10 NIGHTS TONGAN DISCOVERY CRUISE
Auckland - Suva - Port Denarau - Vava'u - Nuku Alofa - Auckland
P&O Cruises - Pacific Explorer
If you’ve ever been to Tonga or Fiji you’ve probably experienced friendly locals, beautiful beaches and colourful markets. When you are exploring by sea you can look forward to freshwater rivers, soaring mountains, lush green forest, and local growers selling fruit roadside (be sure to try the mandarins!). This is the perfect adventure for, well...everybody, really.
9 Feb 2021 - Pacific Explorer
DAY 1 - Depart Auckland
Auckland’s waterside location has fostered the locals’ love affair with the sea, and has earned itself the nickname “the City of Sails”. With more boats per capita than any other country in the world, it truly is a water lover’s paradise.
DAY 2 & 3 - At sea
Leave your worries behind at The Oasis. It’s just like it sounds-a happy, peaceful escape that’s all about the downtime.
Bars & Nightclubs
Dance until your feet hurt or chat over an ice-cold pint at our range of nightclubs, bars and pubs.
Relax, rejuvenate or get poolside fabulous. We have a range of utterly decadent and relaxing therapies at our Spa.
DAY 4 - Fiji
Fly from tree to tree, platform to platform, on a network of pulleys and horizontal cables that are mounted between 10 and 100 feet above the tropical forest floor. The adventure consists of 10 observation platforms and eight horizontal traverses. A knowledgeable and experienced guide will assist every step of the way from when you leave the ground until safely back to the forest floor.
Nailililili Historical Tour by Long Boat
Travel by local bus to Nasali at the Rewa Delta, pass grassy plains and villages as you travel down river. Enjoy a friendly welcome from villagers who will sing, serenade and garland you. The priest will invite you into the beautiful Nailili Church, built by Catholic Missionaries in the early 1800’s, where the choir will sing. On your walk, you may meet friendly children at the school, where dedicated teachers have recently uncovered fascinating facts about this historical site.
Colo - I - Suva Forest Park & Waterfall Tour
Take a scenic trip through Suva’s nicest suburbs with stunning panoramic views of Suva Harbour and Laucala Bay. The adventure begins at the Colo-I-Suva jungle. Pronounced ‘tholoee - soo-va,’, it’s an oasis teeming with vivid and melodic birdlife and tropical flora. There are 14 different bird species, including scarlet robins, spotted fantails, Fiji goshawks, sulphur-breasted musk parrots, Fiji warblers, golden doves and barking pigeons.
Miles of walking trails navigate clear natural pools and gorgeous vistas, with a touch of Indiana Jones with rope swings over water and stone steps across streams. Take a mountainside trail leading to the lower natural pool. Relax and swim in a cool, clear mountain pool, and simply revel in the gorgeous, verdant surroundings. Stop briefly to shop in the city on your return.
Spice Farm and Nature Gardens
Enjoy a cool drink while your host, provides a short history and challenges of pioneering a plantation cut from the jungle. See native cooking in both the usual earth-oven and highland cooking in bamboo tubes. Be entertained by lively native dances and songs of war, joy and love, you may even join in. The spice team will bid a fond farewell with the Fijian farewell song before you head back to the wharf.
A Day At The Beach
On the 60 minute coach ride to Pacific Harbour you’ll pass lush green gardens, plantation and settlements to the tropical surrounding Deuba. Your guide will explain what you can and can’t do before you are allowed to roam freely. Sit, relax, swim or walk along the beach. Laze on the beach, feel the breeze and enjoy panoramic views of the islands, swim, play a game of volleyball, touch rugby or read a book under the swaying coconut palm trees. You’re day will pass in no time.
DAY 5 - Port Denarau
Oolooloo Snorkel Day cruise
Crystal-clear water, flitting fish, colourful coral and maybe even a wandering turtle, you must be in Fiji! Friendly crew greet you with a customary bula welcome song as you board the ‘Oolooloo’ catamaran. You’ll enjoy spectacular views and informative commentary about the sights and history of the Nadi Bay area. There’s a quick safety briefing before you slip into the crystal-clear waters of Nadi Bay for a guided snorkelling adventure. Explore the amazing underwater world of inquisitive tropical fish and spectacular soft coral that Fiji is renowned for. There’s approximately an hour and a half for snorkelling here. For those who wish to take a break, light refreshments are available on board.
Oolala Island Day Cruise
Board the Oolala, a 60-foot vessel named after the song of the local mermaids and view waterfront villas, neighbouring islands and mountain ranges as you leave the marina. Your captain will highlight historical sights and points of interest along the way. Savala Island is an uninhabited 1.5-acre island surrounded by a pristine white sandy beach.
After anchoring, take a glass-bottom boat to the island. Here you can choose from guided snorkel tours exploring colourful coral gardens, a glass-bottom boat ride and kayak adventures, or simply relax on the beach with views over the sparkling blue water to nearby tropical islands. A barbecue lunch with a variety of salads is served. Enjoy morning and afternoon tea on the boat.
Fiji Natural Thermal Mud Pool
Nature’s original day spa, the thermal mud pools lie at the base of Sabeto Mountains. Local villagers welcome you with fresh flower leis, traditional songs and a kava ceremony with the Chief.
Then, follow your guide to the mud pools, used for their therapeutic properties by generations by Fijians. Rub the exfoliating thermal mud into your skin and then sip on refreshing chilled water as the sun dries the mud. Next, take a dip in the soothing hot thermal pools to rinse the mud away. Your skin will be left feeling smooth and refreshed. At the end, if time allows, check out the local handicrafts for sale.
Nawaka Village Tour
You will experience a true and hearty Fijian welcome at Nawaka Village by friendlier-than-they-look village warriors. Listen as local women sing a vanua chant reserved strictly for special guests and then pause as the smiling village children garland you with traditional flower leis.
Witness a kava ceremony in the local hall before taking a guided tour of the village. You may even have the chance to meet the Chief. Light snacks will be served and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the local ‘Ta Ra Lala’ dance. On your return, stop in Nadi to shop for souvenirs.
See picturesque mountains, local villages, scenic lookouts and more on this Nadi sightseeing tour. Nadi is located on the western side of the main island, Viti Levu. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations and gateway to many of the nearby islands. You will see many highlights, pass local villages, sugar cane fields and take in the picturesque mountains that Fiji is famous for, including the Sleeping Giant mountain range.
Stop at a scenic lookout point on Vuda Road and view Port Denarau and surrounding islands. Stop at Vuda Marina for some light refreshments and a coconut demonstration. Next, head back into town and enjoy some free time shopping.
DAY 6 - At sea
DAY 7 - Vava'u
Fishing tour in Vava'u deep water. Get a taste of the excitement by going fishing with some friends on professional boats with experienced crews.
See stunning and unique island formations crystal clear waters and look for humpback whales enjoying the calm seas.
Vava’u offers some spectacular snorkelling in calm inland waters. Beautiful marine life and stunning coral reefs lie ahead.
Nuku Island And Swallows Cave
Enjoy all that the rich and diverse tropical islands of Vava’u have to offer by vessel. Enjoy some fantastic reef snorkelling and stunning views during a full-day snorkelling and cultural safari.
Polynesian Cultural Tour
This tour offers a truly interactive experience allowing visitors to relive the Polynesia of yesterday.
DAY 8 - Nuku Alofa
Vakaloa Beach Resort
Make the most of your time in Tonga with a half day trip to picture-perfect Vakaloa Beach. Spend some time relaxing on the beach before witnessing the Vakaloa Beach Cultural Show
Spend a day in tropical island paradise at Fafa Island Resort where you can swim, snorkel, soak up the sun and enjoy lunch in the resort restaurant overlooking the beach.
Nuku'Alofa Highlights And 'Otuhaka Beach
You’ll get a real insight into Nuku’alofa on this half day tour which visits the Royal Palace, the Royal Tombs, the dramatic blow holes and scenic Otuhaka Beach.
Oholei Beach And Hina Cave
Take in natural wonders, a cultural performance, local history and a traditional ‘Umu’ style lunch on this tour visiting beautiful Oholei Beach and the fascinating rock formations of Hina Cave.
Island Hop Kayak Adventure
Feeling energetic? Why not take a kayak tour to Pangaimotu Island? Here you can snorkel, explore and enjoy lunch on the island before making the return kayak trip back.
DAY 9 & 10 - At sea
DAY 11 - Arrive Auckland
From $849 per person quad share
PLUS $200 on-board spending money included per room