Fully escorted small group tour with a maximum of 12 passengers
10 to 18 September 2020 - 9 days
Come along with us on a journey through paradise, cruising the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands of Fiji. These idyllic islands lie off the western coast of Vitu Levu, and have some of the most beautiful and striking scenery in the South Pacific. Discover a unique blend of warm tropical ambiance, fascinating traditional culture, remote villages, palm fringed lagoons, pristine beaches and coral reefs.
Our tours are exclusively for solo travellers 50+ so come and share the joy of travel with people just like you.
$5,459 Per Person Twin
$7,599 Per Person Single
Upgrade to an Orchid Cabin
$398 Per Person Twin
$645 Per Person Single
EARYBIRD - BOOK AND DEPOSIT BY 15 FEBRUARY 2020 AND SAVE $100
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT - IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE SAVE $150
2ND TOUR DISCOUNT - FOR YOUR 2ND TOUR IN ONE YEAR SAVE $250
Return economy class airfares from Auckland on Air New Zealand (The Works)
All taxes and levies
5 star accommodation in Denarau
7 night Blue Lagoon Cruise on MV Fiji Princess
Sightseeing as specified
7 Dinners including a Fijian Lovo Dinner with Meke Performance
7 Morning and Afternoon Teas
Premium stocked minibar on the cruise including: beer, soft drinks, wine, chocolate, gourmet snacks and mineral water
Sulu and Drink Bottle
Use of snorkelling and non-motorised sporting equipment on the cruise
Captains complimentary champagne cocktail and canapes
Services of a Tour Leader
Thursday 10 September
After checking in at Auckland International Airport enjoy some relaxing time at the Emperors Lounge. Today we depart Auckland at 9.45 am and fly to Nadi. On arrival at 12.45 pm we will be transferred to our hotel. One night Hilton Denarau Resort (Beachfront Room), ideally located on the beachfront in Denarau. Rest of the day at leisure
Friday 11 September
This morning is at leisure to enjoy the hotel and all that it offers. Early this afternoon we are transferred to Denarau Port to board Fiji Princess (Hibiscus cabin*) where we will set sail for the outer Mamanucas. The first overnight anchorage is in a gorgeous secluded location at Modriki Island, scene of the Tom Hanks’ movie “Castaway”. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapes as you watch the sunset, followed by the Captain’s Welcome Dinner - an ala carte menu served in the dining saloon with entertainment by a talented singing, dancing, guitar playing crew. * upgrade available
Saturday 12 September
This morning there is time to step ashore and enjoy a swim or wander along the beach before or after breakfast. Sea conditions permitting, there is a very special stop this morning where the brave will get to “swim with the sharks” at a secret reef location. Of course they are only Reef Sharks but they still make for a great snorkel experience! After lunch we visit the chiefly village of Soso – an exceptional example of a current day Fijian island village. Enjoy a traditional thali dinner which features traditional Indian dishes. This evening may turn into an extravaganza of Bollywood dancing complete with Bollywood movies.
Sunday 13 September
Sunday is a day of rest in Fiji. After breakfast attend a village church service. We cruise south to the beautiful Naukacucu and Narara Islands as you enjoy a traditional Sunday roast. Join the Chef for today’s Fijian cooking lesson and make the traditional dish Kokoda. Tonight’s buffet has a range of dishes from Fiji along with a choice of European dishes. There is Bingo “Fiji Style” after dinner with lots of laughs and some good prizes or you can enjoy a quiet nightcap at the bar.
Monday 14 September
As Fiji Princess arrives at the stunning Sacred Isles, you’ll be sure you are lost in paradise. The backdrop of the neighbouring Waya Lailai volcanic formations is breathtaking. Spend the remainder of the day swimming, snorkelling, relaxing. Fiji style High Tea is served following a cooking lesson on how to make Roti in Lolo. Watch the sunset and enjoy the Captains Dinner, welcoming new guest arrivals.
Tuesday 15 September
Our destination: the famed Blue Lagoon. This superb stretch of water is ringed by islands creating the lagoon that is filled with fascinating coral reefs seen easily from above through crystal clear waters. One of those islands is Blue Lagoon Cruises very own private island. Watch as the crew position right up to the beach and tie her up to the coconut trees. Enjoy Happy Hour on shore with canapes. A very special night enjoying a traditional lovo meal cooked underground, where you’ll dine under the coconut palms and the tropical stars. There will a Fijian Meke – singing, dancing and story telling by local villagers.
Wednesday 16 September
Sawa – I – Lau
This morning enjoy an easy guided island walk with panoramic views to visit an island style cake shop and browse the shell market. Laze in the sun or try your hand at basket weaving. A guided snorkelling safari is on offer today. Lunch is served onboard as Fiji Princess cruises north for a private guided visit to the amazing Sawa-I-Lau caves. The village of Tamasua welcomes us to a yaqona ceremony, a guided walk around the village and a village style feast prepared and cooked by the village women. You will be Fijian for the night sitting on mats eating Fijian village food. The villagers will share their culture and home with us for the evening.
Thursday 17 September
Today we cruise to Drawaqa Island where we will be joined by a marine biologist for a presentation about the local marine life and the volunteer conservation work carried out in the area. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to snorkel with magnificient mantra rays. Also on offer today is an optional excursion to a local island school to view the work of the Vinaka Fiji volunteers. Dinner this evening is a barbecue served under the stars. Tonight we party Fiji style.
Friday 18 September
This morning we bid a sad farewell to our wonderful crew and are transferred to the airport for our homeward flight, departing Nadi at 1.00 pm. Arrive Auckland 5.10 pm
All prices are in New Zealand dollars. Prices are based on payment by cash, eftpos, cheque or direct deposit only. A surcharge of 2% applies for payment by Visa or Mastercard. If you would prefer to share a room we will endeavour to match you up with someone of the same gender. If we cannot, you would be required to pay the single price. A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due at time of booking. Balance due 1 June 2020. Costs are based on a group of 12 passengers. If the group falls below this number World Travellers Remuera reserves the right to cancel the tour in which case a full refund would be given. This would be known at least 3 months prior to departure. Once paid the full amount is non-refundable.
Please note: A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour
For more information please phone Tracey on 09 520 5600 or 021 1398539.
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 September 2020 - 18 September 2020
01 June 2020
POSTPONED TO 2021