July 5, 2015

The Guam Experience

Valley of the Latte Guam, Culture, Heritage, Activities, Tours, Adventures, Kayaking, River Cruise

Our Vision


To be the place, chosen by the people of Guam, to celebrate our culture, and share the natural beauty of the island, with visitors of all ages.


 


Valley of the Latte is Guam’s most popular eco-friendly destination, providing excellent service and quality, fun-filled activities for travelers of all ages. Over the years, thousands of guests and visitors to Guam have loved exploring the heart of the island and the Talofofo and Ugum rivers with us! We take pride in being Guam’s only true eco-friendly and sustainable island extravaganza filled with all of the adventures one can imagine on land and in the waters. The valley offers a variety of safe and exciting tropical adventures for the intrepid traveler, romantic couple escape, or childhood adventure of a lifetime. It is sure to keep you returning for more.


 


 


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History

The name of the ancient village of Talofofo probably has its origin from the phrase “entalo’ i fe’fo’,” which means “between the cliffs,” or even from the word “fo’fo’,” which means a bubbling stream.  An early historic map of Guam by Alonzo Lopez in 1671 show a village named “Taraiftofo” in the general area where Talofofo is located today. In addition to the waterways that traverse the area, Talofofo’s stunning landscape is comprised of rolling hills of clay, limestone and volcanic rock, grasslands and jungle, as well as caves, some noted for their size and ancient drawings, or pictographs, on the walls.

The interior lands of Talofofo are believed to have been occupied since at least 1,700 years ago–maybe as far back as 364 AD, according to carbon dates from the Talofofo area.  Occupation continued through the Latte era, through the Spanish era to modern times with various levels of utilization of the land over time.

Archeologists believe most of the pre-Spanish era inhabitants lived in settlements along the Ugum and Talofofo Rivers.  Artifacts in the Talofofo Caves indicate these sites were occupied and used as well, if only seasonally or for short periods at a time.  Within the Talofofo vicinity were numerous named settlements, including Pigpug.

The site of the Valley of the Latte is truly steeped in thousands of years of storied history. To read more, head to Guampedia!


 

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So Much History, So Little Time

Our Core Values


  • Satisfying our customers is the most important thing we do. Every customer receives the same quality experience with every visit. The beauty of the valley, and the warmth and friendliness of our team will be what visitors remember and recommend to others.
  • Our dedication to excellence drives what we do. Through innovation and constant self-evaluation, we create a safe and memorable experience for our visitors, and a safe and satisfying place to work.
  • Integrity defines who we are. Our visitors, the community, our employees and our partners can trust and rely upon us.
  • We pay respect to the Valley of the Latte, our employees, our partners, and the treasured things found in the valley.
  • Our team is a family, and we share that feeling with our customers. We are all proud to belong to the team that shares the Valley of the Latte with the world.
  • If we are having fun, we are doing it right.
  • Our dedication, hard work, and creativity is ultimately valued by the return created for employees, partners, and our shareholders.

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It's truly about the people, the experience, and the island.


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