Fijis main cruise port, Lautoka, on its largest island (Viti Levu) is very much a working city, steeped in the sugar and timber industries which makes it an even more fascinating experience for visitors. There is a chance to capture the essence of Fijian life here.
Past the avenue of Royal Palms along the main street, the ornate Sikh and Krishna temples and mosques give away the presence of a large Indian population. It is that contrast between Indian and Fijian lifestyles which gives an extra buzz to the city. Worth a visit are the bustling daily market and the thriving botanical gardens while, outside the city, the National Heritage Park and the Viseisei village – said to be the oldest settlement in Fiji – are the most popular tours on the spectacularly scenic northern side of the island.
Cruise Ship Tours (4 to 6 Hours Tours)
PVV TOURS offers private guided tour. You choose where to go and what to see. It’s super flexible and designed for those on a cruise ship docking at Lautoka Wharf, Port Denarau and Suva Wharf. Pick up and drop off from the wharf is at any time you like. The idea is to look through all the options below and have a think about what you would like to see. Then on the day you’ll discuss your preferences directly with your guide and he/she will then advise you on the best way to do the tour.
Your guide will be waiting for you inside Lautoka Wharf, Port Denarau and Suva Wharf holding a sign with your name on it. Cruise Ship tours are always available, no need to check availability; All our vehicles are modern and come air-conditioning. All prices are per vehicle, not per person.
Below is the list of all the things to see and do for a tour that starts from Lautoka and Port Denarau. All entry fees will be at your own cost. Your guide can stop at an ATM machine if needed.
Places to Explore at your own time …
- Explore the Lautoka Fresh fruit and veg market and get a rundown on what the locals eat and how they cook. Not open on a Sunday.
- In Lautoka you can also visit the fish market next to the wharf. Not open on a Sunday.
- Take a walk around the Presidential Village of Viseisei (meaning to “spread out”) is fabled to be near the place where the Fijian people first settled Fiji about 3500 years ago. Opportunity to buy some local handicrafts. The Garden of Sleeping Giant is a beautiful orchid garden started in 1977 by the late Raymond Burr, star of Perry Mason and Ironside. Originally designed to house Burr’s private collection of tropical orchids, the gardens have developed into a popular attraction after years of flourishing. Raymond Burr loved these orchids just as much as he loved Fiji.
- Take a dip at the Sabeto therapeutic Mud Pools & Hot Springs followed by a traditional Fijian Bobo (Massage) by the Fijian ladies of Sabeto village (optional).
- Visit the Zip Line and enjoy unlimited zipping over forest and streams.
- Do the Waterfall Walk and enjoy a much deserved swim. Takes around 20 mins one way and not suitable for push chairs. Please note that due to lack of rain the waterfall might not be so “magical” but there will always be a swimming hole. This walk is at the same place as the Zip Line. Allow 1 hour for this stop.
- Stop in and see the kids at a local Orphanage, open 7 days. You’re welcome to bring gifts, please no lollies. Games are good. .
- Go to Church on Sunday and enjoy a very local experience with lots of singing.
- Visit a local School – closed on Sat, Sun and school hols. Allow 15mins for this stop. You’re welcome to bring gifts, please no lollies. Games, books, pens, paper etc are all good.
- Shopping in Nadi Town. We’ll drop you outside the best handicraft shop in Nadi Town, not the biggest but the best for truly local crafts. Feel free to wonder around town. .
- Visit the largest Hindu Temple in the southern hemisphere, reflects an architectural style rarely seen outside India, and houses sacred statues designed by craftspeople brought over from India. Located at the end of Nadi town.
- Visit to the historic Momi gun emplacement, entry fee required – on the way to Natadola Beach. Allow 15mins for this stop.
- Visit to Natadola Beach with optional horse riding and massage. Stunning white sandy beach. Allow 1 hour at least for this stop. Natadola Beach is a 50 minute drive from Nadi Town or a 1 hour 15 min drive from Lautoka wharf.
Entry Fee to Attractions
|Fijian Village- Entry fee $5 FJD pp.||Not open on a Sunday. Allow 20mins for this stop.|
|Mud Pool – Entry fee adult $20 pp FJD, kids 6 to 15 $10 FJD.||Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm|
|Zip Line – Entry fee $75 FJD pp.||Open 7 days. Allow 45mins for this stop.|
|Water Fall Walk- Entry fee $50 FJD pp.||Open 7 days.|
|Hindu Temple – Entry fee $8 pp FJD||Open 7 days.|
|Momi gun emplacement- Entry fee $15 pp FJD||Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm|
|Fresh Vegetable, Fish and Kava Market Nadi/Lautoka||Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm|
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Half Day 4 hour Private Tour with a Local Guide
Saloon (suitable for 2 people): FJ$250
3 to 6 seater people mover: FJ$350
7 to 10 seat van: FJ$550
12 to 15 seat van FJ$650
Saloon (suitable for 2 people): FJ$350
3 to 6 seater people mover: FJ$450
7 to 10 seat van: FJ$650
11 to 15 sear van: FJ$750