Step aboard a luxurious yacht and hear a sincere Fijian greeting, Bula! The welcome takes you beyond a normal hello, inviting you into the indulgent comforts of the ship, readying you for the ethereal natural beauty of the islands, and reminding you to take pleasure in every second of the journey. Your excursion is hand tailored to take you around the delicate glow of celebrated coral reefs and the often-overlooked islands along the northern edge of the archipelago. The islands will immediately...
Fijian Cruise – Aboard the Welcome Boat
Fiji is known for its paradisiacal landscape, brimming with tropical forests that spread across 322 islands, reaching pristine beaches filled with powdery white sand. The water shimmers azure, ranging from crystal clear to dark blue at its deepest depths. You arrive in Nadi early in the morning and continue to the city of Savusavu located on the island of Vanua Levu. The tropical paradise no longer fills your imagination but comes to life before your very eyes. Lush mountains slope downwards edging the azure bay. The scent of hibiscus flowers blends into the sea breeze.
Locals have bright, wide smiles and greet you with “Bula!” meaning more than just hello, but a friendly greeting that encompasses the welcoming spirit of the Fijian islands. Your private transfer, arranged by one of Zicasso's travel agents for Fiji, meets you at the airport and takes you to the harbor where your cruise ship awaits. The boat is 140 feet long with beams towering like the palm trees up to 33 feet tall. The staff offers a warm and endearing greeting, filled with excitement and a complimentary glass of champagne. Soft cushions line the upper deck and provide a fanciful panorama of the bay. In the afternoon, the boat weighs anchor. The ocean breeze turns into a moving wind that brushes your cheeks. The beauty of the islands is matched only by the luxury of your cruise.
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- Discover the exceptional beauty along the Rainbow Reef, a remarkable subaquatic environment glowing with coral
- Explore the cultural grounds of Bouma National Heritage Park for a deeper look at the landscape and the islanders’ connection to the rainforest
- Witness pristine waterfalls careening through the jungle
- Kayak through incredible mangrove forests that take you into secluded canals
- Witness the true heritage of island villages with traditional ceremonies, from Polynesian tribes to a Melanesian performance at Wiwi Village
- Indulge in the luxurious comforts of a 140-foot yacht with ocean views from every angle
Fijian waters radiate azure, crystal clear from the shore to open water. The sun pierces the ocean’s surface deep down to spotlight resplendent coral reefs. Your 8-day scuba, snorkel and adventure vacation to Fiji islands takes you from one paradise to another, stopping in unimaginable bays bordered by unparalleled rainforest. Coral surrounds natural subaquatic passageways and calderas feed into the sea. You can spot tropical birds and tropical fish within moments of each other.
Your grand getaway begins with your arrival in Fiji. Your international flight arrives in Nadi where you local flight takes you to Savusavu, a postcard town on the island of Vanua Levu. You board the cruise ship and are immediately welcomed into the exquisite lifestyle of Fijian luxury. The boat weighs anchor, and you can watch the mountains rising over the bay fade into the distance. Your first stop is Rabi Island. The day takes you from the waters to the shore, swimming with manta rays to visiting a local secondary school on shore. A local village has a traditional Micronesian performance before you make your way back to the ship.
The boat continues to Somosomo across the International Dateline. Take the opportunity to snorkel and dive around some of the celebrated sites across Fiji, including Rainbow’s End, where the Rainbow Reef drops off. Around dinnertime, a local community will share their Polynesian roots with you. Traverse the Ringgold Atolls around the island of Cobia. Hike the crescent island to see the caldera and discover the sensational marine life. On the Garden Island of Taveuni, you will have a deeper understanding of Fijian’s connection to the land at Bouma National Heritage Park, followed by a traditional song and dance from locals in the Wiwi Village.
On the shores of Qamea Island you can linger in the waters snorkeling or SCUBA diving, along with kayaking up the canals of the Naivivi mangrove forest. You arrive back at the shores of Rabi Island with the day at your leisure to enjoy the waters or the beaches, the onboard spa or the comforts of the upper deck. The boat docks in Savusavu and you disembark. Your private transfer takes you to the airport for your connecting flight to Nadi. You have traversed the waters around Fiji and found grandeur in above and beneath the surface of the South Pacific.
$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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