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DAYS 1-3: BEACH LODGE ORIENTATION

The flight arrives to Fiji after crossing the international date line. We begin by traveling by private bus around Fiji’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. We stop in town to have lunch and explore the markets. Then, we continue on to our small eco-resort to relax and unwind from our travels, swim, and get to know our friendly Fijian hosts. After an evening Lovo (traditionally cooked earth oven meal), we meet around a bonfire overlooking the Pacific to learn about native Fijian history and customs to prepare for our upcoming village stay.

DAYS 4-7: VILLAGE COMMUNITY SERVICE & HOMESTAY­

When we arrive at our village destination, a “sevu sevu” welcome ceremony inducts our group into the community family for the duration of our stay. During our time here, we stay with families in small groups and eat in a communal setting. Our village family spoils us with inspired banquets of fruits, breads, and native dishes. The villages we work with have mapped out the need for health, education, and community facilities. We work alongside our hosts on these community development projects, lending our time, labor, and financial support. Our service work includes meaningful grassroots projects where we work side-by-side with the village families who directly benefit from our efforts. We live and work at the relaxed pace of ‘Fiji time.’ Our days include projects, adventure activities, and introductions to traditional, local customs, crafts, and games! Fiji is paradise in the Pacific, complete with volcanic mountains, coral reefs, waterfalls, hiking trails, and single-lane dirt roads that transport us back to a simpler time.

DAYS 8-10: TAVEUNI MARINE SCIENCE & SNORKELING

Take a short flight to the stunning island of Taveuni where we stay in small lodges close to the beach. Explore the reefs and view dazzling colored fish. With dive sites such as Eel Reef and the Great White Wall, it is easy to see why Taveuni is renowned for its world-class diving! Other activities include snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing for dinner, natural rock water-slides, and hiking the Lavena Coast.

DAYS 11-12: TRIP CLOSURE & DEPARTURE

Finally, we depart for home full of new experiences and inspiration. Your time in Fiji will forever be an example of communal village interactions, a way of life that may soon be lost in time.