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Once you've shifted down into 'Tonga time', you'll find these islands awash with gorgeous beaches, low-key resorts, myriad snorkelling, diving, yachting and kayaking opportunities, hiking trails, rugged coastlines and affable locals (especially the kids!). Gear up for some active pursuits, then wind down with a cool sunset drink to the sound of waves folding over the reef. In Tonga, there really is nothing that can't wait until tomorrow.


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$70 Tours & Sightseeing

3-Hour Tongatapu East Coast and Anahulu Cave Tour

Enjoy a complimentary pick and drop off from your accommodation on the island of Tongatapu. You will firstly head out to the East Coast of Tonga which is the largest part of Tongatapu. The first stop is at Captain Cook Landing. Captain Cook named Tonga the friendly Islands because of the warm hospitality that he received on that day. Next stop is the Langi, the burial tomb of ancient Tongan Kings. The ancient royal tombs (Langi) at Lapaha on Tongatapu are one of the great ceremonial sites of the Pacific. Along with sacred monuments like Roi Mata’s Domain in Vanuatu or the tombs of Nan Madol in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Lapaha tombs symbolise the association between political and spiritual power that was held by royalty and high-chiefs in the Pacific. As a cultural landscape the massive coral structures are a link to the Tongan dynasties that created a huge maritime empire in the pacific in the 15th century.Next stop is the Ha'amonga 'o Maui one the most prominent sites on Tongatapu is the Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Maui’s Burden). The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui is located on the eastern tip of Tongatapu Island near the villages of Niutoua and Afa. This is the area where the eleventh Tongan King (Tu’i Tonga Tu’itatui) had his seat of power. It is believed that Tu’i Tu’itatui built the structure in 1200 A.D. Legend relates to the physical strength of Tu’itatui who was reputed to have sat against a large stone slab, the ‘Maka Faakinanga’, which still stands near the Ha’amonga, and by striking out with a staff he kept his people at a safe distance for fear of assassination. Tu’i Tu’itatui translated is King Strike Knee. The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui has been scientifically interpreted as an early style sundial clock that recorded different seasonal changes. The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui fully acknowledges the sea position of Tongatapu and the exact observation of the morning sunrise on the shortest, midway and longest day. The last stop is the most famous cave in the South Pacific, Anahulu Cave. You will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim. Anahulu Cave known as the underground swimming pool is situated at the village of Haveluliku. This cavern of stalactites and stalagmites is located near the beach of the same name. It processes some of the most remarkable limestone and deep freshwater pools.

$70 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: 3-Hour Tongatapu East Coast and Anahulu Cave Tour

Enjoy a complimentary pick and drop off from your accommodation on the island of Tongatapu. You will firstly head out to the East Coast of Tonga which is the largest part of Tongatapu. The first stop is at Captain Cook Landing. Captain Cook named Tonga the friendly Islands because of the warm hospitality that he received on that day. Next stop is the Langi, the burial tomb of ancient Tongan Kings. The ancient royal tombs (Langi) at Lapaha on Tongatapu are one of the great ceremonial sites of the Pacific. Along with sacred monuments like Roi Mata’s Domain in Vanuatu or the tombs of Nan Madol in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Lapaha tombs symbolise the association between political and spiritual power that was held by royalty and high-chiefs in the Pacific. As a cultural landscape the massive coral structures are a link to the Tongan dynasties that created a huge maritime empire in the pacific in the 15th century.Next stop is the Ha'amonga 'o Maui one the most prominent sites on Tongatapu is the Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Maui’s Burden). The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui is located on the eastern tip of Tongatapu Island near the villages of Niutoua and Afa. This is the area where the eleventh Tongan King (Tu’i Tonga Tu’itatui) had his seat of power. It is believed that Tu’i Tu’itatui built the structure in 1200 A.D. Legend relates to the physical strength of Tu’itatui who was reputed to have sat against a large stone slab, the ‘Maka Faakinanga’, which still stands near the Ha’amonga, and by striking out with a staff he kept his people at a safe distance for fear of assassination. Tu’i Tu’itatui translated is King Strike Knee. The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui has been scientifically interpreted as an early style sundial clock that recorded different seasonal changes. The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui fully acknowledges the sea position of Tongatapu and the exact observation of the morning sunrise on the shortest, midway and longest day. The last stop is the most famous cave in the South Pacific, Anahulu Cave. You will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim. Anahulu Cave known as the underground swimming pool is situated at the village of Haveluliku. This cavern of stalactites and stalagmites is located near the beach of the same name. It processes some of the most remarkable limestone and deep freshwater pools.

$130 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teta Tours Island Tour

Basically because we pioneered Tourism here in Tonga we will make sure you have a great time here in Tonga . Depending where you live we will start from that side of the Island . basically we have the City  Tour , West Coast Scenic Tour and Anahulu Cave plus the Historical Sites of Tongatapu. Places like Captain Cook Landing in the East Coast are important as he named us the Friendly Islands  and every Tongan wants to be   known as a welcoming people and being very humble as well . There places where other Operators wont stop like at a local village hall where the women of the Village will there making Tapa Cloth or Weaving Mats thus making it an authentic tour. We Teta Tours have realised its time we want back to our roots and cultural nothing beats that . If our guests had wanted a 5 star hotel they would go to Fiji or Vanuatu but here in Tonga we have a millions stars in the sky  and nothing beats fresh tucker fresh bananas , coconut and any kind of tropical fruit you can pick from the tree. So allow us Teta Tours to take you on an authentic Tour of our beautiful Island .

$130 Shore Excursions

Half-Day Teta Island Tour

Basically because we pioneered Tourism here in Tonga we will make sure you have a great time here in Tonga . Depending where you live we will start from that side of the Island . basically we have the City  Tour , West Coast Scenic Tour and Anahulu Cave plus the Historical Sites of Tongatapu. Places like Captain Cook Landing in the East Coast are important as he named us the Friendly Islands  and every Tongan wants to be   known as a welcoming people and being very humble as well . There places where other Operators wont stop like at a local village hall where the women of the Village will there making Tapa Cloth or Weaving Mats thus making it an authentic tour. We Teta Tours have realised its time we want back to our roots and cultural nothing beats that . If our guests had wanted a 5 star hotel they would go to Fiji or Vanuatu but here in Tonga we have a millions stars in the sky  and nothing beats fresh tucker fresh bananas , coconut and any kind of tropical fruit you can pick from the tree. So allow us Teta Tours to take you on an authentic Tour of our beautiful Island .

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Haapai Island Tour

For this tour you will be picked up from your accommodation or the Port .Likuka island is full of historical sites and interesting places to visit.Here are the historical sites which included in our Island Tour Port-au-Prince Massacre Monument  , Shirley Baker Monument & European Cemetery , Mystery Cross sent from heaven , King's Palace , Velata Mound Fortress (built in the 15th century AD) , birth place of King George Tupou 1 (The founder of Modern Tonga) then finish off to Huluipaongo Point  with its sweep of white beach and views south to Uoleva island for a relaxing time at this beach.Our trained  local guide will  make sure your tour is very informative and funny as well

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Anahulu Cave and Cultural Tour

Your half-day tour will begin with a pickup from your accommodation on the Island of Tongatapu. From here, head to the East Coast of Tonga, the largest part of Tongatapu. Stop at Captain Cook Landing, where the great English explorer landed on the 30th of April 1777.Your next historical stop is the Langi, the burial tomb of ancient Tongan Kings. The construction of the tombs at Lapaha are considered engineering wonders and date back to 1300BC. The ancient royal tombs (Langi) at Lapaha on Tongatapu are one of the great ceremonial sites of the Pacific. The Lapaha tombs symbolise the association between political and spiritual power that was held by royalty and high-chiefs in the Pacific. Stop at Anahulu Cave, also known as the ‘The Underground Swimming Pool’, situated at the village of Haveluliku. This cavern processes some of the most remarkable limestone and deep freshwater pools. You will be provided with a guide and torches or candle lights to light your way around the cave. Appropriate footwear is essential. The highlight of your half-day tour is a visit to the Anahulu Ancient Tonga Cultural Centre which is situated in the vicinity next to Anahulu Cave. A tour of the centre will give you an insight to the Tongan Culture. A traditional welcoming ceremony will be conducted in which you will experience and even participate in a Kava Ceremony which is followed by live demonstrations of tapa cloth making and mat weaving and other various exhibits on display at the center.Once your half-day tour is complete you will be taken back to your hotel safely.

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