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Talanoa Treks

Fiji Islands 

Class: Sightseeing Tours

Description

 Escape the beach and discover the true heart of Fiji. You may know Fiji for its corals and coast, but venture inland and you’ll find yourself in a landscape of dramatic peaks, pristine forests, sparkling rivers, remote villages and unique history. Your trek is in partnership with the communities you visit to reduce its impact and maximise its benefits. By experiencing Fiji on foot you get a unique insight into the vibrant traditional culture that underpins daily life in the hills. You’ll experience genuine Fijian hospitality and leave with friends and memories that will last a lifetime! 

Waterfall and Cave Tour (Min 3 Pax Required)

Full Day
On this day trip discover Nabalesere’s magnificent waterfall and
swim in its cool, refreshing waters. Warm up and relax in the village
to have lunch and then head out to explore the historic caves of Wailotua.

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Mt Tomaniivi - Suncoast Only (Min 3 Pax Required)

Day Trip Day 

Climb of Mt Tomaniivi, Fiji’s Highest mountain, departing from Suncoast accomodation.

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Hit the Heights (Min 3 Pax Required)

2 Days/1 Night

Day 1 – Nabalesere waterfall (Distance to walk: 3km) and
four-wheel drive into the interior

Pickup: Hotel TBC Suva or Suncoast Time: approx. 7:30am (Suva
departure) / 9:15am (Suncoast departure)
Head along the scenic King’s Road and then inland to the rural village of Nabalesere. The drive takes about 3hrs from Suva or 1hr45 from the Suncoast. Once there you’ll sevusevu, a tradition to formally ask permission to be in the village and cross their land, and visit their stunning waterfall, where you’ll stop to soak up the ambience and go for a swim, followed by a cup of draunimoli (lemon leaf tea) and a late lunch back in the village. The walk to the waterfall is approx 30mins one-way, is steep in places, can be muddy, and requires fording a stream.
Our tip: It is recommend starting the day wearing clothes and shoes to walk and get wet in at the waterfall. For safety you should keep your shoes on at all times and get them wet. If you have asecond pair of walking sandals or shoes, you can wear these and keep any proper hiking boots dry for the next day. You can change when we return to the village, so it’s also a good idea to have asmall bag with dry clothes and a towel prepared, that you can leave in the village. All your big bags can then stay in our vehicle while we’re there. As the waterfall is also a cultural site, please don’t strip

down to revealing swimwear. Do as the locals do and just get wet!
After lunch you head back to the King’s Rd and around to Tavua town, where the road takes you inland and uphill to your overnight accommodation in a local homestay. You’ll be well looked after by
 he family we stay with. The home has flush toilets and a cold-water
shower. Meals are taken traditionally, seated on the floor and
sleeping is shared with other guests, although there are some
private rooms. Accommodation: family homestay, mattresses, sheets and top blankets are provided
Meals: Lunch and dinner provided, eaten traditionally on the floor
Day 2 – Mt Tomaniivi (Distance to walk: 9km)
There will be breakfast provided and get on the track early with guides from the village. Three hours of walking/ scrambling up the steep track and through some magnificent cloud forest, gets us to the summit of the highest mountain in Fiji, at 1,323m. During the climb you’re likely to hear and maybe see some of Fiji’s endemic forest birds, including the Masked Shining Parrot. There’s also an abundance of plant life once we enter the cloud forest proper. On a clear day there are some magnificent views across Viti Levu. Afternoon tea and a dip in the river greet us back at the village
before we return back to the coast. Meals: Breakfast, a roti parcel lunch, and afternoon tea included Drop-off: TBC Time: approx. 5:30pm (Suncoast drop-off) or 9:00pm (Suva drop-off)

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Two Peak Challenge (Min 3 Pax Required)

3 Days/2 Nights

Day 1 – Mt Batilamu (1,110m / Distance to walk: 4.25km) Pickup: TBC Time: approx. 12:30pm (Nadi pick up) or 8:30am (Suva pick up).
Pick up from either Nadi or Suva and head down to Lautoka and then drive inland to the Koroyanitu Heritage Park and the village of Abaca, reached there approximately around 01:30pm, and climbing starts by 02:00pm. From Abaca, the climb is up through open grassland and dry tropical forest to the top of Mt Batilamu (1,110m), with great views down to the sugar cane fields below and out to the islands. Spent the night in a hut at the top enjoying the cool air, and hopefully the stars twinkling above, and the city lights far below. Note: Main bags will be left in the cars in Abaca, so a little bit extra to be carried during climbing.
There are bunk beds, sleeping bags, and basic facilities at the top, but can bring along a sleeping bag inner or a lightweight sheet, a change of clothes, and a torch as well as basic toiletries for the night.
Accommodation: Batilamu Hut Meals: Dinner included
Day 2 – Descend Mt Batilamu (Distance to walk: 4.25km)
Early start to take a morning views from the top of the mountain before having breakfast. Then descend down from
Batilamu (4.25km), back to Abaca, washed up and then head down. Stop for a late lunch in Lautoka, then head by road round to Tavua and inland and uphill to Navai village for an overnight. If there’s time before dark, guests can take a short stroll to keep those legs from getting too stiff! The area around
Mt Tomaniivi is an Important Bird Area as designated by Birdlife International and will likely to hear and maybe see some of Fiji’s endemic forest birds. Accommodation: homestay in Navai village is included. Meals: Breakfast and dinner included, lunch in Lautoka is at an additional cost.
Day 3 – Mt Tomaniivi (1,323m / Distance to walk: 9km).
Early breakfast and set off with the local guides by 8am. Guests will be given roti parcels for lunch which they can eat at
the top. Mt Tomaniivi is Fiji’s highest mountain at 1,323m. Although the starting altitude is around 700m, the climb takes approx. 3 hours up and 3 hours down. The path is very steep in places, and can be muddy and slippery. Shoes with good grips are recommended. Care must be taken. On a clear day we’re rewarded with great views and the cloud forest around
is really beautiful.
When back to the village, guests can get cleaned up and have a small tea to revive before heading down to the coast and to their next destination.
Meals: Breakfast and packed lunch included.

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Cross Highland Hike (Min 3 Pax Required)

4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1 – (Distance to walk: … just a stretch of the legs!)
Pickup: TBC Time: 11:00am (Suva departure) or 2:30pm (Suncoast
departure).
Setting off from Suva in a four-wheel drive vehicles, you’ll either go cross-country straight into the heart of Viti Levu, or around the King’s Rd, via Rakiraki, and inland from the northern side of the island, near Tavua. Either way, it’s a good bit of driving, taking between 4 and 5 hours, with great views and interesting villages along the way. Your destination is Naga, a picturesque village at the very end of the road. It has a mix of newer tin houses and traditional bures. This is where your walk starts from on Day 2 and is where you’ll spend the night. Sleeping is shared and will either be in a
house or in the community hall. There are flush toilets and cold water showers. Once settled in we’ll sevusevu, a tradition to formally ask permission to be in the village and cross their land, you’ll meet your guides for the next day and spend the evening with the community, chatting or playing cards. Dinner will be served in the community hall. Accommodation: shared by guests in the community hall or house, mattresses and top blankets are provided
Meals: Light lunch, dinner provided.
Day 2 – (Distance to walk: 12 km)
This day of walking combines a great hike with a bit of cultural immersion. You’ll have breakfast around 7:30am and should be hiking by 8:30am. We’ll load your big bags into our vehicles to be driven the long way around. Remember to keep a sulu with you in your day pack. The village will provide roti parcels for lunch. You get great views as you stride out from the village and descend down to the river, and the old, abandoned village where the unfortunate Reverend Baker was eaten. A large flat stone, known as the
“sharing stone” sits as a grim reminder. Following the river you pass another old village site, and several good swimming spots. If the weather’s good, you’ll hopefully have time to jump in. Eventually you start to climb up steeply from the river for 1.5km and arrive in the village of Nubutautau, where you will spend the night. The village hall will be yours to eat and sleep in. There’s also a traditional bure that is often available for your use. There are flush toilets and cold showers. We’ll be well looked after and following a sevusevu, and before dinner, we should have opportunity to hear the Rev Baker story in full. You’ll spend the night on the floor of the community hall or in the bure. It’s well-padded with mats over dried reeds, and as with the previous night mattresses and blankets are provided to add
to the comfort! Accommodation: shared by guests in the community hall or bure, mattresses and top blankets are provided Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day 3 – (Distance to walk: 21 km)
Day 3 brings a solid day of walking, but ingeniously, apart from two notable climbs, it’s “mostly downhill”! It’s all about the early start, and you should be breakfasting by 7am. After breakfast, leaving your big bags in the village to be taken separately, you’ll get transported to the ridgeline above Nubutautau. From the ridge you strike out westwards with your guides across a battlefield and old village sites. Taking in a couple of tops and some amazing 360- degree views you slowly descend to the Ba River. The final stretch down to the river can be hot, as the sun is high and the breeze can
drop. Once you reach the river you’re well passed half way and you should have time for a cooling swim before lunch provided by Nubutautau. You’ll then follow the river along the valley, with some rock scrambling and gentle winding paths, to a bridge near the village of Navala, and then a final 1.5km up the road to Bulou’s Lodge. The facilities at the Lodge are simple, with a dorm room, flush toilets and cold showers, but a good dinner and breakfast are provided and Tui the owner is a great host. Accommodation: shared by guests in a dorm room with beds or a limited number of private
huts are available Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day 4 – (short stretch of the legs around the village)
After a leisurely breakfast we load up the cars and at approx. 9:30am head back to Navala village with Tui to take a look around. Navala is the poster boy Fijian village, with rows of neatly built traditional bures. After soaking up the atmosphere you’ll say goodbye to the highlands and head down to Ba and the coast. If you’re staying in Nadi we can drop you at your hotel, or transfer to a taxi if you’re staying on Denarau. If you’re heading to the Coral
Coast or Suva, we’ll have a late lunch in Nadi before heading on. Meals: Breakfast only included; we will stop at a cafe in Nadi for lunch together, which will be additional cost.
Drop-off: TBC Time: 2:00pm (Nadi) / 7:00pm (Suva).

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Full Monty (Min 3 Pax Required)

5 Days/4 Nights 

Day 1 – Nabalesere waterfall (Distance to walk: 3km)
Pickup: TBC Time: approx. 7:30am (Suva departure) / 8:45am
(Suncoast departure)
Meet early at Suva and head northwards along the scenic King’s Road and then inland to the rural village of Nabalesere. The drive takes about 3hrs (or 1hr45 from Suncoast). Once in the village, will present a sevusevu, a tradition to formally ask permission to be in the village and cross their land, and visit their stunning waterfall, stop over to soak up the ambience and go for a swim, followed by a cup of draunimoli (lemon leaf tea) and a late lunch back in the village. The walk to the waterfall is approx 30mins one-way, is steep in places and can be muddy.
Tip: It’s recommended to start the day wearing clothes and shoes to walk and get wet in at the waterfall. For safety you should keep your shoes on at all times and get them wet. If you have a second pair of walking sandals or shoes, you can wear these and keep any proper hiking boots dry for the next day. You can change when we return to the village, so it’s also a good idea to have a small bag with dry clothes and a towel prepared, that you can leave in the village. All your big bags can then stay in our vehicle while we’re there. As the waterfall is also a cultural site, please don’t strip down to revealing swimwear. Do as the locals do and just get wet! After lunch you
head back to the King’s Rd and around to Tavua town, where the road takes you inland and uphill to your overnight accommodation in a local homestay. You’ll be well looked after by the family we stay with. The home has flush toilets and a cold-water shower. Meals are taken traditionally, seated on the floor and sleeping is shared with other guests, although there are some private rooms. Accommodation: family homestay, mattresses, sheets and top blankets are provided Meals: Lunch and dinner provided, eaten
traditionally on the floor.
Day 2 – Mt Tomaniivi (Distance to walk: 9km)
Breakfast around 7:30am and aim to be walking by 8:30am on the track up Mt Tomaniivi. Guides from the village will look after you and you’ll have roti parcels to eat at the top. Mt Tomaniivi is Fiji’s highest mountain at 1,323m. The climb takes approx. 3 hours up and 3 hours down. The path is very steep in places, and can be muddy and slippery. Shoes with good grips are recommended. Care must be taken. On a clear day you’re rewarded with great views across much of the interior and the cloud forest around us is
beautiful. This is also an Important Bird Area as designated by Birdlife International and you’re likely to hear and maybe see some of Fiji’s endemic birds. You’ll have a small afternoon tea in the village on our return. Then, after you get cleaned up, you’ll drive on to the village of Naga, about a 1hr further inland. Naga is a picturesque village at the end of the road. It has a mix of newer tin houses and traditional bures. This is where your walk starts from on Day 3 and is where you’ll spend the night. Sleeping is shared and will either be in a house or in the community hall. There are flush toilets and cold water showers, but be prepared for basic facilities.  Once you’re settled in we’ll sevusevu, you’ll meet your guides for the next day and spend the evening with the community, chatting or playing cards. Dinner will be served in the community hall. Accommodation: shared by guests in the community hall or house, mattresses and top blankets are provided Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day 3 – Naga to Nubutautau (Distance to walk: 12km)
This day of walking combines a great hike with a bit of cultural immersion. You’ll have breakfast around 7:30am and should be hiking by 8:30am. We’ll load your big bags into our vehicles to be driven the long way around. Remember to keep a sulu with you in your day pack. The village will provide roti parcels for lunch. You get great views as you stride out from the village and descend down to the river, and the old, abandoned village where the unfortunate Reverend Baker was eaten. A large flat stone, known as the
“sharing stone” sits as a grim reminder. Following the river you pass another old village site, and several good swimming spots. If the weather’s good, you’ll hopefully have time to jump in. Eventually you start to climb up steeply from the river for 1.5km and arrive in the village of Nubutautau, where you will spend the night. The village hall will be yours to eat and sleep in. There’s also a traditional bure that is often available for your use. There are flush toilets and cold showers. We’ll be well looked after and following a sevusevu, and before dinner, we should have opportunity to hear the Rev Baker story in full. You’ll spend the night on the floor of the community hall or in the bure. It’s well-padded with mats over dried reeds, and as with other nights mattresses and blankets are provided to add to
the comfort! Accommodation: shared by guests in the community hall or bure, mattresses and top blankets are provided Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day 4 – Nubutautau to Bulou’s Lodge, Navala (Distance to walk: 21km)
Today brings a solid day of walking, but ingeniously, apart from two notable climbs, it’s “mostly downhill”! It’s all about the early start, and you should be breakfasting by 7am. After breakfast, leaving your big bags in the village to be taken separately, you’ll get transported to the ridgeline above Nubutautau. From the ridge you strike out westwards with your guides across a battlefield and old village sites. Taking in a couple of tops and some amazing 360- degree views you slowly descend to the Ba River. The final stretch down to the river can be hot, as the sun is high and the breeze can
drop. Once you reach the river you’re well passed half way and you should have time for a cooling swim before lunch provided by Nubutautau. You’ll then follow the river along the valley, with some rock scrambling and gentle winding paths, to a bridge near the village of Navala, and then a final 1.5km up the road to Bulou’s Lodge. The facilities at the Lodge are simple, with a dorm room, flush toilets and cold showers, but a good dinner and breakfast are provided and Tui the owner is a great host. Accommodation: shared
by guests in a dorm room with beds or a limited number of private huts are available Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Day 5 – short stretch of the legs around the village after a leisurely breakfast we load up the cars and at approx. 9:30am head back to Navala village with Tui to take a look around. Navala is the poster boy Fijian village, with rows of neatly built traditional bures. After soaking up the atmosphere you’ll say goodbye to the highlands and head down to Ba and the coast. If you’re staying in Nadi we can drop you at your hotel, or transfer to a taxi if you’re staying on
Denarau. If you’re heading to the Coral Coast or Suva, we’ll have a late lunch in Nadi before heading on
Meals: Breakfast only included; we will stop at a cafe in Nadi for lunch together, but this is not included.
Drop-off: TBC Time: 2:00pm (Nadi) / 7:00pm (Suva).

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

Child Policy

The minimum age requirement for multi day walks is 14 years. 

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