Many say that a trip to Tonga isn’t complete without whale watching, or diving and snorkelling. But much of the charm of these South Pacific islands lies in the local culture itself; seeing the warm smiles of the villagers and getting a glimpse of authentic island living are things you won’t experience if you spend your entire vacation out at sea.
A popular land activity is going to the Ene’io Botanical Gardens and going on their eco-tours of bird watching and soft hiking. You can also make a trip to Lape Island, where a traditional Umu feast is held on full-moon nights. Happy campers can rent out tents and opt to camp out and stay on shore during their stay on the island.
Trekking through the villages and lush forests of the islands, camping onshore, going on bush walks – these are just some of the land activities you can do on your Vava’u vacation.