Traveling to Guam:
A Perfect Family Vacation Destination
There are a so many wonderful things to do on the South Pacific, Island Paradise, of Guam, U.S.A. Here are a few of the best options for Adventurers and Adventurous Families, alike.
A Cultural Experience with an Adventure Riverboat Cruise
The Valley of the Latte delivers a unique and once in a lifetime experience. As you travel along the Talofofo and Ugum Rivers, you will be transported to another time at the heart of Guam. Knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining guides will share the rich history and culture of the Ancient Latte site, the local waters, the local wildlife, and ensure that you are smiling from start to finish. You will be welcomed by our living village, and guided through a breathtaking botanical garden and watch as canoes are hand crafted by Ulitao. The experience only gets better as our guides demonstrate how ancient Chamorros started their fires and show you traditional basket weaving techniques. The longer you are here, the more you realize, that this is the best way to experience Guam.
This Cultural Experience includes the Adventure Riverboat Cruise
and so much more...
While enjoying your refreshing beverages under the tropical sun, learning how to start a fire as the ancient Chamorro people did, or enjoying the basket weaving exhibitions, you can take a quick adventure atop our friendly Karabao.
Ulitao is a passionate group of Guam islanders working to revive, preserve, and grow the Chamorro's ancient seafaring traditions. They skillfully craft every canoe using local resources and traditional techniques. Their home at the Valley of the Latte will provide a deeply felt experience of the living history of our island.
Valley of the Latte runs along the Talofofo and Ugum rivers and is enveloped in the indescribable beauty of the island. The ocean to the east, high cliff side paths, the open plantation, and hundreds of hidden spots around the land of Ancient Chamorros provide an impressive and often times breathtaking set of trails. At the heart of this beauty is a living village representing the daily lives of the people for over 4,500 years. A Botanical Garden also showcases the vegetation and fresh water spring that allowed the people to live off of the land.
Valley of the Latte prides itself in giving back to community and preserving not only the culture of Guam, but also the physical environment. Besides the work being done to create a sustainable source of organic produce at the Valley of the Latte ’s Plantation, we are currently building the Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary not only provides a safe haven for local wildlife to prosper, it provides a great interface for all ages to be educated about the regional life and how best to co-exist.
Valley of the Latte provides an authentic experience of Guam's culture, way of life, and living history. A part of the preservation, celebration, and exhibition of all that Guam has to offer is the daily Fire Starting & Basket Weaving Demonstrations. You will be able to walk through a living village and experience how ancient Chamorros built their homes, started fires, weaved baskets and tools, and lived off the land.
Valley of the Latte Adventure Fishing is a great way for families and travelers of all ages to create life long memories at the catch-and-release sustainable fisheries. Catch your first fish with bamboo poles and lines after learning how to bait your hooks. After an hour of fun, kids will be allowed to visit mini animal farm/petting zoo and be educated on the story of each animal.
Guam's City Sightseeing Tour
Tour starts and returns to the DFS Galleria in the Heart of Guam's Pleasure Island.
- Great for Shopping, delicious Food, and white sandy Beaches.
- First Stop: The Paseo De Susana Park
- Second Stop: The Pacific War Museum
- The Pacific War Museum is on Guam. It contains exhibits related to the military in the Pacific theater of World War II with a focus on the U.S. Marines. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran John Gerber established the museum. In 2011, the museum won the prestigious Colonel John H. Magruder Award from the Marine Corps Historical Foundation.
- Third Stop: Fort Apugan:
The view of Agana and Agana Bay is worth a visit to this 1800 fort, which was once used to defend anchored trading vessels from pirate raids.
- Fourth Stop: Latte Stone Park:
- Latte stones, the limestone pillars used by the Chamorro people as foundations for their homes as far back as 500 A.D., are displayed at this park.
- Fifth Stop: Plaza De Espana & the Agana Cathedral:
- The Plaza de España, located in central Hagåtña, the capital of the United States territory of Guam, was the location of the Governors Palace during the island's long period of Spanish occupation. Most of the palace was destroyed during the shelling of Hagåtña during the reconquest of Guam in World War II. There are three structures still standing including the three-arch gate to Almacen (Arsenal), the azotea or back porch, and the Chocolate House. The plaza was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
- Dating back to the 17th century, this church was once led by the first missionary in Guam, Father San Vitores, and was completely restored to its current splendor following its destruction in World War II.
- Sixth Stop: Two Lovers Point:
- Puntan Dos Amantes is Guam’s most famous visitor attraction. It is frequented by more people than any other attraction on Guam. Its profile at the northern end of Tumon Bay rises 368 feet from the reef below, offering views of both the eastern and western sides of the island. Its position provides those that venture to the site a unique view of the mountainous volcanic geography of the south and the level limestone plateau of northern Guam.
- Return to the DFS Galleria
**Information from TripAdvisor & Wikipedia.