Fiji Tours and Adventures, all about things to do in Fiji...
One of the "Must do" day trips in Fiji - Coral Cats
While much of your vacation in Fiji might be spent relaxing on the beach at your resort, fine food and pampering might wear a little thin after a while ;-) So why not get out and have some fun on one of the great tours or adventure days that are available. You will be spoiled for choice... everything from an island cruise on the "Whale's Tale" (highly recommended, we've been on this and loved every minute) to something like exploring the ancient cave system in Fiji's interior salad bowl - been on this too, fantastic.
Unfortunately tours and days trips in Fiji are not cheap and with the government introducing new taxes in 2016, it's made it even worse. Tour operators now have to pay 9% VAT plus 10% Sales Tax (increase of 100%) plus a brand new and very stupid (in our opinion) 6% Environmental Tax - which by the way is only paid by a tourist type of business. What about the average Fijian business that also has an effect on the environment - not fair we say! That's 25% in taxes straight off the top, then there's commission payments for sales. Your hotel tour desk is dominated by one travel company which demands tour operators pay them at least 25% (they wait for 6 to 8 weeks before paying out) or 30% (get paid in a couple of weeks) to sell their tours. So 55% of the price of your tour is now gone before the operator can even think about making a profit. Cash incentives, wages, fuel, transfer costs, brochures, the list goes on and the profit gets smaller and smaller, it's no wonder its not cheap here.
Bilibili rafting on the "Jewel of Fiji" day trip - another must do.
Things you need to know about tour desks & agents...
Watch out if you decide to book at your resort tour desk as the agents get paid incentives to sell particular tours, don't let them push you into going on a different trip than the one you first wanted. Cash and supermarket vouchers are used to sweeten the deal and are the norm. They also can't discount any tour and will sell them at full price.
You'll find if you book your tour or day trip online you'll get it much cheaper than the tour desk at your resort with your operator making a bit more profit. Websites like www.hotfiji.deals discount their own commission to offer tours at great prices - they don't demand a specific % from the operator, they take whatever is given to them, a lot less than 30%! At least if you book online you are free to make your own decision without any pressure as it's your choice.
Local agents in Nadi town usually have very good experience of most of the tours and can do deals as well. But again they also get paid cash incentives to sell certain tours, so you don't always get the right advice.
Stunning waterfalls in the remote Fiji interior. You'll see these and many more on a Rivers Fiji Rafting tours.
Here's our list of the top 10 things to do in Fiji...
We've been on all these trips ourselves and have written our own review on each one of them. If you click on the link it will take you to a page with all the details about the tour and what we thought of it.
24km of spectacular river rafting through stunning remote gorges, through scenery you won't see anywhere else in Fiji - unforgettable experience! We totally loved our very full day on the river. Rapids are too big.
Fantastic river boat cruise, short easy walk to a BIG stunning waterfall with great swimming, a fun Bili bili bamboo ride, visit a rural village on the river bank, eat a delicious lovo lunch & taste other local dishes, watch a little dance show, very professional and well organised.
We've been on the new crab catching and village day trip, plus the night culture show combo and loved them both. On our trip we pulled up four huge mud crabs to our delight. This dance culture show was awesome, great little island with lots of activities.
Zoom up river by jet boat then hop off at a local village for lunch and meet your new Fijian friends! Suitable for the whole family, great day out.
16 Zip Lines with 6 going up and 10 down. The highlight is the huge cave system at the very top. We were really impressed with this tour. Takes a bit of huffing and puffing to get to the top, but worth it!
Only 35min drive from Nadi then a 10 min boat ride and you're out on the ocean outer barrier reef where all the big fish swim! The water was so clear, we saw tons of fish and colourful coral. Nice half day tour from Nadi.
We've been on this trip 3 times now, it's that good! You'll take a trip out to Mana Island then transfer onto the Seaspray boat, then off to stunning Modriki Island where Tom Hanks filmed "Castaway". Back on board for lunch then off to another island for a visit with the local villages.
This trip is for those who love sailing, especially in a beautiful fast catamaran. We stopped at 2 different places for awesome snorkelling then onto Musket Cove for a fab lunch. Full sail all the way back to Denarau.
Take a scenic drive up into the remote highlands and stop at the lookout for fantastic views over Nadi and out to the islands. You'll be guided around an ancient village fort and learn a bit of Fijian history.
Just a quick 30min boat ride and you're at the tiny island of South Sea. Fantastic snorkelling or just lie around the beach and do nothing. Full and half day tours include beer, wine and a delicious BBQ lunch. Looking forward to returning to South Sea Island for the 4th time!
Phone: (+679) 777 6666