Fiji Adventure

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Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
9 days
From: $ 3,715 $ 413 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Discover the beautiful Coral Coast, taking a guided walk to learn about the cultural significance of Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park with your small group.
  • Get your pulse racing as you raft through the heart of Fiji’s highlands at Upper Navua Gorge, and take the plunge with a swim at one of Fiji’s most picture-perfect waterfalls in Nabalesere.
  • Have time to rest and relax along the shores of Pacific Harbour, and take a boat to the paradisiacal island of Nananu-i-Ra for more relaxation, kayaking or snorkelling.
  • Go on a full day’s hike through the grasslands into Naga to Nubutautau villages, hearing first-hand about the history of the area from expert guides and local villagers.
  • Discover the Fijian centres of Nadi and Suva, and with the option to extend your stay before or after the expedition, you’ll be relaxing as soon as you step foot on the island.

Short Description

Uncover the real Fiji on a nine-day cultural expedition from the picturesque coast to the lush highlands. Beginning and ending in Nadi, weave through untouched jungle while travelling to Fiji’s most pristine waterfalls and remote villages, discovering the Fijian way of living off the land and their sacred ceremonial customs. Hike over lush grasslands into local villages, raft through Fiji’s volcanic rock interior, snorkel off remote beaches at Nananu-i-Ra Island and wander through national parks brimming with tropical wildlife. Discover the sparkling South Pacific waters, experience world-class Fijian hospitality, and unlock a side of Fiji that may be lesser known, but is no less satisfying to experience.

Style Small group tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Nadi
End City Nadi

Destinations

Fiji

Attractions & Cities Visited

N/A

Activities & Interests

Trekking

Age Requirement

15-99

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Itinerary

Day 1 Nadi

Bula! Welcome to Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Transfer from Nadi International Airport to your hotel and settle into your accommodation on the edge of town, situated on the west coast of the main island. Your expedition begins with an important welcome meeting and evening drinks at 6 pm. If you’ve arrived early, why not check out the chaotic colours of the Hindu temple Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami, or Nadi Temple as it’s known locally. Try the island’s fresh fruits with the usual tropical suspects (mangoes and pineapples) and some you might not recognise (pomelo, rose apple and soursop) at the Nadi or Namaka Produce Market, open Monday to Sunday. After meeting your group leader and travel crew, the evening is yours to enjoy – perhaps at a beachside restaurant or by heading into Nadi Town, Namaka or Martinar.

Day 2 Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Pacific Harbour

After breakfast, head an hour south of Nadi to Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. Here, you’ll take a four-kilometre ranger-guided walk through the incredible dunes, ranging in height from 20 to 60 metres – mounds that have formed over millions of years. The views from the sand dunes open out to spectacular scenes along the Coral Coast. Archaeologists have found relics of pottery in the national park dating back 2600 years and the area is home to an ancient burial site that gives clues to Fiji’s first inhabitants. After the hike, make your way to tonight’s accommodation at Pacific Harbour, where the afternoon is dedicated to chilling out at the pool or along Rovodrau Bay. Settle in, ‘cause you’re on island time now.

Day 3 Upper Navua Gorge - Pacific Harbour

Gear up for an incredible rafting experience in Fiji’s highlands at Upper Navua Gorge. Ride down rapids naturally carved through the island’s volcanic rock interior, surrounded by towering gorge walls, dense rainforest and dozens of waterfalls. The combination of the dipping parts of the river and biological diversity makes this Fiji’s best spot for rafting. We'll stop at a lunch spot along the way to get a good feel for the rainforest terrain. Afterward, return to Pacific Harbour for another night in your beachside surrounds.

Day 4 Suva - Colo-i-Suva

Leave the resort after breakfast and make your way to Fiji’s capital, Suva. You’ll have time to take an optional walk through Suva’s main market and the city centre, then will have a guided visit to Fiji Museum, which holds exhibits that give insight to the early history of the island, and plays home to artifacts dating back up to 3700 years. This afternoon, head to Colo-i-Suva Forest Park for a short hike to palm-fringed freshwater pools where you can slip into the water. Look to the trees for birds with the park harbouring many of Fiji’s endemic bird species, including barking pigeons, golden doves, and musk parrots. Later that evening, continue listening to the sounds of the rainforest sitting next to the river at your lodge accommodation, situated on the outskirts of the park.

Day 5 Nabalesere - Nananu-i-Ra Island

Take a drive to Nabalesere village (approximately 2-3 hours), and on your way, you’ll see traditional Fijian life outside the main areas. The community is nestled in the province of Ra, where you’ll hear another form of greeting – instead of saying ‘Bula!’ as in other parts of the island, ‘Yadra!’ is used to say hello. Once arrived, your local guide will help the group present a sevusevu to the local village chief – this ceremonial gift is to gain acceptance into the community for visitors, often in the form of a kava root. While farming is the main source of income for many Fiji communities, partnering with the village helps to create an additional source of income. Embark on a 1.5-kilometre hike to the breath-taking Savulelele Waterfall, one of Fiji’s most majestic waterfalls, tumbling down from a height of 50 metres. After the swim, return to Nabalesere village for lunch and a hot lemon leaf tea, then travel to the coast (approximately 1.5 hours) where you’ll take a short boat transfer to Nananu-i-Ra Island to spend the night in beachside cottages.

Day 6 Naga Village

Soak up island life with a free morning on Nananu-i-Ra Island. Today is the perfect time to relax on the beach with a good book and cool off with a swim in the South Pacific. Otherwise, if you’re feeling more active, you could strap on a snorkel and get exploring underwater, or take a walk along the island’s ridgeline for some seriously scenic views. In the early afternoon, transfer off the island head inland to Naga village (approximately 3 hours), presenting another sevusevu to be welcomed and invited into the village. Enjoy a stroll through the surrounding food gardens and join the locals with a communal dinner in the village. Tonight, stay in the basic but comfortable village community hall tonight.

Day 7 Nubutautau

Get your hiking shoes on and prepare for today’s 11-kilometre trekking adventure across Fiji’s grasslands and into Nubutautau village. The journey will take around 6 hours in total and is broken up with lunch and a rewarding swim along the way. The trek follows the scenic Sigatoka River. Arriving later in the afternoon, you’ll spend the night in the village located in the heart of the island with a backdrop of small scale-farming, grassy hills and evergreen rainforest. Your village stays here in Nubutautau and Naga will give you a true sense of the day-to-day of Fijian locals, away from the resorts and tourist hotspots.

Day 8 Nubutautau - Nadi

This morning, continue your cultural tour of the village and learn of the history of the region in the 19th century, hearing the story of missionary Rev Baker. For those who want to get a bit more active this morning, an optional walk to a lookout point down the river is a good way to check out more of the area and get the heart rate up. Mid-morning, continue by 4WD along the ridgeline separating two of Fiji’s major rivers – the Sigatoka and the Ba – and back down to Nadi for lunch in a local cafe. Tonight, why not gather some of your travel pals together for a celebratory dinner, sharing your memories of an immersive Fiji experience.

Day 9 Nadi

With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave the accommodation at any time after breakfast, provided you comply with the internal check-out procedures. That doesn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend more time in Nadi, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability). Better yet, why not check out another of Fiji’s picturesque islands, like the nearby Mamanuca or Yasawa clusters, and extend your stay in this slice of paradise.

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport Private vehicle,Boat

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nights),Resort (2 nights),Eco Lodge (1 night),Beachside Cottages (1 night),Community Hall (2 nights)

Guides

All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 15

Max Age: 99

Additional Information

Finish point

  • Tanoa International Hotel
  • Votualevu Road Nadi Airport
  • Nadi
  • FIJI

Trip ID#:

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