Australia New Zealand Jiji by Intrepid Travel

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australasia fiji explorer original 8 days ex nadi itinerary day 1 nadi surrounded by sugar cane fields and flanked by the nadi river the gateway to our fijian adventure is also a religious centre for hindus and muslims with the sri plus local payment us$100 physical culture shock siva subramaniya temple the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere days 2-3 namatakula a scenic drive traverses the fertile sigatoka valley on our way to namatakula a traditional welcome or `sevu sevu involves a `kava drink before we learn all about fijian singing and dancing top off any explorations of the village with a traditional `lovo meal cooked in the ground islander-style day 4 suva a fascinating blend of communities make up the diverse ethnic population of suva giving it a unique cosmopolitan flavour take a city tour and visit the national museum for a dose of nature the colo-i-suva forest park offers many trails with glimpses of waterfalls indigenous flora and scenic vistas day 5 nadi discover everyday fijian life as we pass villages farms and roadside stalls on our return to nadi where you can stock up on souvenirs and enjoy the local nightlife days 6-8 yasawas pacific fantasies come to life in this archipelago of volcanic islands pristine white sands clear waters and swaying palm trees set the scene for a lazy few days swim snorkel visit a local village or simply relax secure in the knowledge that this is as close to paradise on earth as it can get accommodation hotel/guesthouse 3 nts simple dormitory and `bure style lodgings 4 nts transport local bus boat carrier group size max 12 meals 4 breakfasts 2 lunches 4 dinners budget allow us$100 for meals not included departs selected sun may to dec notes trip finishes on arrival into nadi by boat around 18:00 on sunday day 8 please take this into consideration when booking any flights out of nadi we recommend you book additional accommodation in nadi on the evening of day 8 or stay longer to explore the yasawas traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary 2007 start 13-may 27-may 10-jun 24-jun 8-jul 22-jul finish 20-may 3-jun 17-jun 1-jul 15-jul 29-jul 5-aug 19-aug 2-sep 16-sep 30-sep 14-oct 28-oct 12-aug 26-aug 9-sep 23-sep 7-oct 21-oct 4-nov 11-nov 18-nov 25-nov 2-dec 9-dec 16-dec 2008 11-may 18-may 25-may 1-jun 8-jun 15-jun 22-jun 29-jun 6-jul 13-jul trip code · learn traditional singing dancing from locals · explore colonial modern architecture · hunt for souvenirs and handicrafts in nadi · relax on the beaches of the yasawa islands photography competition 2006 secluded swimming spot fiji damien balfour psf active south island active 9 days ex christchurch itinerary day 1 christchurch named after an oxford college and home to green parks and the gently flowing avon river christchurch exudes a distinctly english air head down plus local payment nz$100 physical culture shock to `the strip at night to experience a different side of the city day 2 hanmer springs enjoy a scenic cycle through the new zealand countryside to godley heads and sumner before arriving at hanmer springs for a chance to soak in thermal springs and indulge in an invigorating massage day 3 st arnauds limber up on a hike to the summit of mt isobel later we hit the bikes again en route to st arnaud where beech forests and glacial lakes form the perfect setting for our overnight stay day 4 motueka we continue our cycling adventure alongside the river to the fruit-growing region of motueka nestled on the edge of the arthur range and the kahurangi national park day 5 kahurangi national park keep your eyes peeled for rare flora birdlife and great views as we hike through the limestone-encrusted landscape day 6 abel tasman national park delve into maori history and spirituality while exploring abel tasman national park in a `waka the traditional maori canoe after a coastal walk we head to nelson the south island s arts hub day 7 kaikoura at anakiwa kayak the marlborough sound or hit the queen charlotte track before a whale-watching trip at kaikoura days 8-9 christchurch a leisurely cycle offers more scenic views before returning to christchurch south island kayaking jeff barnard accommodation hotel/guesthouse 8 nts transport minibus cycling walking waka canoe group size max 12 meals 6 breakfasts 7 lunches budget allow nz$200 for meals not included departs selected sat traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary 2007 start 07 apr 05 may 22 sep 13 oct 27 oct 10 nov finish 15 apr 13 may 30 sep 21 oct 04 nov 18 nov 24 nov 02 dec 08 dec 16 dec 29 dec 06 jan 2008 12 jan 20 jan 26 jan 03 feb 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 05 apr 19 apr 03 may 17 feb 02 mar 16 mar 30 mar 13 apr 27 apr 11 may · cycle through the new zealand countryside · trek in the kahurangi national park · go canoeing in the beautiful abel tasman trip code pxc 101