- a brilliant blend of culture, nature and good fun.
You'll visit the home of a village Chief and take part in authentic ceremonies, hear tales of local folklore, superstition and ancient practices of voodoo and cannibalism on this award winning day trip.
You'll discover traditional plant medicines on a rustic rainforest trail: enjoy exotic tropical fruits and swim with the "gods" in the legendary waterfall lagoon. You'll learn how to husk a coconut or just relax and enjoy the therapeutic waters and mystical tranquility of this magnificent natural setting.
They will give you a late but great lunch with free wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water throughout the day. Door to door service from Nadi and Coral Coast hotels; fabulous guides renowned for fun, care and great information.
Wear comfortable walking sandals that you don't mind getting wet, a hat, swimsuit under light casual clothing, take a towel and don't be deterred if it rains; just bring along a dry set of clothes and a spirit of adventure. Ideal for all ages of reasonable fitness.
From the moment you are picked up, there isn't a moment wasted - and it's all at a leisurely and relaxing pace. Of course, the waterfall is wonderful, but what makes this tour so very special is the authentic cultural aspect and guides who delight with their entertainment, fun and knowledge - traditional plant medicines, tribal hierarchy, ancient practices and mystical folklore. This is a rare chance to experience a combination of today's village lifestyle and ancient traditional customs.. And there are no shows!
Village protocol and ceremonies - "Tama", "Sevusevu" and "kava" in the home of the village chief. They explain the ceremonies and tell some of the fascinating history about this tribal village, including tales of superstition, witchcraft and cannibalism! A brief stroll through the village gives glimpses of typical homes and lifestyles.
Leisurely rainforest trek - after the village, a rustic trail takes you wandering for about 40 minutes through native bush land and lush tropical rainforest - splashing through shallow streams while along the way, their guides explain the traditional usage of plants including herbal medicines which have been used for centuries - from berries, to inner bark and roots. Some plants were used in voodoo concoctions and others to counteract them!.
Waterfall swimming - "Savu na Mate Laya" waterfall is steeped in mysterious legends. It's believed to be the favorite swimming place of the famous spirit gods, "The Twins" and cascades about 120 ft. Into an inviting swimming lagoon. Take a refreshing dip in the therapeutic waters, or just delight in the tranquility of a wondrous setting of ancient trees and lush tropical surroundings. You'll understand how legends were born here.
Tropical fruits - they serve delicious tropical fruits from a hand woven basket on a banana leaf platter.
Coconut husking demonstration - they teach you how to husk a coconut and explain the importance of the coconut tree. You can sample the juice and flesh and feed the friendly waterfall fish which suddenly appear at this time.
Lunch and refreshments - sizzling home made sausages, tender steak and marinated chicken with a delicious salad spread - they'll cater for vegetarians too. Wine and beer is served with lunch and soft drinks and bottled mineral water is provided throughout the day. Lunch is prepared by Adventures in Paradise and drinks are available throughout the day.
A great rainy day excursion - while most tours are subject to good weather, this one is great in wet weather too. There's nothing quite like warm rain in a rainforest and it smells wonderful too. They don't have paved walkways so their guests get to feel the warm mud squishing between their toes, only to be rinsed off at the next creek crossing. Using Fijian umbrellas - giant "Via" leaves and seeing prawns jumping in the streams is such a wonderful experience - one almost wishes for rain.