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Ancient Tonga

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Tamakautonga Rd | Fangaloto, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 25-510
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The display was excellently entertaining. The people were lovely and friendly, they were happy to answer any questions and very knowledgeable on their history and culture. The lovely ladies made the most gorgeous smelling oils. 💜 I would happily return here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leisa H
JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you Leisa for your review, much appreciated. Ofa atu to you and your family.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Really enjoyed this cultural experience. Jess was amazing in her warmth and obvious passion for Tongan culture. Absolutely loved the earth oven and participating in traditional Tongan cooking... we made our own palm leaf wrapped chicken,tarro and coconut cream baked in the earth oven with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

A lovely family run experience introducing Tongan culture and foods. Jessica was awesome, sharing her knowledge of local plants and their medicinal use She was very informative about traditional crafts and foods. Come here before buying anything at the market to fully appreciate what you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lmorrelli
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really great time here. Jessica was our guide and taught us so much about Tongan culture. Looking and learning about all the plants and how they were traditionally used for medicine and other uses was so interesting to me. We loved seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PenelopeM288
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very well organized program which covers Tongan culture and practices. Guides and staff are extremely knowledgeable and have an obvious passion for what they do. Very nice setting not too far from the dock and Weekend market area. Ancient Tonga also provided transportation to and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Hosted an official dinner here for visiting officials! The service, food and entertainment was highly impressive! Good to see an upcoming local business flourish! Great way to showcase Tongan culture!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank taninalia
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EddieL1457
JAFA2125, Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

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

Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janelle V
JAFA2125, General Manager at Ancient Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

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

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
22 August 2017|
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.
21 August 2017|
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