July 29th to August 6th, 2018 // 8 days
all inclusive package $3995 twin share
Join Wild awake travel for an 8 day off-grid adventure based on a remote tropical island in the stunning Ha’apai Island group of Tonga. Join us to get off the beaten track on a remote tropical island where we take you on one of the finest of ‘glamping’ experiences to immerse in wild nature and ocean play with pristine coral reefs and endless secluded islands to explore… and to swim with majestic humpback whales! Immerse in wild tropical nature and swim with magnificent humpback whales on their annual migration from Antarctica to the calving and mating grounds in the warm shallow water. Merge this experience with optional daily yoga, cultural immersion activities, unlimited snorkelling and a huge dose of island style relaxation – and you have the perfect experience to get yourself completely unplugged and recharged.
Video credit – Serena Michelle
off-grid island camp – low impact at it’s best
100% solar powered rainwater for drinking and showers
locally grown vegetables
no single use items like plastic water bottles
‘catch and cook’ ethos ethical practices when interacting with wildlife
highly experienced whale-swim guide & boat operator
Return boat transfer from Pangai to our island hideaway
8 nights twin share accommodation
All meals with tea, coffee, water and endless coconuts
4 incredible whale swim days Daily yoga & supportive relaxation practices Cultural activities in the local village
What’s Not Included
Return flights to Nuku’alofa from your home town/country
Return transport from Tongatapu to Pangai (Ha’apai Islands)
Meals, accommodation and extra activities outside of the inclusions
Comprehensive travel insurance (essential for all guests)
Any alcoholic beverages on retreat, plus extra snack and drinks Airport transfers
Apart from arrival and departure days – our daily schedule will look something like this (all determined by weather and ocean conditions).
0600: Morning yoga* (optional, timed to work with other activities)
0730: Breakfast 0900: whale swims (4 trips) days selected depending on conditions. Other activities to be enjoyed are exploring Nomuka (lots of lovely hidden beach spots), exploratory island trips, cultural activities, snorkelling on our house reef and loads of relaxing.
12:30: Lunch – when on the water we will enjoy lunch along the way either on a beach or on the boat.
0430: Afternoon yoga* & sunset
0800: Evening activities – chill out time together or other local activities as they arise. Evenings are definitely a flexible occasion and time to connect and recoup from a day exploring. We might even throw in a little disco dance or movie night
*YOGA – due to program, most days there will be 1 yoga session only PROJECT SUPPORT Our islands hosts are very involved in the environmental wellbeing of the island and surrounding marine environment. While there, we will contribute in several ways. As the projects develop, so will opportunities. – beach clean ups – making of eco-bricks for local school project – in the future, contribution to the completion of marine education centre on the island. – boomerang bags and reusable and project. This is all ever-evolving!
Program And Price
July 29th to August 6th, 2018 // 8 days – all inclusive package $3995 twin share
Thank you so much for all the good care and for the organisation of a wonderful week of whale wonders! I will never forget our almost white whale, our whale lovers, the tiny calf nor the singer! Thank you for the yoga sessions, the snorkel trips (with swim throughs!) beautiful islands and the cultural experiences. – Wietske, The Netherlands Tonga Whale Swim Retreat, 2018
I have never been drawn to group travel before, but after a week with you I know why I was drawn to this trip! You are the perfect facilitator for connection – for connecting to each other & connecting to ourselves! I needed this connection – to my body, the sea and to this incredible group of women. Thank you! Cath – Raja Ampat, Indonesia Tonga Whale Swim Retreat, 2019