Start your Sunday Fiji tour by joining a church congregation for the day’s service. Your guide will brief you on the dos and don’ts and give you a history lesson of the islands’ religious practices. This is an extremely intimate opportunity that will make you not just a visitor, but a part of the local community. In addition to taking part in the sermon and readings, you’ll meet local children attending Sunday school and hear the sounds of Fiji’s rich musical heritage by listening to the church choir perform.
Please note that a collection plate will be passed around, for donations to assist with running the church. It is not mandatory to donate; however, if you feel that you want to give a dollar or two, you’re most welcomed to.
Once the service is over and as you bid goodbye to members of the congregation, you’ll meet the family that will host a Sunday lunch with you in their home.
The term “bula” is something you’ll hear everywhere in Fiji. It means hello, goodbye, welcome, love, life, and more, and it often is used to sum up the vibe of Fiji itself. One of the best ways to understand the bula spirit is to visit a family — because bula originates from within the family.
You’ll sit and enjoy a cosy meal with a local family, during which time you’ll have the chance to learn about their cultural traditions and history. In Fiji, meals are traditionally eaten sitting on the living room floor, with food spread out on a tablecloth in the middle of the group. Expect lots of good (and filling!) food, laughs, smiles, and warm hospitality.
After your meal and conversation, your guide will take you back to your hotel, and you can spend the rest of your Sunday exploring on your own.
Inclusions: English-speaking tour guide, driver, church service, lunch, soft drinks, transportation
Exclusions: Souvenirs, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for driver or guide
Dress standard: Fijian tradition is for modest attire to be worn to church. Men typically wear sulus (a type of skirt), or long pants with a shirt. Ladies must wear a dress, with the hemline below knee level.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour for the price indicated above. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.