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Rivers Fiji. Rivers Fiji offers three fantastic day trips. The minimum age for all trips is 8 and children 8–11 are half-price (one per adult). The Luva trip includes a traditional kava ceremony, kayaking through Class II rapids, hiking, and a boat ride through Navua Canyon. begins with a bus ride into the lush Namosi Valley where you visit a village and experience a traditional kava ceremony in the chief's home. You then walk to the Wainikoriiluva River and, after a short lesson, take a personal inflatable kayak through Class II rapids and rock mazes, followed by a picnic lunch. A light hike then brings you to a waterfall and a chance to swim. The trip concludes with a scenic motorized boat ride through the rain forest and waterfalls of Navua Canyon. It departs from the Rivers Fiji office in Pacific Harbour at 8 am and returns guests to their hotels between 5:30 and 7:30. Snacks are provided but do have a substantial breakfast. It costs US$165 and runs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
The upper Navua rafting trip takes you through the magnificent "Grand Canyon of Fiji," famed for its many waterfalls and 130-foot (40 meters) high black volcanic rock walls. Included are morning and afternoon snacks and a picnic lunch. It departs the Rivers Fiji office at 6:45 am, returns between 5 and 6. The more popular of the two trips, it costs US$210 and runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The Deuba Coastal sea-kayaking trip takes you on two-person, sit-on-top sea kayaks down the lower Navua River, through mangrove forests, and along the Pacific Harbour coastline. It includes a picnic lunch on a beach and snorkeling. Timing is subject to the tides and the cost is US$75. There are also multiday tours incorporating elements of the above trips that involve camping. The company will arrange round-trip hotel transfers for US$40–$60 depending on location, with pickups as early as 5 am. Pearl South Pacific Resort, Queens Rd., Km 145, Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. 345–0147.
Discover Fiji. Day tours with Discover Fiji combine elements, including canoeing up the Navua River, visiting the river's largest waterfall, riding a bamboo bilibili (native raft), and taking a village tour complete with a traditional yaqona (or "kava") ceremony. Discover Fiji's overnight tours vary in length from one to six nights and include village stays and camping. Prices range from US$82 to US$90, depending on where you're picked up. Day tours with 7–7:15 am pickup from Nadi are US$90; from Coral Coast with 8:30–9 am pickup are US$85; from Pacific Harbour with 10–10:15 am pickup are US$82; from Suva with 9–9:15 am pickup are US$85. Returns are between 5 and 6:30.
Its Namosi Highland trips begin with an up to two-hour rugged and scenic 4WD ride and include an equally scenic motorized long boat journey. Namosi 1 includes a 1½-hour-long trek, a motorized long boat ride, and a swim at the waterfalls. Namosi 2 takes you through more than 30 Grade 3 rapids on a large inflatable raft down to the waterfall. Namosi 3 goes through calmer, Grade 2 rapids to the waterfall. Namosi 1 runs daily, Namosi 2 and 3 Monday–Saturday. Tours range US$113–$127 depending on where you're picked up.
Serua Interior Adventures are the most physical of the day tours. Options include rafting or kayaking beautiful Navua Gorge and abseiling through waterfalls. These tours run daily and also cost US$85–$112, depending on pickup point. Navua, Viti Levu. 345–0180. www.discoverfijitours.com.
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