Trip titleFiji Expedition
ValidityValidity: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
IntroductionVenture to parts of Fiji’s highlands that many visitors never get to see. Beginning and ending in Nadi, traverse through jungle-clad terrain by 4WD travelling to Fiji’s most pristine waterfalls and remote villages to discover the Fijian way of living off the land. Hike over lush grasslands into a village; raft through Fiji’s volcanic rock interior; snorkel off remote beaches and wander through nat... Read more
Physical preparationYou’re in for an active trip! Whilst previous experience isn’t essential for getting involved, a good level of fitness will really help you get the most out of this tour. There are certain activities it’s not possible to skip. If you can imagine yourself doing some challenging hiking for up to 6 hours in one day on paths that might be rough and muddy, then this trip is for you! The villages work h... Read more
Joining pointClub Fiji Resort
Finish pointClub Fiji Resort
Important information1. There is no single supplement available for this trip
Group leaderAll Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leade... Read more
SafetyMany national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and upd... Read more
CommunicationsWi-fi is increasingly widespread in Nadi and Suva. Some hotels may include it as standard but there is often a fee to get online. Internet cafe's are more common in Nadi and Suva.
Vodafone and Digicel are Fiji's mobile-phone carriers. You can buy a SIM card on arrival and top up as you go. If you love the post office as much as we do, Fiji's postal system delivers quickly.
VisasVisas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with ... Read more
Why we love itForget the resorts – make your way into the less visited parts of Viti Levu for a deeper experience of the island
Is this trip right for youThis is an active trip with several days of point to point hiking. You only carry a day pack, with your main bags being transferred by vehicle between villages. There are several nights of multi-share stays in the local villages we visit.
This trip requires a good level of fitness.
All travellers will need to be competent swimmers to take part in the rafting section of this trip.
We ask for you... Read more
HealthFiji is a developing country and the standard of healthcare reflects this.
Public healthcare in Fiji
The standard of public healthcare in Fiji varies considerably. In urban areas, Fiji’s public hospitals tend to be adequate but in rural areas public health facilities are very basic and inefficient, or non-existent.
Doctors generally speak a good standard of English.
Suva Private Hospital is on... Read more
Food and dietary requirementsKava is a drug made from the ground roots of the plant Piper methysticum, a member of the pepper family that also includes black pepper. It is native to the South Pacific.
Kava can be consumed as a drink or as a supplement or extract. Traditionally the root is crushed, ground or powdered and soaked in water to be drunk as a tea. This tea is often consumed socially and as part of traditional cerem... Read more
Money mattersSPENDING MONEY:
When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need. Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so ... Read more
What to takeWe recommend the following items for your trek
A light weight sleeping bag or silk sleep sheet (blankets and mattresses supplied where required)
Strong plastic bags or a dry bag to waterproof the contents of your backpack and daypack.
Head torch (practical and light, LED versions are efficient). Remember to bring a spare bulb and batteries.
Two one-litre water bottles/bladders that are strong an... Read more
Climate and seasonalFiji has a warm tropical climate. Peak season is late March through to early December.
Maximum temperatures in Fiji rarely move out of the 31C to 26C range all year round.
The Fijian winter or dry season is May to October and brings low rainfall, low humidity and milder temperatures.
Fiji's wet season is November to April and is characterised by heavy, brief local showers.
A couple of rulesEveryone has the right to feel safe when they travel. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment, either between customers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. Sexual relationships between a tour leader and a customer are strictly forbidden.
Use or possession of illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. If you choose to consume alcohol... Read more
FeedbackAfter your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers.
Emergency contactWhile we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential nega... Read more
Responsible travelWhen you’re visiting or staying in a Fijian village there are some important rules for you to remember so that you are being respectful of Fiji’s history and culture.
The most important ones are:
● Always wear a sulu (sarong/wrap around material) that covers your legs down to just above your ankles while you’re within the village boundaries
● Never wear a hat or anything on your head... Read more
The Intrepid FoundationHelp us change thousands of lives by creating meaningful work and supporting skills training in communities around the world.
The Intrepid Foundation is the not-for-profit for Intrepid Group. We work with local organisations around the world to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences. With our travellers’ help, we’ve contributed mo... Read more
Accommodation notesThe villages you will visit all have a community hall which is made available for our use.
Some villages also have traditional bures available for guests. In villages, sleeping
is on mattresses laid on top of soft traditional mats, sleeping spaces in bures or community halls are shared by guests on the trip. There are flush toilets and cold water showers. Lodges are similar, but are kit... Read more
Transport notesA support vehicle is on hand during hikes. the vehicle carries your main luggage as well as extra water supplies.
Travel insuranceTravel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and th... Read more
Your fellow travellersAs you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit... Read more
Itinerary disclaimerITINERARY CHANGES:
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weat... Read more
AccommodationTwin share (with private facilities) 6 nights,Twin share (with shared facilities) 2 nights,community hall (shared accommodation with shared facilities) 3 nights