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Full-Day Navala Village Tour

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US$ 128.46
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    You will be picked up from your respective hotels before driving approximately 2.5-hours through Lautoka City, Ba Town and the beautiful valleys and picturesque hillsides and great views to Navala.

    Once at the top of the mountain range, you will have a great panoramic view of the Yasawa group of islands. Set amidst the stunning mountains on the Ba River, Navala is a 200 year old, picturesque village built in the old ways, preserving the traditional native ‘bure’ or thatched hut there are about 100 bures in total; Navala is home to roughly 1000 people.

    Once at the village, you will be welcomed in the traditional way with a welcome kava ceremony. You will then be taken on a guided tour of the village, the village school, mingle with the locals and hear old legends and stories of this beautiful, ancient village. This will be the perfect time to take pictures with the locals and the beautifully preserved homes they live in. You can then take a dip in the cool waters of the nearby river then lunch at the village.

    You will also witness various activities such as coconut tree climbing and also sample the cool coconut juice from a freshly picked coconut. All this and more before being dropped back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    • Denarau, Nadi and Lautoka Hotels          OR
    • Intercontinental Resort & Spa, The Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Geckos Retreat Hotel
    Departure Time
    • Nadi Area Hotels: 9:00am
    • Denarau Hotels: 8:45am
    • Lautoka Area Hotels: 9:30am


    • Intercontinental Resort & Spa: 9:00am
    • The Shangri-La Fijian Resort: 8:45am
    Return Details
    Return to same departure location
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Navala Village
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Advisable to bring: towels, comfortable walking shoes, spare change of clothes, camera, mosquito repellent and a sarong per person
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, vegetarian option is available
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We had stayed overnight here with the villagers. You could stay overnight, even a week with them if you asked for. Filo, the niece of the chief, is super hospitality. If it is available, please donate money to their school and church. There is the Navala river (Ba river part at
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    Response from Susan C, Owner at Full-Day Navala Village Tour
    Responded 23 Nov 2019
    Bula. Thank you for the great review. This is one of our more popular tours which features a a good cultural experience through the traditional village life. Glad you enjoyed it. Warm regards, Susan Crocker
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    Great tour! We got great views and a nice experience visiting the village and experiencing the kava ceremony and eating the great food.
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    After paying 3 weeks in advance for 4 people, our tour was cancelled with less than 24 hours to go. The excuse - no car was available. Very unprofessional and most disappointing.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Fiji Eco Tours
    80 reviews
    Mark T
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    AVOID -Poor experience in Lautoka -more to be a tour operator than having a van
    after disembarking our ship, someone named "momma" who said she was with Eco Tours. she had listed all the popular
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    Tracy, California
    Unique and beautiful from the outside
    Upon arriving we were ready to pay our $5 entrance fee but sadly we were informed that due to a special event the
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    HOA N
    Melbourne, Australia
    A hidden heaven on the highland
    We had stayed overnight here with the villagers. You could stay overnight, even a week with them if you asked for.
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    jerome l
    Nice tour
    This tour gives you a chance to see different areas of Nadi. Village and garden tours were very nice.
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    marlene s
    ok for the young
    very pretty but if you have an older traveller its just too much walking. great for the younger holiday makers
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    Ra'anana, Israel
    Great 3 days of trekking in Fiji
    Great 3 day of trekking on the main island of Fiji. Incredible views, swimming in the waterfall lagoon,
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    San Diego, California
    Came to the mud bath with a group of friends our driver there was Dev he was nice and knowledgeable and even let
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    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    Very good tour. I really had a good day! Charlie, the driver, was such a nice and caring person. He’s very
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    Fiona C
    I would like too go on tours in Fiji and see how the Fijian culture lives. What food they eat and drinks. Learn
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    Westwood, California
    Had a great time!
    We did a tour of the Garden of the Sleeping Giants and the Tifajek Hot Springs and Mud Pool. They were both
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    Sale, Australia
    Short break before Christmas
    My wife and I went on the tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not commercialized in any way. Such friendly people
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    Weiling Z
    The view on the mountain was breathtaking, the waterfall is nice and fun, the home cooked Fijian lunch was
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    Wollongong, Australia
    Best tour ever!
    It was just my partner and I in a comfortable 4wd, we had an awesome guide who was informative and fun Every
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    Hessel B
    Adelaide, Australia
    Disappointing tour
    Tour started of with a bit of confusion as the driver (Don?) was not at the specified meeting point. Someone went
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    Dominique G
    Denarau shore excursion: Tifajek Hot Springs and mud pool
    I went there with my husband and family members. I already has seen other friends and family post about this
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