Culture & Heritage | Village Visits

Culture & Heritage

The inhabitants of modern Fiji are of indigenous Fijian background, as well as of Indian, Chinese and European ancestry. Indigenous culture has shaped the nation and is an active and living part of everyday life for the majority of the happy folk that live here. Our unique blend of cultures can be seen throughout Fiji, and in virtually every aspect of your stay - from the food, festivals, rituals and the arts.

Various crafts give us a unique identity that along with traditional etiquette and local architecture tells a story of our culture and its evolution over time. Historical artefacts and documents that depict this story are preserved and displayed within museums and protected as National Heritage Sites.

One such site is the first colonial capital of Fiji, Levuka. The town symbolises a period of influence on the country’s development, deemed so significant to the region, this quaint little port town and her buildings were proudly protected under UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2013.

Many more of Fiji’s cultural structures have withstood the test of time to remain an integral symbol of important moments in Fiji’s history. Kava drinking for example, synonymous with life in the South Pacific, is still very much a part of life in Fiji. It is likely that you will be invited to join a kava ceremony during your stay. After the formalities, this is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn a little more about their country.

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Head north-west of your accommodation into the valley of Sleeping Giant Mountains and marvel at the scenic vistas of the valley. You will pass by sugarcane farms, settlements, temple and schools...
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Your transport will pick you from your respective hotel in Nadi and take you to The Mountains of the Sleeping Giant. Along the way, you will pass through sugarcane farms, villagers and local schools...
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Tamarillo Active Travel has been guiding sea-kayaking tours around Fiji's spectacular Kadavu Island group since 1998. Tamarillo is the only specialist guiding company operating in this remote,...
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Explore the Lautoka Fresh fruit and veg market and get a rundown on what the locals eat and how they cook. Not open on a Sunday. In Lautoka you can also visit the fish market next to the wharf. Not...
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If you have not been to Tova Peak you have not seen the best of Northland Tailevu!  Tova Peak is a great attraction and one of the 'wonders' of Dawasamu for the adventurous at heart. It can be be...
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Rivers Fiji Ltd was established in 1997 to foster the importance of our ecosystem and the environment and also to empower resource owners by giving them a choice to conserve and preserve their...
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We simply show you our protected heritage. Bush walking, bird watching and be part of the journey as we walk you through our rich forest and relay our oral history. It will be an amazing experience...
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Ni Sa Bula Vinaka! Welcome aboard m.v.”black ops”for an unforgettable day in paradise.Waitui charters offers you a luxurious day cruising the Fiji islands, onboard a Sea Ray 240 sundeck,sports...
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Nautilus Adventure Tours have professional tour guides and off-road drivers with over 10 years experience. Our cross country tours gives you an authentic Fijian experience as we show you the heart of...
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Pottery Village This is your only chance to witness how the Fijian ladies demonstrate the making of pottery and sculptor. Pottery Making! This art has seen a renaissance of late, and you will find...
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 These are ultimate trekking adventures which starts at Nalesutale village located at the foot of the famous Sleeping Giant Mountain, all the way up Mount ‘Koroyanitu‘. Option 1: 2 Nights...
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Board your air-conditioned coach for a scenic drive along the Queen’s Highway, bound for Nakabuta Pottery Village.  You will pass through villages, pine forest reserves and sugar cane farms.  Along...
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The Namena Marine Reserve, part of the Bua Province encompasses the entiure reef around Namena Island which is located between the two main Fijian Islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Villagers of...
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Our friendly local pod of dolphins love to accompany us as we sail along. You may swim with a huge pod of Mating Manta Rays, discover amazing colourful hard coral gardens and get to know their...
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Dolphin Watch is one of the most sought after activity at the Retreat. Dolphin Watch Fiji also caters to active conservation programmes which is proven to be a popular niche segment in Fiji.   Moon...
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Your tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation for your half-day tour.   You will be taken on a scenic journey, passing through sugarcane belts, villages and local schools before...
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Initially the cruise ships would dock in the Capital of Fiji; Suva. In the last four years ATS Pacific has actively promoted additional ports in Fiji in order to spread the tourism dollar through out...
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Ideal for short-stay visitors waiting to catch a flight or who do not have much time whilst transiting. From the International Airport and Nadi Hotels this special half day tour introduces you to...
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Experience the real Fiji with Feejee Experience Fiji is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant coral reefs and idyllic tropical islands. What makes Fiji truly unique is its warm friendly people...
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Aqua Tours Fiji will take you on a journey of a lifetime to jungles with exotic flora to  vibrant culture.  Aqua Tours Fiji is a unique tour company that offers amazing tour packages to those who...
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