Small-Group Off-Road Safari with Naihehe Caves & Lunch



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Duration: 5h
Location: Naihehe Caves, Sigatoka | Sigatoka


Category: Adventures

Highlights:
Mystical pools & geological features of the Naihehe Caves
Intriguing history of Fiji's ancient, cannibalistic tribes
Off-road adventure in the Sigatoka Valley in a sturdy ATV
Traditional kava ceremony in the home of a tribal priest
Island-style lunch & leisure time at a village swimming hole

Inclusions:
Guided off-road tour of the Sigatoka Valley
Guided tour of the Naihehe Caves
Kava ceremony
Lunch, snacks, and bottled water
Headlamp and sarong (for women)
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Nadi, Denarau, or Coral Coast hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
10% discount voucher for the Tappoos and Fiji Markets in Sigatoka and Koko's Bar on the Coral Coast

Description:

Ride over rugged landscapes in an all-terrain vehicle to the fortress-like cavern that was once home to one of Fiji's native tribes. Step into the subterranean world at the Neihehe Caves, and visit the home of a village priest to participate in a traditional kava ceremony.

Ride from Sigatoka inland, traversing the river and crisscrossing the forested hills in a sturdy, custom-built 4x4. Arrive at the home of the bete, the priest and keeper of the Naihehe Caves—legend holds that if you enter without his permission, you'll never get out. Take a seat for a traditional kava ceremony before trekking down a jungle path to the cave.

The name Naihehe means “to get lost” in Fijian, and it's a fitting moniker for these concealed caves deep within the Sigatoka Valley. During Fiji's tribal warfare days, the Sautabu mountain people used the cavern as a place of refuge, seeking shelter deep underground and climbing to a hidden opening to gather food when enemies besieged its main. Fiji's last tribal war took place here, after the Sautabu had camped out in the darkness for 79 days.

Turn on your headlamp and squeeze through the narrow entrance to the cave's cool and damp main chamber, which stretches back 560 feet (170 m) and soars to a height of 500 feet (150 m). Jagged stalactites, freshwater springs, and watery echoes fill the stony hall, as well as evidence of a more sinister, human past—a rock oven and ritual platform that were used during the tribe's cannibalistic rites.

Emerge from the cave and head to the village for a fresh lunch of island-style dishes. After the meal, linger in the sun by a nearby swimming hole and go for a refreshing dip if you'd like before your return ride to the coast.



Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 3 and younger are complimentary., If you have back or neck problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate., At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place., Maximum group size is 8 people., Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the booked pick-up time. You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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