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Suva Shore Excursion: Jewel of Fiji Tour

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from the cruise ship port in Suva, travel by air-conditioned coach for one about an hour to reach Pacific Harbour - Navua.

    Cruise up the Navua River by canoe, taking in the scenic landscape of villages, tropical rainforest, and waterfalls. Stop at a small village where a local warrior escorts you to the village meeting house (bure) and introduces you to village traditions including the sacred yaqona (kava) ceremony.

    Your guide shares the history of the village and shows you gardens with native crops, medicinal herbs, and kava plants. Watch young men perform war dances and women perform folk dances (except Sundays), and have the option to join in. You also visit a village pre-school and learn about handicraft souvenirs made by the villagers.

    Have a typical lunch of Fijian fare and watch as the main dishes are uncovered after cooking in an underground oven. 

    Next up, head to the biggest waterfall in the area, which is situated about one hour up the river. A short walk takes you to the first pool, and your guide can lead you to bigger waterfalls if you're feeling adventurous.

    Your final activity is a leisurely float downriver on sturdy bamboo rafts, which was the main mode of travel before roads and motor vehicles were introduced. 

    At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to the Suva cruise ship port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Departure will be from your designated Suva Port location

    Address: Suva Port Main South Gate entrance

    Directions: As you disembark your ship when it docks walk towards the Suva Port South Gate located on your right. A guide wearing a red hat and waving a red flag will be waiting for you. Please make your way towards him as he will have your booking information.

    Dates: Daily

    Ports
    Suva Port
    Departure Time
    8:30am - 9am (dependent on the time your cruise ship docks)
    Duration
    5h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Activities as listed in itinerary
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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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    +2
    This tour was easily worth the long bus ride from Nadi town! The tour bus picked us up at the hotel and drove up the coral coast to a small village where we were greeted by the tour guide. Captain Tai guided our canoe upriver, and despite the fact that the river was low, it was
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    What an experience! Douglas and William were an absolutely awesome Tour guide and driver. Fun and witty. Raiwaqa village experience delightful and canoe up the Navua River to the waterfalls and return through the rapids (small) (not scary at all- operators skillful and an
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    +5
    An absolutely wonderful day, with more than a similar tour offered by the cruise ship, and at half the price. We were met outside the port gates, then driven to a Fijian village where we were greeted by the residents and honoured by a welcoming kava ceremony by the village men.
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    Definitely recommend! Was a great day with awesome tour guides. Receiving an insight into Fijian traditions was very interesting!
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    Booked this excursion directly and not through the cruise ship. Every interaction before and during this tour was friendly, responsive and professional. We had no trouble meetin up with the group at port and from there we had a wonderful day. The tour and insight into village
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