Take a 10-night trip to the beautiful islands of Tonga. Start in Tongatabu for a three-night stay at the Fafa Island Resort. Take optional tours or explore on your own. From there, fly to Vava’u, and stay three nights at the Reef Resort. The island is known for its aquatic and adventure activities, such as game fishing and scuba diving. Enjoy time on your own to explore this island of pristine clear lagoons. Next, fly to Ha’apai, and enjoy the undiscovered and unhurried pace of this island during your three-night stay at Sandy Beach Resort. Fly back to Tongatabu for a night at Seaview Lodge before returning to the US. Starting from $4720, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.
Day 1 - USA/Nuku'alofa
Depart on Fiji Airways trans-Pacific flight for Nuku'alofa, capital of the Kingdom of Tonga, on the island of Tongatabu.
Day 2 - En Route
Cross International Date Line.
Day 3 - Nuku'alofa
Arrive at the Fua'amoto International Airport near Nuku'alofa on the largest island of Tongatabu. Transfer to your hotel. (Fafa Island) (D)
Day 4/5 - Tongatabu
Located in Western Polynesia close to the International Date Line, Tonga is one of the few remaining constitutional monarchies in the world and is the first country to see each "new day." Spend two days on your own exploring this unspoiled island. You may take an optional cruise to the off-shore islands to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and relax under the shade of coconut trees. (B/D)
Day 6 - Tongatabu/Vava'u
The northern group of Vava'u is often described as the jewel in Tonga's crown. Consisting of one large island surrounded by a necklace of 50 smaller ones, Vava'u forms a natural wonderland of coral islands, deserted white sandy beaches, pristine clear lagoons and coral gardens. Vava'u is famous for its aquatic and adventure activities, which include game fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kite boarding, kayaking, sailing and, most famously, whale watching in June through October. Visitors come from all over the world to swim with the huge gentle humpback whales that frequent Vava'u's warm waters during the winter breeding season. Vava'u's major town, Neiafu, is nestled in a deep-sheltered harbor that is the base of most of its aquatic activities. Fly to Vava’u on Real Tonga Airlines and transfer to your hotel. (Reef) (B/D)
Day 7/8 - Vava'u
Two days to explore the island on your own, or participate in marine and beach activities available in town or at the resort. (B/D)
Day 9 - Vava'u/Ha'apai
Fly to yet another pristine island in the Tonga archipelago - Ha'apai. The central island group of the Kingdom of Tonga, Ha'apai is made up of a series of islands, islets, reefs and shoals that are scattered over a large area of ocean. Ha'apai typifies the real Polynesia. Enjoy the friendly Tongan people, prolific wildlife, pristine beaches and magnificent coral lagoons. Transfer to your hotel. (Sandy Beach) (B/D)
Day 10/11 - Ha'apai
Two days at the resort on your own. (B/D)
Day 12 - Ha'apai/Tongatabu
Transfer to airport for your flight to Nuku'alofa, Tongatabu. Upon arrival, transfer to your city hotel. (Seaview Lodge) (B)
Day 13 - Nuku'alofa/Nadi/USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nadi, Fiji. Upon arrival, connect with your flight to the US, and arrive home the same day. (B)