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Vuda Lookout and Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the serenity of one of the loveliest gardens on Earth
  • Marvel at the beauty and color of the largest orchid collection in Fiji
  • Incredible 360 degree views from Vuda Lookout
  • Refreshing juice and fruit provided
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from Nadi Airport hotels, Rosie HQ, Mercure, Sheraton Fiji/Royal & Trendwest Sonaisali
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Travel through the lush Sabeto Valley with its cane fields and lava outcrops to the glorious Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This exquisite slice of paradise houses one of the world’s largest orchid collections, plus a large lily pond and native forest.

    Marvel at the beauty and color of more than 2000 different kinds of orchid and wander round the attractively landscaped grounds.

    Then continue to Viseisei Village – the legendary landing site of the first Fijians and explore the village and handicraft displays. Close to Viseisei is the famous Vuda Lookout, with its 360-degree views.

    The magnificent panoramas from Vuda include the western mountain ranges, Nadi Bay, Lautoka City, and the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands. After admiring the scenery, relax with light refreshments in a specially built Fijian buré before beginning the return journey.

    Itinerary

    At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel and driven through the beautiful Sabeto Valley to The Garden of the Sleeping Giant, located about 30 minutes drive from Nadi.

    Here you find lovely landscaped gardens showcasing Fiji's native plants as well as housing a magnificent collection of orchids, some native. A jungle walk takes visitors past a large lily pond and through native forest.

    The stunning orchid collection was begun in 1977 by the late Raymond Burr, star of Perry Mason and Ironside. Originally designed to house Burr's private collection of tropical orchids, the gardens have developed into a popular attraction.

    Leaving the gardens you will continue to Viseisei Village, legendary landing site of the first Fijians, where you will be shown the village and handicraft displays. Along a track a short distance from Viseisei lies the historic village of Vuda – of great significance to the Fijian people.

    Visit the celebrated Vuda Lookout which affords a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the western mountain ranges, Nadi Bay, Lautoka City, and the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands. Then relax and enjoy a tropical fruit juice and seasonal fruit from an orchard in a Fijian buré before beginning the leisurely drive back to Nadi.

    At the end of this delightful half-day tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini-van or coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Light refreshments
    • Entrance fees

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • 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.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Worthwhile tour to do

      It was a lovely time as we spent some time on a property where different fruits are grown. Then we were treated to various fruits and a lovely fruit drink. Our hostess graciously...

      Alda Venables