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from pp Twin Share

₹413,099
Book Now with only a ₹3,999 deposit pp
Single Traveller
₹533,619 pp

10 Day Northern Lau Fiji Islands Expedition

10 Day Northern Lau Fiji Islands Expedition

On these packages you will travel from city to city on your own, exploring at your own pace. We have arranged transportation in most cases and day tours for you to see the destination. Enjoy the time and flexibility to linger longer or pick up the pace and see as much as possible. The choice is yours.

Escorted Type
Independent

This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

Pace
Leisurely Pace

For the true explorer, expedition small-ship cruising is the best way to get off the beaten track.This experience is not just about the ship’s creature comforts but very much the destination, its nature and wildlife. Daily shore excursions by Zodiac inflatable boats allow you to step onshore and explore. A world-class, expert expedition team will help you discover each exciting destination. Onboard you’ll enjoy informative and educational lectures. These trips will be a mix of fully guided or self-guided depending on your chosen package. There’s a land touring component with shared sightseeing and transfers.

Cruise Style
Expedition

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

✓ Experience Fiji's incredible Northern Lau Islands, visit the local villages of Makogai, enjoy the ecosystem and famous crab of Vatu Vara, visit Mago Island (owned by Hollywood royalty Mel Gibson), tour the Viefly Village in Lakeba, visit Vatu-i-ra conservation park 
✓ Cruise comfortably on Captain Cook Cruises’ MS Caledonian Sky with a 10-person expedition team of marine biologists, naturalists, and a dive master provide immersive lectures onboard 
✓ 7 nights in aboard the MS Caledonian Sky
✓ All food and drink on-board MS Caledonian Sky
✓ Suites include air-conditioning, flat screen television, en-suite bathroom, bottled water, dressing gowns and safe to store your valuables 
✓ 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Denarau including breakfast
✓ Return airport transfers
✓ 7 day cooling off period. See under Fine Print for more information

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji Denarau Island or Similar

Welcome to Fiji! Known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs with clear lagoons, Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands.

Once you arrive at Nadi Airport, the main transport hub on Fiji's main island, and be transferred to Denarau. This evening will be at leisure before we set off tomorrow and board the MS Caledonian Sky and embark on our beautiful Southern Lau Fiji Islands adventure.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join your transfer to the Captain Cook Cruises check-in counter at Port Denarau this morning.  

Once you board MS Caledonian Sky, you’ll enjoy a light lunch as we cruise to Tivua Island, a small coral cay located in the northern part of the Mamanuca group of islands. 

Spend the afternoon exploring the coral gardens, coral planting and clam rearing cages or opt for a  scenic walk on the island before enjoying your first South Pacific sunset back onboard.

Settle into a sunset cocktail and enjoy a welcome dinner on board as you are introduced to the crew.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying breakfast on board (you can choose to dine al fresco on the deck as you watch the beautiful views pass by or in the ship's dining room for a more formal setting), prepare for your guided walking tour through the jungle. Discover a fascinating piece of Pacific history as you explore the ruins of a former leper colony. Snorkel over giant clam gardens at the island’s turtle sanctuary. 

Back onshore, you’ll have the opportunity to join the island’s church service and meet the local villagers and children and enjoy their traditional song and dance.

We’ll head back on board to enjoy the sunset and dinner.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll explore one of Fiji’s most beautiful marine parks. The majestic island of Vatu Vara rises out of the Pacific with a 305 metre-high summit, giving it the nickname Hat Island. The volcanic and limestone island is just 3-km in diameter and home to both a bird sanctuary and a national park. 

Vatu Vara is also home to the world’s largest land arthropods, the coconut crab.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’ll discover why Wailagilala is a nationally significant island, treasured by locals. Literally translating to ‘no water or rain’, Wailagilala is famous for crystal clear waters and many say that the tiny atoll is the only true atoll in Fiji. 

Dominated by a 1909 cast iron lighthouse (now abandoned and reaching some 29 metres in height),  the sand island is surrounded by spectacular lagoons and coral reefs, and there’s a seabird nesting colony. Feel the warm, white sand between your toes as you explore this paradise and make memories.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s visit to Qila QIla & Mago Island is pure bliss. You’ll see hot springs and get the chance to swim in crystal clear waters among a labyrinth of mushroom-shaped rock formations and islets. Look out for Fijian free-tailed bats as you explore and swim through the easily accessible caves.

Back onboard, enjoy lunch as we head towards Mago Island. The reefs around Mago Island are diverse and pristine, make sure it goes on your must-dive list. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the village of Namalata.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll discover interesting historical sites and the chiefly village on a guided tour of Lakeba. Key figures in Fiji’s political history are buried here, including Ratu Sukuna and Ratu Mara, as are the remains of the Tongan king, Ma’afu. 

Next, we’ll follow the path of British explorer Captain William Bligh who travelled in his 12-foot boat from Tonga through Lomaiviti to Vatu-I-ra.

Cruise
MS Caledonian Sky or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’ll travel to Vatu-i-ra Island to bask in the beauty of the island’s conservation park, as well as explore the surrounding barrier reef. The island is a haven for seabirds, earning it the nickname ‘Bird Island.’ 

Dolphins, whales, sea turtles and more than 100 species of fish populate the diverse marine ecosystems surrounding the island. We’ll then visit the northern coast of Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu for swimming, snorkelling, beachcombing or head off for a hike. 

After lunch we’ll go ashore before beginning our homeward journey. Don your favourite island attire and join our Pacific Island Night Finale,

Hotel
Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji Denarau Island or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a final breakfast on board as we return to Lautoka for disembarkation at 9am and transfer back to Denarau for one night. 

The crew will bid you farewell in song, including the traditional Fijian isa lei as they say sota tale or “see you again.” 

Once you have checked into the hotel, the rest of the day can be spent as you wish. Lautoka is the second largest city in Fiji. Why not visit Lautoka Market and wander the city, before departing tomorrow.

After check out, bid Fiji farewell. We trust that you enjoyed your cruise of Southern Lau! We look forward to welcoming you on your next inspiring adventure.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights on board the MS Caledonian Sky ship
  • 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Whilst onboard the MS Caledonian Sky: nightly cocktail canapes and coffee and tea; complimentary house beer, wine, juice and soft drinks are served during lunch and dinner service.
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Onboard team of marine biologists, naturalist, and a dive master
  • Kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkel equipment
  • Onboard gym, spa, spacious boutique suites, sky deck, two lounges and alfresco dining.

  • Tivua Private Island - Explore the coral gardens, coral planting and clam rearing cages
  • Makogai - Enjoy a locally guided walking tour through the jungle and snorkel the giant clam gardens
  • Makogai - Have the opportunity to join the island’s church service, and meet local villagers and children and experience their traditional song and dance
  • Vatuvara - Explore one of Fiji’s most beautiful marine parks
  • Wailagilala - Discover seabird nesting colonies and the renowned marine ecosystem
  • Qila Qila and Mago Island - Swim in crystal-clear waters amidst a labyrinth of mushroom-shaped rock formations and islets and experience the hot springs
  • Lakeba - Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical sites and villages
  • Vatu-i-ra and Nananu-i-ra - Explore the large barrier reef and surrounds of this large conservation park. Look out for dolphins, whales, turtles and more than 100 species of fish.

Standard Suite (Forward): INCLUDED

  • 244 sq. ft / 22.7 sq. m
  • Portholes
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Standard Suite
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Standard Suite Layout

Superior Suite - Upgrade price from ₹46,053

  • 232 sq. ft / 21.6 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Superior Suite
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Superior Suite Layout

Premium Suite - Upgrade price from ₹57,566

  • 217 sq. ft / 20.2 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Spacious wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Premium Suite
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Pemium Suite

Deluxe Balcony Suite - Upgrade price from ₹92,105

  • 260 sq. ft / 24.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 4.2 sq. m
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Balcony Suite
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Balcony Suite Layout

Premium Balcony Suite - Upgrade price from ₹103,618

  • 278 sq. ft / 25.8 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 5.6 sq. m
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Premium Balcony Suite
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Premium Balcony Suite Layout

Owners Corner Balcony Suite - Upgrade price from ₹125,921

  • 304 sq. ft / 28.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 11.6 sq. m & two forward-facing portholes
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Owner's Suite 2
    Fiji Ms Caledonia Owner's Suite

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a ₹3,999.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a ₹3,999.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of ₹41,310.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of ₹82,620.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a Land Only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”2”

Leisurely Paced Tour: A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach with ease.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is ₹120,520.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Independent - On these packages you will travel from city to city on your own, exploring at your own pace. We have arranged transportation in most cases and day tours for you to see the destination. Enjoy the time and flexibility to linger

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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