Lautoka Shore Excursion: Half-Day Garden Of The Sleeping Giants, Market And Temple Tour - Nadi

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Experience a relaxed adventure tour departing Lautoka Wharf and heading south of the Lautoka city. Sightseeing through Sabeto valley to reach your first destination of this tour which is the Garden of the Sleeping Giants home to over 2000 different species of orchids and varieties of tropical indigenous plants. Then visit Namaka local Market for glimpse of what fresh produce the local have in-store followed by a short visit to one of the biggest Hindu Temples in the south pacific.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Ideal choice for families

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Your memorable shore excursion will begin with a convenient pickup from Lautoka Wharf. From here you will be taken to The Mountains of the Sleeping Giant. Along the way, you will pass through sugarcane farms, villagers and local schools.

Upon arrival at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, you will be met by your host/guide at the premises. Which begins by wondering through tracks that have alongside them over 2000 different species of orchids and varieties of tropical indigenous plants.

The Garden of the Sleeping was founded by the renowned actor Raymond Burr. It is an ideal place to rest among the vibrantly colorful flowers, in the quiet of the forest or by the peaceful coolness of the lake. Indeed it is a true natural botanical oasis.

After the tour enjoy complimentary juice from the reception area whilst you get ready to embark on another short adventure through our local vegetable market then to the largest Hindu temple in the South Pacific and finally souvenir shopping.

After that then enjoy some light refreshments & fruits before being dropped off back at Lautoka Wharf.

Inclusions for Lautoka Shore Excursion: Half-Day Garden Of The Sleeping Giants, Market And Temple Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Light refreshments and fruits
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Lautoka Shore Excursion: Half-Day Garden Of The Sleeping Giants, Market And Temple Tour

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Advisable to bring: towels, comfortable walking shoes, spare change of clothes, camera, mosquito repellent and a sarong per person

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, vegetarian option is available

Not wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • To of the stops were not quite worth the effort. The temple was under periodic restoration and mostly closed off. The market was really not anything to write home about. What was interesting was to note the cultural differences between the Suva day before and Lautoka sides of the island. Suva is much more Fijian while Lautoka is a MISB-mash of Fijian, Hindi and Muslim cultures. The whole Lautoka area was preparing to celebrate Diwali which is a traditional Hindu feast.

  • I received directions of where to meet the guide with my name waiting for me and was there ten minutes prior to the arranged meeting time. No sign of anyone. A very nice Fijian Tour Guide from another company rang Fiji Eco Tours and was told the driver was by the port gate. I walked all the way down there - still no sign of him. Another very nice Fijian guide also rang the office and stayed with me touring the port until we finally found a driver some distance outside the port gates. The guy was an Indian driver, with a tatty old mini bus with no air con who rarely spoke to me and I had to ask questions all the time which often he could not answer. The market was awful and anyway I could not take food back onto the ship. The tour was partially saved by a very interesting guide at the temple and the beautiful gardens. Not a trip I would recommend from my experience.

  • The trip was only an expensive Taxi service. When I pay for a tour, I expect the person to give me historical information ot the places not take me to the place just to say I went there. I could do that locally for a lot cheeper.

  • I went on tour to get the historical information about the island. what I got was taxi service. If the people cant give the history of the place they shouldn't be giving tours. call it transportation around the island not a guided tour

  • A tour to forget. We ended up in a group of 7 and were directed to a dirty, beat up Tarago Van where we complained about the tight seating and were told they would fix this when we got to the Hindu Temple 30 minutes later. By fixing they simply provided an additional beat up van which fixed the squeeze but it was also unclean with a small spider walking around the floor. They also had no rear seat belts with driver intent on using mobile whilst driving and tail gating the car in front. There was no commentary on first leg - just silence. Temple was OK but had to dress in a sarong and remove all footwear. Again, little or no guidance provided. Markets were cramped and dirty nothing like the picture! but the guide in the second van did try to provide some commentary and was OK overall. Gardens were nice but again, no guide provided nor liquid refreshment we were offered a banana or a guava - that's all.

  • Mike our guide knew everything we asked about. He took us for a tour of the market explaining all about the Fijian special fruits and kava. Our tour of the Hindu temple was enlightening! Also time in the Slleping Giants garden was very interesting and relaxing. Mike was very friendly and easy to get on with.

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