The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fij has now landed on Amazon Prime. It sees Bear Grylls embark on what he has described as his most intense adventure to date – 333 competitors in 66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days, 24 hours a day, across 671 kilometres of rugged Fijian terrain. While this in itself may not appeal to the majority of holidaymakers, there are plenty of fun activities in Fiji for you to have your own (rather less taxing) adventure.
Inspired by the show, Tourism Fiji has compiled its own unique activities taking in some of the areas featured in the show.
White water rafting with River Fiji
Rush down white rapids on the Navua River, no matter what your skill level is.
The river’s Class II-III white water provides an adventure you’ll never forget while equally supporting the local communities that live along the River.
For more information: www.riversfiji.com/rafting/upper-navua
Hike through Fiji’s interior with Talanoa Treks
Select your ultimate hiking trip through the heart of Fiji with the country’s only dedicated hiking company Talanoa Treks.
You’ll have an intimate experience with Viti Levu’s dramatic peaks, pristine forests, sparkling rivers and rich culture that is bursting with the Bula Spirit.
For more information: www.talanoa-treks-fiji.com
Ride Along the Coral Coastline with Eco Trax Fiji
Choose how hard you peddle with EcoTrax’s electric bicycles.
You’ll bike along the Coral Coast’s abandoned beaches, through lush forest, over rivers and meet some of the happiest locals who live in nearby villages. Top it off with a dip in the ocean after all your hard work!
For more information: www.ecotrax.com.fj
Sail Fiji the traditional way with The Drua Experience
Experience the ocean like Fiji’s ancestors used to on a Drua! You’ll get a go at steering this traditional canoe into the big blue and relax as the sea breeze gives you a fully sustainable adventure.
For more information: www.druaexperience.com
Relax in the Thermal Mud Pools and Hot Springs in Sabeto
Located midway between Lautoka and Nadi on the main island of Viti Levu, the Sabeto Thermal Mud Pool and Hot Springs are a must-do.
Set amid the lush Sabeto Valley that features three thermal springs of different temperatures, the mud baths are also just a few kilometres from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
For more information: aquatoursfiji.com/products/aqua-mud-pool-tour
Camp on a remote island with Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji
Whitewater raft through black volcanic walls barely five meters apart, snorkel among vividly hued coral, hunt for crabs in dense mangrove forest, and trek up soaring sand dunes.
Or simply camp under the vibrant Fijian stars in a safari tent, surrounded by hundred-year-old swaying palm trees and soothed by the rhythmic lapping waves of the sea on this Fiji remote island.
Ride a wave, snorkel or simply sit back and relax on the Mamanuca Islands
The Mamanuca Islands are a favourite destination for surfers all over the world. Namotu Island is just three miles from Cloudbreak, known as one of the best waves in the world.
Alternatively, stay at the stunning Mana Island Resort & Spa where you can simply kick back or carry on the adventure land or sea. From bush walking, kayaking, snorkelling to stand up paddle boarding, it has it all. Or get involved in the Mana Island’s reef rejuvenation programme.
For more information: www.manafiji.com
Kick off your adventure with a trek off the beaten track on the South-west corner of Ovalau
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Fiji’s first capital, Levuka, is Kauwai Guest House offering camping and yoga. From here you can join Epi’s Tours on one of the treks featured in the series
For more information:
Kauwai Guest House: www.kauwai.com
Epis Tours: www.owlfiji.com
Get off the grid staying at Namosi Eco Retreat
Return to nature at this “unplugged” retreat (no electronics or mobile phones) nestled in the tropical, misty mountain valleys of Namosi Province.
You’ll live sustainably off the land, feasting on homegrown crops and delicious authentic Fijian meals. Staying in a traditionally thatched bure, you’ll fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of the crystal-clear Luva River which runs beside the retreat. This eco-retreat is an authentic experience, combining culture and adventure with local Agri-tourism.
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