Ultimate Fiji

Coastal Southwest to Northeast - Fiji

Only 780€ per week!

Witness the best of Fiji’s culture, tradition, lifestyle, nature and its fascinating marine life in one trip.

You will get an unforgettable experience of being exposed to Fijian culture during your stay. This special trip allows you to get exposed to the Fijian culture with first hand experience in getting things done the ‘Fijian way’. You will get the typical village experience, visit to the most mesmerizing sites in the area, and explore the fascinating world under water.

Culture
Learning
Leisure
Community Engagement
Physical Demand





Program Description

This program is for your explore this beautiful island in a thrilling adventure of 10 days. This is ideal for travellers who find it difficult to spend a lot of time in another country yet look for the best options to learn the culture of a country and experience some adventure in an unknown land within a short time.

Once you arrive at the accommodation, you can relax after your long journey. Then you will get a grand welcome to the program at the Kava welcome ceremony. On Tuesday, you will get a typical Fijian village experience, meet the elders at the village. You will get to learn the basics of the Fijian language at your local language class. You can also attend a weaving class where you can have a first hand experience about traditional methods of weaving. At the end of your trip, you will visit Nadi town and explore a Hindu temple. Then you will enjoy a mud bath in Mudpool and hotsprings.

Not only the culture and tradition of Fiji, you will get to experience the natural beauty and animals during this program. You will explore the hidden tressures of the under water world while snorkelling with the reef sharks and witnessing amazing corals. And on a second trip to the ocean, you will snorkel with Monta ray.

And this trip will also take you on a trek to a beautiful view point to witness some of the island’s most cheriched sights. Not to mention partying on Friday night to chill and relax.

Add on Activity

In addition to the activities lined up for your unique Fijian exploration, you can engage in various beach activities and games at extra cost on your seventh day. Available activities include parasailing, Jet Ski, coral viewing in the glass boat and Banana boat.

Aims & Objectives

To offer an original experience of Fiji and get to know the life and style of the locals and natural world.

Schedule

Week 1

Day 1: Sunday

Arrival

Arrival and transfer to the accommodation in Nadi for overnight stay.

Day 2: Monday

Waya Island

Arrive at the Waya island in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will experience a Kava Ceremony, which is a traditional Fijian Welcome ceremony. Then you will visit a Fijjian village where you will be able to explore the typical life style of locals.

Day 3: Tuesday

Waya Island

Today it is time for you to explore the hidden tressures of the marine world. You will snorkel with the reef sharks and experience life under water.

Following to your adventure, you will learn the basics of the Fijian language at your local language class.

Day 4: Wednesday

Nanuya Balavu Island

You will go on a trek today to a beautiful view point to witness some of this island’s most cheriched sights. Your trek will be followed by a weaving class where you can have a first hand experience about traditional methods of weaving.

Day 5: Thursday

Nanuya Balavu Island

Let’s go on once in a life time snorkelling trip to swim along Monta ray. You will also explore the island today and learn more about its people and important sites.

Day 6: Friday

Beach Combo Island

You will be at the beach Combo Island today and this day is reserved for you to chill, have fun and party.

Day 7: Saturday

Add on Activity

The day is for you to explore. Today you can engage in various beach activities and games at extra cost. Available activities include parasailing, Jet Ski, coral viewing in the glass boat and Banana boat.

Week 2

Day 8: Sunday

Experience the culture

You will visit Nadi town today and explore a Hindu temple. Then you will enjoy a mud bath in Mudpool and hotsprings.

Day 9: Monday

Departure

Say goodbye to the local team and proceed to aiport for your departure flight.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: None

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

No additional requirements.

Additional Equipment

There are no further requirements for this program.

Location

A route takes you from Nadi to Nausori and then to the Island of Levuka.

About the Accommodation

Along the route you will have overnight stays stays in hotels, village homestays and our centers. More information can be found inside the schedule.

Food Arrangements

Mostly Fijian style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.

Facilities

Along the route – but not at all times – there are ATMs and small local stores. Please make sure you have enough money with you before starting the trip.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

You’ll be on a busy schedule.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of Fiji

Population: 881,065

Capital: Suva

Language: Fijian

Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD)

Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

Country Information

Fiji is an archipelago of 333 sun-kissed, picture perfect islands tucked away in the South Pacific, close to Australia and New Zealand.

It's famed for its rugged landscape of blue lagoons and palm-lined beaches, and eco-activities from mountain climbing and surfing to soft-coral diving and zip-lining. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain the lion’s share of the population, meaning much of the country is uncrowded.

The 20th century brought about important economic changes in Fiji as well as the maturation of its political system. Fiji developed a major sugar industry and established productive copra milling, tourism and secondary industries.

As the country now diversifies into small-scale industries, the economy is strengthened and revenues provide for expanded public works, infrastructure, health, medical services and education.

The country’s central position in the region has been strengthened by recent developments in sea and air communications and transport. Today, Fiji plays a major role in regional affairs and is recognized as the focal point of the South Pacific.

Fiji is now home to many other races — Indians, Part Europeans, Chinese and other Pacific islanders living in harmony, and keeping their own cultures and identity. Fijians, slightly over 50 per cent of the total population, are essentially members of communities. They live in villages and do things on a communal basis.

Climate

The climate in Fiji is tropical marine and warm year round with minimal extremes. The warm season is from November to April and the cooler season lasts from May to October. Temperature in the cool season still averages 22 °C (72 °F).

Rainfall is variable, with the warm season experiencing heavier rainfall, especially inland. Winds are moderate, though cyclones occur about once a year (10–12 times per decade).

On 20 February 2016, Fiji was hit by the full force of Cyclone Winston, the only Category 5 tropical cyclone to make landfall in the nation. Scores of homes were destroyed and at least 43 people have been reported dead.

Culture

Fiji was first settled about three and a half thousand years ago. The original inhabitants are now called "Lapita people" after a distinctive type of fine pottery they produced, remnants of which have been found in practically all the islands of the Pacific, east of New Guinea, though not in eastern Polynesia. Linguistic evidence suggests that they came from northern or central Vanuatu, or possibly the eastern Solomons.

Before long they had moved further on, colonizing Rotuma to the north, and Tonga and Samoa to the east. From here, vast distances were crossed to complete the settlement of the Pacific to Hawaii in the north, Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east and Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the south.

Unlike the islands of Polynesia which showed a continuous steadily evolving culture from initial occupation, Fiji appears to have undergone at least two periods of rapid culture change in prehistoric times.

This may have been due to the arrival of fresh waves of immigrants, presumably from the west. Pre Historians have noted that a massive 12th century volcanic eruption in southern Vanuatu coincides with the disappearance of a certain pottery style, and its sudden emergence in Fiji.

It is hardly surprising then, that the Fijian culture is an intricate network and that generalisations are fraught with danger. Although the legendary king of Bau, Naulivou, and his successors had control over a large area of eastern Fiji, at no time before colonization was Fiji a political unity. Nevertheless, Fiji does exhibit certain traits that sets it apart from its neighbours, and it is this that defines a distinctive Fijian culture.

Transportation

Getting around Fiji is easy and cheap. There’s a good network of buses, carriers (trucks) and ferries for travel within Fiji’s main islands, and taxis are common. Hiring a car is a good way to explore the two largest islands – which contain 90% of Fiji’s roads – or charter a boat or small plane to get between islands. Fiji is well-served by two domestic airlines which operate between many of the islands, although services are less regular to the outer islands. Yachting and cruising are also great ways to explore the country.

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