LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE, in Tonga
Situated in the South Pacific, Tonga is made up of 174 islands, of which only 36 are inhabited by 100,000 people. In this experience, you will literally be stranded on a deserted island for 8 nights, away from civilisation. There will be no shelter, no water, no food or tools to hunt or fish. You will need to innovate, create and work together as a team to protect yourself and stay alive.
This is not your typical holiday adventure. The concept of this experience is to test your mental and physical abilities, learn how you would react in an emergency setting, and the skills you need to survive.
Why choose us
Cyril Delafosse-Guiramand, Managing Director of No Limit Journeys spent three years living and working in Tonga, and spent a lot of his spare time out at sea. He is very familiar with the geography of the country and its islands, and has selected the best location, accommodation and services based on his experience there. He has undertaken many expeditions around the world, and has found himself in real ‘survival’ situations. He is also a survival instructor, delivering regular essential survival skills training courses.
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12 days (8 days of survival)
3.Group Meeting Point:
4.Who can go?
d.Group size: max 6 pax + 1 survival guide
5.Rating (1 to 10): Overall = 9,3
Difficulty = 9
Isolation = 9
Danger = 10
6.This activity involves (%):
Transport: Boat = 15%
Survival skills = 100%
Orienteering = 75%
Group Autonomy = 80%
Day 1: Meet at Fua’motu airport, drive into Nuku’alofa, settle into accommodation, and visit town.
Day 2: Head to a resort off the main island and enjoy the morning relaxing by a beach, swimming and snorkelling. In the afternoon, we will do a survival and safety briefing, and equipment check.
Day 3-10: We will head to a deserted island for the ‘survival’ experience.
Day 11: return to the mainland, enjoy a real meal, wind down at a resort, and undertake a medical check-up.
Day 12: Breakfast, and fly out.
8.Weather / local conditions / Terrain:
The climate is tropical with a distinct warm period called Rainy Season(December–April), during which the temperatures rise above 32°C (89.6°F), and a cooler period or Dry Season (May–November), with temperatures rarely rising above 27°C (80.6°F). Precipitation is greatest on northern islands (2500 mm per year) than on the southern islands of the Kingdom (1700 mm per year). The sunshine is moderate (six to eight hours per day) and the average humidity reaches 75%. We travel to Tonga outside of the Cyclone season. But heavy rains and cloudy days are common.
Terrain: Tonga is made of 174 islands in 4 archipelagos. We will be using the most southern or the middle one (for safety reason). Both are quite flat and hills are seen a mountains here! On each of the island where the 'survival trip' takes you, there is vegetation, sea life (fish, crutacians, etc.) and land life (rondents, reptiles, birds). The islands are maximum 15m above sea level. Those islands change greatly during seasons but also during daily tides.
Nuku'alofa: Hotel and Island resort
Survival Island: under the stars nothing else
In town and resort: from restaurants, international or local food.
On the survival island: only what you can harvest, find, hunt, fish, collect, etc. Same with water.
Town: private mini van
Islands: sail boat or speedboat
12.What to expect
You will be hot and you will be cold. You will be hungry and thirsty. You will be exposed to the elements and to other people. This is a raw experience, and one that will strip you of your creature comforts and force you to step out of your comfort zone.
Survivor Island is not for everyone. While the island is a tropical paradise, it is not for those looking for a relaxing island holiday. It is for those that want to see how they would react in a emergency situation and see how far their minds and bodies can be pushed. A survival expert will join you on the island to guide you through the experience, and ensure you do not do anything that will endanger you, or the group. He will also be in contact with a support team in case of a medical or other emergency.
13.Safety and security
We take safety very seriously as your life is in our hands.
Like in any trip, doing this journey involves risks. Those Risks include physical injuries (which get worse quickly in poor hygiene and isolation), and mental breakdown, bad weather, etc... We try to minimize these risks by preparing for them. But the best is to act mindfully and carefully. The area is very well known to us, and our local network is very good.
In the Kingdom of Tonga there are hardly any political and human risks. The only dangers come from the sea (sharks, sea snake, etc.), the weather (unforeseen storm) and the 'unpredictable' (earthquake, tsunami, etc.).
But the reality is that you are embarking on an expedition with serious challenges. Challenges are hardly the ones mentioned above but mainly the task of trying to survive. Challenges are not only in surviving daily, but more importantly, in managing the remoteness / isolation and your peers. In the worst case, should outside help be required, our guide will trigger the alarm and it will take up to a day to arrive. The group has to be ready for it and be prepared to follow the guides' decisions at any time.
But be reminded, your safety and your pleasure is our priority.
for 2019 - Twin Share: AUD $5950pp in a group of 6 - Single supplement: AUD $330pp
for 2020 - Twin Share: AUD $6100pp in a group of 6 - Single supplement: AUD $350pp
For corporate or groups, please contact us.
16.Inclusions and exclusions
for any survival training needs check our training facility and offer: www.survival-encyclopedia.com
Should you have any questions please contact us