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Top 10 Highlights of Tongatapu with lunch - Max 14 people - Shore Excursion

A full day small group shore excursion with maximum 14 people in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. See the best sights on the mainland, get a photo at the 3 headed Coconut tree, listen to the Chiefs whistle and try and work out the mystery of the Ha'amonga and more! Lunch Included!

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  • What's included :
    • Return Transfers from meeting point near cruise ship
    • Local Tour Guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle Small Group
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks & Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Royal Palace, Vaha'Akolo Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    The wooden Palace, which was built in 1867, is the official residence of the King of Tonga. It is not open to the public but we you can get a photo in front of the palace gate and if you are lucky, you may even get a glimpse of the King & Queen!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Tombs, Laifone Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    The Royal Tombs have been the resting place of the royals since 1893. The statue-studded white concrete tomb complex is off limits to the public, but you can peer across the lawns from the perimeter fence.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Captain Cook's Landing Place, Taufa'ahau Road, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    A small monument marks the spot where Captain Cook first landed back in 1777. He dubbed Tonga the "Friendly Islands" because of the warm welcome he received from the locals, however he did not know they actually had a plot to kill him!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Royal Tombs of Lapaha, Mua, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    The tombs are stone vaults, "platforms of earth with a stepped pyramid effect supported by carefully placed retaining walls". The earliest tombs have been tentatively dated back to the mid-thirteenth century.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tongatapu Island, Tongatapu Island

    Fishing Pigs*
    When the tide is out, these unusual porkers trot out into the shallows and snuffle around in search of seafood. Not something you see every day! Of course we can't guarantee you will see the Pigs fishing, it all depends on the tide & the pigs!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, Lapaha, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    Lastly we will stop off for a visit to the Ha’amonga, Known as the Stonehenge of the south pacific the mysterious Ha'amonga was erected in 1200AD. It consists of two upright coral stones about 5m high, topped by a horizontal connecting stone 6m long and has 3 paths that lead to the beach. When the sunrises in the middle path the day is equal. If it rises on the left path, it’s the shortest day of the year and the right path is the longest day of the year.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hufangalupe Natural Land Bridge, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    Formed by the collapse of the roof a sea cave, its the perfect place to watch the waves break dramatically near the entrance. The ancient locals believe that Maui threw his spear through making a large hole in the Earth. There are not fences here and it can be hard to get to after we have had wet weather, so we can't guarantee that we can stop here. A short walk on uneven ground is required to get to the sight from the car.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 3 Headed Coconut, Loto Rd Matahau, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    Not just another Coconut tree, this one has 3 heads and is apparently the only one in the world! Stop here for a quick photo!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Houma Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island Tonga

    See the most spectacular blowholes! Here you'll find not one blowhole, but hundreds of them along this three mile stretch of wild windswept coastline. Watch from the safety of the viewing platform. This is also a great spot to enjoy your tasty packed lunch as you enjoy Mother Nature showing off her mighty power.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tongatapu Island, Tongatapu Island

    Tsunami rock
    Science says, this huge Coral boulder was thrown inland thousands of years ago by a prehistoric Tsunami. Local legend say's the Demi God Maui threw the giant rock down to kill an annoying Rooster. Tongan Roosters crow all day and night so the Maui theary does have merit!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ha'atafu Beach, Tongatapu Island Tonga

    Finally end your wonderful day in Tonga at the stunning Ha'atafu beach & time permitting have a swim or relax on the beach. This is also a great spot to grab a wonderful photo!

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Tonga Post Ltd, Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting location is at Tonga Post Ltd, Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa (2 min walk from Cruise ship) across the road from Friends Cafe Ports
    • Tonga Post Ltd, Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    • Vuna Wharf, Tonga, 島
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Sun protection
    • Camera
    • We can not guarantee you will see the fishing pigs (its depends on time of tides) also we can not visit Hufangalupe if it has been raining and the ground is slippery as it is dangerous. If this is the case we will stop at another great location instead.
    • Please note that cars are not allowed on the main road in front of the cruise terminal. That's why we ask you to meet us at the Tonga Post Office which is just a 2 min walk from main road. Detailed instructions of meeting location including map and pictures will be provided to you. The Tonga Post Office is also 2 min from the Friends Cafe, which is a popular spot for a coffee or breakfast before your tour.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Activity ID: V-52698P25

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