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Navua River Village Safari

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Key Highlights

  • Go off the beaten track to experience the everyday life of local people
  • Participate in the famous Fijian ′Kava′ceremony
  • Fantastic views and stunning photo-opportunities at every turn
  • Enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch with fabulous tropical fruits
  • Award-winning local activity operator
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May - 30 May: Monday Wednesday & Friday
    01 Jun - 31 Apr:Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    Varies

    Start time

    Safari from Nadi: Pick-up from hotel at 0730h (07:30am)
    Safari from Coral Coast (Shangri-La, Fijian Resort):Pick-up from hotel at around 0900h (09:00 am)
    Safari from Coral Coast (Intercontinental): Pick-up from hotel at 0900h around (09:00am)
    Safari from Coral Coast (Warwick/Naviti): Pick-up from hotel at 0900h around (09:00am)
    Safari from Pacific Harbour: Pick-up from hotel at around 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: Safari from Nadi: 12 hours
    Safari from Coral Coast (Shangri-La, Fijian Resort): 10 hours
    Safari from Coral Coast (Intercontinental): 10 hours
    Safari from Coral Coast (Warwick/Naviti): 8 hours
    Safari from Pacific Harbour: 6 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Nadi, Coral Coast or Pacific Harbour.
    (Make sure you book the appropriate tour option for the place you are staying. Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking)

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the delights of Viti Levu’s interior on this enchanting motor-boat trip up the beautiful Navua River.

    Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you pass forest-clad hills, riverside villages, sheer volcanic cliffs, mossy boulders and sparkling waterfalls.

    Stop at a Fijian village where you will be warmly welcomed and treated to a traditional Kava ceremony. Tuck into a delicious Fijian lunch accompanied by tasty tropical fruits.

    Afterwards, you can swim in fresh mountain water and visit specialty shops before returning down the river.

    Itinerary

    There are five options for your exciting Navua River Village Safari. The river safari part of the tour is the same for all options but there are differences in the arrangements for transfers from resorts. The five options are:

    Navua River Village Safari from Nadi
    Navua River Village Safari from Coral Coast (Shangri-La, Fijian Resort)
    Navua River Village Safari from Coral Coast (Intercontinental)
    Navua River Village Safari from Coral Coast (Warwick/Naviti)
    Navua River Village Safari from Pacific Harbour

    At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your resort hotel and taken to the start of the river trip. You will board a motor boat and set off up the lovely Navua River.

    As you look around you will see scenes of untouched beauty including lush forests, cascading waterfalls and deep gorges. Experience the thrills of fast-flowing shallow rapids along the way.

    On arriving at a village you will be welcomed by the villagers with a traditional ‘Kava’ ceremony. Kava is an age-old herbal drink that was the beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. The Kava welcome ceremony is one of the most important Fijian traditions.

    You will also enjoy a delightful Fijian lunch with lovely local fruits. Afterwards you can swim and splash in the cool mountain water and visit some craft shops before heading back to base.

    At the end of the boat ride you will be picked up by a vehicle and driven back to your resort.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a motorboat
    • Participation in Kava ceremony
    • Traditional Fijian lunch with tropical fruits
    • English-speaking guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    Minimum number of passengers for this tour is four.

    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.Minimum number of passengers for this tour is four.
  • Reviews
    • Great Tour Experience!

      We really enjoyed this tour. It was something different compared to going out to see the Islands. Great way to cool off at the end of the day with a swim under the Wa...

      Cherie Salt
    • Great Tour Experience!

      We really enjoyed this tour. It was something different compared to going out to see the Islands. Great way to cool off at the end of the day with a swim under the Wa...

      Larry Stewart