The far-flung islands of Fiji lead you on an unforgettable journey from the white sand beaches to the tops of volcanic earth and untouched jungle. Picture powerful rivers, rocky ridgelines and a culture steeped in tradition, ready for the sharing. Venture to parts of the islands many visitors never get to see. Hike to remote villages and discover the Fijian way of living; ride the rapids on a rafting adventure through the heart of the main island; snorkel off beaches away from the crowds and explore national parks in parts of Fiji where the rainforest and coast collide.
Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travellers are required to produce:
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
Visas 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. Check the Essential Trip Information section of the itinerary for more information.
Bargaining or tipping in restaurants, shops and hotels is not traditionally part of Fijian culture but if you receive exceptional service you can consider a tip.
Fiji has several phone networks and good internet service available. Phone cards can be purchased throughout major centres and most hotels provide Wi-Fi. Check with your phone provider to find out if they offer mobile roaming in Fiji.
Local networks such as Vodafone and Telecom offer phone services in most areas. Global roaming with other networks may not work in Fiji. Check with your network provider.
It's likely that you’ll encounter different types of toilets while travelling in Fiji. Western-style flushable toilets are commonly found in high-end resorts, hotels and restaurants, while squat toilets are common in rural areas and homes. Be prepared by carrying your own supply of toilet paper and soap, as these aren't always provided.
Domestic beer = 5 FJD
Simple lunch = 10 FJD
Three course meal = 60 FJD
Drinking tap water in Fiji isn’t recommended. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying small bottles of water and refill a reusable water bottle or canteen wherever you can. Check with your hotel and guide as to whether drinking water dispensers are available during your trip.
Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels and restaurants in all major cities and towns.
You can find ATMs in Nadi, Suva and other major towns. If you’re heading to the smaller islands or into rural parts of Fiji it’s advised to carry enough cash for small purchases.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
For a current list of public holidays in Fiji go to: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/oceania/fiji/public-holidays/
Discretion is advised when visiting Fiji. Although Fiji is one of the more progressive countries in the Pacific region when it comes to the legal status of homosexuality. Laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity were introduced following the implementation of the 2013 constitution. However excessive public displays of affection – both heterosexual and of any sexuality are frowned upon in most South Pacific societies.
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
In Fiji, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travellers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.