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10 Best Day Tours in Nadi

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Top Nadi Day Tours

There’s more to Fiji’s arrival city than chilling in your resort. For those of you without a car, one of the best ways to get around and explore Nadi is on a guided tour. Check out highlights of Nadi town and the surrounding countryside all within a day or half-day, or how about getting a taste of Fiji’s idyllic islands on a day cruise from Nadi? ATV tours, cultural tours, tours to the Coral Coast and Suva are all available from Nadi. Take a look at some of our favourite options in this list of the best day tours in Nadi!

For more information on Nadi, see The Complete Guide to Nadi. You might also be interested some of The Best Day Trips from Nadi.

1. Mud Pool Tour

See another side to Nadi away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji. You’ll be transported to the Sabeto Foothills to get muddied up at the Sabeto Hot Pools and wander around The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The half-day tour includes accommodation pick-up from Nadi and includes stops at a handicraft market, the Namaka produce market, as well as time to explore the orchid gardens and tropical forest of The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The tour ends with a mud pool experience and bathing in geothermal pools.

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2. Tivua Island Cruise

Get out and explore Fiji’s glorious islands for the day on the Tivua Island Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. With Nadi hotel transfers included, you’ll be whisked away on a tall ship to the island of Tivua in the Mamanuca Islands. There, you’ll have free time to snorkel, canoe or take the glass-bottom boat to see the tropical fish beneath. What’s more, you’ll never run out of steam with morning tea, afternoon tea, a barbecue lunch and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks all included.

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3. Cultural Discovery ATV Tour

Yes, not only can you tour Nadi by minivan or ship, but you can explore the highlands by ATV! Join Go Dirty Tours for their Cultural Discovery Tour of Nadi’s rural villages. This tour mixes culture and adventure, whizzing past Nadi town, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, exploring pine forests and getting awesome views of the Nakala Mountains. The tour is fully guided, includes a village and school visit, free tour photos and departs from Nadi.

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4. Abaca Village Tour

Delve into the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park and meet the locals of Abaca Village on the Abaca Village Tour with Fiji Eco Tours. The full-day tour, which includes Nadi hotel pick-ups, takes adventurous travellers through one of Fiji’s most pristine natural areas full of Pacific kauri forest and grasslands. You’ll be welcomed into Abaca Village with a kava ceremony then head out for a walk to a stunning waterfall for a swim and a spot of bird watching.

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5. Sigatoka Shopping Tour

Get some serious retail therapy on the Sigatoka Shopping Tour with Rosie Holidays. The half-day tour, which includes a local guide and hotel pick-up, takes shopaholics to the town of Sigatoka on the Coral Coast. The town is famous for its handmade pottery, duty-free shopping and authentic handicrafts. Browse the local produce markets while mingling with the locals, wander the village shops and spend time in the small handicraft outlets where you’re bound to find the perfect souvenir. Learn more about shopping in Fiji in Where to Buy the Best Souvenirs in Fiji.

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6. Malamala Beach Club Cruise

Escape to an island paradise at the Malamala Beach Club with South Sea Cruises. The full-day experience takes you from your Nadi accommodation to Port Denarau where you’ll enjoy a short cruise to the private island, Malamala Beach Club. You have the whole day to enjoy the island the way you want, whether it’s making use of the non-motorised watersports equipment available to explore the surrounding reefs or relax by the pool. There is also a restaurant on the island, allowing you to choose your desired meals and drinks.

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7. Nadi Tour

There is no lack of tours in Nadi taking you to the Sabeto Hot Pools and The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Another fantastic day tour in Nadi is the Nadi Tour with Iconic Tours Fiji. Squeeze in the city’s top sights, including a local village, local markets, The Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the Sabeto Hot Pools, all within five hours. Learn about Fiji’s culture and history from your guide as you travel from attraction to attraction in an air-conditioned vehicle. A bottle of water is also included, as well as hotel pick-up.

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8. Suva Day Tour

Swap Nadi city for Fiji’s capital city for the day, the city of Suva! Uniquely Fiji Hotel Transfers and ToursSuva Day Tour takes travellers who want to see more of Viti Levu on a scenic road trip along the Coral Coast and Pacific Harbour on the way to Suva. Your driver will take you to highlights of the city, including the Parliament House, the Fiji Museum, the Suva Flea Market and various handicraft stores. You’ll make a stop at the Pacific Harbour along the way. The tour includes hotel pick-up and is approximately eight hours long. 

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9. Cloud 9 Day Trip

Discover Fiji’s one and only floating pizza bar on the Cloud 9 Day Trip. All the logistics are sorted for you to have a good time: hotel transfers, boat transport, and a FJ$60 bar tab per person. Once you get there, you’ll be able to enjoy wood-fired pizzas, local and international drinks and use of the water sports equipment and vessels available. Note that Cloud 9 is a credit card-only facility. Use of the watersports equipment comes at an extra cost.

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10. Whale’s Tale Cruise

One last cruise to consider taking from Nadi is the Whale’s Tale Cruise of the Mamanuca Islands. Explore an uninhabited island, ideal for snorkelling and kayaking. The tour is on a sailing schooner and includes a continental breakfast with bubbles onboard. On the island, you’ll also be treated to a barbecue lunch in between swimming, relaxing and enjoying this island paradise. Pick-up is available from Nadi accommodations.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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