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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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363indranir wrote a review Oct. 2017
Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions3 helpful votes
I had an out of the world experience at this sanctuary. Being a solo traveler for the first time and this being my first time in Fiji, I wasn't sure what to expect. Natasha, her partner and the wider Gaiatree welcomed me very warmly and immediately made me feel part of the
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Bula Indra! Thank you for starting your Taveuni adventure at Gaiatree, we hope the rest of your stay on the island was full of island dreams come true. The connection the team felt with you during your tour was undeniable and the stories are still shared as they remissness about your serious roti rolling skills :) Looking forward to your return visit with the whole family!
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lamontravel wrote a review Jul. 2017
California358 contributions36 helpful votes
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We are working at the Mission in Natuvu Creek on the neighboring island of Vanua Levu, but were doing some excursions over the weekend. We were told that this place was a "must see", so we booked it. We are actually a family with 2 college-aged kids who both enjoy natural
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Vinaka Lamontravel! We are honored to have shared such a perfect day in the garden with your beautiful family. Our coconuts runneth over ;) Thank you for taking the time to share your Gaiatree experience. Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team!
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watkinstravels17 wrote a review Jun. 2017
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Bula everyone! A group of 10 of us were on a mission trip to taveuni, and we were invited here to have lunch. After a 15 minute drive up a windy road, we arrived at what I envision as the garden of Eden. Complete silence, stunning views, and the most tranquil place to see
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Bula WatkinsTravels17! We remember this day like it was yesterday... Perfect weather, amazing company and a serious lunch spread, it was a great pleasure to share some garden time for your team's last day on Taveuni. Vinaka Vakalevu for taking the time to share the love. Loloma from the whole Gaiatree Team!
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bengledhill wrote a review May 2017
Scarborough, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Gaiatree is the best place I visit while in Fiji. When I got time off from work I stayed at various places but nothing came close to Gaiatree. Matt and Nat were amazing, friendly hosts who couldn't do enough for me. All the other staff members were great too, very friendly
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Response from GaiatreeFiji, Owner at Spice of Life Superfood Tour: Taveuni Island Fiji
Responded Jun. 25, 2018
Bula Benglehill, It's always a pleasure to have you visit Gaiatree. We hope your new life adventures are taking you all around the world . Remember anything is possible as long as you "spin those lights" :)
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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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gktraveler05
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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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  • Duration: 5h
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