A Day in the Life
This full day tour introduces you to the two major races of Fiji; the indigenous Fijians and the Indo-Fijians who are descendants of laborers brought into Fiji to work the sugarcane fields. After picking you up from your hotel we will drive towards the south coast of Viti Levu while your guide explains about Fiji; its geography, economy and the current situation. Our first stop is at the famous Hindu Temple in Nadi Town; one of the caretakers will explain all about the stunning temple that has been recently upgraded. A scenic drive to the Sigatoka Sand dunes is next on the agenda. It’s the first National Park of Fiji.
We will take a short walk up to the Clark Lookout with a park ranger who will delve into the history, the significant archeological excavations and the flora of this unique area. After a short stop at Pacific Green, Fiji’s only manufacturer of furniture made from coconut trees, we’ll make our way into the small town Sigatoka. This is the end of the sugarcane belt where we will visit the colorful fruit and vegetable market and give you time to shop as well as hunt and barter for some traditional souvenirs. Than we drive up the fertile Sigatoka valley, the “salad bowl” of Fiji, to Nakabuta village; it is populated by only a hundred or so indigenous Fijians and they welcome us in their traditional way with a Kava ceremony.
We’ll have a look through the village and see how people live their lives and then enjoy a typical Fijian lunch. In the afternoon we make our way back towards Nadi but will stop at Nacovi, a settlement of mostly Indian cane farmers. We visit one of the families who work the land in their old fashioned and physically demanding way; using bullocks to plough the fields and cutting the sugar cane by wielding machetes. The farmers will provide us with refreshments, tea, juice and typical Indian sweets while providing insights about their way of live. After this interesting and informative day we will take you back to your hotel in time for Happy Hour
Nadi, Sigatoka Sand dunes, Pacific Green, Nakabuta Village, Nacovi settlement.
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