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Wildcrafted Traveller

Fiji

Kayaking Fiji

We take you into the depths of Fiji, beyond the trodden tracks of the tourist trail to deserted islands rimmed with golden sand. You'll tramp high into cloud forests, to lagoons, wide rivers and along Jurassic Park like coastlines. As featured in The Guardian's top adventure holidays, 2015.
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Key Activities Include:
  • Mangrove kayaking

  • Canyon kayaking

  • Sea kayaking to a unique, jungle waterfall

  • Walking in a National Park along the coastline featured in Blue Lagoon 2

  • Snorkelling the Soft Coral Capital of the World’, the Rainbow Reef

“We went kayaking into a National Park rainforest where we visited a waterfall that was completely inaccessible by foot and another which seemed to have a natural doorway, we could only get to that one by swimming! What an amazing experience.”
Kyle Waters April 4, 2016
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • Four nights in beach front bure
  • Five nights in a locally run garden lodge
  • Three nights in locally run beach lodge
  • One night on an over night ferry (not included in the price - option to fly)
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • An introduction to coral gardening
  • Snorkelling Fiji’s longest established Marine Protected Area.
  • Half day kayak trip to a tiny deserted island
  • One day walking trip to an outer island
  • Half day walk in a National Park along the coastline featured in Blue Lagoon 2. Includes one hour sea kayak to a unique waterfall with local guide.
  • A day long mangrove kayaking, walking and village tour trip.
  • A day long river kayak trip into the interior of the mainland.
Taste Of The Island

A variety of western and local dishes such as:
Kocoda (marinated fish in lemon juice served with diced tomatoes, onions and coconut milk)
Ika vaka loco (fish cooked in coconut milk)
Lovo (traditional earth oven)
Spaghetti
Pizza
Soups
Roast chicken
Vegetarian options

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 05/12/2016
    £2090
    Available
  • 12/12/2016
    £2090
    Available
  • 03/04/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 12/06/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 15/05/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 03/07/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 17/07/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 07/08/2017
    £2090
    Available
  • 21/08/2017
    £2090
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Four nights in beach front bure
  • Eight nights in local eco-lodges
  • All meals at lodges (sorry, not during travel periods)
  • All accommodation in private rooms in a variety of local and eco lodges
  • Transfers and island transportation (excluding the bus from Nadi to Suva and boat from Suva to Taveuni)
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • Personalised, pre-departure support and information
Excluded:
  • Bus transport from Nadi to Suva. This very easy but experience tells us that its best you are in control of the departure times on this part of the journey. We will instruct you on how to catch the coach and one of our chaperons will collect you on arrival. ($FJD20)
  • One night on an overnight ferry ($115FJD)
  • Return flight ($FJD330)
  • Accommodation on Sunday night prior to your Escape start day - Monday
  • Snacks and meals on the ferry
  • Water (please bring your own water bottle to avoid buying plastic)
Accommodation Details

Four nights in beach front bure.

Eight nights in local bure accommodation.

Two night on an over night ferry.

Activities
  • One day, cross-island, lush forest hike with local guide on an outer island
  • Half day walk in a National Park along the coastline featured in Blue Lagoon 2. Includes one hour sea kayak to a unique waterfall with local guide, Simone.
  • A day- long mangrove kayak
  • A six hour inland canyon kayak
  • A half day desert island adventure kayak
  • A day hike on an outer island
  • A National Park hike
  • Ridge to Reef discovery at a local farm with local guide, Bobby
  • Eco-sanctuary activites
  • Coral gardening
Detailed Itinerary

Monday Day 1 

A taxi will take you to the bus stand where you will jump on and relax while taking in the stunning coastal views for the next 3.5 hours. Our chaperone will collect you off the bus and whisk you off to the landing where a speedboat will be waiting for you to take you the 45 minute journey to the desert island. Settle into you secluded beach front bure while dinner is prepared. Enjoy your first tropical island nights sleep, it will be deep and refreshing. 

Tuesday Day 2 

By kayak you’ll discover a deserted island which sits quietly in the teal blue sea while golden sands lap at its shore.  

Wednesday Day 3 

You will be taken on a day-long walking adventure to the sister island with a local guide. Between August and November you may well see whales on the trip over. 

Thursday Day 4 

SUP-ing and snorkeling before relaxing on the beach. 

Friday Day 5 

Try your hand at coral gardening (optional) in the morning. This is a reef restoration project where coral is carefully planted and grown before distributing on the reef to help regrowth. The afternoon will see you taking the boat and taxi back to the city of Suva where you can collect your packed lunch from our recommended shops before getting on the ferry ready to take in the local hustle and bustle of island transport!  

Saturday Day 6 

After seeing the stunning island of Taveuni from North to South on your journey by boat you will land at around 2pm. Our taxi contact will pick you up from the wharf at around 2pm and take you to your accommodation.  

Sunday Day 7 

Today you will go to snorkel Fiji’s longest established marine protected area where you will snorkel close up to the wonderful fish that are usually scared of humans. Here they grow big because they are protected. One the way back we may be able to squeeze in an extra kayak along the river mangroves. 

Monday Day 8 

Lavena, which lies quite literally, at the end of circular road around Taveuni and is home to the Lavena coastal walk and kayak trips. You will spend a ¾ day taking in the stunning coastal views here, think of Jurassic Park! Blue Lagoon 2 was filmed here. You’ll visit tumbling waterfalls before returning by foot along a famous coastal path. 

Tuesday Day 9 

Today you can dive or snorkel the fabulous soft coral capital of the world, the Rainbow Reef if you want (optional).  

Wednesday Day 10 

Today you fly to Suva and spend the afternoon either visiting The Museum of Fiji or on the beach at your resort. 

Thursday Day 11 

The Middle Navua River kayaking trip. 

Friday Day 12 

A day of relaxation, snorkeling diving or hiking. 

Saturday Day 13 

This kayaking trip takes you deep inside the Highlands, visits a village for a traditional kava ceremony with the chief, you’ll travel the river by kayak, takes you on a short hike to the tallest waterfall in the Province and finishes with an exhilarating ‘punt’ ride through the lower Canyon. 

Sunday Day 14 

A day of relaxation. 

Helpful Information
  • Your Wildcrafted Kayaking adventure starts in Suva
  • Please book four weeks in advance all year round
  • Starts on Mondays 
  • We tailor this trip by changing three elements according to your preferences, just contact us for more information
  • Private accommodation available please contact us for more information.
  • Please bring your own reusable water bottle or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink boiled water
  • Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit
  • We advise arriving on Saturday or Sunday to acclimatize before the trip starts on Monday 
  • The boat transfer to the tiny outer island is 45 minutes on a speedboat
  • Please bring your own reusable water bottle or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink boiled water
  • Transfers from/to Nadi airport – From experience, it is easier for you to pay cash for this part of the journey as it allows some flexibility incase something happens holds you up in Nadi. Its very easy and cheap to get to Suva from Nadi – $FJD20 per person for a 3.5 hour bus journey along the stunning south coast of Viti Levu
  • Does this suit me?
    If you are open to learning about an new culture, are patient and able to ‘go with the island flow’ then this is a fantastic way to travel. Sometimes electricity is turning off at 9pm, the bus or taxi is late or the weather isn’t typical dream-like paradise but we do go out of our way to ensure your adventure runs smoothly. Remember that is is an eco holiday so if the sun hasn’t been out in force for two days then the solar heaters may not heat your shower water. Little things like this make it a truly authentic experience
  • Intermediate to advanced eco-conscious kayakers who are interested in learning about the local flora and fauna as well as meet and (if you want) live with local islanders. The escape is designed for kayakers who are interested in authentic Fiji and who can go with the flow of island life
  • Thank You for Going Green in Fiji – Our little way of saying thank you for helping us preserve these stunning waters and pristine lands is to send you a hand-woven Fijian ‘voivoi’ door mat to your home. It is more than likely you will meet the women who made it and even if not, you will leave knowing that you not only gave 10% of your trip cost back to local projects but also provided direct income to local women who are continuing their traditional skills
  • REMEMBER 10% OF PROCEEDS GO BACK TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS OF YOUR CHOICE