Suva Shore Excursion: Jewel of Fiji Tour
After being picked up from your designated pickup location at the Suva Port, you will travel to the Adventure Capital district of Fiji, Pacific Harbour - Navua to begin a journey to a world away from the cares of modern living. Enjoy an exhilarating cruise up the beautiful Navua River, past villages, farm lands, pristine tropical rainforest, deep gorges and canyons, meandering rapids and numerous cascading waterfalls. You may come across wild river ducks, white and black heron and other native birds.
Fijian Village Tour
A Fijian Warrior will escort you to the village meeting house (Bure). Experience age-old customs and traditions, a customary welcome yaqona (kava) ceremony which will be performed for you. This sacred ceremony is only performed to visiting high chiefs or very important visitors.
You will get a history of the village established by lone Englishman John Humphrey Danford in the early 1800's. See war dance performances by the young men of the village. See native root crops, fruits, vegetables, herbal medicine and kava plants. Join in "taralala & tuboto" (Snake Dance). Shop for village handicraft souvenirs. Witness the unearthing of your lovo lunch (cooked underground) before enjoying this with other Fijian delicacies, local fruits and soft drinks. Watch woman plating Fijian mats. Visit a village pre-school kindergarten. Watch woman folk dances. Learn about coconut by-products, tapa painting and the farewell song - "Isa Lei".
Note: On Sunday's the cultural dances will be excluded by the men & woman as its Sabbath and most of them will be attending Sunday Church.
Navua River's biggest waterfall situated approximately 1 hour up the river. Only a short 5-minute walk into the wilderness to get to the first pool. For the more adventurous, the guides are there to help you to get to the bigger falls. Your tour company has the sole right from the native owners to use these waterfalls.
Leisurely ride on the unsinkable "HMS BILIBILI" a.k.a the HMS No Come Back. Explore the only way the local Fijian’s ancestors had to travel before roads or vehicles were introduced. A reenactment of centuries old only means of transport down river. This is a smooth thrilling ride with no motors used. Go with the flow on this minimum 30-minute ride.
At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your cruise ship at the Port of Suva.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Activities as listed in itinerary
- Professional guide
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children 15 yrs & under must be accompanied by an adult
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- On Sundays, the cultural dances in the village may not be available as it is the Sabbath and most dancers attend church
Fantastic tour. The village experience was educational and fun. Good local food. You have to try the Kava. The river boat ride was wild and exciting. Totally unexpected. The water fall swim was cold but worth it. A must do adventure.
outstanding tour at 1/2 the price of the cruise ship. Well worth the money
Loved it - I'm not fit but I was still able to enjoy the river ride and swimming under an absolutely stunning waterfall. Wow what an experience. The whole cultural part at the village was absolutely lovely. I really really really enjoyed this tour !!!!
Problems at the beginning, we were waiting too long almost 1 hour for some people who at the end did not come - lost time, many people get upset, we were about to quit. But at the end, despite raining, the tour was very good, our guide was very friendly, as well as the people from the village supporting tour.
Great tour. The trip guide did a fantastic job going up and beyond to meet the special needs of some members of the tour group. The trip guide provide us a very personal view into his community. This tour was one of the highlights of our 12 day cruise. The same tour offered by the cruise line was about 100/person higher.