Urata Waterfall & Village Tour

3.5 hours | Savusavu | S V U - 2 1 5
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The rugged, unspoiled beauty of Savusavu charms visitors with its coconut plantations, volcanic scenery and lush rainforest. Nestled on the northern Fijian island Vanua Levu, the "Big Land," Savusavu boasts a robust heritage with traditional villages dedicated to preserving the native culture. Spend a half day with the Urata (pronounced 'oo rartar') tribe, meet their chief and request permission to visit their sacred waterfall on this authentic introduction to a time-honored way of life.

Begin your day with a 30-minute scenic drive along the edge of Savusavu Bay to the Urata Village. Upon arrival, native warriors will greet you and escort you through the village to the meetinghouse. Here you will meet the village chief who welcomes you with a ritual ceremony. In this formal setting, you will request permission to visit the neighboring waterfalls and swimming holes.

Once granted approval, embark on an easy, 30-minute nature walk through the plantations and along rainforest trails to sparkling Urata Falls. As you trek, your guide will stop to highlight the different crops that you will see, including taro, banana, papaya and the important kava. You will also learn about herbs used for medicinal purposes in these rural areas.

The Urata Waterfall soon comes into view, beckoning you with its cool refreshment. The cool pools of silky water are believed to be therapeutic, and taking a swim amidst this magnificent natural setting is certainly a balm for the soul. A leisurely stroll back to the village is rewarded with fresh fruit and a colorful performance of song and dance.

At the completion of your day, relax and enjoy picturesque views as you return to port.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.