Shore Excursion Details

Sabeto Village & Lautoka Sights

Lautoka, Fiji

Sabeto Village & Lautoka Sights

DETAILS

  • 31/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Age
  • Snack

Take in the views of Lautoka as you travel to a nearby village in the countryside for a glimpse into traditional Fijian life.


After departing from the pier, you will soon enter downtown Lautoka, Fiji’s second largest city. According to legend, the city’s name derives from two Fijian words that mean “spear hit,” which a warring chieftain supposedly said while spearing an enemy chieftain.


The city’s economy has long depended on sugar, and during your drive through the industrial areas of Lautoka, you’ll see the Sugar Mill, one of the country’s largest employer. Once the largest mill in the southern hemisphere, the mill is still the largest in Fiji and makes quite the impression. Similarly, beer has long fueled the economy. Several breweries are located within the city limits, and along your drive.


Then, it’s on to Sabeto Village, where you will gain an understanding of the local culture. Upon arrival, a warrior will escort you to the village hall where you will enjoy a welcome ceremony and folkloric dancing. The most common traditional Fijian dance is the “meke,” during which men and women perform together telling stories of daily life.


You will also have time to shop in the village for handicrafts ranging from carved wooden kava bowls to traditional war clubs. Woven goods such as tablemats and purses made from reeds are also popular. After visiting the village, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier, stopping in the city for a shopping opportunity.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some steps and natural surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Smart casual clothing (women should have their knees and shoulders covered); sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. No hats are to be worn in the village and it is kindly requested that our guests observe and be respectful of the village’s customs and protocol.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Shopping

Activity Level:

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    Moderate
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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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