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“one day trip to Navala from Ba town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Navala Village

Navala Village
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Full-Day Navala Village Tour
Ranked #12 of 51 things to do in Nadi
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Owner description: One of the most picturesque villages in Fiji, this one retains the traditional bures (thatched huts supported by center poles) that have been replaced in other villages by prefabricated concrete homes.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“one day trip to Navala from Ba town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

a 100% traditional village with stunning scenery and aura around it. Had a fantastic road trip with a local car rental service provider (highly recommended - ''Major rentals) for my trip to navala village from Ba town. On the way is the gorgeous Ba river. Locals mingle with tourist in a fantastic friendly manner with no surprises.

Visited February 2014
6 Thank Hash27
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Traditional village trip through leisurely boat trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Navala Village is the traditional village in Nadi, where you can reach through the leisurely boat trip by the Navua River. This trip passes through the traditional villages, where you can see and learn about the tradition and culture of the Fiji. On your way, you will also see many untouched beauty of waterfalls and gorgers, join in a Kava ceremony. This is the entire day tour acquiring all the entertaining and water activities that is you can enjoy the swimming in the fresh mountain water and have Fijian lunch. Basically, this tour is the expression of Fiji’s tradition, culture and historical background. If you are quiet interested in the lifestyle of Fijian people, then this is the tour that will give you entire information. Moreover, this is not only educational tour and you can also enjoy at your own extent and the staff will help you as well.

Visited November 2013
13 Thank gose c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great scenery, nice village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The scenery alone en-route to Navala is worth the trip! Some people come here on a tour for heart-stopping amounts of money, or you can catch a bus from Ba for $2 (plus $2 minivan from Lautoka, etc). If you miss the morning bus (we did) you can hire a carrier for $50 (still a bargain over a tour).
Entry to the village is $25 per adult, children free, and $10 for a guide. Nice and up front, no guilt trips. Once inside you can look around, or better yet, sit down, admire the view, drink a coconut ($2), pass some peanuts around and chat to the locals. Go and splash in the river. Finish up with kava in your guide's hut ($2) and catch the 12:30 bus home. A lovely day. Don't miss the interior.
I believe with notice (get there on the early bus) you can help prepare and eat a traditional lunch ($15 a head).

Visited July 2013
21 Thank 210markd
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“A little bit of history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Quaint original Fijian Village that even now still operates on a tribal basis. The Fisherman, The Carpenters and The Warriors all depicted by different icons. The original Fijians were cannibals but came Christianity that behaviour stopped and is no longer practised. The history is fascinating and you are guided through the village by a local inhabitant who weaves the historical and cultural aspects as you move from one tribe enclave to the next. All living in harmony! Well worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
11 Thank colinrbush
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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“Best day trip in Fiji”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Had a great day with nice people and the villagers. Very embarrassed when the ladies had their goods to sell and we had been told by the Rosie holidays tour desk at sonaisali not to bring any money...

Visited April 2013
16 Thank Louise M
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