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Wildcrafted Volunteering

Fiji

Student Volunteer Coral Gardening

Snorkelling on local coral reefs to help plant staghorn coral and heat resistant species helping to overcome the global coral bleaching epidemic.
From: £1580
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Key Activities Include:
  • Volunteering coral gardening on the reef

  • Diving

  • Shark snorkelling

  • Kayaking

"I was instantly made to feel welcome and at home. My Island Spirit adventure was truly unique and genuine, and totally unforgettable. I could not have asked for a better trip than the one provided by Island Spirit and I would love to come again." 
Eddie Kirby
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • Week One: Reef based volunteering helping to save a reef by planting coral
  • Week Two: Reef based volunteering helping to save a reef by planting coral
  • Week Three: Land-based volunteering helping to save a reef by planting coral
  • Week Four: Island based relaxation including sea kayaking, hiking, camping
Taste Of The Island

Locally cooked dishes made by the village you will stay with including:
Dalo and cassava
Bele, a local spinach;
Fresh fish cooked in coconut milk;
Roast chicken
earth oven roasts, 'lovo'
Crab,
Lobster
And even Octopus!

You will also eat some western dishes on your trip. All food is generally not spicy and portions are big!

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 04/05/2018
    £1580
    Available
  • 08/06/2018
    £1580
    Available
  • 13/07/2018
    £1580
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Two-tank dive or 'Discover Scuba' course
  • 10 days of coral gardening with our partner marine biologist
  • Two waterfall hikes
  • A weaving workshop
  • Locally guided jungle hiking
  • Sea kayaking
  • Yoga on availability
  • Collection from the airport and chaperoned to Taveuni and sister islands
  • Domestic travel
  • Authentic Fijian homestay
  • Seven days at the end of the trip to unwind and discover the beauty of these stunning islands
  • All tuition and guides on the volunteering project
  • All project equipment
  • Orientation and briefing at each project location
  • Management of your £200 donation
  • 24 hour dedicated guide on each project
  • A shared tent
  • Three hearty meals per day
  • Local beach lodge and bure accommodation
  • 24 hour on island support from the Director, Kirsty
  • General liability insurance
  • Return ferry journey to Fiji's Gardening Island, Taveuni
  • Riverside camping near a beach
  • One week beach hoilday
  • All transport and tranfers
  • Shark snorkel
Excluded:
  • £200 per student to be fundraised and split between the projects
  • International airfare - between £850 - £1200
  • Snacks
  • Vaccinations
  • Additional Diving
  • Extra activities and transport for them
  • If not arriving on the arrival or departure date, airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Island Trips
  • Fijian Massage
  • Surfing
  • Stand Up Paddle boarding
Accommodation Details

The dormatory at the beginning of the trip is six bed with private toilet.

All our Fijian homestays are hand chose by the founder of Island Spirit. Most rooms are comfortable, private doubles unless you request otherwise.

The camping during the final holiday is in a shared dome tent next to a river and close to the beautiful beach.

Activities
  • Coral gardening (snorkelling) in shallow reef as part of your volunteering and rustic escape afterwards.
  • Camping in two person tent near a river and close to a beautiful beach.
  • Hiking in pristine jungle.
  • Diving the "Soft Coral capital of the World' (Jacques Cousteux).
Detailed Itinerary

First two nights: Acclimatisation in a locally run, beachside surf lodge.

Week One: Coral gardening.

Week Two: Coral gardening.

Last five days: Relaxing beach holiday.

Please see the attached PDF for more details.

Helpful Information

Flights:

 International airfare will be an additional cost: return flights range between £850 – £1200.

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