Vacationing in Tonga.
The land's end where the sun is born every morning
Tonga is a small island kingdom at the far corner of the earth. Lost in the vast expanses of the Pacific, this paradise archipelago yet untouched by the madness of high-volume tourist industry is unlike any other place or resort you have been to. If you are looking for truly amazing nature and convenient accommodations away from the daily hubbub of big cities – go to Tonga, the best destination for expensive tourism in Polynesia.
A kingdom at the far corner of the earth
The archipelago of Tonga is located in the South West Pacific Ocean and consists of more than 170 islands extending along the north-to-south axis for 630 kilometers. The total population of the kingdom is just 110,000 people. Only a small number of tourists have yet set foot on this pristine land which greets each new sunrise ahead of the rest of the planet.
Tonga is a unique country. It has never been colonized, which fact contributes greatly to strong local traditions and openness and authenticity of the people. The legendary seafarer James Cook named Tonga 'Friendly Islands'.
The locals are indeed gracious and welcoming, and their caring attitude toward visitors may be reflected in any small detail. For instance, when it comes to punctuality, Tongans are famously inaccurate, to the point of having their own concept of time, so if someone local calls a taxi, it is assumed by all parties that arriving up to one hour late is normal for the driver. Foreigners, however, will get their taxi service on time as, in this case, the regard for the visitors is more important to the driver than the tradition.
Tongans are quite religious. Most locals, including the royal family, belong to the Methodist Church, although there are Roman Catholics and
Anglicans as well.
Choosing Tonga travel is the best for those who are looking for some peace and quiet away from noisy crowds and traditional resorts. Of course, traveling to this paradise at the end of the world will take two days, but private R&R with no paparazzi around is certainly worth the while.
The whole spectrum of colors
What awaits a visitor on the islands best for expensive travel? Mild tropical climate, hilly and volcanic yet covered with greenery landscapes, polyphony of exotic birds, and, last but not least, the breathtaking splendors of the Pacific undersea world.
A vacation in Polynesia is, first and foremost, diving. Traditional diving destinations, however, cannot hold a candle to the Tongan coast. At the former, the underwater species you are most likely to encounter are other divers, while the latter provides the opportunity to discover the real world of the Pacific coral reefs in all their multicolored, vibrant glory. This fact alone makes Tonga stand out among all destinations of exotic island vacations.
The coastline of Tongatapu is shaped by the tides in such a manner that you can witness a unique natural occurrence: along the beach, waves create water eruptions called oceanic blowholes. From July to November, entire herds of whales travel close to the islands. Only in Tonga you will be able to observe these giant sea mammals undisturbed and even take a swim in close proximity to them.
In just a few days of exclusive tours on Tonga Islands, you will be able to take a yacht cruise, get a good look at each major island, dive into the magic undersea realm, fly over the archipelago on a small aircraft... You will never forget your trip to the farthest corner of the earth.
The way it works
We base our service on the procedures standard for the world's vacation industry. Each of our expert tour agents has the full list of necessary information from leading yacht rental companies and the best tour providers in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Okeanna presents to you all available offers so you can make an informed decision and choose on of them.
Next, you have the option to purchase insurance policy from 1Cover, the world's largest travel insurance provider, which includes cancellation and disruption coverage. Should you like to opt out, you would need to sign the release of liability form.
Okeanna builds your entire Tonga itinerary, from the international flight (we can help you arrive in the capital of Tonga with practically any place in the world as the starting point) to any and all types of tours and entertainment available on the islands. Please bear in mind that the international air fare is not included in the cost of the standard tour packages and must be calculated separately depending on your point of departure.
Some advice from a professional travel consultant
It is best to make the reservation for your trip to Tonga about six months in advance, although even if you contact us within just a couple of months, we will make every effort to organize your vacation in the best possible way. In general, the more time our managers have, the better flight and hotel accommodations they can secure for you, for lower prices. When selecting your itinerary options, we suggest that you opt for small but professional tour agencies having valid registry numbers and accredited with the local Tongan consulate.
Choosing a niche tour operator specializing in your particular destination will help avoid many problems during your travel.
A free consultation with the Okeanna Company's staff is always available via online chat on our website, e-mail, or phone. We respond to every inquiry quickly (unless our local weather interferes seriously). Also, please consider the time zone difference when contacting us.
As your travel agency, the Okeanna Company collects and presents for your consideration the offers of Tongan tour providers and the world's leading yacht rental companies. We are based in Tonga and bring you only the offers from the tried and true vendors very well known to us, helping you organize your vacation in the best possible way. Additionally, Okeanna assists with finding and securing international flights to Tonga from any other country in the world.
The tour is paid for according to the bill issued by our company which shows the total cost of the tour including the flight and planned tour options. Accepted payment methods include bank-to-bank money transfers, PayPal, and major international credit cards.
The convenience of using a travel agency
When making use of a travel agency's services, you have all guarantees that the tour providers fulfill their obligations. Immediately after your bill is paid, the funds are transferred to the providers while you are handed the vouchers for all the providers' services listed in your tour and can use these services independently of the travel agency.
Also, once the company receives the payment, you as a customer are safe from the discounted cash flow risk.
Okeanna operates according to the terms and conditions of service of the tour providers it represents. We always advise our clients of all conditions, terms, and fees in their entirety, so each customer can make informed and responsible decisions.