Fiji: Hike, Raft & Snorkel

Fiji: Hike, Raft & Snorkel

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Fiji: Hike, Raft & Snorkel

8 Days Starting and ending in Nadi

Visiting: Nadi, Hiking Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Pacific Harbour, Rafting Upper Navua Gorge - Pacific Harbour, Suva & Colo-i-Suva, Hiking Nabalesere - Nananu-i-Ra Island, Snorkel Nananu-i-Ra Island - Naga Village, Hiking Nubutautau, Nubutautau - Nadi

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

TESF

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 12

Physical rating:

Medium, Medium

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

Interests:

Beach Tours, Cultural

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Tour Overview

Uncover the real Fiji on an eight-day active adventure from the picturesque coast to the lush highlands. Beginning and ending in Nadi, you’ll weave through the untouched jungle while travelling to Fiji’s 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 brimming with tropical wildlife and cool off in the sparkling South Pacific waters, experiencing world-class Fijian hospitality along the way.

Highlights

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walk the beautiful Coral Coast, learning about the cultural significance of the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park from a local guide.

  • Relax along the shores of Pacific Harbour, then take a boat to the paradisiacal island of Nananu-i-Ra for a snorkelling adventure with the local tropical fish.

  • 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.

  • Discover the Fijian centres of Nadi and Suva – 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nadi
Location: Nadi

Bula! Welcome to Fiji. Your adventure begins on Fiji’s main island – Viti Levu. Transfer from Nadi International Airport to your hotel and settle into your accommodation on the edge of town. You’ll have a welcome meeting and evening drinks at 6 pm tonight, where you’ll meet your local leader and group members. If you arrive early, why not check out the 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 your meeting, the evening is yours to enjoy – perhaps at a beachside restaurant or in Nadi Town.

Day 2: Hiking Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Pacific Harbour
Location: Hiking Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Pacific Harbour
Meals Included: breaksfast

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 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 by the pool or along Rovodrau Bay. Settle in ‘cause you’re on island time now!

Included Activities:
-Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Ranger-guided walk

Day 3: Rafting Upper Navua Gorge - Pacific Harbour
Location: Rafting Upper Navua Gorge - Pacific Harbour
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

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. Stop at a lunch spot along the way to get a good feel for the rainforest terrain. After, return to Pacific Harbour for another night in your beachside surroundings.

Included Activities:
-Upper Navua Gorge - Rafting

Day 4: Suva & Colo-I-Suva
Location: Suva & Colo-i-Suva
Meals Included: breaksfast

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 island and is 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 take a refreshing dip. Look to the trees for local birdlife, as the park harbours many of Fiji’s endemic bird species, including barking pigeons, golden doves and musk parrots. Later, continue listening to the sounds of the rainforest at the river at your lodge accommodation, on the outskirts of the park.

Included Activities:
-Suva - Fiji Museum
-Suva - Suva Municipal Market
-Suva - Guided walking tour

Optional Activities:
-Colo-i-Suva Forest Park - Hike - Free

Day 5: Hiking Nabalesere - Nananu-I-Ra Island
Location: Hiking Nabalesere - Nananu-i-Ra Island
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

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 used to say hello. When you arrive, 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, 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-km hike to the breathtaking Savulelele Waterfall – one of Fiji’s most majestic waterfalls, tumbling down from a height of 50 m. After the swim, return to the village for lunch and a hot lemon leaf tea, then travel to the coast, where you’ll take a short boat transfer to Nananu-i-Ra Island to spend the night in beachside cottages.

Included Activities:
-Nabalesere - Savulelele waterfall hike

Day 6: Snorkel Nananu-I-Ra Island - Naga Village
Location: Snorkel Nananu-i-Ra Island - Naga Village
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

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 fish. Then, maybe take a walk along the island’s ridgeline for some seriously scenic views. In the afternoon, you’ll head inland to Naga village, presenting another sevusevu to be welcomed and invited in. Enjoy a stroll through the surrounding food gardens and join the locals with a communal dinner in the village. Tonight you’ll stay in the basic but comfortable village community hall.

Included Activities:
-Naga Village - Welcome ceremony
-Naga Village - Traditional dinner
-Nananu-i-Ra Island – Snorkelling

Day 7: Hiking Nubutautau
Location: Hiking Nubutautau
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

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 afternoon, you’ll spend the night in the village that sits in the heart of the island, with a scenic backdrop of small farms, grassy hills and an evergreen rainforest. Enjoy an insight into local life here and rub shoulders with the locals over a glorious sunset.

Included Activities:
-Sigatoka River - Trek to Nubutautau village

Day 8: Nubutautau - Nadi
Location: Nubutautau - Nadi
Meals Included: breaksfast

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 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. With no more activities planned after lunch, your trip will come to an end. If you would like to spend more time in Nadi, just speak to your booking agent ahead of time to organise additional accommodation. Better yet, why not check out another of Fiji’s picturesque islands, like the nearby Mamanuca or Yasawa clusters.

Included Activities:
-Nubutautau - Village tour

What's Included

  • Upper Navua Gorge - Rafting

  • Naga Village - Traditional dinner

  • Suva - Suva Municipal Market

  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Ranger-guided walk

  • Naga Village - Welcome ceremony

  • Nabalesere - Savulelele waterfall hike

  • Suva - Fiji Museum

  • Nubutautau - Village tour

  • Accommodation

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

  • Colo-i-Suva Forest Park - Hike

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

  • COMMUNITY ACCOMMODATION
  • The villages you will visit all have a community hall which is made available for our use. Some villages also have traditional bures (wood & straw huts) available for guests. In villages, sleeping is on mattresses laid on top of soft traditional mats on the floor. Sleeping spaces in bures or community halls are shared by all guests on the trip together. There are flush toilets and cold water showers in the villages. Some villages may have guest lodge accommodation that are furnished with beds, tables, and chairs.

Transport

  • SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • A support vehicle will follow or meet the group during hikes and will carry your main luggage as well as extra water supplies.

Included Activities

  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Ranger-guided walk
  • Upper Navua Gorge - Rafting
  • Colo-i-Suva Forest Park - Hike
  • Suva - Fiji Museum
  • Nabalesere - Savulelele Waterfall hike
  • Naga Village - Welcome ceremony
  • Sigatoka River - Trek to Nubutautau village

Important Information

  • 1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip and is subject to availability. The single supplement excludes Day 6,7 (Village stay) where you will be in shared accommodation. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is an active trip with several days of point to point hiking. You only carry a day pack, with your main bags (and for any non-hikers) being transferred by vehicle between villages. There are two nights of multi-share stays in the local villages we visit.

    Some of the best scenery in Fiji is found on hikes. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit and be able to hike regularly if you want to partake in all activities. All travellers will need to be competent swimmers to take part in the rafting section of this trip.

    As we focus on visiting less explored parts of Fiji, there is limited beach time on our itinerary. If you are interested in classic Fiji we recommend spending a few extra days before or after your tour enjoying the beaches and snorkelling in the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands, a boat ride from Nadi.

    Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We ask for you to please be aware of cultural considerations when entering and staying in local villages. Your tour leader and local guides will assist with local etiquette.

    As we stay in some locations where there are few options for eating out, some meals may be set menus rather than being able to choose from a variety of options. Some accommodation options have limited numbers of different room types, so not everyone may have the same room style.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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