THE TOUR:    

Code:
FTE02            

This a private tour conducted by Fernando Tourisme to explore the wonders of the South Province, with its rolling mountains, red mineral-rich soils, spectacular parks and waterfalls and the ruins of the historic settlement of Prony. This was where France sent the most notorious of its convincts to work the timber and mining industries, and the area also has historic links to Australia's Broken Hill mines, which processed ore from this region over several decades in the mid-1900s.

HOW TO BOOK:

You need to book on the form for this tour. Click here for the form, or you can read on and there's a booking form link at the end of this page

PICKUP:

This is a tour best suited for guests staying at Noumea hotels for an extended visit. Fernando Tourisme will pick up your party from your hotel at 9am or even earlier if it suits.

RETURN:                    

The party will be delivered back to your hotel between 4pm and 5pm.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:            

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PRICES: (per person)
  • Under 5 years         Free
  • Age 5 to 16 years   XPF18,000
  • Adults                     XPF25,000
PAYMENT METHODS and CANCELLATIONS

The booking is secured once you lodge your credit card details on the booking form. However, no funds will be deducted from your credit card prior to your arrival, but full payment will be expected on your arrival in Noumea, either by credit card or the local currency (XPF/CFP).

Credit cards accepted are   
A 10% surcharge applies to all credit card payments

New Caledonia is a French country – we cannot accept any other foreign currency

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

  • If, for any reason, you need to cancel this booking, you may do so without penalty, up to two weeks (14 days) prior to your visit.
  • Cancellations within two weeks of your arrival may incur a cancellation fee of 20% of the total cost of your booked tour.
  • If you do not advise us of a cancellation, and you fail to join the tour on the day of your arrival, Fernando Tourisme reserves the right to deduct a ‘no-show’ fee of 50% of what would have been the total cost of your tour to cover expenses relating to pre-organised food and refreshments as well as loss of income.

Thank you for understanding these requirements. So please act quickly to reserve your seats because we would hate you to miss out on our very popular tours and the traditional food and refreshments that everyone loves. (see the comments on Trip Advisor)

WORK OUT THE COST IN
YOUR CURRENCY

Most banks offer currency conversion tables on their websites
or
http://www.xe.com and use XPF

DISCOUNTS

Discount of 10% is offered to groups of 10 persons or more, paying with one credit card or one single currency payment

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Bottled water for every passenger

Melanesian and French tasting luncheon, including the famous Bougna, wines, beer and fruit juice (menu may change subject to weather conditions)

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

Entry fees to museums or attractions, purchases made at patisserie or souvenir shops

HOW FLEXIBLE ARE THE TOURS

At the briefing before each tour, Fernando Tourisme will help design a tour to suit the party, and will take into consideration any walking limitations because this is a tour that encourages exploration of ancient villages and lookouts.

WHAT IF YOUR
VISIT TO NOUMEA IS
CANCELLED FOR ANY REASON
If your trip to Noumea is cancelled through no fault of yours (personal issues, weather issues or cancellation of air or ship services), no charge will be made against your credit card and your card information will be destroyed. 
WHAT IF IT RAINS

Being a sub-tropical island (on the Tropic of Capricorn), rainy days and overcase skies can happen. However, Fernando Tourisme doesn't let a little water spoil a day out. Each tour carries umbrellas, and lunches can be held under cover. There's plenty to see and do, even in the rain. If, however, Fernando Tourisme deems the weather in the South Province is too poor for reasonable enjoyment of the countryside, he will advise you and try his best to work out another day that suits. If this is impossible because of time limits, no charge will be made against your credit card and your card information will be destroyed. 

WHAT IF I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES
OR DIETARY ISSUES
During the briefing just prior to leaving on the tour, make your concerns known. Family and staff have a range of tuna, salads and fruits which can usually solve most dietary issues.
ARE TOILET 
FACILITIES READILY AVAILABLE

Yes. Fernando Tourisme guides know where all the facilities are located, and toilet facilities are available in national parks and small villages along the way.

WHERE CAN I 
CHANGE MY CURRENCY BEFORE
THE TOUR
Currency exchange booths or through ATMs. Currency exchange is also offered at most leading hotels, although the exchange rate will not be as good as through an ATM.
AFTER I CONFIRM MY BOOKING, WHAT
HAPPENS NEXT

A booking is deemed to be confirmed by the visitor only when credit card details are provided on the tour booking form.  Once received, Fernando Tourisme will send you an email acknowledging the receipt of the booking and confirming that you will be on the tour. Should weather or any other unforeseen circumstance occur prior to the tour, an email will be sent to you with further information.

ARE THE TOUR PRICES
AT THE TIME OF MY
BOOKING CONFIRMED

Yes.  Fernando Tourisme will always honour the prices agreed to at the time of booking, regardless of any price changes that might occur any time after the booking is made.

DOES FERNANDO LEAD EVERY TOUR HIMSELF

Fernando Tourisme's policy is that Fernando leads all exclusive or private tours. Having said that, even Fernando can be incapacitated, and in that event, he will let you know. Be assured that Team Fernando includes hand-picked tour guides like George (see his photo on the front page of this website), so every tour will always have the best and most knowledgeable person available.

IS THERE A LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON THESE TOURS

This tour lends itself to smaller parties of eight or less, with a minimum of two required for the booking. However, if more bookings than the capacity of the 8-seater Mercedes minibus are received, additional transport is called in, or in the event of a very large party, larger coaches are used. Fernando Tourisme has a team of trusted tour guides, ensuring that every tour, regardless of its size, is given as personal a service as possible.

IS THERE ANYTHING
ELSE I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

Just wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. This is a sub-tropical country so a sun screen is recommended for those who may be affected by the sun. 

For the elderly or those with walking difficulties, there are plenty of flat-ground walks, so bring your walking aids by all means.

BOOKING: 

 

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