Welcome to Navala

Navala is a photographer’s delight, but you need to get permission and pay the $15 entrance fee before wandering around. If arriving independently, ask the first person you meet to take you to the turaga-ni-koro (the chief-appointed headman who collects the entrance fee). As the village charges a fee to enter, a traditional sevusevu is not required although all other village etiquette rules apply. If you arrive with Tui from Bulou’s Eco Lodge, he will take care of protocol.

Top experiences in Navala

Travel guides

Starting at $21.99

Image for

Navala activities

$132.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fiji Navala Village Tour, River, Swim, and Lunch

You will be picked up from your respective hotels before driving approximately 2.5-hours through Lautoka City, Ba Town and the beautiful valleys and picturesque hillsides and great views to Navala. Once at the top of the mountain range, you will have a great panoramic view of the Yasawa group of islands. Set amidst the stunning mountains on the Ba River, Navala is a 200 year old, picturesque village built in the old ways, preserving the traditional native ‘bure’ or thatched hut there are about 100 bures in total; Navala is home to roughly 1000 people. Once at the village, you will be welcomed in the traditional way with a welcome kava ceremony. You will then be taken on a guided tour of the village, the village school, mingle with the locals and hear old legends and stories of this beautiful, ancient village. This will be the perfect time to take pictures with the locals and the beautifully preserved homes they live in. You can then take a dip in the cool waters of the nearby river then lunch at the village. You will also witness various activities such as coconut tree climbing and also sample the cool coconut juice from a freshly picked coconut. All this and more before being dropped back to your hotel.

$134.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Authentic Navala Village Experience

Take the path that takes you back in time where the Fijian villagers of Navala are still living traditionally in their thatched roofing 'bures'. Navala Village is neatly set up or carved into the side of the mountain of Ba. These villagers rely mostly on nature to supply their daily livelihood. They plant their own food supplies of root crops, fruits and vegetables. They get their seasonal supplies of wild fruits, yams and wild pigs from the jungle, bathe in cold waters of the upper source of Ba River and get refreshed with fresh air from the mountain ranges guarding the village. Enjoy the 'sevusevu' inside a Fijian 'bure' before being guided around the village by your local guide, visiting the remote primary school. Get first hand knowledge by your host about Fijian traditional lifestyle and get tucked into a tasty traditional lunch of vegetables in coconut milk, fried eggplant, stir-fried vegetables, local root crops such as cassava, yam, dalo, and lots of seasonal tropical fruit. This tour includes transfers to and from Nadi/Denarau hotels, lunch, swimming in the village (optional), entrance fees and a personal village guide.Tour Itinerary0800- Depart Denarau/Nadi hotels 1000-Comfort stop and market tour of Ba Town1030- Depart Ba town for Navala village with photo stops enroute 1130- Arrive at Navala for village tour inclusions plus lunch 1330- Depart Navala for return trip 1630- Arrive back to Nadi/Denarau hotels