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Ancient Tonga

Tamakautonga Rd | Fangaloto, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 25-510
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Interesting and Informative

This is a nice side trip to do if you're after a bit of history behind Tonga and its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
5pook
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Canberra, Australia
Must do cultural experience

I have recently been to the new Friday night show and dinner with friends and had a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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While you are in Tonga, make sure that your first stop is to Ancient Tonga.. Here we will introduce you to the culture. We provide you with a tour that touches on the importance of our dress codes. How we make the most valuable treasures. We show you where we make our Traditional meals, what traditional plants we use for medicine and we will share our stories about the Kava and much more. With all the important things you will learn, you will find it very useful when you travel through out Tonga. Once you have been to Ancient Tonga you will understand and observe the traditions with more appreciation when you travel through the island.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tamakautonga Rd | Fangaloto, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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+676 25-510
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice side trip to do if you're after a bit of history behind Tonga and its peoples. Don't rush yourself, just take the time to enjoy everything on display.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently been to the new Friday night show and dinner with friends and had a fantastic night. Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. The meal was delicious and plenty of it. We enjoyed the dancing after the meal and then chilled out...More

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JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eddie for your review, appreciate your support and encouragement always. Malo lahi from all of us at Ancient Tonga

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a family business, a family that love their island and their traditions and are proud to show it off to visitors. Totally professional yet retaining their enthusiastic freshness, guests feel like part of their extended family as they are treated to excellent dancing,...More

Thank Janelle V
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JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Much humbled and appreciative in you sharing your feedback with us and with others. I have told Amy of your review and she is as happy as a 4yr old can be. More encouragement for her to keep dancing. Sending...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Must do! Really informative and the best tour we done in the pacific, staff are fabulous and even though we were the only two wishing to do the 2pm tour they showed us round anyway. Would recommend doing the longer tour as there is so...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Welcoming surroundings, smiling hosts, insights, celebrations, and a kai fit for a King or Queen to finish. You might want to set aside at least 3 hours depending on the size of the group. Smaller groups require less time for the umu to cook.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

With detailed explanation about the traditions of Tonga. People were nice there and were willing to show you about the live in Tonga.

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JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your review and hope to see you again in Tonga. Ofa atu from all of us here at Ancient Tonga.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

What an experience! For all things Tongan and it’s “how to’s” this is definitely the place to be! How to make Tongan medicine, how to husk a coconut,l (and a demonstration done with teeth I might add). We were there just lastweek for our family...More

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JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you Nataly for your feedback. We appreciate your review and we hope your family had a great time in the Kingdom. Malo Lahi

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tonga, even if only visiting for one day. We turned up on a Monday morning, greeted by three lovely dogs and welcomed in by Asa (Tour guide). We were the first people there and they arranged a...More

1  Thank MFWorthington
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JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank You so much from the bottom of our hearts MFWorthington for the wonderful review of us!!! You have said it ALL beautifully and we need not say more. We were so happy and excited that we were chosen by You on a Monday morning...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I was there and I happened to be the only guest because of the low season. I have to say that was one of the best tours I have been. I tried to open my coconut, and make my food, tested flatten the tree stripe...More

1  Thank myrto1000
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JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank You greatly Myrto!! We had such a great time with you and we miss your kindness and warm smile on these hot days! We hope everything is going great with your travels and we wish you the Best of everything coming your way! And...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We really enjoyed this experience. We booked the full tour. We were the only ones who booked, so it was very personalized, We had several demos and a lot of hands on. We started out seeing how an earth oven was done and had a...More

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DrChrisChan
6 July 2018|
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Response from JAFA2125 | Property representative |
Hi, Ancient Tonga runs these tours you can email, facebook or call +676 25510. Best to email and book so you can be sure to get your preferred day. Malo
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Bec H
22 August 2017|
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Response from JAFA2125 | Property representative |
Kids are welcome and they can still partake in the tour. If they are under 6 there is an option for them to do a craft like weaving bracelets or writing while the parents are walking around doing the tour.
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Scarmar
21 August 2017|
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Response from JAFA2125 | Property representative |
It is 2km from the Cruise Ship Dock. You can catch public transport or a taxi. It is open in early February. Malo
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