If you want to experience the real Fiji, this is the tour for you.
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to Sigatoka for a bit of souvenir shopping before being taken on a 20 minute drive to the boat by V and Mess who were really entertaining with lots of information about the local area.
We boarded Captain Freddie's boat. He was a real character and an excellent Captain! He gave us a tour of the river stopping a few times on the way with lots of interesting facts.
Then it was onto the village. The ladies were given free sarongs to wear out or respect to the village's culture.
We were given an introduction to the village and told all about it's history and how things are done from the time of cannibalism to now. It was really interesting.
We were then welcomed into the village but sitting down and participating in a Kava ceremony.
The people of the village were so beautiful and welcoming. It was such a touching experience. They provided us with a light lunch of local foods such as roots, rice, chicken and coconut and then we all danced together. I personally found the experience to be quite moving.
When we returned to the boat, Captain Freddie treated us to a few 360° turns. A great end to a wonderful day.
We would certainly do this again.