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Fiji/New Caledonia/Vanuatu

Fascinating Fiji: Exploring Above and Below its Shores

Program No. 23554RJ
Don your snorkeling mask to discover the coral reefs and aquatic biodiversity of Fiji with experts — then go on land to meet the locals and share in their culture and traditions.

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Apr 14 - Apr 25, 2024
Hotel 5,999
Deluxe View 6,499
Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2024
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Oct 27 - Nov 7, 2024
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Jan 19 - Jan 30, 2025
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DATES & PRICES

Hotel Deluxe View
Filling Fast!
Apr 14 - Apr 25, 2024
Hotel 6,999
Deluxe View 7,929
Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2024
SOLD OUT
Hotel 6,999
Deluxe View 7,929
Oct 27 - Nov 7, 2024
SOLD OUT
Hotel 6,999
Deluxe View 7,929
Filling Fast!
Jan 19 - Jan 30, 2025
Hotel 7,199
Deluxe View 8,099
Filling Fast!
Feb 23 - Mar 6, 2025
Hotel 7,199
Deluxe View 8,099

At a Glance

Bula! Welcome to Fiji, where the warmth of these tropical islands is found not only in the breezes of the South Pacific, but in the friendly smiles of local residents. With marine experts, explore the natural treasures and biodiversity that make these islands some of the most fascinating and beautiful in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced snorkeler, the pristine waters and coral reefs surrounding Fiji’s coastlines await your sense of adventure. Discover native fish and coral ecosystems in their natural habitat and learn about current community-focused conservation initiatives. Following your water adventures, experience true Fijian hospitality on land as you meet local residents, visit schools, and enjoy evenings of traditional Fijian song and dance.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Snorkel and learn from marine experts about the biodiversity of some of Fiji’s most beautiful ecosystems, including Bligh Waters, Vatu-i-Ra Seascape and Beqa Island.
  • Learn how Fiji’s seascapes are vital to the livelihood of its residents as you enjoy field trips to local villages and schools.
  • Participate in a kava ceremony where you’ll sample a pepper-root drink from a “bilo,” or coconut cup, and enjoy evenings of Fijian “meke,” music and dance.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean
by Paddy Ryan
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific
by Paul Humann, Ned Deloach, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs.
Blue Hope
by Sylvia A. Earle
In this informative, dazzling collection of photographs, maps and essays, deep-sea crusader Sylvia Earle pays tribute to the ocean. Her aim: to encourage us to love the ocean -- all life on Earth, she writes, depends on it.
Fiji's Natural Heritage
by Paddy Ryan
A superbly illustrated, comprehensive survey of the natural history of Fiji with 500 color photos.
Tales of the South Pacific
by James Michener
The first of the big Michener novels, set in World War II Polynesia. It's great fun, and the basis for the Rogers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific."
Fiji Map
by HEMA Maps
A true, in-depth tourist map to the islands of Fiji, single-sided, scaled to 1:625,000. Side one includes laundry lists of resorts, charters, golf courses and other helpful tourism info. The map features Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Kadavu I, North Lau Group, South Lau Group and other satellite islands.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific
by H. Douglas Pratt
This landmark field guide with chapters on the islands and habitats features superb color plates by Pratt and a checklist of birds.
We, the Navigators, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific
by David Lewis
This engaging classic examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers.
Pacific Journeys
by Peter Hendrie
A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years.
The Happy Isles of Oceania
by Paul Theroux
The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
South Pacific Islands Map
by Nelles
Covering the Pacific from Pitcairn to Papua New Guinea at a scale of 13:000,000. With 30 individual island maps, including Easter Island, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Marquesas, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Getting Stoned with Savages, A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
by J. Maarten Troost
Troost (Sex Lives of Cannibals) follows up his hilarious account of life in Kiribati with an equally amusing romp in Fiji and Vanuatu. Coaxed back to the islands by promises of a simpler life, Troost faces dangerous weather, potent drugs and tribal chiefs with his wit intact.
Mutiny on the Bounty
by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff
The well-known (and loved) fictional account of the voyage of the HMS Bounty, greatly enjoyable despite its probable lack of accuracy regarding Bligh's personality.
Lonely Planet Fijian Phrasebook
by Lonely Planet
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
Lonely Planet Fiji
by Robyn Jones
This comprehensive guide features maps, a good overview of Fiji's culture, history and nature, and information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. It also includes information on outdoor and adventure activities.
Ocean Duets
by Michele Westmoreland, Sylvia Earle (Introduction)
This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text.
Coral Reef Fishes
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world.
Oceanic Art
by Nicholas Thomas
A concise, cogent and colorful overview of the gorgeous art of the Pacific Islands. Organized thematically with 182 illustrations, 26 in color.





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