Departure 9am — Approximate Return 12pm (3 hours)
Come and see the way our iTaukei (local, indigenous people) live and experience authentic Fijian village life with your guide Soni.
You’ll be warmly welcomed in the traditional way, by the turanga ni koro (village chief) followed by a kava ceremony, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Fiji’s national drink by sharing a bowl (or two) with the village leaders.
Then, you’ll have a chance to take a look around the village, chat with the locals, listen to stories and legends, take photos, and experience the beautiful, simple-yet-intricate way Fijians live together in their villages.
Afterwards, you’ll visit the local primary school and have a chance to mingle with the students. Later, we’ll head into Rakiraki town to explore the market where you’ll taste freshly-picked local fruits like popo (aka papaya) and pineapple and vegetables including taro and tapioca brought down from farmers in the mountains, buy fresh spices, and shop for traditional Fijian goods. We’ll return to the resort just in time for lunch, unless you choose to spend more time in town.
Note: If you’d like to give gifts or school supplies to the village or primary school, please let your guide, Soni, know and he’ll arrange for a traditional exchange with the village chief. Also, if your group would like to spend more time in Rakiraki town, please let him know in advance.
Also to note, women should have covered shoulders and wear long pants or a skirt that comes below the knees when entering a village. Men should not be shirtless. Remember to remove your hat and sunglasses.
For current pricing please email Res@volivoli.com