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Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji provided by Gaiatree Sanctuary

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Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji

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Overview
This is the perfect tour for foodies, or those interested in local produce grown in Fiji. Enjoy a small-group tour to Gaiatree Sanctuary to learn about Taveuni Island tropical fruits, herbs, and spices. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets that you likely wouldn’t uncover otherwise, such as what happens in the nectar lab, and how produce is grown on the farm. A highlight is the delicious farm-to-table lunch from the Fiji Food Forest!
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    Gaiatree Sanctuary
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Your adventure begins with a short 10 minute truck ride up into the beautiful hills of Fiji's garden island. You will be picked up at the bottom of the Qila Road at 10am. This transfer location is central and easy to find on the small island of Taveuni. You'll arrive to Gaiatree Sanctuary and be presented with cool drinks and a warm welcome into the nectar kitchen. After getting settled and soaking up the ocean views a guided tour of the organic farm and spice gardens will begin. A detailed tour of the gardens can be up to 2 hours including an informative journey into tropical botanicals, fruits and flowers as you travel through exotic pathways. Tours are easily customized to your group’s interests and energy levels. After exploring, join back up at the Nectar Lounge for a relaxed, fresh and delicious lunch service. Unwind in comfort while absorbing the energy of the sanctuary. Enjoy a sip of nectar and share your island stories with new friends. Your day at Gaiatree Sanctuary features a delicious 3 course vegetarian dining experience. Ingredient-driven Fiji cuisine, harvested with love in the morning and served with a healthy array of house made sauces, dressings, juices, smoothies, teas and herbal infusions. The sanctuary is being developed with permaculture principles, to establish a productive natural ecosystem and to work towards energy self sufficiency. Gardens include a developing food forest with over 50 varieties of fruit trees, holistic herbs and super foods including cocoa, acai, vanilla, starfruit, peppercorns and turmeric.
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Highlights
  • Hassle-free tour with a tasty 3-course vegetarian lunch included
  • Enjoy a guided tour that reveals how organic produce is grown
  • Taste delicious samples along the way, including superfoods and nectar
  • No getting lost—transfer from Quila Road bus stand is included
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour of the Fiji Food Forest
  • 3-course vegetarian farm to table dining experience
  • Fresh juices, superfood nectars, filtered spring water
  • Nectar kitchen dome, day club lounge with WiFi
  • 4WD transfer from/to the Qila Rd bus stand
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Gaiatree Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please per-arrange your morning drop off and afternoon pickup at the transit point for the tour - The Qila (Gilla) Road Bus Stop. Pickup is @ 10am sharp and you will require prearranged transport to get home from the same location @ 3:30pm. Transport can be per-arranged with your hotel or local taxis.
  • Garden pathways are of different grades, some areas can be slippery at times. We do our best to ensure safe conditions but please bring suitable footwear for the current conditions. This is a jungle farm – there are dogs, cats, chickens and sometimes mosquitoes too, please bring some natural bug spray if you feel you will need it.
  • During monsoon season, October to April, Taveuni can experience very wet weather. We watch the forecasts carefully and with your safety in mind reserve the right to cancel tours due to weather conditions. This is a rare occurrence and includes a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa P wrote a review Sep. 2018
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Hands down best tour in Fiji & definitely one of the best tours we have done anywhere on this planet! What Natasha & Mathew have created with their home is a feast for the senses! They are incredibly passionate, inspired and hardworking, that is clearly reflected in their
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Sep. 30, 2018
Vinaka Vakalevu Lisa! It was an unforgettable day in the Fiji Food Forest - game changer - we can not wait to do it again. We'll share your kind words with the whole team, your review is very meaningful and inspires us all to keep building, planting and sharing! Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team :)
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Kevin B wrote a review Jul. 2018
Phoenix, Arizona155 contributions2 helpful votes
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I’ve been to many sanctuaries throughout my travels, and I wasn’t super excited about visiting another. However, the experience that owners Matt and Natasha have created at GaiaTree is one of the coolest things we did in Fiji. As Natasha was masterfully creating the organic
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Sep. 30, 2018
Vinaka Kevin! For us, a review that includes "insightful" is one of the best complements our team could receive. Building this Fiji Food Forest has demanded that we harness insightful solutions for a wide scope of challenges each and every day. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that the creative results of this process have become one of the most inspiring parts of the Spice of Life Tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your Gaiatree experience with the world. We'll continue to add new tasty treats to the menu, to try and entice you back into the jungle! Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team!
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Curious727620 wrote a review Jul. 2018
Mesa, Arizona1 contribution
One of the most amazing places I have ever been!! Unbelievable beauty the most warming hospitality and most incredible food I’ve ever tried this is a must to see while in Fiji!! I only hope that I have a chance to be able to return someday
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Sep. 30, 2018
Thank you for sharing your Gaiatree experience with the world. We are forever grateful for your contribution to Taveuni's community and look forward to next year's visit! Vinaka Vakalevu for taking the time to share the love. Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team!
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Paul P wrote a review May 2018
Australia21 contributions23 helpful votes
Well! I am a very well travelled individual and I cannot remember a better experience in my long life! From the amazing architecture, to the true hospitality, to the quite unbelievable quality of the food, this sanctuary has it all. I am in no way connected to Gaiatree and I
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Vinaka Paul! Thank you for taking the time to share your Gaiatree experience with the world. If we could put your visit on repeat every week we would, a real treat to have met you both and to have shared a special day in the gardens together. Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team :)
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AaaabL wrote a review Apr. 2018
Suva, Fiji104 contributions104 helpful votes
We already had very high expectations before visiting Gaiatree, but everything about the tour exceeded them. Wonderful farm and design buildings, amazing meal, very educational tour. Natasha, Matt and the team are very warm and enjoyable people that made all the efforts they
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Ahhhh 6 stars! Vinaka AaaabL, we are so happy that our team, the meal and the garden experience exceeded your high expectations. It's a labour of love, so they say ;) Thank you for the privilege of hosting you on your birthday... everyone needs an organic birthday pineapple! Warm wishes from the whole Gaiatree Team :)
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Highlight!
This place is absolutely amazing! Matt and Natasha are an inspiration. The food is delectable and the whole experie
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6star place...
I cannot imagine, what will happen first. The world will come to an end or someone rates this an unique activity le
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mary r
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Wow, what an experience!
I was blown away by the Gaiatree Sanctuary tour, the food was delicious, the hosts were amazing, we left feeling so
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Jeff P
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Wow! Highlight of my entire trip to Taveuni
Matthew & Natasha have created something so unique, personal and wonderful. I felt like I was with my friends and t
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samiramourad1
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The best experience in my entire life
Mathew and Natascha ( and the staff) are wonderful hosts. The sanctuary is beautiful, the view is breathtaking, the
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Sally G
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Spice of Life Tour
Magnificent! Everything presented was fresh, delicious , colorful and beautifully presented. I can’t imagine a mo
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Fantastic food and great learning experience
We had a wonderful visit to Gaia Tree Sanctuary. The food was beyond delicious. It was fascinating to learn about t
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Rich P
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Garden of Eden
I had an amazing experience on the property. Every detail was thought of. The property was beautiful. We saw whe
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Jackie A
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So amazing!!
Love this place! The couple who owns and runs this place are such generous people. The place is so tranquil. Defini
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Arianna P
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Amazing
Incredible outing for the group! The grounds and are phenomenal and the farm and garden are to die for! Also the fo
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Jalen F
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Heaven on Earth
If you're on taveuni coming to Gaia tree is a must. The owners and staff are fantastic and the property is absolute
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raglantripper
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Out of this world experience
Perhaps one of the best day trips we have ever done !!! What an amazing experience if you don’t do anything else on
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Mary B
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Remarkable Experience
A big THANK YOU to everyone at Gaia Tree for creating and sharing such an amazing space. If you would like to learn
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Allen B
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Awesome
This is a MUST. I am I meat and potatoes man. I would not have imagined a more enjoyable day eating vegan food. The
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lanat182
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Out of this World! Must do!
What an experience! I still feel speechless after this tour! The team at Gaiatree Sanctuary have created such an am
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