FIJI CRUISE and Circumnavigate Viti Levu by Coach

Code fijicruise
Duration 12 days 11 nights

THU 22nd AUG to MON 2nd SEP

Shake off the last of NZs Winter!  Can you see yourself really exploring Fiji (circumnavigating the main island by coach), visiting remote villages off the main tourist route.  Would you then like to relax on a palm fringed, white sandy beach or sip a cocktail aboard our small cruise ship?  Does swimming in warm azure coloured waters amongst tropical fish, gliding over colourful coral reefs aboard a glass bottom boat, enjoying traditional yummy chef prepared meals or just relaxing while cruising from island to island sound equally as appealing?  ….. Yes?    Then jump on board!

Price not yet finalised. Package includes Transport. Flights Akld/Fiji/Akld.  7x nights Accom on a Twin Share basis with 7x Breakfasts, 3x Lunches and 6x Dinners PLUS a 4-Night Cruise with all meals. Sights and Cruise inclusions as per Detailed itinerary.    Contact SHIP n SHORE for a detailed itinerary
Price $6,474

An Auckland Airport Hotel

Thu 22nd       We overnight at an Auckland Airport Hotel, ready for tomorrow morning’s check in.

Meals : Dinner
Fly Auckland to Fiji
Fly Auckland to Fiji

Fri 23rd                         Fly Auckland to Fiji                                                                                                   BD

9.45am Air NZ Flight to Nadi, arrive at 12.45pm.  Transfer to  Shangri-La Resort

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Sigatoka to Suva
Sigatoka to Suva

Sat 24th                        Sigatoka to Suva                                                                                                      

We begin our circumnavigation of Viti Levu, boarding the Sugar Train Railway, travelling along the coast into the township of Sigatoka to our awaiting coach.  We then drive along the Queens Road, with the fringe reef within sight till we arrive Suva.  Visit the Fiji Museum, Botanic Gardens and Government House. Harbourside - Holiday Inn, Suva

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Suva to Rakiraki
Suva to Rakiraki

Sun 25th                       Suva to Rakiraki                                                                                                      

Today would rate as one of the most intriguing days on our Fiji tour.  We travel north along the busiest road in Fiji to Nausori.  Until recently this next section of the Queens Road was unsealed and had very little traffic on it, meaning the villages have altered little over decades.  Enjoy lunch at a beautiful waterfall before arriving Wailotua Village, for Bilibili Rafting (traditional bamboo rafts – so much fun!).  Approach the northern coast to arrive Rakiraki Hotel. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rakiraki to Vuda Point
Rakiraki to Vuda Point

Mon 26th                      Rakiraki to Vuda Point                                                                                           

Now on the Kings Road, we see dozens of trucks overloaded with sugar cane on their way to the Ba Sugar Mill.  We travel through the Indo-Fijian towns of Tavua and Ba before stopping at Lautoka Market Town.  Lunch is at Vuda Point Marina.  We overnight next door at the beautiful First Landing Resort.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
to Denarau Island to board MV ‘Reef Endeavour’
to Denarau Island to board MV ‘Reef Endeavour’

Tue 27th                       Vuda Point to Denarau Island to board MV ‘Reef Endeavour’                

On our way to Denarau we visit the famous orchid garden - The Garden of the Sleeping Giant, once owned by Raymond Burr.  We have now completed our circuit of Viti Levu.    

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aboard MV Reef Endeavour
Aboard MV Reef Endeavour

Tue 27th  to Sat 31st  Our MV ‘Reef Endeavour’ 4-Night Cruise in outside Staterooms feature large picture windows, private bathrooms and air con.  A pool, gift shop, spa and gym are on board.  We visit coral gardens, see clam rearing, swim, glass bottom boat cruise or snorkel the white sandy beaches/tropical blue waters of the various islands in the Northern Yasawa Group. Enjoy Captain’s Dinner, traditional Fijian Village Feast (Lovo) and Cultural performance (Meke), Sawa-i-lau’s limestone caves, school visit, climb Mt Tamasua or try your luck at crab racing.  Get your dancing shoes on for the final night’s Famous Captain’s Music Quiz (Jan-Maree nailed this quiz last time!)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
to our luxury Denarau Resort
to our luxury Denarau Resort

Saturday 31st              Disembark MV ‘Reef Endeavour’ to our luxury Denarau Resort                        B           

After breakfast we disembark MV ‘Reef Endeavour’ and spend time in Nadi before arriving at our home for the final two nights of our tour, Radisson Blu Resort.  The great thing about staying in one of the Denarau resorts is they are all in a row and you are welcome to visit any of them …. In fact it is possible to wander from resort to resort taking advantage of each one’s Happy Hour!  And if you don’t fancy walking, ride on the Free Bula Bus.

Sunday 1st September            Free Day at our Luxury Resort                                                                   BD

Today is yours to relax and enjoy in and around our luxury 4.5 star resort. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Fly Nadi to Auckland

Monday 2nd                              Fly Nadi to Auckland                                                                                    

We transfer to the airport for our Air NZ flight from Nadi at 2.10pm to Auckland, arriving 5.20pm

Meals : Breakfast

Featuring two tours in one!  The 4-Night Yasawa Islands Cruise aboard our comfortable small cruise ship, MV ‘Reef Endeavour’ and the circumnavigation, by Coach, of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island). The diversity of this island - from the hustle and bustle of city life to the inland villages, with just a sprinkling of Fiji Resort extravagance thrown in to complete the picture.  It’s amazing to think that this country is just 3 hours north of NZ with such a contrast to everything we know and take for granted!   While we go to Fiji every 2nd year, we only do this comprehensive mainland circuit/cruise tour every 5 or 6 years.

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