10-day Fiji tropical paradise adventure tour

Some of the happiest people on the planet

make this one of the happiest travel adventures in the world

Fiji is an extraordinary collection of more than 300 archipelago islands in the South Pacific. Typified by palm-lined golden sand beaches, brightly coloured lagoons, eco diverse coral reefs and rugged mountain hinterlands. But it is not just the scenery – travellers are drawn to Fiji for the locals who are amongst the happiest most smiling people you will meet on your journey. As they say in Fiji “Bulla to Fiji!.

Over 10 memorable self-guided days you will learn to live like a local, sharing traditionally made cava in a thatched roof bure, learn to cook a lovo meal in the earth ovens, visit thermal springs and mud pools, hike through rainforests and of course – snorkel, scuba dive, paddle board, sleep in a hammocks and drink cocktails as you island hop around Fiji! Our local guides meet you on each island showing you around and organising your adventures.

At a glance

From: $1,290

Nadi and Mamanuca

Fiji is a stunning nation of beautifully caring and happy people on tropical paradise islands. You arrive on the main commercial island and start your self guided journey in Nadi. You start your unique insight into the island way of life that has developed over 3500 years! A local U.Guide will take you out of a few active adventures such as zip lining, mountain biking or hiking, and the best part – ‘getting to know’ the locals as we share mud baths and thermal springs with them. Meet the locals – listen to their stories, learn the history and absorb the challenges facing ‘today’s Fiji’ and celebrate the simple values of the Fijian culture which have persevered for millennia.

From Nadi your first truly island experience is on Beachcomber Island made famous by the movie Castaway. Snorkel with the sea turtles in the warm coral laden waters or get active on the beach with some volleyball and cocktails.

  • Zipline, trek, swim, mountain bike, and hike on the mainland
  • Soak in thermal mud baths with the locals
  • Party on Beachcomber Island in the Mamanuca archipeligo
Yasawa Islands

Quintessential Fiji awaits you. Lush tropical islands fringed by golden palm tree lined beaches and colourful soft coral reefs. We head out to the Yasawa Islands chain and experience the other side of Fiji – Island Life! This is more about late starts and beach parties, snorkelling, diving and swimming. Sun rises give way to sun sets as we relax and step back from life as we know it. You can be as active or as relaxed as you choose – sway in hammocks under the frongs of palm trees while enjoying a cocktail, or paddle board around the lagoons.

  • Experience life below the sea with a guided outer reef snorkelling trip
  • Sunset cocktails on a cozy sunset cruise
  • Relax on the chalk-white sandy beaches, or paddle board, kayak and swim your days away
  • Safely swim with reef sharks

Ni sa bula vinaka!

Welcome to the beautiful island paradise of Fiji. Here, the locals are world famous for their smiles and open hospitality. Combined with a relaxed island life culture, Fiji should be on every travellers bucket list.

On arrival today you will be met by your local Fiji guide and transferred to your accommodation in Nadi. You’ll meet the rest of your tour group this evening over a delicious three-course welcome meal and set yourselves up for tomorrows adventures.

Welcome to Fiji!

You head out today to explore Nadi and learn a little more about the history of Fiji. You’ll start with a quick drive out to experience the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, settled amongst tropical rainforests at the base of The Sleeping Giant Mountain before heading onto the first of many adventures – a zipline above the rainforest canopy. With 5 zips to choose from and 2 waterfalls to play in, this is a fantastic way to start your Fiji adventure.

We finish the day with a relaxing roll in the mud followed by a soak in the Sabeto Thermal Mud Pool and Hot Springs. The pools, which are heated by an underground volcanic source, are said to have therapeutic properties, embraced as a Fijian wellness tradition so don’t be surprised that you’ll share the pools with locals and visitors alike.

Rainforests, Ziplines, Mud Baths and Hot Springs

We embark on our seafaring journeys today as we hop aboard a local ferry and head out to the idyllic collection of islands which make up the Mamanuca archipelago. Made internationally famous for hosting the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks, and more recently for hosting the American series of Survivor, there are 20 islands which host numerous water based activities with pure white palm tree lined sand beaches, coral reefs an an abundance of marine life.

We head to Beachcomber Island, our accommodation for the night, known for its enchanting tranquility by day, and more energetic party atmosphere! Snorkel in the tepid waters, seeking turtles amongst the reefs, play beach volleyball or relax with a cocktail on the beach – this is Fiji at it’s best!

Beachcomber Island, Mamanuca Archipelego

Relax and enjoy island life, Fiji style! Today is a free day for you to choose what you’d like to do, and at what pace. Swim, snorkel or relax in the sun. Beach side or pool side, there is cocktail with your name on it!

Beachcomber Island

Today we sail to the gateway of the Yasawa chain of Islands, arriving onto Barefoot Kuata and Manta Islands mid morning.

This is absolute Island paradise – an oasis in the South Pacific ocean with facilities meant to harmonise you with the extraordinary surroundings while the hosts treat you like you are royalty.

Barefoot Manta and Kuata Islands

The next few days are yours to relax and explore.

Relax in a hammock on tropical golden sand beaches, swim in crystal clear turquoise waters, participate on a guided outer coral reef snorkelling trip, watch the sun set from the deck of our sunset cruise, explore remote caves, swim safely with the reef sharks, explore the coast line by paddle board or kayak, or massage your woes away by a trained local masseuse.

Barefoot Kuata Island

Is it more relaxing, more cocktails, more happy hour prices or is today the day to take an intro diving course in the pool and guided snorkelling trip, or if you haven’t done it walk to the summit of Waya Lailai at sunset or sunrise for once in a life time tropical vistas.

Barefoot Kuata Island

It is our last day in this Island paradise so hurry up and relax. With today being our last night on Barefoot Kuta Island we highly recommend the sunset cruise if you have not already done it.

Barefoot Kuata Island
We head back to where it all began

Today we take the ferry back to the mainland Viti Levu and enjoy the last full day together. Enjoy the trip back and grab those last minute island photos. On arrival you are free to wander the beaches and township, relax, explore or adventure! Tonight we have a farewell dinner with our guide, followed by good by drinks at the bar!


It’s sad to see you go, but we are happy to have shared ‘our’ Fiji with you! Depending on the time of your outbound flight, you may have time for breakfast and taking a few last minute photos or supporting the locals by buying a few souvenirs for your family and friends back home.

And while this Fiji journey has drawn to a close, it gives you an opportunity to discover more amazing locations in the South Pacific and Asia. Both NZ and Australia are short flights away and can be explored with amazing 28 day tours through U. The cultural uniqueness of Asia can be experienced on your way back to Europe. Speak to your guide about booking more adventures with U.

Please note: depending on your flight arrival times and times of the year this tour may be run in reverse.

And with that we leave Fiji

We can help you!

This itinerary is a guide only. Given the spontaneous nature of our trips, our lack of control over the weather,
and many other factors that can effect a group, where we go and what we do each day may vary.

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation



  • Ferries
  • Private bus transfers
  • Private boat transfers and cruises



  • 10-days self guided
  • A local guide who will pick you up at the airport
  • A local SIM card with 1.5 GB of data for your trip
  • A delicious three-course menu as a wonderful welcome dinner
  • Visit the incredibly beautiful “Garden of the sleeping giant”
  • Meet locals in the mud baths and thermal springs
  • Soar through the air and enjoy the view when you try zip lining
  • Relaxed walks through rainforests and around tropical islands
  • Swim under enchanting waterfalls
  • Sail on blue oceans and warm water, in the morning and at sunset
  • Discover the untamed beauty of the Mamanucas Islands, filming location of the Cast Away movie
  • Dive or snorkel the third largest coral reefs in the world
  • Relax on chalk-white sandy beaches and swim in the turquoise seas and lagoons
  • Party and dance on the beach until the sun rises.

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Your expected footprint on this trip: 0.50 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 333kgs Approx. 9 nights at 37kgs per night Transport: 78kgs Approx. 318km at 24kgs per 100km Optional activities: 30kgs Approx. average (2 activities) Food & drinks: 7kgs Approx. 700g per day Boats: 2kgs Approx. 115km at 19g per km

Your local investment on this trip: FJD$2,200

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

Why Choose a U. Trip

  • The only tour company carbon calculating and offsetting every part of your U.Trip, as part of your cost! From the flights, to all carbon costs associated with your accommodation, activities, meals and transport.  This means you are choosing to travel responsibly with a company dedicated to putting People + Planet first!  U. have simplified the decision making so you can focus on just choosing the best trip for your adventures!
  • More inclusions, head to head, than other trips meaning you get more value for your spend, you see more and you experience more!
  • Invest in yourself and your future with a U.Trip that seamlessly combines the fun, excitement and adventure of gap year and backpacker travel with Impact Experiences that add value to your ‘self’ and your CV.
  • U. creates the opportunity for you to challenge your own understanding of the world with first hand experiences of local communities and the challenges facing them.
  • A team with over 100 years collective travel experience

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