Sawani Village

  • Port

    Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Travel through the city of Suva by local bus. You'll travel up Edinburgh Drive and through one of Suva's nicest suburbs, with commanding views of Suva Harbour and Lacala Bay.

Along the way, you will see Fiji's Medical School, the Colo-I-Suva Agricultural Testing Station and the fertile flats that lead to the town of Nausori.

Cross the Waimanu River, famous for its water lilies, and pass Adi Cakobau School (ACS) -- now a well-known boarding school for girls but first established as a school for boys some 50 years ago.

Stop at a village where the friendly locals wait to garland you with flowers and serenade you -- a traditional Fijian welcome. Warriors in customary attire will escort you to the village meeting place. Here, you will join the chief and menfolk in the traditional preparation of kava (a Fijian ceremonial drink).

Learn about Fiji's history and way of life, view traditional art and craft demonstrations such as mat, basket and hat weaving, and coconut husking and scraping. Take a guided walk through the village.

Light refreshments will be served.

You will also have a chance to purchase souvenir items made by the villagers.

Notes:

Wear waterproof, comfortable walking shoes. Guests are asked not to wear a hat while in the village, and women are asked to wear a dress or skirt that covers the knees. Tour does not operate on Easter Weekend, Christmas and Sundays, or if there has been a recent death in the village.