock and mosquito repellent if needed
-first aid kit
-pack of Vavaú information and map

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 TOP - Buying souvenirs and local products which will display along the wharf and at the vegetable market. Vavaú have the best weavers and art work in Tonga and the Pacific.

What’s Extra

Other: Meet the locals and buy souvenirs straight from the local producers.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful day on this tour in Vavau and Hainite was a great guide and gave us a great insight into island life. The snorkelling was excellent and loved our trip to Swallow Cave. Would highly recommend if you are going to Vavau.
Lynett Cooper

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