Urata Waterfall & Village
The rugged, unspoiled beauty of Savusavu charms visitors with its coconut plantations, volcanic scenery and lush rain forest. Journey into Fiji's past, starting with a 30-minute scenic drive along the edge of Savusavu Bay to Urata Village. Upon your arrival, native warriors will greet you and escort you through the village to the meetinghouse. Here, you will meet the village chief who welcomes you with a ritual ceremony. In this formal setting, you will request permission to visit the neighboring waterfalls and swimming holes. Set out on an easy, 30-minute nature walk through the plantations and along rain forest trails to sparkling Urata Falls. As you trek, your guide will stop to highlight the different crops that you will see, including taro, banana, papaya and the important kava. You will also learn about herbs used for medicinal purposes in these rural areas. Urata Waterfall soon comes into view, beckoning you with its cool pools of silky water that are believed to be therapeutic. Take a swim in this magnificent natural setting -- certainly a balm for the soul. A leisurely stroll back to the village is rewarded with fresh fruit and a colorful performance of song and dance. At the completion of your day, relax and enjoy picturesque views as you return to the port.