Day trip

Coral Coast & Village School Tour from Nadi or Denarau

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4 reviews

Activity provider:VALENTINE TOURS FIJI
Day trip

Coral Coast & Village School Tour from Nadi or Denarau

Activity provider:VALENTINE TOURS FIJI

From US$ 88.19 per person

Discover the real Fiji on a half-day tour of the Coral Coast, departing from Nadi or Denarau. Visit a local school and bargain like a local at Sigatoka market. Learn about the traditional pottery of Fiji, and take part in a customary kava ceremony .

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Duration 6.5 hours
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  • Journey along the Coral Coast of Fiji with a local
  • Take a scenic drive through the village of Sigatoka, and bargain like a local at the market
  • Tour a village school in Sigatoka
  • Get a traditional kava welcome at the Lawai Pottery Village
  • Watch a demonstration on how to make traditional pottery in Fiji, and see a "meke" dance
Full description
Experience authentic Fiji culture on the Coral Coast on a half-day tour from either Nadi or Denarau. Following pick-up from your hotel, cruise past the island's southern beaches as you make your way along the coast. Cut inland at the Sigatoka River to reach the town of the same name. Then, journey to the bustling market as you make you way through the village. Check out the colorful mounds of tropical produce and seasonal fruits, and bargain like a local. Continue to the Lawai Pottery Village, where you will be greeted with a traditional kava ceremony. Watch the villagers pound the kava root to make an earthy liquid that they then share as a sign of welcome. After the ceremony, watch the locals at work crafting pottery from the silt clay of the riverbed. Learn how local plants like eucalyptus resin are used to glaze and decorate these traditional wares. Before you head back to your hotel, check out Sigatoka's massive Hare Krishna temple, perched on a hilltop overlooking the river below.
  • Guided tour of the Coral Coast
  • Admission fees
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Round-trip transportation to and from your Nadi or Denarau hotel
  • Live tour commentary in English
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Pick-up from the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Nadi or Denarau.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Children aged 4 and under can join for free. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please notify the local tour operator in advance if you will be accompanied by a child requiring a car seat
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located hotels in Nadi and Denarau
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A great insight into the lives and handicrafts of the Fijian people. Also a good look at the countryside. Our driver Kamal was very informative and flexible with time.

June 12, 2022


We had only one day to get a feel for the culture of Fiji. This tour took us to a local town, gave us a view of the beach, and we visited a Fijian village. (School was not in session when we visited.). Deo, our guide, was excellent. He answered all our questions and gave us great insight into the many facets of Fiji.

January 12, 2019

The visit to the village is a highlight.

The tour is good for people who do not like walking a lot. Good for introduction to fijian village.

November 22, 2016

Product ID: 66697