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Fiji Island Hopper Bus Tour

Fiji Island Hopper Bus Tour

Enjoy the sights and scenery of a beautiful tropical island paradise as you travel around Fiji and neighbouring Mantaray Island.

Prices from $645

The Fijian archipelago lies scattered lazily in the achingly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, bathed in the radiant antipodean sunlight. Its towns and villages are veritable melting pots of cultural influences – see multicoloured Hindu temples perched next to relics of the traditional indigenous spirit houses with their lingering sense of an ancient magic.

Its irresistible shores are fringed with picture-perfect palm trees, and the azure waters that surround the islands are inhabited by an astonishing array of marine creatures; over 1,200 species of fish including clown fish, trigger fish, blue tangs, 12 species of whales, dolphin, anemones, soft coral and much more.

Travel around the enchanting island of Viti Levu and visit the Yasawa Islands where you will explore Fiji’s magical underwater world and relax on stunning white sand beaches. On this Frontier project you will experience true Fijian culture and community life by venturing into the welcoming local villages and taking part in the Sevusevu Ceremony. There are plenty of exhilarating activities to get involved in from sand boarding, jungle trekking and water fall swimming making you never want to leave.

Fiji will enchant you with its infectious, chilled out "Fiji time" lifestyle and its heavenly beaches – the perfect paradise location for your Frontier adventure!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kick back and relax in a tropical paradise
  • Explore local markets and villages 
  • Cleanse yourself in natural volcanic pools  
  • This is a Frontier Connect project!

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Coastlines of Fiji
Activities Beach relaxation
Snorkelling
Learn about Fijian culture
Jungle trek
Sand boarding
Volleyball
Visit natural thermal springs
Ocean kayaking (small fee applies at some resorts)
Transport Travel around Viti Levu and to Mantaray Island
Accommodation Backpacker style dorms in budget resorts

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Fun and friendly travel between all major country attractions
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The Fiji Island Hopper Bus Tour itinerary focuses on Fiji’s rich cultural diversity and heritage, whilst offering the opportunity for plenty of serene beach relaxation and adrenaline filled adventures such as sand boarding, ocean kayaking, and jungle treks. You will have the chance to visit some of the country’s most pristine beaches, idyllic islands, fascinating cultural attractions, and world renowned dive spots, travelling around the idyllic destinations of the Viti Levu and Mantaray Islands. 

All your travel, accommodation and some activities are included in the cost of the project. All of our overnight accommodation is located along the coast allowing travellers the opportunity to relax in the afternoon with a refreshing tropical cocktail or explore some of the vibrant tropical reefs.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Itinerary

Day 1 

Nadi to Mango Bay including Nadi town markets, Natadola beach for 2-3 hours, Lomawai village & sand boarding! 

Day 2

Mango Bay to Uprising Beach Resort including the Uprising rainforest trek (optional) and the afternoon on Uprising beach.

Day 3

Uprising Beach Resort to Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel including Suva city tour, Nasautoka village, school / orphanage visit and bilibili rafting. 

Day 4

Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel to Nadi, spend half a day on the beach before departing for an Indo-Fijian lunch stop and the Sabeto mud and hot pools!

Day 5

Nadi to Mantaray Island, arrive at this amazing island late morning, just in time for lunch!

Day 6

Mantaray Island, spend all day on this amazing island snorkelling, diving, swimming or spotting mantarays! 

Day 7

Mantaray Island, spend your second day doing the same as the first!

Day 8

Mantaray Island to Nadi, depart the island and get back to Nadi early evening.
 
 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be picked up from your hostel in Nadi by a friendly Frontier-Fiji staff member who will provide you with local orientation and guidance before beginning your exploration of this stunning part of Fiji. The tour departs Nadi on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Along your journey you will be staying in a variety of resorts along the magnificent coastline of Fiji, some of which won the best budget accommodation award in previous years! Most resorts will offer shared dormitory-style accommodation. All of the accommodation is located on or close to the beach front so all you will have to worry about is rolling out of bed and onto the white sands of Fiji.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Food is not included within the cost of this trip. A compulsory meal package is applicable on Mantaray Island paid direct to the resort of FJ$87 ($51) per day (subject to change). All other meals are on a menu selection basis and average between FJ$10-$25 ($6-$15) per meal at the resort restaurants.  

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your spare time you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches and go snorkelling in the clear blue waters of Pacific harbour, just a bus ride away. Whatever you do you'll be amazed at the Pacific Islanders' tremendous hospitality and culture. You'll quickly make friends as you play rugby, netball, and other sports with the villagers.

You can take part in traditional ceremonies, learn Fijian cooking, and learn how to weave hats in the local style, visit the hot springs or take a scuba diving course. There is also the opportunity to trek in the nearby rainforest, and bathe in natural waterfall lagoons. Please note that these activities cost extra and we encourage you to book them direct with local providers helping to support the local economy.

COSTS

8 days / 7 nights $645

DEPARTURE DATES

Departs three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

DURATION

8 days / 7 nights

PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POPULAR PROJECT!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice 
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Fun and friendly travel between all major country attractions
  • In-country emergency support 
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up 

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Nadi (NAN)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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