Fijian Traditions & Beauty
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4 Hours
This tour presents an ideal introduction to Fiji. Experience the traditional Fijian ceremonies, view the magnificent orchids gardens, and take a trip to the local market. Upon your arrival at the village of Viseisei, the villagers will extend a warm welcome as you are invited to participate in a kava ceremony. The drinking of kava, the national drink, is one of the most common ceremonial and social customs in the islands. You will also be treated to a traditional performance of local songs and dances. Visit the pet project of American actor Raymond Burr. The garden lies at the base of a mountain in the Sabeto Range known as the Sleeping Giant due to its shape and the accompanying myth that surrounds it. The garden specializes in orchids. A short stop in Nadi allows time for some shopping among a plethora of duty free shops. Local craft stalls offer woodcarvings, pottery and colorful tapa cloth.
Please note: Ladies are required to wear knee-length clothing or longer. Men and women must remove their hats before entering the village. It is forbidden to touch any Fijian’s hair; footwear must be removed before entering a Fijian home. Bring cash for optional purchases such as locally made handicrafts at Viseisei village (Fijian currency recommended) and in Nadi. Tour does not operate on Sundays, Good Friday and if there has been a death in the village.