Escape the beach and discover the true heart of Fiji. You may know Fiji for its corals and coast, but venture inland and you’ll find yourself in a landscape of dramatic peaks, pristine forests, sparkling rivers, remote villages and unique history.
Your trek is in partnership with the communities you visit to reduce its impact and maximise its benefits. By experiencing Fiji on foot you get a unique insight into the vibrant traditional culture that underpins daily life in the hills. You’ll experience genuine Fijian hospitality and leave with friends and memories that last long after the blisters have healed!
About Talanoa Treks
Talanoa Treks is Fiji’s only dedicated hiking company. It’s the product of friendships created over nearly a decade exploring Fiji’s remote interior and getting to know people living there.
We run treks in partnership with four rural communities and two locally owned and managed lodges to create a mix of great walking and authentic culture. These communities are why Talanoa Treks was created, and we work together to ensure that the treks are great for you and great for them.
Our single- and multi-day treks take hikers off the beaten track to experience the true heart of Fiji. We escape the beach and visit waterfalls, walk through forests, climb Fiji’s highest mountain, wade rivers, cross open grassland, and stay in remote villages.
Treks can be enjoyed separately or combined into a stunning 5-day adventure. They are scheduled throughout the year or tailored for groups on request.
What we provide
Our pricing includes transport from start to end – using our 4WDs when we leave the tar seal – basic accommodation, most meals, a dedicated trip leader, local guides, entry fees, all cultural requirements, and contributions to village development funds, as well as taxes. A 4WD vehicle remains with hikers throughout the trip for safety and to transfer overnight bags to each day’s destination, so hikers only carry day-packs with essentials.
How it works
We support our partner communities to provide trekking guides, host hikers and provide meals and accommodation. Each trek provides a supplementary source of income to these largely subsistent village communities, in the form of payments for guides, accommodation and food, as well as contributions to village development funds. We support the communities to take the lead on trips while at the same time ensuring overall trip management, logistics and safety.
We support and train people from our partner communities to guide hikers. The land we walk on is their land, their vanua, to which they have an inalienable connection. We believe it’s only right for them to show you where they live, farm, hunt and fish. The guides are first aid trained, and while English doesn’t always come easily to some of them, they are knowledgeable about the plants, animals, and land all around.
A word on tracks
Our routes often follow old paths between villages, pig-hunting tracks, or farm paths. These can be rough and muddy. The villages work to keep the tracks clear, but there are no constructed walking paths. A good level of fitness and a spirit of adventure are musts!
We arrange all transport either directly in one of our 4WDs or by using local taxis, minivans, and carriers. We see this as part of experiencing the real Fiji. Guests with their own 4WDs can join some trips. The ride can be bumpy when we leave tar-sealed roads behind! On multi-day trips overnight bags are taken along a different route by vehicle. Hikers are also transported short distances each day to the start of walks and non-walkers can always opt travel with the luggage and still get the views!
On our multi-day treks accommodation is provided in the villages or in locally owned and managed lodges. It can be basic, but it is always welcoming. There are flush toilets at all stopovers, and cold-water showers.