Tours of Yap
- cultural tour of one of the most in-tact island cultures left
- stone money banks
- men's houses
- moving cultural dances
- land & wreck tour
- Beach Excursions
a special place
The Manta Ray Bay Hotel’s Concierge staff also offer a complete range of land tours specifically designed to showcase the unique island culture of Yap. Everything from the famous stone money and stone money banks, to traditional thatched roof men’s houses, centuries old stone paths which are still used to connect the various villages, to the flora and fauna are available on a daily basis for our guests.
We offer a series of 4 hour (½ day) island tours with tour guide, driver, air-conditioned transportation and soft drinks. These tours are custom designed for each guest in that our staff will meet with you before departure from the hotel and discuss various options. Some of these options include merely site seeing around the island concentrating on flora and fauna or beaches or jungle to WWII tours concentrating on remnants of the war to cultural tours concentrating on the stone money, stone paths and men’s houses. Of course a combination of the three tours is also available.
We also offer a series of 8 hour (full day) tours as above except that the full day tours also include lunch.
On Saturdays from 4:30 PM until about 7:30 PM we also offer a very special Village Cultural Tour where we will take our guests via air-conditioned bus or van to the village of Kaday. There you will be met by a village elder who will lead you on a walk through the village via a well maintained stone path. During the walk, you will learn about Kaday, about the daily lives and activities of the village including farming, gardening, local medicine and construction techniques for their buildings. Upon reaching the end of the stone path (about a 30 minute leisurely walk) you will come to a magnificent example of a men’s house complete with a stone money bank and will be met by the rest of the village population, all wearing traditional dress. A series of local dances will be performed by the village and you will have an opportunity to ask questions, take all the photographs you desire and sample some of the local food. You will even have the chance to try bettlenut!
Island & Cultural Tour Rates
|Island & Cultural Rates||Details||Price (US$)|
|Full Day Land Tour||8 hours. Includes lunch. (2 person min)||78.00|
|1/2 Day Land Tour||4 hours. (2 person min)||45.00|
|Village Cultural Tour||4 hours. (8 person min)||75.00|
Includes tour guide, driver, air-conditioned transportation and soft drinks.