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Nuku’alofa - Tonga

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We will be in Nuku’alofa - Tonga  for a day in April 2020.

We would like suggestions, for those that have been, on things to do or possibly a great tour for the day so we can see the island. 

Looking for a great experience. 

Thank you for your assistance!

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It's been ages since I have been there. Don't expect much. I would probably take a ship's tour, but we weren't there with a ship. They had a tourist info kiosk in town and I am assuming that the tourist people will be at the location where the tenders come in. It is a tender port, isn't it? You will see a lot of traditional clothing, great photo opportunities. Ask.

 

And please come back to tell me how it was. 

Market4.JPG

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3 hours ago, Floridiana said:

It's been ages since I have been there. Don't expect much. I would probably take a ship's tour, but we weren't there with a ship. They had a tourist info kiosk in town and I am assuming that the tourist people will be at the location where the tenders come in. It is a tender port, isn't it? You will see a lot of traditional clothing, great photo opportunities. Ask.

 

And please come back to tell me how it was. 

Market4.JPG

Thank you again,

I am working on a private tour, possibly for a group from the ship.  

I was thinking of renting a car but like the idea of a driver and van.

Will post our impressions after visiting.

Great picture, thank you for posting it. 

Thank you again.

J

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We were docked in Nuku’alofa and we took a shore excursion as I couldn’t find a private tour.

The tour guide was great, went to the Kings Palace, Captain Cooks landing, Oholei Beach for a traditional dancing and fire show. 

The bus is a minibus with no air conditioning. But with all the windows open you don’t notice. 

The Tongans proudly say their best export is Tongans to Australia.

We were told that the King only cares about the main island as this is where he lives and not the other islands as you will notice the difference when you get to Vavau.

Souvenirs aren’t cheap. 

 

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18 hours ago, Floridiana said:

Traditional dances were slow, no comparison to Tahitians. 

Tongan Dancers.JPG

 

Thank you for posting the pictures.. This is great.  

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18 hours ago, Cathy611 said:

We were docked in Nuku’alofa and we took a shore excursion as I couldn’t find a private tour.

The tour guide was great, went to the Kings Palace, Captain Cooks landing, Oholei Beach for a traditional dancing and fire show. 

The bus is a minibus with no air conditioning. But with all the windows open you don’t notice. 

The Tongans proudly say their best export is Tongans to Australia.

We were told that the King only cares about the main island as this is where he lives and not the other islands as you will notice the difference when you get to Vavau.

Souvenirs aren’t cheap. 

 

Thank you Cathy... this is great background information..  

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Hi all...

I have engaged a private guide with an air conditioned van for early April 2020.

It will be a tour of the island.   So I will post some feedback upon my return for the benefit of those planning for the future.

Thank you

J

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1 hour ago, OntarioCruiser38 said:

Hi all...

I have engaged a private guide with an air conditioned van for early April 2020.

It will be a tour of the island.   So I will post some feedback upon my return for the benefit of those planning for the future.

Thank you

J

Hello!

Would. You mind posting the name and/or contact info of your tour operator? We will be. There early March. Thank-you.

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