Top New Trips for 2012: Off the Beaten Path -- Fiji Escape
Find yourself in Fiji, snorkeling brilliant waters, hiking deep into pristine rainforest, making tapa cloth, and chatting with village elders over kava on an Off the Beaten Path adventure.
Off the Beaten Path: Fiji Escape
The outside world falls away as smiling, relaxed Fijians greet you in genuine welcome. Opportunities to experience culture and nature abound. An authentic kava ceremony introduces you to this tranquilizing liquid foundation of Fijian friendships and community relations, and snorkeling excursions get you out in waters known for their abundance of turtles, fish, and soft coral. A scenic coastal drive takes you to the Bouma National Heritage Park for a day of hiking deep into old forests, past ancient villages and to some of Fiji’s most spectacular waterfalls. It’s paradise, pure and simple.
Cultural connection: Experience the authentic kava ceremony, prepare a lovo dinner, and attend a meke for traditional singing, dancing, and storytelling.
Tranquil lodging: Your secluded oceanfront resort on Taveuni is small and traditional, with airy, thatch-roofed bungalows.
Unforgettable snorkeling: Experience some of the best snorkeling in the world, in warm waters filled with reef fish and colorful soft corals.
Active exploration: Along with snorkeling, you hike rainforest trails, swim in waterfall pools, and float a river on a bamboo raft.
Fiji Escape: March 25-April 3, October 14-23; from $5,295 to $5,595.