Village Explorer

5 days/4 nights

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The Village Explorer is an immersion in Kadavu’s warm, friendly culture together with daily adventures out sea-kayaking, snorkeling and hiking.

Our Village Explorer trips will recommence in 2024. Our indigenous guides will lead you to two traditional villages; you’ll stay two nights in each. Both villages can only be reached by boat or on foot. There are no roads in this remote part of Fiji.

You’ll experience the sevusevu ceremony of welcome and sleep in a typical village house, hosted by a family. You'll be served authentic Fijian cuisine. There are no supermarkets here; almost everything comes direct from the land and sea. You can get involved in the food-gathering and preparation; you can even wash the dishes if you want.


The villagers’ welcome will be sincere and heartfelt. Every year just a few international visitors go this deep into Kadavu Island culture. The trip is private so the balance between outdoor activities, cultural interaction, free-time and rest-time can be tailored to suit your group. Children and non-paddlers can join the trip too.

More about the accommodation:

Life in Fiji's outer-island villages is not always comfortable and seldom luxurious. Common household appliances are not common at all; furniture is rare. Most meals, meetings and social get-togethers are held seated on woven mats on the floor. The Village Explorer gives travelers a real experience of the local way of life. During the night you may be woken by roosters crowing, people singing and coconuts falling on tin-roofs. These are the sounds of village life. You'll sleep in a typical village house with limited electricity; you'll be given private bedrooms and access to a shared bathroom (flush-toilet, cold-water shower). The food will be healthy and plentiful, with abundant fresh water, safe to drink.


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'Trips for Six'

Discounts for groups

Get a group of six or more together and reduce everyone’s price.

How it works: Instead of the regular per person price, we’ll give you a special per group price.
As the group's coordinator its up to you to decide how to split the 'Trips for Six' price. You might:

  • surprise your friends and family by paying for everyone.
  • divide the amount equally among all participants.
  • get the rest of the group to share the cost so you travel for free.

Who is it for? Extended families, groups of friends, hiking & kayaking clubs, corporate groups, etc.

'Trips for Six' discounts are available only for bookings made directly with
Tamarillo Active Travel. Contact us to learn more.

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Photo credits: Village Explorer/Slice of Kadavu, both by Greg von Doersten.