Suva Shore Excursion: Jewel of Fiji Tour

Highlights

  • Learn about Fijian culture during a kava ceremony and village tour

  • No hunger pangs—a tasty lunch is included

  • Get around with ease—port pickup and drop-off are included

Summary

After morning pickup from the cruise ship port in Suva, travel by air-conditioned coach for one about an hour to reach Pacific Harbour - Navua. Cruise up the Navua River by canoe, taking in the scenic landscape of villages, tropical rainforest, and waterfalls. Stop at a small village where a local warrior escorts you to the village meeting house (bure) and introduces you to village traditions including the sacred yaqona (kava) ceremony. Your guide shares the history of the village and shows you gardens with native crops, medicinal herbs, and kava plants. Watch young men perform war dances and women perform folk dances (except Sundays), and have the option to join in. You also visit a village pre-school and learn about handicraft souvenirs made by the villagers. Have a typical lunch of Fijian fare and watch as the main dishes are uncovered after cooking in an underground oven.  Next up, head to the biggest waterfall in the area, which is situated about one hour up the river. A short walk takes you to the first pool, and your guide can lead you to bigger waterfalls if you're feeling adventurous. Your final activity is a leisurely float downriver on sturdy bamboo rafts, which was the main mode of travel before roads and motor vehicles were introduced.  At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to the Suva cruise ship port.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Get the most out of limited time in Fiji with this action-packed shore excursion. Save time organizing an itinerary, and benefit from a tour that’s packed full of activities. Enjoy a canoe ride up Navua River, take part in a kava ceremony, go on a village tour with lunch included, swim below a waterfall, and take part in a bamboo rafting experience too.

What’s included?

  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Lunch

  • Activities as listed in itinerary

  • Professional guide

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • Gratuities

  • DVD (available to purchase)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 5h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

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

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Discover Fiji Tours , The Jewel Of Fiji day Tour Combination of Fijian cultural experience , Magic waterfalls swim , rafting , motorised river canoeing to explore Upper Navua River Gorge. - Motorised River Canoeing After being picked up from your hotel,You`ll travel to the Adventure Capital district of Fiji , Pacific Harbour/Navua to begin a journey away from the cares of modern living.An exhilarating cruise up the beautiful Navua River,past villages,farm lands,pristine tropical rainforests,deep gorges/canyons,meandering rapids and numerous cascading waterfalls.You may come across wild river ducks,white and black heron and other native birds. -Fijian Cultural Experience Experience a Fijian village tour where you are escorted by warriors to the Village meeting house for age-old Customs and Traditions , A Customary Welcome 'Yaqona' (kava) Ceremony which will be perfomed for you .

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