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  • 9 Days "Fiji Island Discovery" from $1,099pp to $1,399pp for 2 adults and 2 children (slightly more for 2 adults) after GCash travel credits: Includes direct return flights, 8 nights' resort accommodation with daily breakfast, 9 days' car hire and Savala island cruise. Silver star package also includes sunset dinner cruise, cultural centre tour and "lovo" lunch, buffet dinner and show. Complete itinerary with lots to see and do for a couple or family. Save up to 40% off retail.

    Lots of smiles as meke dancers tell stories through dance
    Lots of smiles as meke dancers tell stories through dance
    • Lots of smiles as meke dancers tell stories through dance
    • The sunset cruise included in the Silver Star package is a highlight of the trip
    • Snorkelling is fun for everyone and a top spot is Savala Island
      A Savala Island day cruise and tour is included in both packages.
    • Kula Eco Park, fantastic for children and fun for adults as well
    • Come visit Suva during your holiday
    • Navala Village is one of the must-see places in Fiji
    • The Nadi markets are a great place to visit and find a souvenir to take home with you
    • Go resort-hopping and have lunch at different place on each free day
    • The Sunset dinner cruise in the Silver Star package includes a lobster dinner upgrade option
    • Traditional fire dancing provides great entertainment at night
      Included with 3-course dinner in the Silver Star package.
    • Come on over
    • See traditional Fijian dance and learn the history of the country
    • Changing of the guard ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Suva
    • You'll be surrounded by picture-perfect beaches
    • A car means complete freedom to get out and about as much as you please

    YOU PAY FROM $2,005pp $1,099 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS & FFV

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    Trip Highlights

    There’s a lot more to Fiji than 90% of travellers see. Fiji is a tropical paradise blessed with natural beauty both on the land and under the water that challenges you to be adventurous. This itinerary is for the 10% of travellers who want to fully experience their travel destination and take home memories that extend well beyond the grounds of the resort where they’re staying.

    Enjoy these highlights*:

    • Discover more of Fiji than you ever thought possible
    • Stay eight nights at a waterfront Fiji resort
    • Enjoy a day of snorkelling and island relaxation at Savala Island
    • Visit Suva, the capital of Fiji
    • Embark on a sunset dinner cruise (with optional Lobster upgrade)
    • Cultural centre tour, traditional dance show and special lunch
    • Enjoy an evening buffet dinner at a nearby resort with entertainment

    * Two packages are available. Silver star package highlights shown. Pricing is based on two adults and two children travelling. See Inclusions for full details.

    * Various itinerary options are available. See full itinerary for details. Package price varies according to season and departure city.

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    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

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    Getaway Cash travel credits are used to reduce the price of your travel from retail down to wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount flights.

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    RETAIL VALUE

    $2,005pp

    GCASH CREDITS APPLIED

    $806

    YOU PAY*

    $1,199

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    Membership due for renewal or not enought travel credits to get the maximum discount? Book this trip or any featured package and get a free 2-year renewal plus bonus travel credits so you get the lowest price. Call today on 1800 669 579.

    Special offer: Silver star packages booked on or before 15/07/2019, get $500 FJD resort credit per room to use on restaurant meals, drinks and spa services available at the resort.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Inclusions

    "Live on island-time and discover more of Fiji with its breathtaking beauty and rare serenity. A haven for beach lovers as well as those seeking to explore exquisite landscapes and experience Pacific island culture."

    We'll help you make the most of your island escape whether you're traveling as a family or as a couple. You’ll be surrounded by picturesque beaches while you relax and enjoy a range of island-time activities. Immerse yourself in the island life by relaxing by the pool or beach, going snorkeling, visiting traditional villages as well as Suva, the capital of Fiji. Enjoy an island cruise as well.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Package inclusions:

    Bronze Star package:

    • Return flights to/from Nadi
    • 8 nights' Bronze standard accommodation on Fiji’s Coral Coast
    • Daily buffet breakfasts
    • Cruise to Savala Island with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch
    • 9 days car hire, Suzuki Jimny or similar

    Silver Star package:

    • Return flights to/from Nadi
    • 8 nights' Silver standard accommodation on Fiji’s Coral Coast
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Cruise to Savala Island with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch
    • Half-day tour of Fiji Culture Village in Nacaqara with traditional “lovo”lunch
    • Sunset dinner cruise (with discounted Lobster upgrade)
    • 9 days car hire, Toyota Rav4 or similar
    • 3-course dinner and Polynesian fire dance show

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guide for Fiji
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Comprehensive travel insurance offer:

    Add comprehensive, best-in-class, travel insurance for just $49 per person*, valued at over $160 per couple. Full insurance cover details are available on request.

    Special value:

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    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. A flight cost provision (allowance) applies. Total price after Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Flight pricing included in packages or other estimates is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. Travel insurance pricing if stated is based on two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. Surcharge applies for travellers aged 70 years and over. Pricing and availability based on travel in November 2019. Valid all year round. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

    Your Itinerary

    Say “Bula” to Fiji! You arrive in Nadi (pronounced “Nandi”), gateway to the Fiji islands. You’ll then immerse yourself daily in everything from total relaxation to island day tours including Nadi and Suva, snorkelling, glass bottom boat rides and traditional cultural experiences. In the process you’ll not only learn to relax on island-time, you’ll also learn about the rich culture and history that has made this vibrant country what it is today.

    Unlike the majority of travellers, you will have a car to get you to the many places that are not as touristy. This is a real advantage, giving you complete freedom to get out and about as much as you please. You can even include “resort-hopping” into your itinerary. This is where you simply drive around and check-out the various resorts, have lunch or enjoy a cool drink.

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust

    DAY 1: NADI - CORAL COAST

    After arriving into Nadi you will collect your hire car and start your island adventure with a scenic drive to your resort. Once you have checked in, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy the resort facilities. Try out the restaurant tonight for a delicious meal of local produce. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to study your Lonely Planet guide and review your plan for each day of your stay in Fiji.

    DAY 2: FIJIAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

    Today you will sample the lifestyle, hospitality and customs of Fiji in a beautiful and unique setting. Visitors get to interact with villagers in a natural, friendly environment and learn about their crafts and arts.


    Lots of smiles as meke dancers tell stories through dance

    Visit “Bure” huts where demonstrations of Fiji’s diverse culture take place - from carving, fishing, canoe making, pottery making and tapa making to coconut processing. See ancient Fiji come to life with a traditional kava ceremony and spectacular meke dance performance. This is an extravaganza of singing, dancing, costumes and legend.

    Tour itinerary:

    9.30am: Welcome by a warrior and your village tour guide.
    Your village tour starts with the village “bure” huts. Your traditional village guide will provide commentary. You will visit the “bure kalou” chief’s home, and a special village “bure”. Visit the gallery that tells you more of Fiji’s history. Join the ladies and the men in the “bure” to understand better the culture and diversity of Fiji.


    Come on over

    10:45: See how “lovo” food is buried in an earth oven.
    11:00: Watch the traditional dance and singing show that fills the whole village with sound. Feel free to join in for lots of fun.
    12:15: Time to unearth the “lovo”. Get ready for an unforgettable dining experience as they unearth the lunch and prepare it to be served.
    12:30: Enjoy your delicious “lovo” lunch with “kokoda”, “fish lolo”, salad and seasonal fruits (from the organic garden) at the riverside restaurant.

    The afternoon is free to check out other places in the area.

    DAY 3: SAVALA ISLAND

    Today will be your chance to see one of the most beautiful little islands in the Fiji Islands group, just perfect for snorkelling. Savala Island, just off the coast of Fiji, feels like a holiday within in holiday. Relax on the beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and enjoy unlimited rides on a glass-bottom boat whilst absorbing the local flavour.


    Snorkelling is fun for everyone and a top spot is Savala Island

    As you sail towards Savala Island, indulge in home-made banana cake and a tea or coffee while learning about the local scenery. After mooring along the sandy cay's vibrant shores the world of Savala Island is your oyster: Relax on the beach or go snorkelling. During your visit you can feed the fish and immerse yourself in the “Tale of the Coconut,” which explains the coconut's many practical applications.

    You will be picked up from your hotel to travel to Savala Island for your island day cruise. Includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch and refreshments.

    Cruise and tour highlights:

    • Stunning reefs teeming with vivid sea life & colourful coral
    • Engaging activities for individuals, children & families
    • Chance to learn about island life, feed fish and go snorkeling
    • Glass-bottom boat peacefully glides across the water
    • Educational songs, culture & food of the Fijian people

    DAY 4: RELAX OR MORE ADVENTURE

    Today is a free day to rest or continue adventuring. You might want to spend the day relaxing at the resort or soaking up the sun on the beach.


    Kula Eco Park, fantastic for children and fun for adults as well

    If you’re traveling with children, take a drive to Kula Eco Park, Fiji's biggest Family Fun Park at Sigatoka on the Coral Coast. It is a 28-acre property set in 3 valleys. Huge walk-through enclosures put you inside the habitats of its resident parrots, doves, water birds and reptiles. Marine displays of ocean turtles, soft and hard coral and tropical fish provide a glimpse of the spectacular marine world that surrounds the 300+ Islands of Fiji. With almost a kilometer of wooden walkways, bridges and rest areas, the park provides visitors with the opportunity to experience the ‘wild side’ of Fiji in comfortable and safe surroundings.


    Navala Village is one of the must-see places in Fiji

    Visit Navala Village, about two scenic hours’ drive from Nadi. Nestled in rugged, grassy mountains, Navala is by far Fiji’s most picturesque village. Navala’s chief enforces strict town-planning rules: the dozens of traditional thatched bure are laid out neatly in avenues, with a central promenade sloping down the banks of the Ba River. All the houses here are built with local materials; the only concrete block and corrugated iron in sight is for the school, Catholic church and radio shed (which houses the village’s emergency radio telephone).

    DAY 5: SUVA

    Suva (soo-va) is the heart of Fiji, home to half of the country’s urban population and the largest city in the South Pacific. It's a lush green city on a hilly peninsula, that gets more than its fair share of rain, and has a vibrant cultural scene.


    Come visit Suva during your holiday

    Downtown is as diverse architecturally as the populace is culturally. A jigsaw of colonial buildings, modern shopping plazas, abundant eateries and a breezy esplanade all form the compact central business district. Small passages are lined with curry houses, sari shops and bric-a-brac traders.


    Changing of the guard ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Suva

    On the last Saturday of each month there is a changing of the guards at the presidential residence. If your timing is right this event is well worth seeing.

    Include Thurston Gardens as part of your visit. The park is located at the heart of Suva City and displays horticultural species, several greenhouses, and walking tracks. It is open for sightseeing every day of the year and admission is free. You can walk along the park’s trails, picnic on manicured lawns and see the natural beauty of the island’s native flora, including tropical trees, palms, ferns, colourful gingers and water lilies.

    DAY 6: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE!

    If you pictured yourself spending your days by the pool or the beach, then this is a perfect day to do just that. Alternatively, you can explore more of the endless natural wonders of Fiji. Check out Natadola Beach, considered one of Fiji's best beaches. Natadola features pure white sand, many shade trees and crystal clear waters.


    See traditional Fijian dance and learn the history of the country

    If you enjoyed the cultural experience in Nadi, then take a drive to Kalevu Cultural Centre, hidden away within the four and a half acre grounds of Gecko’s Resort. The centre provides a glimpse into the local way of life in a traditional Fijian village which has been created to be as authentic as possible. It is open for visitors from 9am to 3pm daily.

    Afterwards you might like to have lunch at the resort and spend the rest of the day at the beach. Or you can take advantage of some of the activities on offer at the host resort and return to your own resort in the afternoon.

    Silver star package: Buffet dinner and Polynesian fire dance show.


    Traditional fire dancing provides great entertainment at night

    Once evening sets in we have you booked in for a sumptuous 3-course dinner followed by a traditional Polynesian fire dance show (Sunday nights only) at another resort a short drive away.

    DAY 7: NADI & SUNSET CRUISE

    If you haven’t already looked around Nadi, this would be a good day to do it. There’s the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, craft markets, and the towering and colourful Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple to visit. You’ll find all the information you need about Nadi in your Lonely Planet Guide.


    The Nadi markets are a great place to visit and find a souvenir to take home with you

    Highly recommended is taking a traditional mud bath at Sabeto or Tifajek, only 30 minutes from Nadi, on the same road as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Both are right next door to each other and owned by a brother and sister. Both have changing rooms with showers. To take full advantage of the therapeutic value of the mud pools you first coat yourself in mud then bake in the sun until it drys. Wash off in the first hot spring pool then walk over to the next clear water pool for another cleansing. Wonderful and fun experience.

    Silver star package: Sunset dinner cruise.


    The sunset cruise included in the Silver Star package is a highlight of the trip

    As the sky streaks yellows, oranges and pinks, head for the open seas on an enchanting and romantic dinner cruise along Fiji’s peaceful waters. Dine on a succulent barbecued meal, take in a live Fijian cultural performance and soak up the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Pacific.

    Board your vessel at Denarau Marina (a short drive from Nadi), sip on a refreshing welcome drink and ponder the marvellous views from the open deck. Long, white beaches meet easy ocean waves, crafting the perfect island scene. Find a seat while you pull away from shore and prepare for dinner to begin. (Optional lobster meal upgrade available for $25 per person, normally $50.)

    DAY 8: MAKING THE MOST OF IT

    We’re sure by this stage you’ll have settled into island life and never want to leave. Now is the time to see and do anything you’ve not yet done.


    Go resort-hopping and have lunch at different place on each free day

    Denarau Island is well worth a visit to find an oceanfront restaurant at one of the resorts such as Radisson Blu or Sofitel to enjoy a delicious lunch. If there is anything else you have missed or might want to go back to, now is the time to do it! You might prefer to spend your last day relaxing by the resort pool or on the beach as there really is nothing like it.

    DAY 9: MOCE NI SA MOCE


    "Moce Ni sa moce" means "goodbye" in Fijian.

    Unfortunately, even the best holidays must come to an end. Today you head back to Nadi to fly home after an incredible island experience that will leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated, like every holiday should. Drop your hire car off at the airport for a smooth departure and say goodbye to Fiji until next time.

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