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Approximately 4 Hours
Travel through sugarcane fields and past coconut palms on the way to the South Sea Orchid Garden. This is the private property of the Burness family, and it boasts an interesting collection of antiques, photographs and bric-à-brac dating back to colonial times, when the owner’s family emigrated from Scotland. The garden features one of Fiji’s largest collections of orchids. Morning tea will be served in the outdoors. Next, head to the city of Nadi (pronounced ‘nandy’) and browse in the Nadi Markets-a great place to find souvenirs. Then, you’re headed to Sabeto village, where your arrival is heralded with a welcoming ceremony and entertainment. Song and dance plays an important role in Fijian culture. The singing of the national farewell song marks the end of the tour as you board your coach to transfer back to the pier.
There are few steps to be negotiated at the South Sea Orchid Garden. Moderate walking over stepping stones and uneven ground is also involved. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Ladies are required to wear knee-length clothing or longer. Men and women must remove their hats before entering the village. Village visits are closed for tours on Sundays, Good Friday and if there has been a death in the village.