Vanuatu & Fiji Adventure

17 Days | Get active during an island getaway through Vanuatu and Fiji

Expedition
Multi-Active Adventures
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AUD $9,340
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Uncover the marvels of Vanuatu and Fiji on a 15-day adventure that combines relaxation and exploration. Start by immersing yourself in Vanuatu – get out into pristine tropical wilderness as you hike around an active volcano, kayak along the Rentapao River and swim through Pele’s crystal-clear waters. Then continue the adventure among Fiji’s picturesque coast and highlands. Ride down rapids of Upper Navua Gorge, hike to the breathtaking Savulelele Waterfall and snorkel off remote beaches at Nananu-i-Ra Island. End each day by admiring South Pacific sunsets with your fellow travellers, and you’ve got a recipe for one unforgettable adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Vanuatu & Fiji Adventure including Fiji and Vanuatu
Start
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Finish
Nadi, Fiji
Theme
Expedition, Multi-Active Adventures
Destinations
Vanuatu, Fiji
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TESFC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel to the home of the John Frum movement in Tanna, learning about how these indigenous villages have incorporated WWII iconography into their religious traditions.
  • Hike to the rim of Mt Yasur, one of the world’s most active volcanoes and in the evening watch the smoke and lava billowing create a natural fireworks display (from a safe distance, of course).
  • Snorkel in the clear waters around Pele and see the remarkable coral reef that is protected as part of a marine reserve.
  • Go on a full day’s hike through the grasslands into Naga to Nubutautau villages, hearing firsthand about the history of the area from expert guides and local villagers.
  • Get your pulse racing as you raft through the heart of Fiji’s highlands at Upper Navua Gorge, and take the plunge with a swim at one of Fiji’s most picture-perfect waterfalls in Nabalesere.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The flight from Port Vila to Nadi is not included. Please see the itinerary for information on recommended flight details.
  • Due to frequent flight delays on Air Vanuatu, we highly recommend allowing additional days in destination before and your tour or to consider flying Virgin, Fiji Airways or Air Cailin to Port Vila.
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We ask for you to please be aware of cultural considerations when entering and staying in local villages. Your tour leader and local guides will assist with local etiquette.
  • As we stay in some locations where there are few options for eating out, some meals may be set menus rather than being able to choose from a variety of options. Some accommodation options have limited numbers of different room types, so not everyone may have the same room style.
  • Your accommodation on Tanna and Pele is in traditional bamboo bungalows. These have standard beds with mosquito nets and bathroom facilities, however these facilities may be limited to bucket showers (with cold water only) and toilets. Your meals on these islands will be home-cooked with love by the village mamas using fresh, organic produce from the gardens and the sea.
  • The Fiji leg of your adventure is an active trip with several days of point to point hiking. You only carry a day pack, with your main bags (and for any non-hikers) being transferred by vehicle between villages. There are two nights of multi-share stays in the local villages we visit.
  • Some of the best scenery in Fiji is found on hikes. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit and be able to hike regularly if you want to partake in all activities. All travellers will need to be competent swimmers to take part in the rafting section of this trip.
  • As we focus on visiting less explored parts of Fiji, there is limited beach time on our itinerary. If you are interested in classic Fiji we recommend spending a few extra days before or after your tour enjoying the beaches and snorkelling in the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands, a boat ride from Nadi.

Itinerary

Map of Vanuatu & Fiji Adventure including Fiji and Vanuatu

Inclusions

Meals

15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Resort (2 nights), Eco Lodge (1 night), Beachside Cottages (1 night), Community Hall (2 nights), Bungalows (3 nights)

Activities
  • Efate - River Kayaking
  • Efate - Rarru Cascades
  • Tanna - Rainforest hike
  • Tanna - World's largest banyan tree
  • Tanna - Kava Bar visit
  • Tanna - Village & community visits
  • Tanna - Mt Yasur volcano crater hike
  • Tanna - Sulphur Bay Hot Springs
  • Tanna - Port Resolution village visit
  • Pele - Snorkelling
  • Efate - Coffee roaster visit
  • Efate - Run & gin distillery visit
  • Nguna - Village walk
  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park - Ranger-guided walk
  • Upper Navua Gorge - Rafting
  • Suva - Fiji Museum
  • Suva - Suva Municipal Market
  • Suva - Guided walking tour
  • Nabalesere - Savulelele waterfall hike
  • Naga Village - Welcome ceremony
  • Naga Village - Traditional dinner
  • Nananu-i-Ra Island – Snorkelling
  • Sigatoka River - Trek to Nubutautau village
  • Nubutautau - Village tour
Add on activities
  • Port Vila - Produce market - Free
  • Port Vila - Handicraft market - Free
  • Nguna Island - Extinct volcano hike - Free
  • Colo-i-Suva Forest Park - Hike - Free

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Important notes

1. This trip is a combination of our Vanuatu Expedition (TESV) and Fiji: Hike, Raft & Snorkel (TESF) trips.
2. As this is a combination trip, your tour leader as well as the composition of your group will change from Vanuatu to Fiji.
3. This trip starts with a Group Meeting on Day 1 at our joining point hotel in Port Vila (Vanuatu) at 5pm and finishes on Day 16 in Nadi (Fiji) at Coffee Hub Cafe
4.. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 3-6 and Days 14-15 where you will be in shared village accommodation,
5. You must provide us with a copy of your passport no later than 30 days before your departure in order for us to book the domestic flights in Vanuatu included on this trip. We are unable to book your flights without a passport copy.
6. Due to frequent flight delays on Air Vanuatu, we highly recommend allowing additional days in destination before and your tour or to consider flying Virgin, Fiji Airways or Air Cailin to Port Vila.
7. The international flight between Port Vila and Nadi on Day 8 and airport transfers in both destinations are not included in your trip cost and must be purchased separately. Fiji Airways flies this route.

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Vanuatu & Fiji Adventure
From
AUD $9,340