We did this tour the second day that we were in Fiji. It was a great way to introduce us to the Fijian Culture and see the island. We were a little bit uncertain as to how we would be picked up, but we spoke to the Rosy Holiday tour desk at the Wyndam and they set up all of our pick ups and it was a breeze to catch our shuttle. To our surprise, there were only 4 people total on the tour, so it was a very personal trip. Our tour guide Bobby was so nice and helpful, and all of the people were very welcoming and pleasant. There was more to this trip than I expected. We first stopped at a local Market where we saw all the local produce and a Fijian man made us fresh Kava to try for our first time. Then we proceeded to drive for about 20 minutes to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant for a quick tour and juice. The tour guide was great; she knew all of the names of the plants. There were a lot of flowers and great pictures, but the tour was a bit shorter than I felt it should be. After we finished at the Garden, we made our way to the village. This was my least favorite part of the tour. While it was nice to see the village and how the locals live, it felt forced and we felt pressured to look at every table at the shops. We were shown around the village, hearing stories of the village's history. There were stories of Cannibalism, Missionaries, and information on local customs and traditions. We saw the church in town as well. In total, we spent about an hour and a half in the village, though I felt it really only needed about 15 minutes. After this, we went to the Vuda lookout, which was about 20 minutes to get to. This was a great view. There was fresh fruit prepared for us that was so delicious. Afterwards, we went to the Hindu temple where took a quick tour and heard about the Hindu religion. This was the end of the tour and we were then returned to our hotels. Overall I had a great time and would recommend this tour as a great way to start your time in Fiji!
We had a wonderful time and Rosie Holidays were happy to re-arrange the tour date and pick up to suit our departure. The time spent at each stop was sufficient and the guide was cheerful and informative.
Learned a lot about Fijian culture and this was a great way to see parts of the area. The garden was beautiful and the views from Vuda Lookout were incredible. The weather was great that day and the fruit lunch at Vuda Lookout was very delicious. I highly recommend this tour!
A really good tour. I highly recommend. We really enjoyed this tour. the guide was very informative and knowledgeable with his information. great with kids. the views are brillant and the orchids are beatiful.
This tour is a great introduction to Nadi. The walk through the Orchid farm was lovely and lookout was great (once you are there - it is a bumpy road). Would recommend doing at the beginning of your trip if you are doing the morning tour which includes a stop at the Fruit and Veg Market. Enjoy!
the tour of the garden and the vuda lookout great, the village consisted of a pushy lady trying to sell overpriced souviners
If you have to do a non-island related tour, this is the tour to do. It was a shame that they didn't take us to the Hot Springs which is just ahead the road from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. If they want to sell Fiji tours here, they should replace the Viseisei village tour with the hot springs tour as this village tour is already under the Lautoka tour. If I would do it all over again, I would do one full day at Nadi with this tour and three full days at one of the islands. We stayed instead for 7 nights due to the cheaper return tickets.
The orchid gardens were amazing! The sights from the lookout were tremendous and the fruits and juices were a lovely addition at the end of the tour.
Jennifer M Spain
This was an interesting view of Fiji. The visit to Vuda Lookout was delightful especially as we were treated to a snack of fresh fruits and a delicious cold drink. We didn't enjoy the visit to the native village very much. The goods on sale were a bit tacky and the lady who lead us through did not explain very well or seem very interested in her work! The Garden of the Sleeping Giant was beautiful - full of a great variety of orchids and the lady certainly knew her plants! On the whole a tour worth taking.
Chant S USA
Very well done. We enjoyed the fresh fruits at the end of the tour.
Rosslyn Z Australia
Very interesting for anyone with a love of tropical flowers and gardens.
Janice M Australia
Hey thanks for letting us visit your home and take in the lovely view, what a lovely part of the would to live!
James M Australia
Great half day, especially if you love orchids. It's nice and relaxing; yummy refreshments!
The van driver was courteous and knowledgeable. He was right on time. The visit to the village was educational but wish we had visited a school instead of or along with the church. We were a bit disappointed with the wares and jewelry being sold by the villagers as most did not appear hand made by them but rather purchased elsewhere. The visit to Rosie's home was delightful with its panoramic view of the areas below the knoll, the orchards with fruits, and the delightful beverage and fruits from the orchards. The visit to the botanic garden was excellent.
The garden of the sleeping giant is fairly nice and relaxing, the Vuda lookout take in some nice views from high above, the seaside village is not that much to see, only listening to one person talking all the time. The market and the temple is vey average.
The Garden was beautiful. Full of different orchids and other tropical plants. The lookout was also nice. They served us fresh fruit from their garden. The stop at the 'first village' was really just a shopping trip.
Definitely need more time at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. We felt very rushed and were not able to appreciate all of it. Our guides were great, and overall it was a fun trip
Garrick P Australia
Topur was 4 hours long, very long !! a lot of time spent in some places just sitting and looking at a view, could have gone ata quicker pace and perhaps some moreinteresting places. The guide was very knowledgable and interesting and helpful.
Thomas C Australia
INTERESTING , but would have appreciated more time at the garden of the sleeping Giant.
The greeting at the Vuda Lookout Was excellent.
The Guide Salesh was wery informative and helpful.
This was a good activity to keep us awake after flying from the eastern U.S. The garden was nice, and the lookout was even better. I'd recommend it as a gentle introduction to Nadi (as opposed to going straight into the city)!
The garden of the sleeping giant was beautiful and the snack was great. Sceenry was pretty but then all of Fiji is beautiful.