Vava'u 5-Day Discovery

"Thank you for a very pleasant week! Good food, snorkelling, lots of whales, wonderful weather and very good guiding." - Jessika, Sweden

Kayaks on a Beach
Package Components
  • Return airport transfers between Lupepau'u Airport (Vava'u) and accommodation property. A transfer surcharge applies to resort upgrades.
  • Return transfers between accommodation and activities.
  • 4 nights' accommodation (double occupancy) at Talau House or Pulekoleva Guesthouse. Optional upgrade to Boathouse Apartments or a beachfront resort.
  • A 45-minute orientation talk.
  • A day of kayaking and snorkelling including lunch.
  • A half-day of snorkelling or scuba diving (2 tanks) including snacks.
  • A day of whale watching (July-October) and/or snorkelling (November-June), including lunch.
Itinerary Overview

Note that the following sample itinerary is subject to alterations and delays owing to weather, sea conditions and/or logistical considerations.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1: Arrival / Orientation

Meals: B, L (D on own).

Accommodation: 4 Accommodation:Talau House or Pulekoleva Guesthouse (subject to availability).

A driver awaits your arrival at Lupepau'u Airport in Vava'u and transfers you to your accommodation. Shortly after check-in, your guide welcomes you and confirms the time (normally 4:00 p.m.) and venue for this afternoon's 45-minute orientation talk. It is important that all participants attend this informative talk.

Day 2: Kayaking

Meals: L (B, D on own).

Accommodation: 4 Accommodation:Talau House or Pulekoleva Guesthouse (subject to availability).

Destination: Swallows Cave, Mala Island and Japanese Gardens

Paddling Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transport is provided to Kayak Base for a safety briefing commencing 9:00 a.m. at Kayak Base, Toula Village 2.2kms east of Neiafu township. Your journey begins at the entrance to the Port of Refuge, reputedly the most protected and beautiful harbour in the Pacific. Paddle inside renowned Swallows Cave, picnic at Mala Island and snorkel the magnificent Japanese Coral Gardens. Return to Kayak Base late afternoon and transfer by taxi to your accommodation and a warm shower!

Day 3: Sailing or Scuba Diving

Meals: Snacks (B, L, D on own).

Accommodation: 4 Accommodation:Talau House or Pulekoleva Guesthouse (subject to availability).

Excursion Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join our preferred water sport operators for an invigorating half-day of snorkelling or scuba diving (two tanks). Vava'u is a marine playground and reputedly one of the best destinations in the South Pacific for both activities.

Day 4: Whale Watching / Snorkelling / Sightseeing

Meals: L (B, D on own).

Accommodation: 4 Accommodation:Talau House or Pulekoleva Guesthouse (subject to availability).

Excursion Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A team of whale educators discusses humpback whale migration, mating, surface activity and song. From July through October observe the impressive acrobatic displays of these magnificent mammals that migrate from Antarctica annually to breed, give birth and nurse their newborn calves in Tonga's sheltered, warm waters. Outside the whale watch season, enjoy a day of snorkelling, picnicking and island hopping.

Day 5: Departure

Meals: On own.

The trip concludes today with a transfer to Lupepau'u Airport.

At a Glance
  • Vava'u Islands, Tonga
  • 5 Day Package
  • 1 Day Kayaking
  • 1 Day Sailing or Scuba Diving
  • 1 Day Whale Watching or Island Hopping and Snorkelling
  • Grade: Easy - Moderate
Cost

2020:

NZ$ 1735


Single Supplement: N/A

Trip costs are listed in New Zealand dollars

A 50% deposit will be requested upon booking

Departure Dates

2020

  • 06 - 10 Jan
  • 10 - 14 Feb
  • 02 - 06 Mar
  • 06 - 10 Apr
  • 04 - 08 May
  • 01 - 05 Jun
  • 06 - 10 Jul
  • 03 - 07 Aug
  • 07 - 11 Sep
  • 05 - 09 Oct
  • 09 - 13 Nov
  • 07 - 11 Dec

2021

  • 04 - 08 Jan
  • 08 - 12 Feb
  • 01 - 05 Mar
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Accommodation

Pre-post-tour accommodation can be arranged upon request. See our package accommodation page for details.