Vinaka Fiji children

HOW IT WORKS

1.

CHOOSE A PACKAGE OR BESKPOE TRIP

Choose either an off-the-rack package or create your own bespoke package designed in conjunction with our helpful team (we require a minimum of 10 people in the same group booking for these pre-packaged programs.  If you have less than 10 people we can provide pricing on application).

2.

CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO WORK ON

Packages can either give you a taste of all three workstreams or you can tailor your own package to suit your interests and needs.

3.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

Each package (either off the rack or bespoke) includes/excludes the following:

Includes:

  • Pre-departure support

  • 24-hour emergency phone

  • Arrival, local and cultural orientation

  • Long-term experienced staff

  • Accommodation at either Mantaray Island Resort or Korovu Eco-Tour Resort for the selected package duration (price dependant on which resort and room type is selected)

  • Welcome meeting.

  • All meals (prepared and provided by resort or village) – included in the cost for Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Packages and additional compulsory meal plan rates for Mantaray Island Resort

  • All necessary project training by experienced staff, equipment and materials

  • 24-hour in-country support

  • Transfers to/from base location.Transfers from/to Port Denarau with South Sea Cruises

Excludes:

  • Flights

  • Medical and travel insurance

  • Visa costs

  • Personal kit

  • Additional drinks & gratuities

  • Extra local excursions

  • International and domestic airport taxes

  • Pre and post accommodation

4.

MAINLAND ACCOMMODATION

You can choose to add on an accommodation package on the mainland before or after your island stay. This is advised when you are working around flight arrival times and if you have come to a long distance, we recommend some acclimation time before departing for the islands from Nadi. If you would like this quoted, please note this when you submit your inquiry.

5.

SEE THE SIGHTS

Tourism is what Fijian people know and do very well. Why not add on some time before or after your trip to see the sights or just chill out on a gorgeous tropical island. If you would like this quoted, please note this when you submit your inquiry.

6.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

Before you/your group travels, you need to have sorted the following things:

  • Registration Forms – at least 2 weeks prior to travel, registration forms must be completed for each individual or group member

  • Travel insurance - It is an essential condition of travelling with Vinaka Fiji that you have a valid comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover the cost of any emergency medical treatment or accident and to protect your holiday payments in the event of cancellation. Vinaka Fiji has insurance cover available with a leading insurer of adventure-style travel, which can be taken out at the time of booking.

  • Police check – Those wanting to participate in the education programs must provide a Police Clearance check or ‘Working with Children’ check from their country of residence.

  • Visas - It is the responsibility of all volunteers travelling with Vinaka Fiji to check and adhere to Fiji’s visa requirements. As most volunteers choose to stay and travel around Fiji before or after participating, they should enter the country on a ‘Visitor/Tourist Visa’, which can be obtained for a period of up to 3 months. There is currently no specific visa for volunteers in Fiji and as voluntourism is not considered work under Immigration requirements, you do not need a work visa.

  • Cash - You shouldn’t be reaching for your wallet while in the islands as the cost of your accommodation, transfers and meals are covered in your program fee at Korovou Eco-Tour Resort and at Mantaray Island Resort there are compulsory meal plans that are an additional cost. You’ll just need a bit of cash if you wish to purchase any snacks or drinks throughout the day or partake in weekend activities. Please be aware that there are no banks or ATM machines in the Yasawa Islands. Cash machines are available at Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau. Accommodation providers accept most major credit cards.

  • Medical - We take health and safety seriously and have a medical evaluation policy in place, as well as 24-hour in-country support. However, it is your responsibility to obtain advise on any medical precautions or vaccinations required before you travel.