We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ancient Tonga

Tamakautonga Rd | Fangaloto, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Survivor Tonga Styles

Welcoming surroundings, smiling hosts, insights, celebrations, and a kai fit for a King or Queen to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim H
Well organized demonstration

With detailed explanation about the traditions of Tonga. People were nice there and were willing to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PleasureTours H
via mobile
Read all 50 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“kava ceremony” (9 reviews)
“earth oven” (5 reviews)
“an excursion” (3 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Tamakautonga Rd | Fangaloto, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Write a ReviewReviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"kava ceremony"
in 9 reviews
"earth oven"
in 5 reviews
"an excursion"
in 3 reviews
"great insight"
in 3 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 4 reviews
"coconut milk"
in 2 reviews
"traditional medicine"
in 2 reviews
"fresh fruit"
in 2 reviews
"family run"
in 2 reviews
"ground oven"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful cultural experience"
in 2 reviews
"cooked food"
in 2 reviews
"traditional dancing"
in 2 reviews
"japanese tea ceremony"
in 2 reviews
"large group"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic job"
in 2 reviews
"south pacific"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jim H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank PleasureTours H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Nataly K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

1  Thank MsSommelier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I signed up for this tour a year in advance and was surprised to be greeted by name as we were exiting the dock. It turned out the MC for the event greeted me and the lady who founded Ancient Tonga was our driver. There...More

1  Thank wolfurphy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

A Big Malo 'aupito Tom for your vote and review of us. We loved and enjoyed our experience with you guys and we hope one day we get to do it all over again!!! We truly cherish our MOMENT with you. Until our next adventure...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I truly enjoyed this attraction. I would recommend that you start your island tour with this wonderful, informative piece of history. The staff was knowledgeable and took the time to explain how it all began. I was able to give them information on the tobacco...More

1  Thank Natalie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank You so much Natalie for the wonderful review and word for us! We had an amazing time with you and Yes we learnt an essential lesson from your knowledge of tobacco! for that we are forever grateful! We are always here for you next...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This was an excursion purchased on a cruise ship. It's available to public and I highly recommend. The presentation was a lively physical review of the roots of the Tongan people. Audience gets to participate in a few segments and there is an example of...More

1  Thank David W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Malo 'aupito David W on the wonderful word for us! Ancient Tonga do indeed seek to bring ancient Tongan culture and history back to life for the enjoyment of you, our wonderful guests! We take pride in our culture and our story! And yes.. here...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 January 2018

The perfect place to learn more about the Tongan people and the culture. After visiting Ancient Tonga, you gain a better understanding of what you see the locals wearing, why they wear it and what they do. Ofa, the lady running the tour was very...More

2  Thank tropicgirl39
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks lots and lots tropicgirl39 for the wonderful review and commentary, so much appreciation indeed!! And absolutely on point that Ancient Tonga is the perfect place to BEGIN any tour of Tonga. Yes we are the concise and perfectly compressed cultural tour package that will...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Bec H
22 August 2017|
Answer
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.
0
Votes
Scarmar
21 August 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
julie12014
24 July 2016|
Answer
Response from JAFA2125 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, please if you can email us via our website, we can have a look at available time slots. Malo
0
Votes
;