Entice your senses in Fiji! There’s a lot more to a Fiji vacation than turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches, although that is a beautiful way to start. With most excursions departing from the main island, Viti Levu, here are our recommendations for the top five day tours to awake your senses.
1. Flavours of Fiji Cooking Class
Experience a delicious half day at the Flavours of Fiji cooking class, where you will have hands-on instructions for creating delicious Fijian dishes. The menu changes with what is in season, and you will make seven dishes in total. Choose the longer program which includes a market visit before the class.
2. Vuda Lookout Tour
This excursion is a great way to see the heartland of Fiji. It takes visitors to the lush Sabeto Valley, the orchids in the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a local village, and to the Vuda Lookout, which has stunning 360 degree views of the outlying Yasawa Islands.
3. Day Cruise to Tivua Island
Operated by Captain Cook Cruises, this sailing excursion is a relaxing and beautiful way to explore. You’ll spend part of the day at the pristine island of Tivua for snorkeling, sunbathing, or riding a glass-bottom boat. The cruise includes a barbecue lunch and unlimited drinks (including beer and wine).
4. Navala Village Tour
This culturally-enriching excursion will take you into Fiji’s interior to Navala Village, the last remaining traditional Fijian village. Enjoy a guided tour where you can see the inside of a thatched roof “bure”, visit a remote primary school, partake in a Kava Ceremony and learn first hand about Fijian traditional ways of life. A traditional lunch will be served.
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5. Visit to Cloud 9
Take a cruise to Cloud 9, a two-level floating platform in the middle of the ocean! It has a fully stocked bar, Italian wood-fire pizzeria, Surround Sound system, sun decks, hanging chairs, and day beds. Cloud 9 is the perfect place to spend an afternoon!