Fiji Combo Day Tour Including Navua River Canoe, Fijian Village Visit, and Magic Waterfall
5 hr, 30 min
After cruising for an hour you will...
After cruising for an hour you will come to the Magic Waterfall, Navua's tallest cascade. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear pools beneath the falls before climbing aboard a bamboo raft for a smooth, 30-minute ride on the method of transport favored by Fiji's native ancestors.
Your next stop is a traditional village, where a Fijian Warrior will escort you to the bure, or village meeting house. Experience some of Fiji's age-old customs and traditions including the performance of a welcome yaqona ceremony where you have the opportunity to try kava, a local drink made from the root of the kava plant.
Learn about the history of village, which was established by a lone Englishman named John Humphrey Danford in the early 1800s. After a war dance performed by the young men of the village, perhaps test your own sense of rhythm by joining in with a 'snake dance.' Try your hand at tapa painting on traditional cloth and see women plaiting Fijian mats. Then it is time to unearth your lovo lunch – meat, fish and vegetables such as cassava and wild yams which are wrapped in banana leaves and cooked underground before being served with salads and fruit.
After lunch, your driver will return you to your hotel, where the tour ends.
Traveler pickup is offered
My guide will pick you from the lobby of your hotel after confirming your name and tour details. Call us should there be any delay.
- Nadi Airport, Nadi, Fiji
- Port Of Suva, Suva - City Center, Fiji
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
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Excellent guide and transportation. Canoe trip was good fun. We got to the waterfall before the ship's(Jewel) tour arrived and were still there after they left. Guides climbed the cliff and jumped off. We also got to experience a bamboo raft on the return to the village where we had a cava ceremony, welcome dance(similar to a Haka) and excellent meal and a visit to various buildings and meeting house in the village. Much better than the quick, more expensive ship's tour. Highly recommend it.
Awesome! This tour is amazing. The long boats up the river are so much fun and the waterfall swimming hole is a beautiful place that is hard to put into words. Our guide (Molikai-not sure if spelled right)was the best. He did a terrific job. Definitely a must do tour when in Lautoka. Book through Viator and save half of cruise ship price.
Fantastic day and very warm welcome from the Fijians . Not for the elderly or people with mobility problems though as difficult getting in and out of canoe and onto bamboo raft .
Great day out
This excursion was like no other for interest and incredulity. I would not have missed it for the world.
Having said that, there are several points that one should be made aware of. Unfortunately we were not! Firstly, arm yourself with an insect repellent. The flies, although not of the biting type are myriad.
Secondly, but for the generosity of a fellow tourist, I would have been forced to abandon the trip early in the piece. We, six tourists, due to the low level of the river water, were asked to walk across a stretch of stony shingle to enable the canoe to proceed unloaded, above a shallow area of the rapids. Due to the fact that I had not brought suitable footwear, I initially told our guide that it was impossible for me to walk on shingle in bare feet, due to historical foot injuries, in order to reboard the canoe some 80 metres upstream, A much younger fellow tourist went barefoot, kindly lending me his own flip flops to negotiate this hazard, thus enabling the adventure not to be abandoned, as I could not have been left alone in mid river. Correctly shod, I continued the arduous climb to the waterfall which was at an elevation of some 250 feet and some 270 metres up rickety concrete steps on the edge of a steep ravine, with only an occasional rather slack rope rail to prevent falling into the torrent below. Not a problem for a young person, but my partner, and I, being relatively fit octogenarians found it a challenge to keep pace with the rest of the party. Thirdly, due to the length of time we were subjected to bright sunlight, a good quality sunscreen is advisable, plus a hat and sunglasses. Due to spray encountered in the rapids, a spare set of dry clothing is necessary after the canoe part of the excursion. A special mention of merit goes towards our guide, who was most helpful in advising us of the points of interest. He later turned out to be the bamboo raft handler, and local chief who later took an active part in the village ceremonials wearing the requisite attire of his office, ie tribal costume!
Fantastic day and worth the drive from Denarau. Starts out with longboat trip through the rain forest, fairly short walk back to the waterfall (a bit slippery, wear good shoes), then a short ride on the bamboo raft and transfer back to the longboat. Once back on shore at the village, we had a marvelous meal and Kava ceremony with our lovely hosts. Highly recommend.