Tuvalu is tiny. Nine desert islands barely break the surface of the Pacific Ocean mid-way between Hawaii and Australia. With a population of just over 12,000 it is one of the world’s smallest nations: only the Vatican City has fewer citizens.
Tuvalu’s past is shrouded in mystery. It is thought that its first settlers came from Tonga, and cave remains indicate this might have happened 8,000 years ago.
The great European navigators of the 16th century knew about Tuvalu but with no safe berth it was little more than a navigation hazard and ships stayed clear. Missionaries arrived in the 19th century and until 1978 Tuvalu was administered as a British Protectorate along with the Ellice Islands. Development was incremental until the Americans noticed the islands’ strategic importance in the Second World War. The main island of Funafuti suddenly received an airstrip, a causeway, and many of the eight kilometres of paved roads that they still use today.
The main island, Funafuti, is a true atoll that consists of 30 motu, islets, surrounding a translucent lagoonKidney-shaped Nukulaelae is another true atoll surrounding a lagoon: it is said that this was where Christianity first reached Tuvalu, when a castaway from the Cook Islands washed up here in 1861.
Tuvalu has plenty of paradise beaches, but few are developed for tourism. Barely a hundred visitors a year make the epic trip across the Pacific to get here. The economy bumps along at subsistence level: the soil is rarely fertile and drinking water has to be collected from roofs and stored in tanks. Colourful postage stamps were an important source of revenue and it received a windfall when its internet suffix was declared to be .tv, but fishing from an outrigger canoe is a more usual career path.
As if this wasn’t enough, Tuvalu faces an uncertain future. It’s easy to say the best time to visit Tuvalu is now, but this time it’s true. It might be your only chance.
Arrive at Funafuti Airport (FUN), Tuvalu. After meet & greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Check into the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Tuvalu.
After breakfast, you will visit the Funafuti Conservation Area. Overnight at Tuvalu.
After breakfast, you will visit the Tuvalu National Library and Archives. Overnight at Tuvalu.
After breakfast at the hotel. Free arrangement and departure transfer to Airport.
- 3N stay in Tuvalu
- Daily Breakfast
- Airport pick up/ Drop off to hotel and vice versa
- Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
- Any airfares + VISA fees.
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- Personal expenses of any kind like laundry, SIM cards, and charges in the hotel for any additional services will be excluded.
- Surcharge / peak season charges / Festival or exhibition surcharges if applicable.
Highlights of the tour
- Return airfare with tax, 3 nights accommodation in Tuvalu, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing as per itinerary, airport transfers.
- Above rates are not valid during any major event and exhibition.
- Above rates and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
- Above rate would not club with any other promotion.
- Child age will be considered as per hotel child policy so kindly confirm with our sales team before committing.
- 5 % GST will be extra.
- Initial deposit – rs. 50,000/- to confirm your booking with us.
- 2nd payment 50% of the tour cost at least 45 days prior
- Remaining full payment 15 days before departure- 100% of the tour cost.
- Date of booking to 30 days the cancellation charges will be 25% of the tour cost.
- 30 to 15 days – the cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost.
- 15 to 7 days – the cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost.
- Less than 7 days – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
- No show – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
- Cancellation Policy is subject to change. It’s purely depends upon the cancellation policy of respective hotels. In Peak seasons, Some hotels may charge 100% cancellation. Refunds normally take 10 working days after the cancellation request has been raised & transferred electronically to your bank account.