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Tonga Islands Kayaking - resort based


Itinerary for Tonga Islands Kayaking - resort based



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Note that the following itinerary is a sample only and is subject to alterations.
It is possible that route or itinerary changes and/or delays may become necessary for reasons of safety or enhancing the quality of the trip. These disruptions could be due to inclement weather, acts of God, delayed transport, political or cultural considerations, government restrictions, participants’ limitations, or any other cause. If we are unable to paddle, we will endeavor to offer alternate activities (e.g. snorkeling, bush walks, land tours, village tours).
The trip participant shall be responsible for any additional expenses such as accommodation, meals, transport, prepaid airline tickets, fees for visas, etc. in connection with changes and/or delays to a route or itinerary.
If possible, ensure some degree of flexibility in your travel plans. A sense of adventure and tolerance for the unexpected are essential attributes when visiting developing nations such as Tonga where “Tonga Time” is synonymous with delays and waiting.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1: Arrival & Orientation
A driver awaits your arrival at Salote Pilolevu Airport on Lifuka Island and transfers you to your accommodation. Situated in the quaint township of Pangai, locally owned Evaloni’s and Lindsay Guesthouses offer clean accommodations with a Tongan flavour. Shortly after check-in, your guide welcomes you and confirms the time (normally 4:00pm) and venue for this afternoon’s 45-minute orientation talk. It is important that all participants attend this informative talk. Dinner this evening will be at either your guesthouse or at a local café.
Meals: D.
Accommodation: Evaloni’s Guest House or Lindsay Guesthouse (subject to availability).


Day 2: Kayaking to Uoleva island
Transport departs early this morning (exact time is tide-dependent) from your accommodation property to our launching site near Pangai township. Here, the guides give a safety briefing before launching our kayaks. Today we paddle along the leeward shores of Lifuka and Uoleva Islands, skirting villages and beaches. Our base for the next 4 nights is Serenity Beaches Resort, a small island hideaway situated on a crescent white sand beach on the leeward shore of Uoleva Island. An eco-resort, Serenity features fresh rain water, solar and wind generated electricity, natural foods and private showers open to the stars. In the event that Serenity is fully booked, our accommodation will be Sea Change Eco Retreat featuring beachfront wooden fales and elevated luxury tents with decks, hammocks and private bathrooms.
Accommodation: Serenity Beaches Resort or Sea Change Eco Retreat (subject to availability).
Meals: B, L, D.
Destination: Uoleva Island.
Paddling Time: 3-4 hours.

Day 3: Kayaking to Luangahu Island
Weather permitting, we paddle offshore to Luangahu, a tiny uninhabited island visited only by local fishermen and nesting sea snakes! Whilst paddling, we may be fortunate to sight turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales, the latter of which migrate annually (July through October) to Tonga's warm sheltered waters to breed and calve. After a picnic lunch, we circumnavigate the island on foot observing makeshift fishermen's shelters and octopus drying trees. Those with sharp eyes may find remnants of whalebone in the sand dunes from Tong's whaling days. After a refreshing swim and snorkel, we paddle back to our resort in time for happy hour.
Accommodation: Serenity Beaches Resort or Sea Change Eco Retreat (subject to availability).
Meals: B, L, D.
Destination: Luangahu Island.
Paddling Time: 2-3 hours.


Day 4: Whale Watching (July to October) or Snorkeling (November to June)
At 10:00 this morning we depart for a day of whale watching (July-October) and or snorkeling (November-June). A team of whale educators discusses humpback whale migration, mating, surface activity and song. From July through October we 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 snorkeling, picnicking and sightseeing in the beautiful Lifuka Archipelago.
Accommodation: Serenity Beaches Resort or Sea Change Eco Retreat (subject to availability).
Meals: B, L, D.
Destination: Lifuka Archipelago.
Excursion Time: 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Lay Day
Today, Sunday, is by Tongan law a day of rest and worship. Tour operators are not permitted to conduct guided physical activities anywhere within the Kingdom on a Sunday. Take advantage of today's more relaxed pace and explore Uoleva Island. In the cool hours of the morning we stretch our legs with a stroll through low-lying bush to the windward side of Uoleva Island. Following lunch back at the resort, a short walk to the southern tip of Uoleva takes us to a reef drop-off at the edge of Auhangamea channel. Confident swimmers may drift snorkel along a spectacular coral wall. There are also lovely pockets of coral and reef fish closer to shore. Reading, eating and socializing are also pleasant diversions on this enforced lay day.
Accommodation: Serenity Beaches Resort or Sea Change Eco Retreat (subject to availability).
Meals: B, L, D.
Destination: Uoleva Island.


Day 6: Kayaking to Lifuka island
On our final day of paddling, we paddle north along the leeward shores of Uoleva and Lifuka Islands back to Pangai township where we started our journey 5 days ago. From the kayaks we observe traditional village life including fish nets and traps; pandanus leaves soaking in the sea to soften and bleach in preparation for weaving mats; and colourful commuter boats piled high with baskets of market produce and cheerful locals. From Pangai, we transfer by taxi back to your accommodation and, later on, enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner!
Accommodation: Evaloni’s Guest House or Lindsay Guesthouse (subject to availability).
Meals: B, L, D.
Destination: Lifuka Island.
Paddling Time: 3-4 hours.

Day 7: Departure
The trip concludes today with transfers to Salote Pilolevu Airport.
Meals: B.
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Tonga Islands Kayaking - resort based
Tour Code: ZZ-SKEC-20
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,505.00
Dates : June to Oct

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 06/24 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
A 2020 07/01 - 07/07 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
A 2020 08/05 - 08/11 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
A 2020 08/12 - 08/18 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
A 2020 09/16 - 09/22 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
A 2020 09/23 - 09/29 7d / 6n 7-day eco-resort kayaking 4 /16 Reserve
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