Navala and Sautabu Village Tour

7 days

  • Itinerary
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NAVALA VILLAGE – known as the last traditional Fijian village in Fiji, it encompasses approximately 220 “bures” (traditionally built bamboo and grass huts) which are homes to over a thousand villagers. Located north of Nadi Airport, approximately three hours drive away past Ba. Navala is located almost at the centre of the main island of Viti Levu.

 

The lifestyle is traditional in fashion with no electricity and telephone systems. The people live a life totally dependent on subsistence farming, fishing and hunting. Navala is a predominantly Roman Catholic village and manages its own primary school with 250 students.

Community Projects Participation:

  • Village Community/Tourist Centre (to be also used as an evacuation centre during cyclones, when required)
  • Navala Kindergarten
  • Village toilet facilities for each family
  • Navala footpaths
  • Village fencing and beautification
  • Training of the Youth & Community for basic trade skills (like carpentry, farming/agriculture), tour guiding, food and beverage skills, customer service.

SAUTABU VILLAGE – Sautabu Village is a two-hour drive from Nadi Airport, with at least 10 kilometres being driven on a dirt road passing through vegetable farms and scenic mountain ranges along Fiji’s second largest river, the Sigatoka River. Located on the upper ridge of the Sigatoka Valley known as the “Salad Bowl of Fiji” , due to the high fertility of the soil and the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables obtained in this region.

 

Sautabu has a mixture of Fijian and Tongan ancestry and this tribe are known as the great “warriors” of the region. The mountainous area has caves used in the past, during tribal wars, and the Sautabu tribe are the landowners of the largest cave known as “Naihehe” caves, now a tourist attraction. It is said that a woman who is pregnant and has not revealed it yet, is not able to enter the cave. She will not be able to fit through the entrance.

 

The use of horses is predominant in this region as a means of transportation. The villagers usually have weekly horse races to determine the best and as a means of entertainment in the village.

Community Projects Participation:  

  • Bus Shelter
  • Water purification works
  • Horse Racing pavilion/Center Training Youth & Community for basic trade skills (like carpentry and agriculture/farming), tour guiding, food and beverage skills, customer service.

 

Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Road transfer
  • All meals
  • Activities and also all government taxes.
Itinerary

Location

Navala, Phi-gi