Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Water Sports Company of the Year - Tonga / Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards 2017

Multi-day Tours

Vava'u 5-Day Discoveryback
"Thank you for a very pleasant week! Good food, snorkelling, lots of whales, wonderful weather and very good guiding." - Jessika, Sweden

Package Components

  • Return airport transfers between Lupepau'u Airport (Vava'u) and accommodation property. A transfer surcharge applies to resort upgrades.
  • 4 nights' accommodation (based on double occupancy) at Hilltop Hotel or Vava�u Backpackers (subject to availability). Optional upgrade to Boathouse Apartments or a beach resort (subject to availability).
  • A 45-minute orientation talk.
  • A day of kayaking and snorkelling including lunch.
  • A day of sailing including lunch or a morning of scuba diving (2 tanks) including snacks.
  • A day of whale watching (July-October) and/or snorkelling (November-June), including lunch.
  • A farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Itinerary Overview

Note that the following 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: Hilltop Hotel or Vava�u Backpackers (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 provided (B, D on own).

Accommodation: Hilltop Hotel or Vava�u Backpackers (subject to availability).

Destination:�Swallows Cave, Mala Island and Japanese Gardens

Paddling Time:�9:00 a.m. � 4:00 p.m.

A safety briefing commences 9:00 a.m. at The Adventure Centre, Toula Village. 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 The Adventure Centre late afternoon and transfer by taxi to your accommodation and a warm shower!

Day 3: Sailing or Diving

Meals: L provided (sailing) / Snacks provided (diving) (B, D on own).

Accommodation: Hilltop Hotel or Vava�u Backpackers (subject to availability).

Excursion Time: Sailing 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Diving 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join our preferred water sport operators for an invigorating day of sailing and snorkelling or morning of 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 provided (B, D on own).

Accommodation: Hilltop Hotel or Vava�u Backpackers (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 you can observe the impressive acrobatic displays of these magnificent mammals who migrate from Antarctica annually to breed, give birth and nurse their new-born calves in Tonga's sheltered, warm waters. Outside the whale watch season, enjoy a day of snorkelling, picnicking and sightseeing in the scenic Vava'u Islands. This evening your guides join you for dinner at a fine restaurant in Neiafu

Day 5: Departure

Meals: On own.

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


* Tour Cost: FIKCO reserves the right to amend the tour cost to reflect significant increases in exchange rates, airport transfers, accommodation rates, meal charges and/or any other ground costs beyond our control. However, once we receive a tour deposit, the tour cost will not alter.

** Single Supplement: Applies to single participants if they prefer a private room or if we are unable to pair them with another participant.