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Upper Navua Rafting Adventure

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Key facts

Where: Nadi Region , Fiji Duration: Approximately 11 hours

Highlights

  • One of the world′s most exciting river rafting adventures!
  • Your local activity operator is recommended by travelers on TripAdvisor
  • Explore Fiji′s wildest and most dramatic landscapes
  • The rafting is Grade 2 or 3 – suitable for novices and experienced rafters alike
  • Experienced guides/instructors to make your trip safe and enjoyable
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off available for some locations

Overview

Discover an unspoiled tropical wilderness on this thrilling Upper Navua rafting adventure.

Paddling a comfortable inflatable raft you will travel through jaw-droppingly beautiful terrain. Ride the rapids through deep narrow canyons where formidable walls of black volcanic rock loom overhead. Overhanging the rocks and contrasting with them will be a luxuriant mass of emerald-green plants and trees. Feeding the river and sparkling in the sunlight are a mesmerizing array of plunging waterfalls.

Look out for fruit bats and brightly colored parrots in the trees. In calmer stretches of water you may see herons standing sentinel at the water’s edge.

Stop for a delicious lunch at a scenic spot before continuing your adventure in the afternoon.

Your experienced guides will do everything they can to make your trip the highlight of your Fiji vacation.

Itinerary

There are four options for your Upper Navua Rafting Adventure the only variation being the arrangements for getting to and from the local activity operator’s office in Pacific Harbour. The four options are :

Nadi Area: Hotel pick up & drop-off included
Coral Coast or Suva: Hotel pick up & drop-off included
Intercontinental Resort: Hotel pick up & drop-off included
Pacific Harbour: No hotel pick-up or drop-off. Make your way to the local activity operator’s office in Pacific Harbour, in the grounds of the Pearl South Pacific Resort.

It is recommended that you eat a hearty breakfast before departure. And don’t forget to bring a change of dry clothes with you!

The tour leaves the local activity operator’s office in Pacific Harbour at 0645h (06:45am) and you will be driven overland through the rainforest to the start of your rafting trip. On the way, you will be served a light snack and drink.

The vehicle will stop at a point just downstream of Nabukelevu Village. On leaving the bus, you will be given your life jackets, helmets, and paddles. You will then enjoy a short hike through the rainforest to the launch site, where you will be given a safety talk.

You then climb into your inflatable raft and the adventure begins. This rafting trip is one of the most thrilling experiences in Fiji or even in the world. Your raft will speed along the rushing Navua River through dramatic canyons where the volcanic walls are barely 15 feet (5 meters) apart and over 120 feet (40 meters) high. Contrasting with the black rock walls is the luxuriant rainforest where you may see fruit bats and parrots.

This rafting trip is famous for its many waterfalls along the route. People say there are at least 70 sparkling falls cascading down the rocks.

Part way through the journey, your guides will locate a suitably scenic and comfortable spot for lunch. Lunch will consist of a deli-spread of cold cuts (meats), cheeses, seasonably fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh bread and rolls, assorted cookies and other condiments. Juice and water are also made available.

After lunch, your rafting trip will continue and you will make a stop at one of the waterfalls. Eventually you will arrive at Wainadiro where the rafting trip ends. On leaving the raft you can change into the dry clothes that will have been stored on the tour vehicle. You will be served an afternoon snack of soda and cookies before boarding the bus for the return to the activity operator’s office.

For guests from Pacific Harbour the tour ends at the tour operator’s office. Other guests will be dropped back at their hotels.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Duration

Approximately 11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0645h (06:45am)
Duration: Approximately 11 hours

Meeting point

The local activity operator’s office in Pacific Harbour, in the grounds of the Pearl South Pacific Resort. The office is an immediate right after you enter the gated driveway.
Guests staying at Nadi Area, Coral Coast, Intercontinental or Suva areas can be picked up from their hotels. Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking and book the appropriate option for the place where you are staying
Alternatively you can book the Pacific Harbour option and arrange your own transport

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Nadi, Coral Coast, Suva, and Intercontinental Resort), if appropriate option chosen
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small dry bag for carrying small items on the river trip
  • English-speaking instructor/guide
  • Life jacket, helmet, paddle for use on the river
  • Morning and afternoon snacks
  • Deli-style lunch with juice and water

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off for Pacific Harbour

Do/Dont's

Bring bottle of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses with strap, swimwear and/or quick-dry shorts, shirt, dry change of clothes for the return trip back to your hotel and a good pair of river shoes. Sandals with a heel strap are ok but comfortable canvas shoes you don't mind getting wet will be better for the side hikes

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Itinerary may be adjusted to account for weather or other circumstance beyond the tour operator’s control.

Please note that you bring your camera, video camera or other valuable belongings with you at your own risk.

Bring any special medications (allergy, etc.) with you. Let your trip leader know if you have any special medical considerations before setting out on this journey.

Please give details of medical concerns or dietary restrictions you might have when making your booking.

You should be reasonably strong, fit and able to swim. People with heart trouble and pregnant women should have their physician's approval before taking an adventure trip.
Please be advised that the U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are rated to accommodate persons no heavier than 260 pounds and with a chest size no larger than 52 inches.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Rafting Grade for this trip is 2 or 3.
  • Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering.
  • Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.
  • You can leave your dry change of clothes and valuables with the bus or truck, which will be locked and watched over by the driver.
  • All trips practice a ‘Leave No Trace’ environmental and social ethic. All garbage and waste packed in are packed out. You are also asked to refrain from smoking while in the boat and to pack out all cigarette butts. Modest dress is expected when entering Fijian villages.
  • The minimum number of passengers is 4; the maximum is 50.
  • If you feel that your guide(s) have worked hard for you, a small gratuity would be appreciated. You can give the tip to your trip leader or the receptionist in the activity operator’s office. It will be evenly distributed among the guides or per your request
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Cancellation policy

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