Tamarillo Active Travel has been leading Fiji Study Programs since 1998, specializing in nature-based adventures and authentic cultural experiences. Each Fiji program is designed to suit the visiting group’s study needs, timetable and budget. In addition to time on Fiji’s mainland, most groups spend a week or more in the Kadavu archipelago, where Tamarillo has a well-established network of indigenous guides and local communities ready to host international student groups.
While in Kadavu international student groups can sea-kayak, snorkel, scuba-dive and hike through an unspoiled coral-reef and rainforest environment. While on Fiji’s mainland they can attend lectures related to their studies at the University of the South Pacific and experience the contrast of life in urban areas with outer-island village life.
Students can participate in the daily lives of the local people through activities such as food-gathering, basket-weaving, school visits, cultural events and service-learning projects. Groups are accommodated in small resorts and traditional villages.
Each Fiji Study Program is led by experienced New Zealand-based outdoor educators together with indigenous Fijian guides, combining international standard leadership skills with in-depth local environmental and cultural knowledge.
“Tamarillo Active Travel has created an intricate network of relationships incorporating the beautiful people, the diverse landscapes and the amazing waters of Kadavu, Fiji. This unique and well-established framework allows for individuals and groups to thrive in remote, expeditionary adventures in some of the most stunning settings in the South Pacific. We simply would not have been able to experience the true colors of Fiji without the impeccable leadership and vision of Tamarillo.”
Rich Campbell, director: Outdoor Programs; Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA.
“From my first e-mail contact with Tamarillo to saying goodbye on a sandy beach in Fiji, my expectations and hopes for the program were not only met but exceeded. The itinerary was expertly crafted to meet our educational goals and group needs. Without Tamarillo’s team of Fijian guides we could not have experienced the people, villages, landscape, ocean, and uninhabited islands like we did. I highly recommend this program to any group who desires to feel more like family than tourists while in Fiji.”
Patti Freeman: Recreation Management & Youth Leadership department; Brigham Young University, Utah, USA.