Sigatoka ‘SALAD BOWL’ Valley Tour
Inland from Sigatoka, is the area known as "The Salad Bowl". This fertile valley is dotted with small productive farms and market gardens, supplying much of Viti Levu with fresh produce.
There are dozens of small villages along the banks of the Sigatoka river...many of these are visited by the river safaris tour, if you want to get a feel for what Fijian village life is like.
Once you get away from the narrow tourism corridor of the Coral Coast and head inland, you start to see how Fijians really live. And for those people used to a well-developed country such as the US, NZ or Australia, it can come as a bit of a shock. Life is hard, and money is tight for these people. they are subsistence farmers and rely on selling excess products in the markets, so they can buy the necessities of life.
I have stayed in a village where the residents still have to trek to the river to get water for their daily needs. And cooking is done outside over an open fire. Something like an empty "Fiji Water" bottle that I was ready to throw away, is a valuable container to these people. It can be very humbling. And yet, little as these people have, they will happily share it with you and still be smiling.
To book, please go to location points and choose the experience that applies:
- Sigatoka ‘SALAD BOWL’ Valley Tour - Coral Coast
- Sigatoka ‘SALAD BOWL’ Valley Tour - Nadi