This morning we sailed into a gorgeous sunrise as we made our way to Taveuni. A pod of pilot whales spotted in the morning was a good sign for the great day that lay ahead of us. It started with us traveling to the village of Waitabu. Here, we participated in a sacred kava ceremony. The ceremony was followed by performances of dance and music by the people of Waitabu. The gracious community also had fresh fruit and baked goods for us to try.

We then headed to Bouma National Heritage Park. Here we had a short walk to the most amazing waterfall and guests swam in the refreshing waters.

We returned to National Geographic Orion for lunch then shortly after, we jumped back into our Zodiacs. We jetted over to the Waitabu Marine Park for an afternoon snorkel.

It was an amazing day in Fiji, full of memories that will last a lifetime.