Fiji in a nutshell

The best way to know the Fijian and Indo-Fijian culture interacting with locals.

Half day trip

After pick up from hotel we will drive to Malamala primary school and kindergarten to get a chance to see a public school, meet the teachers, hear about the education system in Fiji and meet some of the young kids.

Then a short scenic drive to our destination in the hills of Nawai. Warriors will wait for us and escort us to the meeting house (original Fijian bure) to take part in a welcoming Kava ceremony. Your guide will explain about the early history of Fiji when people where cannibals and fierce warriors and why Fiji became a British protectorate in 1874. The English brought Indians as laborers into the country and we will have a chance to meet their descendants who still live a very traditional life and will provide refreshments of typical tea and snacks.

We will also see how a farming community lives and works with very simple tools. Everybody is free to walk around the farm to see the animals, sugarcane and vegetables.

After that it is time for more Kava and the Fijians will show you how to husk and use coconuts and some of the traditional handicrafts. Your guide will be there to explain and answer your questions.

After the farewell song we will head back to your hotel.

Optional is also a visit toe temple and Nadi market.

Full day trip

After pick up from hotel we will drive to Malamala primary school and kindergarten to get a chance to see a public school, meet the teachers, hear about the education system in Fiji and meet some of the young kids.

Then a short scenic drive to our destination in the hills of Nawai. Warriors will wait for us and escort us to the meeting house (original Fijian bure) to take part in a welcoming Kava ceremony.

Meanwhile an earth oven has been readied and we will help our hosts to prepare a typical Fijian feast cooked underground on hot stones. Once the ‘work’ is done your guide will explain about the early history of Fiji when people where cannibals and fierce warriors and why Fiji became a British protectorate in 1874. The English brought Indians as laborers into the country and we will have a chance to meet their descendants who still live a very traditional life and will provide refreshments of typical tea and snacks. We will also see how a farming community lives and works with very simple tools. Everybody is free to walk around the farm to see the animals, sugarcane and vegetables.

The warriors will show you how to husk and use coconuts and some of the traditional handicrafts. Your guide will be there to explain and answer your questions.

After that it will be time to unearth the food and have a delicious lunch.

After lunch some traditional Fijian entertainment will be provided and you are free to part in it and enjoy the singing or simply have some more Kava.

Then it will be time to say goodbye to our new friends and after farewell song we will head back to the hotel.

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