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Hop On Hop Off - HOHO
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Hop On Hop Off - HOHO

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Duration: 45m
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Live guide: English, French
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    • Location Name: Cruise Ship Terminal
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 137536P3

      • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
      • Most travelers can participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • Lyvai
        0 reviews
        Noumea, New Caledonia
        Joined in October 2016
      • D4597FFdianem
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Value for Money
        Easy to arrange and connect. Much cheaper than booking through Princess Cruises. We booked the double with Hop on / off Bus but my friend was not feeling great, so we didn't use that part of the ticket but still worth it. If you do the train first, you can figure out where you would like to get off the bus & have a look around.
        Written April 21, 2024
      • sarahlS919ZX
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Support the local trade.
        Simply wonderful tour that takes you around Noumea at half the price of the ship's version (I've done both now). Also available to add on the hop on hop off bus to get even more value. Supporting the local economy, what's not to love?
        Written April 6, 2024
      • Poita17
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An hour an a half well spent
        Well organised and friendly staff. Travelled through a good selection of local sites an the city centre. David, the tour guide was excellent.
        Written March 27, 2024
      • U9180VWemmad
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must do for your first visit to Noumea
        Great overview of the city of Noumea. Lovely staff - friendly and the guides spoke really good English. Well organised. Unfortunately the speaker system in our "Train" was faulty - crackling in and out. This meant we missed out on a fair amount of the information the wonderful guide was sharing with us.
        Written March 24, 2024
      • susiew358
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Glad to support the local business
        Well organised. Comfortable seats. Great host, loved his jokes and his knowledge. Fair price. Glad to support the locals.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • subaru63
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice way to see Noumea
        We enjoyed the trip on the green train. It was well organised and the commentary was interesting. The only issue was that with 4 adults to a seat, it was very squashed and uncomfortable. I also had the wheel arch under my feet so I was very cramped and glad to get out and stretch at the stopping point.
        Written March 19, 2024
      • Ron M
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Waiting
        I would love to give 5 rating but because we had to wait standing in front of the green train for 30-45 minutes instead of letting us in and sit inside the train. More people came in and chaos was the result of the processing. We were in the 9:30 am group and I knew there was two people didn’t get to go because of processing system.
        Written March 18, 2024
      • Journey27856341554
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A+ Bus service
        On the second day in Noumea we booked the Hop-on Hop-off bus with Aquarium tickets package. Buses ran on time, approx. every 20mins. Stopped at the Markets (had to go across the road to sample the local McDonalds cuisine), the shopping centre, Lemon Bay beach and finally the Aquarium. Drivers were friendly and professional. Made it back to the Ship on time. Had a wonderful experience. Will definitely use them again next year. Thanks
        Written March 17, 2024
      • Journey27856341554
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional & informative
        Having never used Lyvai before we took a gamble and must say we were impressed. Both the driver and guide were courteous and professional throughout the tour. There was lots of commentary about the history and culture during the trip. I would definitely use Lyvai again. A+++
        Written March 17, 2024
      • P7672KSpeterr
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        DON’T USE THE GREEN TOUR TRAIN
        Not good, we had problems from word go, they short changed us when purchasing the tickets, the train broke down with engine problems about 1/4 through the tour. After over an hour in the Sun a another train turned up to take us back to the docks we’re we started, missed out on 3/4 of the tour , when we went back to speak with the tour manager , he had packed up, leaving our family & another 4 families with kids with nothing. “DO NOT USE THE GREEN TOUR TRAIN “
        Written March 9, 2024
      • Josheywosheywoo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous
        This was a great way to have a look around! We were only in port for 4 hours with our cruise ship so we were pretty limited on what we could do but this showed us around most of the city ect.
        Written March 6, 2024
      • Curious47064426245
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cruise ship stop
        Lots of fun with driver Chris and good commentary by co-driver David who explained his life in Noumea and the history of the area.
        Written February 26, 2024
      • Y1013NRmem
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Disorganized crammed and no departure time adhered too
        Was booked on train for 10;15am lined up in showery humid weather they held off till nearly 11am to load jamming people in till full so they didn't have to run the 10;45 train separately then we had to move back as they were priority to group bookings very disorganized not caring for customers departure times are irrelevant like sardines in a tim trip was informative but very disappointing
        Written February 25, 2024
      • Lynn S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Green train
        Great local tour guide and learned a lot about the port. Everyone was friendly and professional and would recommend it most definitely.
        Written February 23, 2024
      • glensR4267QD
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience. Highly recommend.
        Our tour was a last minute decision and was a great choice, an unexpected pleasure. Our guide David was informative and funny. A local with local experience/knowledge. Would highly recommend this locally owned business to visitors of the area.
        Written February 18, 2024
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      3.5
      3.5 of 5 bubbles51 reviews
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      18
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      Michelle C
      1 contribution
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      Bought a $10 all day pass for hop on and off bus. Price is fantastic but really wanted to refund after witnessing the customer service. Got to the line outside the terminal to board bus and the line was extremely long- the manager then asked my three friends and I to wait further away from terminal to ‘get some shade’ and as we did, a free bus stopped away from us where we were originally lined up. Seems like he did it to make the line appear less busy and avoid turning away potential customers. And to really top it off, as people started to complain after waiting 25 mins for the bus to come in the first place, the manager yells “if you don’t want to get on the bus, then don’t” and is picked up in a private van to avoid dealing with his angry customers!!! The competing red bus company had frequent buses and a much shorter line, whilst this company had few buses coming every 20 minutes when it should be every 10, many ppl are not able to get on a bus as it is too full.

      The route itself is not bad and yes it’s cheap, however horrible customer service from manager (lady worker was lovely though) ruined the mood of the morning. I think the workers have realised their manager is horrible.
      Written January 27, 2020
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      Hello 06870PRmichellec We have all the buses running 25 minutes, you just have to wait for your turn, it has been set up on your ship two lines for transport to the beaches, we only have 2 bus places in front of the station . Thank you for also understanding this organization. Cordially Lyvai Team
      Written January 28, 2020
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      Julie B
      Moline, IL40 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      The cost for this is $15 AU or $10 US dollars. The ride is actually about 25 minutes. There is NO NARRATIVE a about the stops or the city. If you want a map, you have to take a picture of the one they display. Look over the map before you go so that you know where you want to get off. There were about three or four stops. The buses are air conditioned.

      We were packed on a bus that was so full that we were shoulder to shoulder in the aisle and trying to hold on. We wanted to take the next bus but we were assured that it would only be a five minute ride and lots of people would get off. Maybe five people got off so we got off there. It was the Morning Market. It closes at noon and it was about 11:00. There were about ten or so booths that sold very thin swimming suit wraps and two or three with misc. junk and jewelry. There were no t-shirts or souvenirs. There is a place that sold fruit and vegetables.(that you can’t take back on the ship). When we were ready to leave we went back to the drop off area and waited with about twenty other people. When the bus came, it could only hold about five people so we had to wait for the next bus. In about 15-20 minutes the bus came. This time we got a seat but it faced the rear so it wasn’t good for pictures.

      The next stop was the beach where a few people got off and the last stop the rest of the people got off. We have no idea what that stop was because no one said a word. If it was shopping, we would have also got off. We ended up being the last people on the bus and it returned to the beginning parking lot where we caught the shuttle back to the ship.

      We didn’t see much of the city and had no idea if we passed anything important since the driver said nothing.
      Written December 8, 2022
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      Dear Julie, Welcome to the closest island to heaven and thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that our morning market and Ho Ho bus did not meet your expectations. Our Hop-On Hop-Off bus is not a guided tour, our shuttles offer a service that runs every 25 minutes, all day, and this makes it easy for passengers to check out 5 locations around Nouméa at their own pace. These destinations include Nouméa's morning market, the Port-Plaisance shopping mall, Lemon beach, Nouméa's Aquarium and the Melanesian museum. Best wishes to you, enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written December 13, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Paul A
      Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      1) we paid in 1200 XPF EQV of 17 AUD, and AUD price WAS $15 a bit dishonest for a start. Tourists are easy to scam, i guess.

      2) they used a mix of busses n mini-shuttles so a group of 8 had to wait for nearly an hour to get one the bus and forgo the shuttles. When you service a cruise ship with a few thousand trying to get around, provide adequate number of busses please.

      3) the driver on the bus, 1st spoke fluent English to someone, then suddenly when asked a question about when the next bus is coming as he refused people to get on he started screaming No English with no accent and then swearing in French at her.
      My biggest gripe was the extreme rudness towards the older woman the driver blew at for no reason. All the people there paid a pretty penny to come to Noumea, not to mention that the ones who use your services pay your bloody wages, so there is no need to be rude to them especially that you overpromise and underdeliver.

      4) The only good thing about those buses is free wifi which allowed me to write this review. Ironic.

      STAY AWAY, if you want to avoid disappointment.
      Written October 2, 2023
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      Dear PAUL A, We charge 1000 xpf per person for the Ho Ho bus and not 1200 Xpf. I think you have us mistaken with Noumea 2Decker because our uniforms are red, they are the ones using a mix of mini buses. Our company has green Coach buses and 1 Double Decker bus which is Yellow, during our years of service, we have never left a single passenger stranded as our penalty would be the cancellation of our license to operate. When you book a plane ticket with a company, you look for the name of the company on the plane, the same basic common sense applies with buses, look for the name of the company on the bus. Please remove your comment and place it on the appropriate company's page. Cheers and GOD bless The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written October 4, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Kathykan
      Australia50 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was an expensive bus trip which did a loop that took around 20-30 minutes. On a previous trip to Noumea we paid a couple of dollars and got the same. A bus driver and stops. No information on the stops on the way. Would not recommend.
      Written December 25, 2023
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      Dear Kathykan, Welcome to the closest island to heaven and thank you again for your feedback. Our bus coordinator did give passengers some info and introduction to all the stops before each departure. Same as when you board a plane, you have to pay attention and listen to the flight attendant's speech before taking off. Our sales team does explain to each customer where our buses alight and they also encourage people to take photos of the map displayed at our booth. With 𝙇 𝙔 𝙑 𝘼 𝙄 , it's always 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 and 𝘁𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻, and 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱. Enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written January 4, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      PakDom
      Woy Woy, Australia107 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      Lemon Bay Beach was the highlight of our day trip. We organised Hop on Hop off through the Lyvai site which was easy to navigate and was cheaper than anything the cruise line had to offer. Very well organised with staff waiting for you when you arrive at the terminal. Easy to use.
      Written January 30, 2023
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      Dear PakDom Welcome to the closest island to heaven and thank you for your great feedback regarding our Hop-On Hop-Off bus. With LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. When you book with our local company, you are helping out our local economy, thank you once again. Best wishes to you, enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written February 2, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Timothy J
      5 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Over promise under deliver. Had a great pitch at the terminal. 10 buses do not a long wait. We were on the first bus and did the first stop at morning market. We then got on the next bus and went to lemon beach. We had lunch and I started watching how often the buses went by. It got longer and longer in between buses. When we were ready to leave we had to wait 35 minutes for a bus when the who circuit only takes 40 minutes. The bus was packed because everyone was waiting for the only bus running.

      DONT USE THE GREEN BUSES.
      Written February 1, 2023
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      Dear Timothy, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding our Ho Ho bus. We're sorry that you had to wait that long, however, our buses come in a variety of colors, some are green and others are white, one of our highlight is the yellow double decker bus. We do have many buses and they're all named 𝙇 𝙔 𝙑 𝘼 𝙄 . When you go to an airport, you look for the name of the company on the plane not the color, same here, you have to look for the 𝙇 𝙔 𝙑 𝘼 𝙄 vehicles and you'll see that we have indeed, plenty of buses available. Best wishes to you, enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written February 2, 2023
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      Edwin46
      Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMaria was a wonderful driver &communicator in both English & French.
      A good experience x2 on her bus. We started on Michael’s bus-no wifi available & he was not happy to answer any questions. We got off after 4 stops due to his grumpy nature!!
      Thank you for aAmaria the happy pleasant hop-on driver!!
      Lynn.
      Written January 13, 2020
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      Dear Edwin, LYVAI is an independent local tour operator, we have the GREEN TRAIN and Hop-On Hop-Off LYVAI buses, however the Anse Vata Tchou Tchou Train (Yellow one) works for the cruise ships with the Amedée and SPT Hop-on Buses. First of all. we don't have any drivers by the name of Amaria or Michael, all our LYVAI Hop-On buses have recorded commentaries and wi-fi on board unlike our competitors from the Cruise Ship, so watch out and post your comments on the Anse Vata Tchou Tchou Train page next time. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written January 17, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Deb Harry
      Werribee, Australia3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Friends
      I had a great time in Noumea and found the hop on hop off bus great. They are not tour operators just bus drivers, if you wanted a tour then book one instead of complaining. We booked a tour first in the morning, then used the bus to get to all the other places we wanted to see. I found it easy to get on and off and could spend as little or long as we wanted at each stop, knowing we didn’t have to rush to get back to the ship. We took everything we needed for the day out and had a wonderful time.
      Written February 5, 2023
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      Dear Deb, Welcome to the closest island to heaven and thank you for your great feedback regarding our Hop-On Hop-Off bus. When you book with our local company, you are helping out our local economy, thank you once again Deb. Best wishes to you, enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written February 5, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Vicki L
      Port Stephens, Australia3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Friends
      An inexpensive way to look around Noumea. The bus was airconditioned and clean, and the stops were in various locations, enough for us to see a few shops and to have a look around the city. The trip would have been better if the bus driver had given a commentary with local information.
      Written December 2, 2023
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      Dear Vicki L, Welcome to the closest island to heaven and thank you for your feedback regarding our Hop-On Hop-Off bus. With LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. The Ho Ho bus is not a guided tour but a short introduction is given by our bus coordinator before each departure. Our sales team do explain to each customer where our buses alight and they also encourage people to take photos of the Ho Ho map displayed at our booth. Best wishes to you, enjoy your trip back home ! Cheers and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
      Written December 3, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Cynthia N
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Family
      I have just come back from the little paradise called New Caledonia. We purchased the Choo-choo train and the hop on hop-off bus at Lyvai.nc. What a great service! The staff is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Both the lady at the reception and the drivers spoke English very well and the Choo-Choo train excursion was guided in English all the way through. It made a huge difference during the trip. I’m very happy with their services and totally recommend it. Great stuff!
      Written January 6, 2020
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      Dear Cynthia, With LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. Our team also aims for the top and our secret is that we treat people like family. Thank you for choosing our local company and sharing your great experience with the rest of the world, by doing that, you are also helping out our local economy. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD Bless. The Red Team (Lyvai)
      Written January 9, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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