Samoa & Fiji Adventure

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On this 16-day tropical adventure, you’ll snorkel over colourful coral reefs that teem with wildlife and plunge into pristine waterholes below hidden waterfalls. Starting in the islands of Samoa, spend time learning about the locals' traditional culture and village life. Take fully guided day tours around different parts of two islands and enjoy some time to ...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Make the most of the pristine water and slide down a natural rockslide into the waterholes at Papase’ea. Visit the stunning sandy beaches Vauvua and Lalomanu and snorkel in Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, teeming with tropical fish and coral. 
    • Be amazed by the ancient Star Mounds in Cape Falealupo, one of Samoa's most sacred places, and the remains of the Virgin's grave and the LMS Church. Walk across lava fields – evidence of the destructive eruption in 1905. 
    • Enjoy a fiafia night – a traditional celebration of dance, costumes, music and feasting on dishes cooked in an umu oven using hot volcanic rock.
    • 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. 
    • Go on a full day’s hike through the grasslands into Naga to Nubutautau villages, hearing firsthand about the history of the area from expert guides and local villagers. 

What's this trip about?

    On this 16-day tropical adventure, you’ll snorkel over colourful coral reefs that teem with wildlife and plunge into pristine waterholes below hidden waterfalls. Starting in the islands of Samoa, spend time learning about the locals' traditional culture and village life. Take fully guided day tours around different parts of two islands and enjoy some time to yourself to relax and unwind. With a few nights in a fale (a traditional waterfront villa), you’ll fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and experience a traditional fiafia night with fire dancing and feasting – then, take on an active escapade in gorgeous Fiji! From the picturesque coast to the lush highlands, you’ll weave through the untouched jungle to the most pristine waterfalls and remote villages. Uncover the Fijian way of living off the land with village stays and sacred ceremonial customs, hike over lush grasslands, raft through Fiji’s volcanic rock interior and snorkel off remote beaches at Nananu-i-Ra Island. Wander through national parks and cool off in the sparkling South Pacific waters. This is bliss! 

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityApia
End CityNadi

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure

Destinations

  • Fiji

Trip includes

    • Apia - Papase’ea Sliding Rocks
    • Apia - Robert Louis Stevenson Historical Home
    • Apia - Bahai House of Worship
    • Apia - Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
    • Apia - Mulivai Cathedral
    • Apia - Maketi Fou Market
    • Savai’i - Salelologa Market visit
    • Savai'i - Blowholes
    • Savai’i - Cape Falealupo half day tour
    • Savai’i - Fafao o SaoAli'l (Passage of the Afterlife)
    • Savai’i - Ancient Star Mound
    • Savai'i - Giant Moso's Footprint
    • Savai'i - Fia Fia Night
    • Savai'i - Saleaula Lava Fields
    • Savai'i - Virgin’s Grave
    • Vavau Village - Traditional games & cultural activities
    • Vavau Village - Ava (Welcoming Ceremony)
    • Vavau Village - Customary feast
    • Upolu - Sopoaga waterfall
    • Upolu - To Sua Trench
    • Upolu - Ma Tree walk
    • Lalomanu - Fire knife & fa'ataupati show
    • Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Ranger-guided walk
    • Upper Navua Gorge - Rafting
    • Suva - Fiji Museum
    • Suva - Suva Municipal Market
    • Suva - Guided walking tour
    • Nabalesere - Savulelele waterfall hike
    • Naga Village - Welcome ceremony
    • Naga Village - Traditional dinner
    • Nananu-i-Ra Island – Snorkelling
    • Sigatoka River - Trek to Nubutautau village
    • Nubutautau - Village tour

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Apia

Talofa! Welcome to Samoa. An arrival transfer is available for pre-booking from Apia’s Faleolo Airport. If you've booked one, keep an eye out for your driver who will present you with a flower ula to wear to get you in the mood for your island getaway. They will take...

Day 2 Apia

After a leisurely breakfast you’ll head out for a full day of exploration. Today’s schedule includes some water activities, so make sure you pack swimwear. This morning you’ll visit Mulivai Cathedral and then take a quick tour of the beautiful Mulinuu Point on the pen...

Day 3 Savai'i

An early start today as you’ll leave the hotel around 6 am and take a private transfer to the ferry terminal. Board the 8am ferry for the journey to your next destination in Samoa - Savai'i, the largest island in the Samoan Islands Archipelago. The ferry trip takes ju...

Day 4 Savai'i

After a delicious included breakfast spread, start your day with a visit to Cape Falealupo - the easternmost point in Samoa. Spend half a day here at the various sites learning about Samoan legends and culture, including Giant Moso's Footprint, the Ancient Star Mound,...

Day 5 Savai'i - Lalomanu

Travel along the north coast of Savai'i after breakfast today, with a picnic lunch along the way. You will travel through some of the most beautiful villages in Savai’i then continue on to the Sale’aula Lava Fields to witness the remains of the eruption of Mt Matavanu...

Day 6 Lalomanu - Vavau Village

Enjoy breakfast, and a bit of free time this morning before we depart for our village cultural day. Make sure to bring your lavalava as you'll be met by village chiefs and matais who will hold an ava (welcoming ceremony) for us at the village of Vavau. Be prepared to ...

Day 7 Lalomanu

More exploring today after breakfast, including the Sopoaga waterfalls, Ma Tree walk, and the iconic To Sua Trench. Bring your swimwear as there will be plenty of opportunities for a dip! Back at our accommodation for our final night, farewell your time in Samoa with dinner and a show of fa'ataupati (slap dance) and fire knife dancing. Make some final memories, dance and have fun!

Day 8 Apia - Nadi

This morning, you have the option to visit a local Samoan Church before breakfast. This is highly encouraged, as it can be a beautiful way to end your stay in Samoa. Say your goodbyes to your group over breakfast and then take a short flight to Fiji for the next stage...

Day 9 Nadi

Wake up to the beauty of another day on the Pacific! You have a free day to explore at your pace today, before your a second welcome meeting at 6 pm. Why not check out the colours of the Hindu temple Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami, or Nadi Temple as it’s known locally. Or...

Day 10 Hiking Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Pacific Harbour

After breakfast, head south of Nadi to Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. Here, you’ll take a 4 km ranger-guided walk through the incredible dunes, ranging in height from 20 to 60 m – mounds that have formed over millions of years. The views from the sand dunes open o...

Day 11 Rafting 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 ...

Day 12 Suva & Colo-i-Suva

Leave the resort after breakfast and make your way to Fiji’s capital – Suva. When you arrive, you’ll have time to take an optional walk through Suva’s market and the city centre. Then, enjoy a guided visit to the Fiji Museum, which showcases the early history of the i...

Day 13 Hiking Nabalesere - Nananu-i-Ra Island

This morning, drive to Nabalesere village, passing locals living traditional Fijian life along the way. This 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...

Day 14 Snorkel Nananu-i-Ra Island - Naga Village

Soak up island life on Nananu-i-Ra Island this morning – sunrise is the perfect time to relax on the beach or cool off with a swim in the South Pacific. After breakfast, strap on a snorkel and get exploring underwater with your group, looking for colourful tropical fi...

Day 15 Hiking Nubutautau

Get your hiking shoes on and prepare for today’s 11-km trekking adventure across Fiji’s grasslands and into Nubutautau village. The journey will be broken up with lunch and a rewarding swim along the way, following the scenic Sigatoka River. Arriving later in the afte...

Day 16 Nubutautau - Nadi

This morning, take a cultural tour of the village and learn the history of the region in the 19th century, hearing the story of missionary Rev Baker. For those who want to get more active, you can take an optional walk to a lookout point down the river. Then, continue...

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Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights),Resort (2 nights),Eco Lodge (1 night),Beachside Cottages (1 night),Community Hall (2 nights),Hotel - Superior Garden & Ocean View Rooms (2 nights),Seaside Lodge - Tui Moana Ensuites (2 nights),Airconditioned Villas (3 nights),

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Guides
All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leader or local representative. The aim of the group leader or local representative 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 group leader or local representative however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your group leader or local representative is new to a particular region or training other group leader or local representative. Your group leader or local representative 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 group leader or local representative can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
Travel Insurance
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below:
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
Health & Safety
Most national governments provide regularly updated foreign travel advice on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trips here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Intrepid's operational safety policies can be viewed on our website at the link below. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how safety is being managed on our trips. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines CRIME Opportunistic crimes such as theft occur most in urban areas and at night. Be attentive in downtown Suva after dark in particular and don't carry excess cash. POLITICAL UNREST Avoid demonstrations, street rallies and military activity areas. Public protests and events that draw large groups of people can turn violent. SWIMMING Always swim in designated areas and do not swim alone. CRIME Take care at night, particularly in downtown Apia and harbour-front areas where theft from travellers does occur. WATER SAFETY Beaches are not patrolled in Samoa. Ask your tour leader, accommodation staff or locals about safe areas for swimming. Avoid swimming alone, when the tide is going out or if the sea is rough. Do not dive from rocks near waterfalls or other swimming holes. STRAY DOGS Stray dogs are common in Samoa. Take care around street dogs and do not approach, touch or feed them. TOURS & ACTIVITIES Tour operators do not always follow safety and maintenance standards. When choosing optional activities always ask about and insist on minimum safety requirements and use all safety gear provided such as life jackets. If safety equipment is poorly maintained or not available, choose another operator. Your tour leader can recommend optional activities and providers.
Age Requirements
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Additional Information
Finish point Coffee Hub Cafe in Nadi Lot 1, Nasau Back Road In the Essence of Fiji Building Nadi FIJI
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